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Steve Kerber

Stephen Kerber

Vice President and Executive Director of Underwriters Laboratory's Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI)

Dr. Stephen Kerber is Vice President and Executive Director of the Fire Safety Research Institute at Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Research Institutes. He leads a fire safety research team dedicated to addressing the worlds unresolved fire safety risks and emerging dangers to reduce death, injury, and loss from fire. Dr. Kerber has led research in the areas of fire safety engineering, firefighter safety, fire forensics, and fire science.

He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in fire protection engineering from the University of Maryland and PhD from the Lund University in Sweden. Dr. Kerber is also a 13-year veteran of the fire service, with most of his service at the College Park Fire Department in Prince George's County, Maryland, where he served at ranks up through Deputy Chief. Dr. Kerber has also been appointed to the rank of Honorary Battalion Chief by the Fire Department of New York, was named the 2014 International Society of Fire Service Instructors and Fire Engineering George D. Post Instructor of the Year, was awarded the 2019 Metropolitan Fire Chiefs President's Award of Distinction, and is a Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.