Jeffrey Kimble

Jeffrey Kimble
Undergraduate and Graduate Coordinator, Fire Safety
Phone: 
704-687-5044
Fax: 
704-687-6653
Degrees & Professional Registration: 
  • Ed.D in Instructional Systems Design (Doctoral Candidate) UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
  • M.S. in Industrial Training, Eastern Kentucky University. 1997
  • B.S. in Fire Safety Engineering Technology, Eastern Kentucky University, 1995
  • A.A.S. in Police Science, Wytheville Community College, 1988
Research: 
  • Fire Service Management
  • Heavy and Tactical Rescue
Other Professional Appointments: 
  • VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF FIRE PROGRAMS, Adjunct Instructor, (NFPA Instructor III) 1988- Present
  • EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY, Adjunct faculty, 1999
  • UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, Research Assistant, 1997- August 1999
  • EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY , Teaching Assistant, 1995-1999
  • LAUREL FORK VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
  • Firefighter and officer, 1981- present
  • Adjunct Instructor - Virginia Department of Fire Programs
  • Rescue Specialist - Virginia Department of Fire Programs
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Instructor – American Heart Association
Research Grants: 
  • Co –Pi - Quantification of Effectiveness of Pre-Applied Wetting Agents in Prevention of UWI Fire Spread to Structures, Research Proposal to the Department of Homeland Security, Fiscal Year 2007 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, Fire Prevention and Safety Grants, submitted. (Funded Amount $449,609 - 36 mos)
  • PI A Proof-of-Concept Project for the Development of Laboratory Exercises and an Accompanying Electronic Laboratory Manual for a Course in Fire Behavior and Combustion. The project included the development of a series of experiments designed to illustrate the principles of fire behavior and combustion such as heat transfer. The project was completed in February 2009. (Funded Amount $74,999 - 24 mos)
Recent Publications: 
  • Jannssens, M., Kimble, J., Murphy, D., Computer Tools to Determine Material Properties for Fire Growth Modeling from Cone Calorimeter Data Materials and Flammability Conference, San Francisco, Jan, 2003
  • Kimble, J., Hopkins, R, Investigation on Flashover Conditions in Compartment Fires Using Scale Models, Conference Proceedings 2nd International Symposium on Scale Modeling, May 1997, Lexington, KY
  • "So...What's the Problem" International Association of Fire Chiefs Annual Conference, Atlanta GA August 2007
  • "The Expectations of the Entitlement" Generation Fire Department Instructors Conference, Indianapolis, April 2006
  • "What Did They or We Learn" Society for Applied Learning and Technology Annual Conference, Orlando Florida, February 2005
  • "It’s not the Dinosaurs; it’s the Eggs They Leave Behind" Society for Applied Learning and Technology, Conference. Orlando Florida, February, 2004
  • A Fire Safety Engineering Technology Program for the 21st Century, The Fire Department Instructors Conference, Indianapolis, April 2003
  • Is There a Need For Web Based Education Program in the Fire Service ,The Fire Department Instructors Conference, Indianapolis, April 2003
  • The Development of the Web Based Fire Safety Engineering Technology Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Association for Educational Communications and Technology Conference, Dallas, TX, Nov. 2002
  • A Fire Safety Engineering Technology Program for the 21st Century ,American Society of Engineering Educators Conference, Montreal, Canada June 2002
  • A Hybrid Approach to Web Based Course Delivery for the Fire Safety Engineering Technology Program at UNC Charlotte , American Society of Engineer Educators Conference, Montreal, Canada-June 2002
  • A Fire Safety Engineering Technology Program for the 21st Century (presentation) The Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis, April 2002, Is It Ever Too Late To Go Back to School (Presentation) The Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis, April 2002
  • Greetings from the FSET Program at UNC Charlotte Metro Fire Chiefs Conference(Fire Chiefs from all over the world in attendance April 2001, Charlotte NC
  • Investigation on Flashover Conditions in Compartment Fires Using Scale Models. 2nd International Symposium on Scale Modeling , May 1997, Lexington, KY
  • Is It Ever Too Late to Go back to School? North Carolina Fireman’s Association Annual Convention, Charlotte NC, August 2002
  • Is It Ever Too Late to Go back to School? Mid Winter Fire Chiefs Conference, Wrightsville Beach NC, Feb, 1-3, 2003
  • Is It Ever Too Late to Go back to School? North Carolina Fire and Life Safety Educators Conference, Huntersville, NC May 5th, 2003
  • The Web Based Fire Safety Engineering Technology Program at UNC Charlotte.The Engineering Technology Leadership Institute October 6-8, 2002 Norfolk VA
  • The Benefits of a College Education for a member of the Fire Service Metrolina Fire Chiefs Meeting August 2001, Mt. Holly NC
  • Writing an Application for the “FIRE Act” Grant Program Carroll County Volunteer Fire Department Special Meeting ,April, 2001, Hillsville, VA
  • Distance Education Opportunities for the Fire and Emergency Services Piedmont Triad Fire Exposition and Symposium, January 2001, Winston Salem, NC
  • Jannssens, M., Kimble, J., Murphy, D., (2003) Computer Tools to Determine Material Properties for Fire Growth Modeling from Cone Calorimeter Data Materials and Flammability Conference, San Francisco, Jan, 2003
  • Kimble, J., (2002) A Fire Safety Engineering Technology Program for the 21st Century Conference Proceedings from the American Society of Engineering Educators Conference, Montreal, Canada June 2002
  • Kimble, J & Hopkins R (1997) Investigation on Flashover Conditions in Compartment Fires Using Scale Models, Conference Proceedings.2nd International Symposium on Scale Modeling, Lexington, KY. , May 1997
Honors & Awards: 
  • Department nominee for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award