Gary Zinsmeister

Environmental Health & Fire Safety Technician

Gary has been a permanent member of the EH&S team since February 2005, and prior to that, he served as an RIT Campus Safety Officer for 9 years. Gary previously spent seventeen years in the Public Safety department at Rochester General Hospital, and has also been a volunteer firefighter since 1977, serving in all line officer ranks, including Chief and Commissioner.

Gary has numerous fire safety responsibilities here at RIT, including fire alarm tracking and coordination, serving as the Liaison with the Henrietta Fire District and Fire Marshal, overseeing campus-wide fire extinguisher inspections, performing the Office of Fire Prevention and Control annual fire inspection and providing Fire Safety Education to faculty, staff, and students. Gary's other EH&S responsibilities include preparing the EH&S department's monthly newsletter, conducting indoor air quality investigations, managing the 90 day hazardous waste storage vaults and coordinating the management, disposal and recycling of universal wastes, medical waste, aerosol cans, waste oil, and scrap metals on campus.

Gary holds an A.A.S degree in Fire Protection from Monroe Community College and a certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management from RIT, and is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Safety Technology from RIT.