Chair, Member Benefits
Originally from Jupiter, Florida Ross Vezin moved to Beaufort, South Carolina in June of 2008 to start his career at the City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department. Ross is currently the Assistant Chief of Training.
In December of 2010, Ross graduated from the Technical College of the Low Country with an Associate’s Degree in Fire Service Administration and an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University. In December of 2011, Ross graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science and in August of 2013 he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Public Administration with a 4.0 GPA.
In 2014, Ross was selected and graduated from the South Carolina Leadership Institute through the South Carolina Firefighters Association. Ross was then selected to attend Leadership Beaufort through the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce and graduated in 2015. Ross is currently enrolled in the Risk Management Institute through the Municipal Association of South Carolina.
Since 2012, Ross has been serving on the Planning Committee for the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Burned Children’s Fund and currently serves on the Board for the burn fund. Ross also serves as the Chairman for the Members Benefits Committee for the South Carolina Firefighters Association, the Risk Management Committee for the City of Beaufort, and the Human Resources Committee for the City of Beaufort.
Since 2010, Ross has been a volunteer as a camp counselor at Camp “Can” Do; a camp for children who have been burned in the State of South Carolina. In 2016, Ross was selected by the board for the MUSC Burn Children’s Fund to attend the International Association of Firefighters National burn children’s camp. Ross was selected as the one firefighters from state of South Carolina to attend the burn camp with children all around the United States and Canada in Washington, DC.
In April 2017, Ross was selected as a “Key Influencer” in the Beaufort Community and was awarded with a ride of a lifetime with the United States Navy Blue Angels. In 2018, Ross was nominated for the Civitas Leadership Beaufort Outstanding Alumni Aware which recognizes the alumnus who best exemplifies the directive of Leadership Beaufort to get engaged and give back to the community.