Kurt R. Vroman, a native of Florida, was born and raised in Boca Raton. He is a second generation professional firefighter following in the footsteps of his father, retired Boca Raton Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Bill Vroman.
Kurt’s career started shortly after graduating high school when he joined Volusia County Fire Services, a few months before the infamous wildfires of 1998. In 2005, Kurt joined Deltona Fire Department, serving the citizens of the largest city in Volusia County. He is currently a Driver/Engineer with Deltona FD.
In 1999, after completing probation with VCFS, Kurt became an active member of the International Association of Fire Fighters, serving initially as a shift steward and then as Vice President of Local 3574. During his tenure as Vice President, Kurt became a target of the fire chief for voicing his concerns about one-man engines, the failed volunteer system and the overall incompetence of administration and county leaders with respect to public safety. Within one month of lobbying Local 3574 members to vote “no confidence” in leadership, Kurt was unjustly fired according to a jury of his peers. Even after Volusia County exhausted the appeals process trying to condemn Kurt, he was exonerated every time and paid a settlement by Volusia County by order of the Federal Court system.
Undeterred by Volusia County’s attempt at “union-busting”, Kurt continued to serve as a representative of the IAFF. In 2006, he was elected as President of Deltona Professional Firefighters Local 2913. His years as President allowed him to further develop his leadership skills and become well-versed in labor and safety issues relating to the fire-rescue profession. On June 4th, 2010, Kurt was elected as 9th District Vice President of the Florida Professional Firefighters.
A devoted professional to serving his community, Kurt has worked with numerous charities including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Boys & Girls Club of Volusia County and Relay for Life. Kurt is proud of his profession as a firefighter and honored to fight for his brothers and sisters who put their lives on the line every day. Kurt and his wife Brenda, an Orange County Public School teacher, reside in Debary, FL with his step-daughter Anna.