Staff – Zack Borst

Zack Borst

Team Member: Rapid Exploitation of Commercial Remotely Sensed Imagery for Disaster Response & Recovery

UVM Transportation Research Center
Burlington, VT 05405

Zack’s responsibility at the TRC includes coordinating and implementing Technology Transfer and related communications initiatives of the Transportation Research Center. This includes the implementation of an overall Tech Transfer communications strategy, planning and overseeing events and conference logistics, maintenance and development of key communications tools (website, annual report, newsletters, research summaries, fact sheets, infographics), reviewing research report submissions, managing the logistics of outreach efforts from databases to mailings in support of specific programs including budget elements, providing overall support for TRC outreach efforts. Develops, coordinates and implements primarily externally focused communications and educational projects in support of the University outreach

Zack comes to the TRC from the Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.  Prior to that he worked for an advertising agency and a local PBS affiliate where he was an assistant editor on “Flowers in the desert: Cirque du Soleil”.  He attended UVM as an undergraduate majoring in Geography and minoring in Geospatial Technologies.  Outside of work Zack is a volunteer and 2nd Lieutenant with the Vermont Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, US Air Force Auxiallary where he serves as the squadron communications officer and as an aircrew member responding to search and rescue, disaster relief, and other missions.

Resume – Zachary Borst



  • IS-00244 Developing and Managing Volunteers
  • IS-00001 Emergency Program Manager, An Orientation to the Position
  • IS-00100.HE Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 for Higher Education
  • IS-00120.A An Introduction to Exercises
  • IS-00139 Exercise Design
  • IS-00230.a Fundamentals of Emergency Management
  • ICS-300 Incident Command System–National Training Curriculum, ICS Intermediate (I-300) Course (NYSEMO)
  • ICS-400 Advanced ICS (DEMHS)
  • IS-00922 Applications of GIS for Emergency Management
  • IS-00660 Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships
  • IS-00662 Improving Preparedness and Resilience through Public-Private Partnerships
  • Instructor Training Certificate (I-700.A, I-100.B, and I-200.B (NY State Fire Training Program)
  • AWR-138-W Network Assurance
  • AWR-169-W Cyber Incident Analysis and Response
  • EOC Operations and Planning for All Hazards
  • ICS Professional Development Series

National Fire Academy

  • Leadership I: Strategies for Company Success
  • Leadership II: Strategies for Personal Success
  • Strategies and Tactics for Initial Company Operations

State of Vermont

  • Firefighter Level I
  • Firefighter Level II (National Proboard)
  • HAZMAT Operations (National Proboard)
  • Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (DEMHS)
  • EMT-Basic
  • Emergency Care Attendant

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

  • Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (Expired)


  • Learning Visual Basic for Applications for New ArcGIS Developers
  • GeoProcessing with ArcGIS Desktop
  • Creating and Editing Geodatabase Topology with ArcGIS Desktop

Civil Air Patrol

  • Communications Technician Rating
  • Officer Basic Course

Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC)

  • Understanding the Emergency Management Assistance Compact
  • EMAC Advance-Team Training


  • Assessing Fire Danger
  • Fire Behavior
  • HYSPLIT Applications for Emergency Decision Support

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