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Thomas Feiro

Environmental Health & Safety
Lab Services Coordinator
Environmental Health and Safety
Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
Emergency Preparedness
(218) 281-8300
(218) 289-6379


  • Serve as campus environmental health and safety coordinator for areas of fire and life safety, laboratory safety, indoor air quality, ergonomics, respiratory protection, asbestos and lead safety, blood-borne pathogens, confined space, emergency management

  • Coordinate wildland fire training courses for natural resource students.

  • Assist with Natural Resource labs, field trips, equipment, plant and animal museums Provide Natural Resource-related educational program assistance for area schools, agencies, organizations Provide technical assistance for students majoring in Natural Res

  • Assist with maintenance operations and education programming for the Red River Valley Natural History Area.

Associated Majors

Research Interests

  • Wildlife

  • Wildland and structural fire safety

  • Resource management

Awards, Distinctions, and Honors

  • University of Minnesota President's Award for Outstanding Service, 2000

  • 2006 Outstanding Community Service Award

  • 2003 United Staff Association Employee of the Semester Award

  • 1989 Distinguished Civil Service, AFSCME Clerical/Technical or Teamster Award

  • 1981 Outstanding Alumni Award

Educational Background

  • B.S. Environmental and Natural Resource Management, University of Minnesota, Crookston

  • A.A.S. Natural Resources, University of Minnesota, Crookston

University Committee Memberships

  • UMC Environmental Health, Safety, Energy Management & Civil Defense (Campus Assembly)

  • UMC Commencement Committee

  • UMC campus building construction and renovation committees

  • Polk County Emergency Preparedness Committee

  • All University Occupational Health & Safety Committee

Professional Memberships

  • Volunteer - Crookston Fire Department



Retired in September 2018.