Kenneth created both the Fire Marshal and Fire Protection Engineering Divisions within the Office of the Architect of the Capitol (Washington, DC) and served as the first Chief Fire Marshal for Congress. Testified before numerous committees and subcommittees of the US Congress, including the House Select Committee on Firesafety. Designed the original fire alarm and chemical weapon detection systems installed in the US Capitol as well as numerous other fire protection and life safety systems in the US Capitol Complex of buildings and other historically significant buildings throughout the world. Designed and oversaw the installation of the copper piped automatic sprinkler systems in the bookstacks of the Library of Congress.
Served decades as an emergency services instructor for the University of Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute and other colleges and universities. Licensed Professional Engineer in the Fire Protection Engineering discipline.