In 1981 he got education at Ivanovo Fire-Technical School of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR. In 1987 Yuriy Ivanovich finished Higher Engineering Fire-Technical School of the USSR Internal Affairs Ministry. Also he has a Candidate's degree of Technical Sciences.
He went from being the instructor of the prevention of Militarized Fire-Fighting Detachment - 93 of Fire Department of the Moscow City Executive Committee to the Deputy Chief of the Main Directorate of the State Fire Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation. Since December, 2004 Yuriy Ivanovich Deshevyh worked as a Deputy Head of the Department of State Fire Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation. In 2006 he was appointed Head of the Supervisory Activity Department.