Roderick S. Williams was appointed by Orlando, Fla., Mayor Buddy Dyer in February 2015 to serve as Fire Chief of the Orlando Fire Department (OFD). During his more than 20-year tenure with the OFD, Chief Williams has served in many capacities, including Deputy Chief for the Fire Administrative Services Bureau, Assistant Chief in Administration, and in the Training Division where he focused on technology and field operations, as well as recruitment and mentoring programs. Under his leadership, OFD implemented fire-based transport to ensure a continuum of care for Orlando residents and achieved a Class 1 ISO Rating and International Accreditation, making OFD one of only 15 departments in the nation to have both.
This special EMS Today panel discussion and webcast will involve key responders from Orlando, San Bernardino and Dallas. The panel will discuss lessons learned from the active shooter incidents that took place in their response areas. The panel will also discuss response and operational protocols and procedure implemented at the incidents, revisions made since the incident and changes or additions made to medical/trauma/protective equipment deployment.
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