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Lives in:
Leesburg, Virginia
U. S. Fire Administration
Deputy U. S. Fire Administrator
Years of public service:
44 years
Agency structure:
Top issues in your department:
National Fire problem
Challenges in EMS
Professional Qualifications:
NFPA Officer IV
NFA Adjunct Instructor
Topics you provide training for:
Grant Writing
Command and Control
Areas of expertise:
Grant writing
Senioe Level program and organizational management
Command and control
Published author
43928 Riverpoint Drive
Lansdowne, Virginia 20176-8200
Professional Experience

February 2001 to Present
Federal Program Consultant for the Office for State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness.

Make recommendations to the Director of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and the staff on direction and/or focus of all grants associated with the AFG Program Office.
Serve as project leader for Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants.
Analyze the 2005 SAFER Grant and make recommendations for enhancement for Grant Program Office administration.
Develop recommendations and support the direction of the expansion, planning, and monitoring of the Fire Act program, the SAFER Grant, and Fire Prevention, Safety, and Research grant.
Serve as a subject matter specialist on fire related topics to consult and advise program office personnel on for department processes, procedures and practices as they relates to grants management.
Serve as project leader to develop constituent training and marketing tools, including web-based tutorials, PowerPoint presentations, and other mediums.

December 1998 to February 2001
Author and Adjunct Instructor National Fire Academy
Write curriculum for incident management level course work in terrorism, and incident command training. Serve as adjunct faculty for the National Emergency Training Center. Qualified and have instructed courses in terrorism, incident management, and coordinated emergency management.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
Appointed Fire Chief January 6, 1992 through December 7, 1998
• Began career as a volunteer firefighter and officer in 1960
• Appointed as professional firefighter in July 1964
• Served in all ranks from firefighter to chief
• Served as a fire marshal, station commander, chief of training, chief of operations, and chief deputy of the department prior to appointment as fire chief

• Graduate of James Madison High School 1961
• Associates Degree in Fire Administration 1990
• Extensive Professional training and education including the National Fire Academy
Executive Fire Officer Program
• Fairfax County Outstanding Performance Award
• Fire and Rescue Department Career Achievement Award
• Fire Chief Special Service Award

• Authored textbook, Operations in Garden Apartments and Townhouses, Brady Company, Bowie, Maryland. Published fall of 1977
• Authored brochure, What You Should Know About Smoke Detectors, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. Published 1978
• Authored several articles for various magazines and publications
• Authored several units and served on development teams for senior management course work at the National Emergency Training Center 1992 to 2005.
• Authored article for NFPA Fire Journal 2008

Certifications and Affiliations
• Member NFPA 1001 Firefighter Standard Committee
• Member IAFC EMAC Committee
• Virginia State Fire Instructor, Instructor IV
February 1966 to present
• NFPA Certified Fire Officer Level IV
1980 to present
• International Association of Fire Chiefs, Member
1985 to present
• Virginia State Fire Chiefs Association, Member
1982 to present
• National Fire Protection Association, Member
1989 to present
• Greater Washington Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Committee, Past Chairman
• National Fire Academy Adjunct Instructor
• National Fire Academy Course Curriculum Development Team

Personal and Other Skills

Married, One Daughter
Skilled in MS Word, Excel, Microsoft Project and PowerPoint
References Provided Upon Request

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At 1:40pm on May 23, 2009, Todd McKee said…
Dear Friend,

Please allow me to invite you to the group called HazMat Placards to Success. This group will allow firefighters to discuss a step by step process for a Hazardous Materials response. From the firefighter to the hazmat technician. The first step has been posted in the group, with many more steps to come.

Thank you!
Todd McKee
At 9:04am on May 7, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
Take a look and sign up to our group we could use your input. Tactical Building Blocks & Air Management. If you search groups by most members we are list at the top.
This group will focus on aggressive interior firefighting. We will address tactics that increase your chance of not getting jammed up and cover what actions to undertake if you do.We will cover some big issues as well as small tactical tips Delete Comment

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