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Chief William A. Wagner, III

Profile Information

Lives in:
Florida
Department:
Islamorada Fire Rescue
Title/rank:
Fire Chief & Emergency Manager
Years of public service:
31
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Professional Qualifications:
National Certified Emergency Manager - CEM, IS-700, IS-800, Incident Commander, ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-300, ICS-400, ICS-401, ICS-402, and L-449 ICS Master/Lead Instructor, Disaster Planner, Emergency Medical Technician, Haz-Mat Incident Commander, Fire Service Instructor, and Fire Inspector. His expertise includes courses in Advanced Incident Management and Unified Command, Command and Control of Major Operations, Disaster and Fire Defense Planning, Advanced Fire Administration, Firefighter Safety and Risk Management, Fire Cause and Origin, Disaster Control - Emergency Readiness, Emergency Response - Haz-Mat and Emergency Planning.
Topics you provide training for:
Incident Command, Command & Control, Stratigies & Tactics, Company Operations, and Disaster Management.
Areas of expertise:
Incident Command System, Stratigies & Tactics, Disaster Management
Bio:
Mr. Wagner is a nationally recognized expert with more than 30 years experience in the following: emergency management, incident command, strategies and tactics, emergency medical and mass casualty, fire rescue operations, fire prevention, fire investigation and public administration. Currently, he serves as a Fire Chief in the Florida Keys. read more

As a Certified Instructor, Mr. Wagner has developed and delivered training around the United States for emergency management, incident command, disaster response and fire rescue for more than ten years. His training programs reflect his extensive experience in the field responding to national disasters and incidents. During Hurricane Andrew, he established the command post at Florida City where more than 150 firefighters began search and rescue in the first forty-eight hours. He managed a Unified Command System which included more than one hundred law enforcement personnel, several relief agencies and members of the Florida National Guard. He served as Incident Commander in the Florida Keys for Hurricanes Georges, Katrina, and Wilma storms. He served as a recovery technician at the Value Jet disaster in the Florida Everglades. His experience includes such posts as Emergency Manager, Incident Commander, Planning Section Chief, Operations Section Chief and Logistics Section Chief.

Mr. Wagner also develops and administers full-scale emergency response exercises which utilize his expertise in comprehensive planning and training. From wildfires and major structural fires to hurricanes and tornadoes, Mr. Wagner's skills in emergency management, fire rescue and disaster response are highly prized by our clients.

In addition to his appointment to the elite Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hurricane Liaison Team, Mr. Wagner has served as an Emergency Management Coordinator for the Florida Keys and the County Coordinator for the Florida Disaster Response Plan.

Mr. Wagner serves as an executive officer and member in many federal, state and local associations including the International Association of Fire Chiefs - EMC Sub-Committee for Training & Education, International Association of Emergency Managers, National Fire Protection Association, North America Fire Marshals Association, Florida Fire Chiefs' Association, Florida Emergency Preparedness Association, Miami-Dade Fire Officers Association, the Monroe County Fire Chiefs' Association and National Fire Academy Alumni Association. He was also mentioned in Manchester Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals.

Mr. Wagner holds state and national certifications for National Certified Emergency Manager - CEM, IS-700, IS-800, Incident Commander, ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-300, ICS-400, ICS-401, ICS-402, and L-449 ICS Master/Lead Instructor, Disaster Planner, Emergency Medical Technician, Haz-Mat Incident Commander, Fire Service Instructor, and Fire Inspector. His expertise includes courses in Advanced Incident Management and Unified Command, Command and Control of Major Operations, Disaster and Fire Defense Planning, Advanced Fire Administration, Firefighter Safety and Risk Management, Fire Cause and Origin, Disaster Control - Emergency Readiness, Emergency Response - Haz-Mat and Emergency Planning.

Special awards include Fire Chief of the Year for Monroe County, Phoenix Award for Life Saving, Special Rescue Award, and Firefighter of the Year Monroe County, FL
Web site:
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At 7:47pm on May 31, 2008, Christopher Naum, SFPE said…
Hey William...
Hope all is well...
Chris
 
 
 

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