This event is presented in partnership with the Leadership Development Community of Practice.
As the interim fire chief in Waco, TX, Kevin McGee saw the COVID-19 coming and helped get the city ready for it. Now serving at Waco’s Emergency Operations Center, Kevin McGee is leading on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. He brings to this role years of experience in crisis management as the Fire Chief for Prince William County. He has also served in other public health emergencies, including the Ebola epidemic of 2013, the SARS epidemic of 2013, and the Bird Flu epidemic of 2008. He well knows the challenges that are already here and those that are coming. And he knows the fundamentals of leading the first responders and healthcare workers on the frontlines of the crisis. In this session, Kevin takes us to the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis and talks about how he is anticipating and preparing for problems, quickly assembling his team and making sure they’re prepared for the challenges ahead, and managing the chaos and confusion of this ever-evolving situation.
If you have questions you’d like to ask Kevin, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, May 4th.
Kevin McGee is an award-winning Public Administration professional with 40-years increasingly responsible technical, supervisory, and administrative experience functioning in the regional, state, and national Emergency Management, Fire Service, EMS and Homeland Security sectors. For 12 years, he served as Chief for Prince William County Fire and Rescue. He was the 2019 Fire Chief of the Year Recipient - International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Section
Most recently Kevin served as the interim Fire Chief in Waco, TX, and is currently serving at Waco’s Emergency Operations Center for the COVID-19 crisis.
He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland University College and Georgia State University Perimeter College. He frequently consults on fire, emergency medical services, and emergency management.
Kevin excels in establishing and administering inter-agency programs and partnerships with federal, state, local and tribal governments, as well as fire and emergency services. He is actively engaged in the delivery of direct Public Safety services and advancement of the Fire, EMS and Emergency Management profession through professional organizations, colleges, and universities.
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