Ted Padgett Jr., MS MBA CFO MIFireE

Dallas Fire Rescue

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Dallas Fire Rescue
Bronze Most Valuable Member


Background: Talented and decisive fire officer offering 35+ years of public service acumen and outstanding success in the Fire Service and EMS activities. Recognized as a principal member of management teams through departmental periods of expansive job reorganization and typing. Regarded as a key contributor, savvy, and highly valuable leader who provides immeasurable value to senior and executive department leaders and has an affinity in building bridges between management and field personnel.

Areas of Expertise: Incident Command; Structural Firefighting; Special Operations management and administration... Subject Matter Expert for WMD / Hazardous Materials, Urban Search and Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue, and Wildland Firefighting; Federal, state and local environmental laws; Organizational development; Management of Type III events and larger as a member of Texas Incident Management Team (IMAT); Author of textbooks and several articles on issues related to the Fire Service for Red Hat Publications, Inc. and "Speaking of Fire" IFSTA Press; and utilized as a source for national media agencies.