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Woody Sullivan

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Woody Sullivan is an Education Specialist for VFIS. He is responsible for client education and training presentations to the fire, EMS and 911 center disciplines on a variety of risk management topics.  They include emergency vehicle driver training, patient handling, managing ESOs, retention, recruitment, emergency service personnel safety, UTV and ATV and risk control for mid-level managers.

Additionally, Woody provides subject matter expertise for VFIS in volunteer fire and EMS leadership, financial management, mergers & consolidations, personnel management development, UAS, natural disasters, marine response and water rescue.

Woody is an accomplished EMS, Fire, EM and Law Enforcement professional with more than 38 years of experience. During his tenure at Pender EMS and Fire, Inc. (NC), he handled seven different mergers of Fire and EMS entities into the current system and a number of natural disasters in and around Pender County and the accompanying barrier islands. In his role as EMS and Fire chief, he was responsible for administrative, operational functions, logistical functions, developing and implementing firefighting, EMS, Special Operations and EM policies, procedures, and training programs in accordance with ordinances, state law, federal laws, and regulations.

Woody earned his Paramedic and Basic Law enforcement certification at Cape Fear Community College and His Associate degree from Mt. Olive College. Additional Education: NC EM Level I, NC Rescue Tech, NC Basic Law Enforcement Plans Section Chief, Hazmat Aware, Ocean, Swift Water, Wilderness, ACLS, PALS, BTLS, Firefighting, ICS 700, 800, 100, 200, 300, 400, Hazmat Ops, EMD, Situation Unit Leader, TEEX Incident MGT, LA Fire Leadership (LAFDLA)

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