Travis Ford is the Director of the Fire Science Technology Program at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee. He additionally serves as an adjunct instructor for the U. S. Department of Homeland Security National Emergency Training Center in several areas including the National Incident Management System, Incident Command for High-rise Operations and Fire Protection Systems for Emergency Operations. Mr. Ford holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Tennessee State University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration from the University of Memphis, and a Master’s of Science Degree in Human Resource Development from the University of Tennessee. He has also completed the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy.
Currently serving as a District Chief on shift with the Nashville Fire Department in the busiest district in the city, he has ascended the ranks over his 25 year career with Nashville. He has been responsible for developing programs for company officer training and high-rise operations and recently served on the high-rise committee for International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA). Additionally, Mr. Ford served as the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Vice-Chair for the National Fire Science Degree Programs Committee: Associate’s Curriculum and is currently serving on the High School to College Pathways Committee.
2. Personal and Organizational Accountability
3. Risk Management
4. Unsafe Practices
5. Professional Development
6. Medical, Fitness, Rehab and Performance Standards
7. Data Collection and Research
8. Emerging Technologies
9. Fatality and Injury Investigations
10. Grant Programs
11. Emergency Response
12. Occupational and Behavioral Health in the Emergency Services
13. Public Education, Code Enforcement, and Residential Sprinklers
14. Emergency Response Vehicles and Equipment