Daryl Louder

Daryl LouderWith over 30 years of experience, Daryl brings extensive local and metropolitan incident management perspective to the EMSI cadre. As the National Capital Region Incident Management Team (IMT) Program Manager, he is responsible for coordinating the preparedness and response capabilities for a regional all-hazards IMT with diverse membership from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia areas surrounding D.C.

Serving as the fire chief and chief executive officer for the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District in California, Daryl provided leadership, management, planning and policy making for the organization. This District protects a very diverse community of over 600,000 in the unincorporated areas of the county and nine cities within 300 square miles. Responding to over 45,000 calls annually, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is an all-hazards organization and operates from thirty fire/EMS stations. Additionally, Daryl served as a member of the East Bay Regional Incident Management Team.

Prior to Contra Costa County, Daryl served with the Fairfax County, VA, Fire and Rescue Department. The department is an all-hazards organization that protects more than 1.1 million residents. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue operates from 37 fire and rescue stations and responds to over 95,000 calls for service annually. During his 27 years with Fairfax, Daryl served as the assistant chief for the Business Services Bureau, deputy chief for the Special Operations Division, deputy chief in Operations as a county-wide shift commander, program manager and a company officer for the Hazardous Materials Response Team, two tours in the Training Division, safety officer, and assignments as company officer on numerous functional units. Daryl served as a member of the FEMA US&R workgroup to prepare and train national task forces for operations in a WMD environment. Serving as the program manager for the National Capital Region Type-3 Incident Management Team, Daryl responded to a myriad of incidents ranging from day-to-day operations (Type 4 or 5) to multi-agency large scale operations (Type 1). Significant incidents include the terrorist attack on the Pentagon; 2002 Winter Olympics; Hurricanes Isabelle, Katrina, and Irene; Stafford County Tornado; support of FEMA NRCC for Haiti mission; and numerous major hazardous materials incidents.

Indicative of his broad range of expertise, Daryl is certified as an Incident Commander, Liaison Officer, Planning Section Chief, Situation Unit Leader, Resources Unit Leader, Operations Section Chief, and Division Supervisor. Additionally, he is an adjunct instructor with the National Fire Academy, several universities and community colleges, numerous state training agencies, industrial clients, and private sector training/consulting companies. Sharing his knowledge of emergency management, Daryl has taught classes and made presentations at numerous conferences and seminars across the nation. He has also participated in curriculum development, course reviews, deliveries, and exercises for several federal agencies nationwide.

Daryl has earned a Master of Science degree in Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science and Administration from the University of Maryland. Additionally, he has completed the Senior Executive Leadership program at Harvard University and the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) L-580 Leadership in Action program.