Division Chief Kevin Fetterman

Kevin Fetterman

Speaking at:

The Cellular Space Race: What does it mean for Public Safety?

About this Speaker

Division Chief Kevin Fetterman

Emergency Command Center Division Chief
Orange County Fire Authority

Kevin Fetterman is a division chief with the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) where he oversees the Command and Emergency Planning Division of the largest fire agency in Orange County, covering nearly 2 million residents across 78 fire stations. In addition to this role, Chief Fetterman is responsible for operationalizing emerging technology, serving as a liaison to the Information Technology Division, and leading an Emergency Command Center (ECC) that fields more than 500 9-1-1 calls every day. Chief Fetterman began his fire service career in 1996 and has continuously risen in the ranks and expanded the impact of his service and leadership — from firefighter/paramedic, engineer, captain, and battalion chief to HazMat program manager, ECC duty officer, and urban search and rescue program manager of California Task Force 5. A seasoned leader with a passion for incident management, Chief Fetterman is a National Wildfire Coordinating Group/California Incident Command Certification System-qualified plans section chief (Type 1), strike team leader, division supervisor, and is currently serving as the incident commander for Orange County All-Hazard Incident Management Team #1. He is the plans section chief on the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Blue Incident Support Team and has provided life- and community-saving work and leadership on various local, state, and federal disasters, including the Oso Mudslide in Washington, the 2013 Colorado floods, the Surfside condominium collapse in Florida, and numerous hurricanes.