Chief Gary Ludwig on managing a massive incident

Insights into the deadly Fla. condo collapse, how post-9/11 changes have improved incident command

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In this episode of the Inside EMS Podcast, our co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss the Surfside, Florida condo collapse near Miami with Chief Gary Ludwig.

Ludwig is fire chief of the ISO Class 1 Champaign (Illinois) Fire Department and past president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

The group discusses how many people are working the scene, developing logistics and how to manage a scene this big.

Chief Ludwig also relates incident commanders’ top concerns, and how best to tackle handlining administration, logistics and personal. He also discusses his latest book on leadership and how it can assist in developing the next level of your career. 

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