By Glynn Cosker
Managing Editor, EDM Digest
Recently, at the 2017 Commencement ceremony for American Public University System (APUS), I had the pleasure of spending some time with EDM Digest's founder, Dr. Chris Reynolds.
Dr. Reynolds is the Dean, Academic Outreach & Program Development with APUS. He is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel, serving in the United States Air Force as an emergency preparedness officer with the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (NORTHCOM).
Additionally, Dr. Reynolds served as a division fire chief and emergency manager for more than 33 years with a large metro-county fire-rescue organization. His emergency management experience includes the Oklahoma City bombing, hurricanes Andrew, Elena, Opal, and Katrina; the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and the Deepwater Horizon gulf oil spill.
Below is a short video giving all EDM Digest readers an insight into what makes Dr. Reynolds tick, his passion for emergency disaster management and what prompted him to create EDM Digest.
More about EDM Digest Creator Dr. Chris Reynolds
Dr. Reynolds is a certified emergency manager (CEM) through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO), and is a Chief Fire Officer designee (CFO) through the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). Additionally, he holds the Military Emergency Management Senior Specialist (MEMS) badge. He is also a registered paramedic in the state of Florida.