Former FDNY Chief Edward Kilduff came to the DRLA on Wednesday, November 11, 2016 to deliver a guest lecture in DRLS 6010. Prof. Ferreira kindly agreed to open up the lecture to all currently enrolled DRLA students.
During his distinguished career, Chief Kilduff was Chief of Department, FDNY's highest-ranking uniformed officer, from 2010 until he retired in 2014. He also served as an Incident Commander with the FDNY's Incident Management Team (IMT) group - trained by the federal government in management of large-scale disasters - and helped lead the agency's response to Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, when more than 600 members were deployed to conduct rescue and recovery efforts for the city of New Orleans.He was a key member of the senior management team that created the Department's first two Strategic Plans in 2004-2005 and 2007-2008. These plans served as road maps for rebuilding after the September 11 (2001) attacks, and advanced numerous major agency-wide initiatives. As a deputy chief in 2001, he worked as night commander for months after 9/11, supervising FDNY members working on rescue and recovery operations at the World Trade Center site.