Dan Fulcher has been the Director of Longwood’s Environmental Health, Occupational Safety, and Emergency Management Office since January 2013. He works with leadership in other departments and offices to establish a comprehensive and integrated emergency management, environmental health, and occupational safety program. As the director, he provides oversight for all of the programs in the department and takes an all-hazards approach to protect against and assist during any emergency event.
Mr. Fulcher was the Homeland Security Program Manager for Hillsborough County, Florida Emergency Management Department. This program position was one of the first of its kind in the State of Florida. The program was designed to be the "Central Point of Contact" for all levels of government and private sector interests that would have an input to the local Homeland Security Planning efforts. When the county Emergency Operation Center (EOC) activated for hurricanes or other disasters, he performed the critical duties of Operations Chief leading a team of up to 75 Operations Group staff.
He has over 25 years of Emergency Planning, Safety, Hazardous Chemical, and Munitions experience. During those years, he worked for the US Air Force as an Emergency Preparedness Planner, Occupational Safety Officer, and Munitions Inspector.
His formal education consists of a B.S. Degree in Industrial Engineering and he has a M.S. Degree in Emergency Management. He has also received extensive training from the Emergency Management Institute, Centers for Disease Control, and FEMA. His next professional goal is to pursue national certification through the International Association of Emergency Managers.