Lieutenant Joel Richardson works for a large department in Northwest Florida. He holds numerous state and national certifications and has been in the fire service for 20 years. He has worked for both career and combination departments and volunteers in the rural area of his community. He is a father of 3 and married to his wife for 18 years. He teaches at the local Fire/EMT school, state wide, and nationally for the Florida Rapid Interventions Group. He has presented HOT training in the last 2 years at the North Florida Fire Expo.