Todd LeDuc was appointed earlier this month by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards Committee to serve on the technical committee for First Responder Occupation Health Standards. NFPA establishes baseline standards for fire service occupational health and wellness of first responders.
Todd LeDuc retired in 2019 after 30 years as the executive assistance chief of Broward County (FL) Fire and Rescue Services, where he oversaw the development of an industry recognized comprehensive health and wellness program. He has also served as an elected Board member of the International Association of Fire Chief’s Safety, Health & Survival Section for nearly two decades and advisory board member to the First Responder Center of Excellence on first responder physicals. He is also the Editor of Fire Engineering’s book Surviving the Fire Service, which details research on occupational risks to firefighters. He also serves as a peer reviewer with the Center for Public Safety Excellence which provides professional credentialing and agency accreditation.
“I am humbled and honored to join with other professionals in collectively continuing to work to enhance the health, wellness and survival of my fellow first responders across the Nation through guidance on addressing preventable risk and early detection,” said LeDuc
Todd LeDuc has a masters of science degree in executive fire service leadership and an undergraduate degree in business administration. He is credentialed as a chief fire officer and holds fellow status in the Institute of Fire Engineers. He serves as a fire service technical advisor to numerous research studies and has been published extensively.
In 2019, he joined Life Scan Wellness Centers (www.lifescanwellness.com), the nation’s largest provider of first responder comprehensive physicals, as the chief strategy officer.