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Emergency Response at the January 6 Incident at the U.S. Capitol

About This Webinar

The January 6 incident at the U.S. Capitol presented a unique set of circumstances for the D.C. Fire and EMS Department: a planned protest turned into a riot. There are important lessons to be learned about unified command; working with multiple agencies; having adequate resources; and making decisions in a changing tactical environment. At this webinar, Fire and EMS Chief John Donnelly and Deputy Fire Chief Daniel McCoy of the DC Fire and EMS Department will discuss the emergency response to the January 6 incident and lessons that can be learned for fire and EMS agencies.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
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Fire Chief, DC Fire & EMS Department
Fire and EMS Chief John A. Donnelly, Sr. was nominated by Mayor Muriel Bowser on September 4, 2020 to serve as the next Fire and Emergency Medical Services Chief and to lead the 2,100 member DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department.
He was confirmed by the Council of the District of Columbia on December 15, 2020.

Fire and EMS Chief John A. Donnelly, Sr. started his career with DC Fire and EMS in 1992 at Truck 16. Over the course of his career he has served at Rescue Squad 3, Tower 3, Battalion Fire Chief 2; as the Division Commander of Special Operations, Homeland Security, and Apparatus Division; and as a member of the Command Staff in Special Projects and Executive Officer Roles.

In 2018, Chief Donnelly was promoted to the newly established Professional Development Bureau which includes the Human Resources Division which includes the Payroll and Compliance Offices, Professional Standards Division, Training Division, the Medical Services Division, and the Grants Office.

Chief Donnelly serves on numerous committees supporting regional and national preparedness, including the International Association of Fire Chiefs Terrorism and Homeland Security Committee and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Fire Chief’s Committee.

Chief Donnelly is a long-time Ward 4 resident of the District of Columbia and lives in Manor Park. He spends his free time working with the Boy Scouts of Troop 98 in Brookland.
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Deputy Fire Chief, DC Fire & EMS Department
Daniel McCoy is a Chief Officer with over 25 years of combined fire service experience within the National Capitol Region. Chief McCoy is currently assigned as the Deputy Fire Chief of Special Operations and Homeland Security with the District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department. In this capacity he has provided administrative and operational oversight, leadership, and supervision of the Special Operations Division. His responsibilities consist of managing the following programs: Special Operations, Homeland Security, Logistics and Equipment, Technical Rescue, Foam Unit, and Marine Fire/Rescue. The Hazardous Material, Mass Casualty, and the Active Shooter programs are also included.

From January 2017 to April 2020, McCoy served as a Battalion Fire Chief where he provided supervision of personnel in the Special Operations Battalion. His other responsibilities included commanding response teams, engaging community partners, protecting national landmarks, and coordinating responses with multiple agencies for WMD, CBRNE, active shooter, MCI, and urban search and rescue.

Chief McCoy has been the Incident Commander on multiple National Special Security Events (NSSE’s) and currently is the NSSE Fire Life Safety Subcommittee Chair for events within the District of Columbia. He also serves as the Chair of the MWCOG Passenger Rail Safety Subcommittee (PRSS).
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IAFC Terrorism & Homeland Security Committee; Staff Liaison
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International Association of Fire Chiefs webinar platform hosts Emergency Response at the January 6 Incident at the U.S. Capitol
The International Association of Fire Chiefs represents the leadership of over 1.2 million firefighters and emergency responders. IAFC members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for its members to exchange ideas and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders.
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