Chief Andrew Wordin (CA) || Director at Large / Metro Chiefs Chair

Andrew Wordin is a Battalion Chief with the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD). Chief Wordin has over 26 years of experience with the LAFD. Chief Wordin has worked in several capacities with the LAFD including the Regional Training Unit, providing incident command training to agencies within the Los Angeles Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Region, he is a member of California USAR Task Force One, and worked as a part of a development team for FireStat LA.

Chief Wordin is currently serving as a member of the Department of Homeland Security First Responder Working Group. Chief Wordin has worked with several agencies to develop a Virtual Training Tool, focusing on an Active Shooter Incident. He has also worked with the Department of Homeland Security, Advanced Research Projects Agency as a part of the team developing the Cell All Project. The Cell All Project used cell phone technology and nanotube technology to detect hazardous gases. Chief Wordin also worked from 2002 to 2009 for the Texas Engineering Extension (TEEX) teaching PER 211 – EMS Operations and Plans for Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Chief Wordin currently is a member of the International Association of EMS Chiefs (IAEMSC) serving as the Metro Chief’s Division Chair and in the summer of 2010, he was named the Intermedix / IAEMSC Harvard Fellow.

Chief Wordin earned his Baccalaureate degree in Health Education from California State University, Northridge. He currently lives outside of Los Angeles in Camarillo, California.