McDuffie, Ralph
Managing Critical Incidents

This one-day course is designed to provide law enforcement supervisors and command personnel with the information and tools needed to manage a large-scale critical incident. This course will include a NIMS review, but the focus of the course is providing the tools for supervisors and command personnel to succeed when responding to active threats. The roles and responsibilities of the Incident Commander will be discussed and applied through practical group exercises. Command decision-making through a proven system that streamlines the flow of direction and information will be a central focus of this course.

Ralph McDuffie - Bio
Ralph McDuffie began his law enforcement career in 1994 and is currently assigned to the Emergency Management Bureau of the Lake County (FL) Sheriff's Office. He serves as the agency's Emergency Management Coordinator and County Emergency Operations Center Operations Section Chief. He is also the SWAT Team commander and has been on SWAT since 1995. His law enforcement experience dates to 1987 while in the USAF as a Military Working Dog Handler. He instructs for the Lake Technical Institute, and Florida SWAT Association, and the NTOA.