Assistant Fire Chief James "Woody" Ball of the Danville Fire Department has completed training with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency at the National Emergency Training Center in Washington, D.C.
Homeland Security trains thousands of Americans each year to enhance the ability of communities to manage significant emergencies and disasters, both manmade and natural. "Homeland Security trains thousands of firefighters, emergency service personnel, government officials and private citizens every year.
This training helps better secure the homeland - saving lives, protecting property and enhancing disaster planning, response and recovery across the country," said Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response. "Graduates of these training programs make a major contribution back at home, in communities such as Danville."
Ball completed the National Fire Academy's Leadership and Administration Course Friday in Emmitsburg, Md. He learned skills for the volunteer emergency services officer to enhance community fire and rescue services through effective leadership and administration.