Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P
Emergency Medical Services, Fire
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Gary Ludwig is recognized as a respected national fire and EMS author, leader, public speaker, and expert who has managed two award-winning metropolitan EMS systems (Memphis and St. Louis) and has pioneered many concepts that are now standard practice in fire and EMS systems today. Chief Ludwig has over 43 years of fire, rescue, and EMS experience - and over 40 years experience as a paramedic. He currently serves as the fire chief of Champaign, Illinois, and was President and Chairman of the Board of the International Association of Fire Chiefs during the 2019-20 term.
Chief Ludwig has responded to over 30,000 fire, rescue, and EMS incidents during his 43-year career and has performed at various levels including patient care as a paramedic, firefighting, the incident commander at countless emergency scenes and planned events. Some planned events that he has commanded include two United States Presidential debates, numerous Presidential visits and motorcades, the Papal Visit of ...