Executive Director, Tidewater EMS Council
- 1104 Madison Plaza
- United States
David Long currently serves as the Program Manager for the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Medical Response System. David has championed supporting, equipping and training a 44-member (213 member call group) Hampton Roads Metropolitan Medical Strike Team (HRMMST) that provides on-scene expertise and resources to the Incident Commander during a disaster. The HRMMST is a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE) trained medical emergency response team that maintains a redundant response capability of personnel, trucks, trailers, equipment, supplies, and communications on the Peninsula and Southside.
Throughout his 11-year tenure with HRMMRS, David has built a reputation for developing unique resources, such as 11 Disaster Medical Support Units, 10 Mass Casualty Evacuation and Transport Units, 13 Shelter Support Units. These specially built assets provide standardized capabilities of consumable medical supplies and durable medical equipment throughout the Hampton Roads region.
David recently retired from the Chesapeake Fire Department as a Lieutenant/Paramedic following 25 years of service. He served as a Rescue Specialist with Virginia Task Force 2, an Urban Search and Rescue Team, as a Hazardous Materials Technician with the Southside Regional Hazardous Materials Team, and currently serves as a Logistics Section Chief with Virginia-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team. He has been on numerous federal deployments including several with a mission focus on sheltering in Federal Medical Stations.
David holds an MA and bachelor’s degree From Regent University in Management with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership and Organizational Change and Development. He is currently enrolled in the the Emergency Management Advanced Leadership Academy of the Emergency Management Institute.