About this Training Provider
Battalion Chief Tim Rogers is a 30 year veteran of the Charlotte Fire Department currently assigned to Battalion 5 of the Operations Division. During the course of his career, Chief Rogers was assigned as a company officer for rescue and haz-mat units and spent three years as the Technical Rescue Training Coordinator while assigned to the CFD Training Division. He possesses a degree in Fire Protection Technology from Central Piedmont Community College and has continued to further his education while completing various courses at and through the National Fire Academy and the Emergency Management Institute.
As well, Chief Rogers is an Instructor-Trainer for Rescue 3 International; coordinator of his department’s flood response and notification program; and serves as founding member as well as the training coordinator for the North Carolina Emergency Management’s Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (NC-HART) and the swift water boat operations programs. In 1998, and in recognition of his program development and response efforts, Chief Rogers was awarded the Higgins and Langley Memorial for Outstanding Achievement in Swiftwater Rescue. He went on to receive a second Higgins and Langley Memorial Award in 2002 for an incident that involved the rescue of two teens whom caught in swift water in Charlotte, a third Memorial Award in 2005 for his response as a NC-HART member while deployed during Hurricanes Frances and Ivan in North Carolina, and a fourth award for his work with the United Kingdom Chief Fire Officer’s Association.
From 1997 to 2000, Chief Rogers was a founding member and chairperson of North Carolina Emergency Management’s Technical Rescue Task Force that identified and developed team typing models and resources for disaster response. He has also been a deployment team leader during significant flood/disaster events in North Carolina, including Hurricane Floyd and Hurricane Isabel; was an Operations Manager during significant floods that affected Charlotte in 1995, 1997, 2007, 2008, and 2009; and was the team leader for helicopter rescue technicians during Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, Ophelia, and Hanna.
Chief Rogers currently serves as a member of the DHS/FEMA Search and Rescue Credentialing Committee where he is the chair of the Flood/Swift Water, Helicopter and Boat Operations Sub-Committee. As well, he has served as a subject matter expert for the FEMA USAR Operations Group and serves as a member of the UL-STP for personal floatation devices. He also served as the past chairperson for the National Association for Search and Rescue’s (NASAR) Flood-Swift Water Rescue Committee, and is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Higgins and Langley Memorial Awards Foundation.
For the last four years, Tim has been a presenter at various seminars in the United Kingdom and Canada delivering lectures and training programs on flood/swift water planning, response, and team development. These included the Water Safe Conference in the UK on behalf of Rescue 3-UK, the IJOCC in Toronto on behalf of Fire Magazine, and finally the UK New Dimensions Conference at the House of Commons and the House of Lords on behalf of the United Kingdom Chief Fire Officer’s Association. As well, Tim is a faculty member of North Carolina Emergency Management’s five day Managing Flood Emergencies program for emergency management personnel and emergency services responders.
During the course of Chief Rogers’s involvement with swift water rescue and program development since 1992, he has delivered a number of lectures and presentations at various venues including:
- The National Hurricane Conference
- National Association for Search and Rescue
- National Association of Dive Rescue Specialists
- North Carolina State Firemen’s Association
- North Carolina Fire and Rescue Instructors Conference
- North Carolina Association of Rescue Squads and EMS
- FEMA "Risk Watch" Program Rollout in Washington DC
- NCEM Annual Conference
- APCO/NEMA Telecommunicator Conferences
- Maryland State Firefighters Convention
- EMS Expo
- Heli Response
As well, Tim has provided articles and programs for emergency services media companies such as:
- Advanced Rescue Technology
- Fire Rescue Magazine
- Fire Magazine
- Fire Emergency Training Network (FETN)-American Heat
Tim is married to his beloved Jonnie, a high school career development coordinator, and they share the joy of raising their daughter Brooke.