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PEMA Director

Randy Padfield Professional Head Shot 

David R. Padfield (Randy)

Randy Padfield has more than 30 years of experience in emergency services delivery and training, including fire/rescue, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and emergency management/incident management disciplines.

Prior to his tenure at PEMA as Deputy Director for Response, he was the Director of the Public Safety Training Center at Harrisburg Area Community College. Mr. Padfield is also a member of Pennsylvania Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Team where he serves as a Task Force Leader and member of the National US&R Incident Support Team, qualified as both a Division/Group Supervisor and Air Operations Branch Director.

He has been involved in numerous local, regional, state and federal responses throughout his career including the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001, Hurricane Katrina, and Hurricane Sandy.

Mr. Padfield is a certified fire service instructor through the Office of the State Fire Commissioner as well as a contract instructor for the National Fire Academy and Emergency Management Institute, where he specializes in NIMS All-Hazards Incident Command System (ICS) position-specific training programs. He is a Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C) through the Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification (BCCTPC) and has worked as a per diem Flight Paramedic for the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Life Lion Critical Care Transport program for 22 years.

He is a native of St. Clair, Schuylkill County and currently lives in Cumberland County with his wife and their two children.