Chief William Goldfeder, a 27 year veteran of the fire service, is a Battalion hief/Director of Planning and Development for the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department in southwestern Ohio. 

    L.S.F.D. is an ISO Class 2 full service FD providing nationally accreditated ALS Transport EMS, Heavy & Tactical Rescue as well as a full range of non-traditional community services.  

    Previously, Chief Goldfeder has served as a Chief Fire Officer in Ohio, Virginia and Florida. He served as the Director of Fire-Rescue for Loudon County, Virginia for 8 years after serving as Assistant Chief in Manatee County, Florida for 5 years.  Chief Goldfeder also served as an Engineering Representative for I.S.O.   

    A 1993 graduate of the N.F.A.'s Executive Fire Officer program, he is also former Chair of the IAFC's Volunteer Section. Chief Goldfeder was recently reappointed to his second four year term as a Commissioner on the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.  

    He serves as an Associate Editor/Advisory Board Member for FIRE ENGINEERING as well as FIRE-RESCUE Magazine and has published numerous articles on subjects such as combination FD's, fire command and tactics, apparatus design, deployment and fireground staffing. Chief Goldfeder has served on several NFPA and IAFC Committees and has been an FDIC Instructor for the past 15 years.