Training & Exercise Specialist

Julie Downey is a DSI associate, and a firefighter, paramedic, registered nurse, and is currently the Assistant Fire Chief for the Town of Davie, Florida. In that capacity she is responsible for managing and directing the Department's emergency medical services (EMS) and special projects sections. This includes supervising 150 firefighter/paramedics including three EMS field supervisors, a Battalion Chief, and one staff Captain. Additional responsibilities include the research and procurement of all EMS and special projects related equipment and supplies. 

Ms. Downey is responsible for the specification and design of the Department’s eight EMS ALS transport vehicles. In addition she serves as the Department’s Infection Control Officer and Quality Management Coordinator. Author of the Town of Davie Comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan, Emergency Management Procedure, and the fire department’s hurricane plan. She also serves as the Town NIMS Coordinator. 

Ms. Downey is the author of the pre-hospital mass casualty incident (MCI) pre-hospital procedure utilized by most fire rescue agencies in the State of Florida and the co-designer of the State recommended MCI triage tag. She also is the author of the MCI chapter in the Florida Field Operations Guide (FOG) manual. In addition Ms. Downey has developed or participated in over 200 MCI exercises