Charles Werner

Chief Charles Werner

Charles Werner

Chief Charles L. Werner (Charlottesville Fire Chief Emeritus)- Charles Werner most recently served as the acting Deputy State Coordinator and Senior Advisor with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. He presently advises on Rail Responder Apps, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, FirstNet, NG911, Situational Awareness, GIS and interoperability. Charles has served 42 years in the fire service, serving the last ten years as Charlottesville's fire chief retiring in 2015. More recently he served as the acting deputy state coordinator for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. Chief Werner has over 100 nationally published articles and continues as a contributing editor to Firehouse Magazine, Firehouse.com and is a regular contributor to Urgent Communications, sUAS News and Fire Rescue 1 and Domestic Preparedness. Charles also serves on the Board of the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS, the International Association of Fire Chiefs Technology Council, Advisory Council of the National Information Sharing Consortium, the Association of American Railroads Public Safety Rail Advisory Committee. Chief Werner is a certificated Part 107 remote pilot in charge, chair of the International Public Safety Association UAS Committee and serves as the chair of the National Council on Public Safety UAS.