Charles Werner Inducted to Firehouse Hall of Fame

September 11, 2018

Charles Werner Inducted to Firehouse Hall of Fame

DroneUp is proud to announce Charles Werner, Chief of Public Safety, to be inducted into the Firehouse Hall of Fame. Charles will be honored during the 4th Annual Legends & Icons program at Firehouse Expo on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at Music City Center in Nashville, TN.

Firehouse Editor-in-Chief Tim Sendelbach noted that, “each of this year’s inductees not only played a unique role in the development and forward progression of the American fire service, but also a key role in building the Firehouse brand: Each inductee served in key positions that have afforded them the opportunity to influence the advancement of the fire service in a variety of areas, including apparatus safety and design, fire-based EMS, fire politics, hazardous materials preparedness and response, emergency communications and technology, to name a few. The countless accomplishments of this year’s inductees have and will continue to improve the safety and operational effectiveness of firefighters for generations, and Firehouse is proud to recognize them for their countless hours of dedication and service.”

The Legends & Icons event will be held in the Main Ballroom at Music City Center. The reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by the induction ceremony at 6:30 p.m. and a post-ceremony celebration at 7:15. Food and drinks will be served. To be inducted into the Firehouse Hall of Fame, members must have 20 years of service and have demonstrated accomplishments in the advancement of the fire service.

Charles Werner started his career with volunteer fire departments and ultimately moved to the Charlottesville, VA, Fire Department, where he served for 37 years, rising through the ranks from firefighter to fire chief. He was integral in the development of and penned Firehouse Magazine’s first article about the internet’s impact on the fire service. Serving as a Firehouse contributing editor, Werner writes the Fire Technology column, and has presented at several Firehouse Expo and Firehouse World events. Werner has served in a variety of leadership roles related to interoperability, communications, technology, unmanned aircraft systems, GIS and homeland security. Photo courtesy: