Jo-Ann Lorber is a Battalion Chief for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She has been with Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue since January 1996. Chief Lorber holds Associates’ degrees in Liberal Arts and Fire Science Technology, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Management, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University. Chief Lorber is a 2006 graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) and was an Outstanding Applied Research Award winner in 2004 for her paper on Drowning…The Silent Killer of Children. Jo-Ann has been awarded Chief Fire Officer Designation (CFOD) from the Center for Public Safety Excellence and Certified Emergency Manger (CEM) from the International association of Emergency Managers. Additionally, she is a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), Florida Emergency Preparedness Association (FEPA), International Association Fire Chief’s (IAFC), Florida Fire Chiefs Association (FFCA), American Society of Public Administrators (ASPA) and the South Florida Regional Domestic Task Force (RDSTF).