Master Consultant, Emergency Management Solutions (Florida Division)
Hank DuPont recently retired from a second career as Chief of the Emergency Response Division for the Kansas Office of the State Fire Marshal. In that capacity, he was responsible for the nine contract hazardous materials teams and seven rescue task forces in the state of Kansas. He retired from the City of Overland Park Kansas Fire Department in 2012, where he was a Battalion Chief and Special Operations Chief in-charge of HazMat, Technical Rescue, and Homeland Security.
Chief DuPont has over 38 years of fire service experience and has taught Hazardous Materials Operating Site Practices for the National Fire Academy (NFA).
He recently was involved in the Jack Rabbit II project for large-scale chlorine release and was an SME for the development of the NFA Advanced Science of Hazardous Materials Response course. Chief Dupont was involved in a wide array of projects including service as a Senior Project Officer for the Harris County (Texas) Multi-Agency Gap Analysis.
Chief DuPont has also been an adjunct instructor for the Johnson County Community College hazardous materials program and a field instructor for the University of Kansas Fire Rescue Training Institute and the University of Missouri.
He holds an Associate Degree in Fire Protection and a bachelor’s degree in Management of Public Safety.