By Life Scan co-founders Patricia Johnson and Michael Terrana
Life Scan Wellness Centers recently announced that Chief Todd LeDuc will join the company as Chief Strategy Officer, effective June 2, 2019.
Chief LeDuc is retiring from the Broward County (FL) Fire Rescue Service after 29 years of service throughout the ranks, having served as both Deputy and Assistant Fire Chief. Chief LeDuc has a master’s degree in Executive Fire Service Leadership, is designated as a Chief Fire Officer, and holds fellow status in the Institute of Fire Engineers.
For over a decade, Chief LeDuc has served as a Board Member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Safety, Health, & Survival Section and is currently the Section Secretary. He currently serves as a peer reviewer for agency accreditation and professional designation and facilitates the issuance of grants through FEMA Assistance to Firefighters.
Chief LeDuc was instrumental in the initiation and production of the IAFC Health Care Providers’ Guide for Firefighter Physicals and is an advisory board member to the Fire Rescue Center of Excellence on firefighter physicals. It is also noteworthy that Chief LeDuc is one of the leading contributors to the upcoming book, Surviving the Fire Service, co-authored with other recognizable authorities on firefighter health and safety. In addition to being widely published he is a sought-after international presenter on fire service leadership and survival. It should come as no surprise that Chief LeDuc has received numerous awards from the IAFC, IAFF, and the Center for Public Safety Excellence in recognition of his leadership and contributions to firefighter health and wellness.
As Life Scan’s newest officer, Chief LeDuc will continue to educate the fire service on the critical role that early detection plays in reducing preventable line of duty deaths and disabilities as part of NFPA compliant physicals and wellness programs for public safety providers. He will also assist in launching Life Scan’s behavioral health program aimed at assuring that first responder mental health is an integral component of each Life Scan physical. Chief LeDuc intends to work closely with leading research partners in order to enhance the knowledge base of first responder health and wellness including early detection, while continually improving Life Scan’s services to the clients we serve.
“We are delighted to have such a strong and passionate leader in Chief Todd LeDuc as he joins our Life Scan executive team. Chief LeDuc has a demonstrated track record of strong leadership and has ardently advocated for the health and wellness of first responders throughout the United States and beyond. As one of our nation’s largest providers of firefighter and law enforcement physicals and early detection testing, we are certain that he will be a perfect fit to enhance our mission of assuring first responders’ priority access to early detection of health risks and preventable diseases. Our dedicated and paramount focus on the survival and continuing ability of first responders to safely and effectively serve their communities will be shared and advanced by Chief Todd Leduc.”
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