Meet the Director

Rodney Andreasen, Director of Emergency ManagementBackground

Rodney Andreasen was born and raised in Jackson County and graduated from Marianna High School in 1976. In 1978, he entered the United States Air Force where he served honorably for 21 years. While on active duty, Mr. Andreasen's duties ranged from Security Specialist, Crime Prevention Specialist, STINGER Anti-Aircraft Missile Team Chief, Anti-Terrorism Instructor, and Professional Military Education Instructor and Instructional Systems Designer. He retired from the Air Force in 1999.

In 1999, Mr. Andreasen was chosen to be a Training Manager for the Florida Department of Revenue performing duties as a consultant on Instructional Systems Design.

He assumed his current position as Director in February 2001.


  • Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Security- Community College of the Air Force
  • Associate of Applied Science in Instructional Technology and Military Science - Community College of the Air Force
  • Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies- Regents College
  • Master of Arts in National Security Studies- Center for Homeland Security and Defense - Naval Post Graduate School.
  • Master of Science in Technical and Occupational Education- University of Southern Mississippi
  • Master of Science in Justice and Public Safety- Auburn University- Montgomery


  • Certified Emergency Manager (CEM)- International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) 2009. 
  • Florida Professional Emergency Managers (FPEM)- Florida Emergency Preparedness Association (FEPA) 2009.
  • Emergency Management Master Instructor Program Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) / Florida Emergency Preparedness Association (FEPA) (2011)

Other related training

  • Crime Prevention and Resource Protection Course - National Crime Prevention Tech - University of Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Prevention and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents Instructor - New Mexico Tech - Energetic Material Research and Testing Center
  • WMD Technical Emergency Response Training Course-Center for Domestic Preparedness - Anniston, Alabama
  • Enhanced Incident Management Unified Command Course - Texas Engineering Extension Service - Texas A&M University, Texas
  • FEMA Instructor Trainer Certification-Center for Domestic Preparedness - Anniston, Alabama

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