Mark Brady has served as a contract instructor for the FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) since 2012, facilitating PIO courses including Public Information Basics, All Hazards-Position Specific PIO, Advanced PIO and Integrated Emergency Management courses. Brady also serves as a spokesperson and PIO for the Yvorra Leadership Development Foundation (YLD), a nonprofit organization providing monetary awards and scholarships to members of the fire/EMS service and the military. Brady previously worked for the Prince George’s County (Maryland) Fire/EMS Department for 40 years, acting as the department’s chief spokesperson and PIO for 27 of those years. Brady continues to serve as the PIO for the Branchville Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad in College Park, Maryland, where he is a Life Member. Connect with Brady on Twitter.