Oscar Rodriguez is the Chief Training Officer for the Margate Fire Department. He ensures all Fire and EMS training is completed and in compliance with the state and ISO requirements. Oscar has been with the department for 18 years. He has also been serving for 15 years on the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue team FLTF2 as a Rescue Squad Officer with multiple deployments nationally and internationally.
Oscar is also a core faculty member at the University of Miami. For over 14 years, he has worked with multiple fire departments, medical universities, the US Armed Forces and the White House Medical Unit to further their training using advanced simulation and training techniques. Oscar has a Bachelors degree in Fire science with Emergency Management.
Oscar spends his free time with his wife of 16 years and their son and daughter in club sports, and outdoor winter and summer activities during the off season.