Dr. David Griffin
Battalion Chief / Shift Commander
Charleston Fire Department
Dr. David Griffin is a battalion chief and shift commander in Charleston, SC. He was the operator of the first-due engine on June 18, 2007 when nine of his fellow firefighters perished in the line of duty. He has come through the ranks in Charleston from firefighter, assistant engineer, engineer, captain, battalion chief, and current shift commander. He has a bachelor of science in education from The Citadel, a master of science in executive fire service leadership, and a doctorate of education in organizational leadership and development. Griffinis the author of four books that are available worldwide: "In Honor of The Charleston 9: A Study of Change Following Tragedy," "ACTION: 9 Missions for Personal and Professional Growth," "From PTSD to PTG: A Firefighter's (My) Journey After A Multiple Line of Duty Death Incident," and "Tattoos and Trauma: The Healing Power of Tattoos for Emergency Responders." He is also an international speaker and instructor, a certified Chief Fire Officer and Chief Training Officer with The Center for Public Safety Excellence, a graduate of The National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program, and a graduate of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Executive Education Program entitled, Senior Executives in State and Local Government. Griffin is also the owner of On A Mission at drdavidgriffin.com.