Michael Donahue named director of LSU Fire & Emergency Training Institute
BATON ROUGE – Jim Fernandez, executive director of the Stephenson National Center for Security Research and Training, has announced the appointment of Michael Donahue to the position of director of FETI, the LSU Fire and Emergency Training Institute. FETI, which is a member of the Stephenson National Center for Security Research and Training, or SNCSRT, is one of the nation’s top state fire training programs.
“Michael and I have worked together for many years, and he’s always done a great job. I am confident he will continue to do an excellent job as director of FETI,” said Fernandez.
Donahue’s previous experience includes more than eight years at the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training, or NCBRT. His positions at NCBRT have included business manager and most recently, assistant director of administration and support. Prior to LSU, Donahue held positions in the private sector, including district manager, training director and director of franchise operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in administrative sciences from The Ohio State University.
The mission of FETI is to provide training and education to fire and emergency response providers “in order to protect life, property and the environment.” FETI is situated on 80 acres of land on Nicholson Drive south of the LSU campus, and features training grounds designed to offer a large variety of fire, rescue and emergency response training. FETI has a second training facility, Pine Country, located at Camp Minden in North Louisiana.
The Stephenson Center for Security Research and Training is comprised of five stand-alone security training organizations: FETI, Law Enforcement Online, NCBRT, National Center for Disaster Fraud and the Stephenson Disaster Management Institute.