Ryan Pennington is a Lieutenant/Paramedic for the Charleston Fire Department in Charleston West Virginia. He is currently assigned to Ladder 456 and is part of the West Virginia Task Force 1 USAR team. He has over 20 years of combined Fire, Rescue and EMS experience. Ryan started with a local volunteer department and continued through EMS to spend five years as a Critical Care Paramedic. Ryan transferred to the career fire service in 2003 and has worked for the City of Charleston since 2007. Ryan is currently a WV State Instructor 2, Hazmat Technician, and Certified Fire Officer 2. He is very involved teaching EMS and firefighter safety around the country.