Dr. William Hicks has more than 20 years of experience in the emergency services, occupational safety and fire protection fields. He is an associate professor for the Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology Program at EKU. He also serves as the chief of the White Hall Fire Department in Madison County, KY.
Dr. Hicks is a member of the Madison County Rescue Squad and serves as the search and rescue coordinator for the Madison County Emergency Management Agency. He serves on the board of directors for the National Association of Fire Investigators, and also serves on the board of directors of the NFPA’s Fire Science & Technology Educators Section. Dr. Hicks is an amateur radio operator and serves as the assistant section emergency coordinator for Amateur Radio Emergency Services in Kentucky Region 5.