Nate Hiner is a Lieutenant with the Arlington County Fire Department currently assigned to Operations. Prior to this assignment Nate was assigned to the County High Threat Response Program where he served as a subject matter expert on topics ranging from active violence incidents, fire as a weapon, and other atypical response models. Nate was the departments lead trainer for active violence and worked on numerous initiatives to ensure that Arlington County and Northern Virginia were better prepared to response to an act of violence. Nate served on multiple regional committees including the Northern Virginia High Threat Committee, the COG Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack Working Group, COG Fire Intelligence, and many others. Nate is a nationally recognized speaker presenting on high threat related topics across the United States and is the lead trainer and course architect for the National Tactical Officers Rescue Task Force Course. Nate is in his 10th year with the department and is a nationally registered paramedic, technical rescue specialist, has served the department as an operational field trainer. In his final assignment with the High Threat Program, Nate worked with multiple county agencies to begin implementing a public access tactical emergency casualty care kit access in all county buildings, a vital piece of equipment for civilians during an active violence incident that allows bystanders to begin medical care prior to the arrival of first responders.