BY EMMA PEPPER, DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS, THE HUB
Jan Rader, Chief of the Huntington Fire Department – and the first woman to reach the rank of chief for a career department in the State of West Virginia – recently took to the famous TED stage for a talk titled, “In the opioid crisis, here’s what it takes to save a life.”
On her TED speaker page, Chief Rader is described as a “humanitarian warrior” and noted for being one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2018 as well as for her appearances in the Academy-award nominated documentary Heroin(e), directed by West Virginia filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon and released in 2017.
Congratulations to Chief Rader, her innovative teamwork has catapulted her community’s story onto an international stage known as being a place for “ideas worth spreading.”
She spoke at the TEDWomen 2018 conference.