About C3 Pathways
C3 Pathways makes responders better. Major emergency incidents require aptitudes, skills, planning, resources, collaboration, and – most importantly – practice.
C3 Pathways is a unique emergency preparedness organization, with emergency response consulting, training, and major incident exercise programs as its core offerings. With deep roots in public safety and technology, C3 blends the Imagineering of live action and computer simulation to all levels of training for today’s public safety professionals in law enforcement, fire, and EMS as well as civilian first responders.
Founded in 2004 as FutureFD to serve fire/EMS and later law enforcement agencies, the Orlando-based company was expanded in 2012 and became C3 Pathways to bring a new scope of offerings to clients. “We are preparing responders from all walks of life whose emergency response risks require planning, training, and exercises to be ready for whatever they may face,” said Bill Godfrey, President of C3 Pathways, himself a paramedic and retired Fire Chief. “In addition to public safety and emergency management, our clients include transit and transportation providers, utilities, industry, health care, and academic institutions.”
With so many variables in the mix, C3 customizes its pathways to align with its client’s mission, objectives, and budget. Traditional classroom training, hands-on courses, simulation, and live-action blended with simulation are all available. Special solutions and consulting can focus on any aspect of public safety preparedness. “The only way to master major incident response is to practice. Sometimes live practice isn’t an option because of things like service disruption, publicity concerns, manpower, cost, Operational Security, or it’s just too dangerous,” says Godfrey. “We can address all those challenges while still providing realistic, high-fidelity practice – and make responders better.”
C3 Pathways builds professional readiness for the future, today.
Chief Consultant, President
WILLIAM “BILL” GODFREY retired as Chief of the Deltona (FL) Fire Department after 25 years in the fire service. He is chief consultant for C3 Pathways, a public safety consulting, training, and exercise firm. He has an MBA with additional degrees in public administration and EMS management. He is a paramedic, firefighter, and fire instructor III; a former planning manager for USAR FLTF4; an author, software developer, inventor, and an expert in simulation training, fire training, mass casualty incidents, active shooter, incident command, and disaster response.
Chief Godfrey is heavily involved in law enforcement-centered and Active Shooter Incident Management research, training, and exercises. He is co-author of the “Active Shooter Incident Management Checklist” and accompanying Help Guide, the “4 Best Practices for Active Shooter Incident Management”, and several active shooter curricula. Bill is a presenter at the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) conference, is one of the principal investigators of a DHS funded research study on Active Shooter Incident Management conducted by Texas State University ALERRT and C3 Pathways, and is lead instructor for the Active Shooter Integrated Response Course for Police | Fire | EMS.
Chief Godfrey served as incident manager on multi-alarm fires, mass casualty incidents (including 400+ victims), hazmat, and natural disasters. In addition to developing numerous simulation systems and dozens of 2D and 3D simulations, Bill has conducted hundreds of incident management classes using multiplayer simulation as well as using simulation to conduct HSEEP compliant functional and full scale exercises.
DAVID “DAVE” AGAN retired as a Battalion Chief/Paramedic following 32 years in the fire service. He is a Senior Consultant for C3 Pathways, a public safety consulting, training, and exercise firm. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kaplan University with BS in Fire and Emergency Management. He is a firefighter, paramedic, and fire instructor I; a contributing author and an expert in simulation training for fire, EMS, MCI, ICS and disaster response.
RON OTTERBACHER retired from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office where he served for 28 years. Ron rose through the ranks to the position of Division Chief where he commanded the Uniform Patrol Division, Special Investigations Division, and Operational Services Division. He also served as one of the agency’s High Risk Incident Commanders as well as an Operations Section Chief for the Region 5 RDSTF Incident Management Team. He is a Senior Consultant for C3 Pathways, a public safety consulting, training, and exercise firm.
DOUGLAS “DOUG” FENDER retired as a Special Agent / Senior Special Bomb Technician from the Federal Bureau of Investigation after 22 years of service. He provided primary internal technical advice and operational response on bombings matters for which the FBI has jurisdiction. Doug conducted criminal investigations from inception to judicial proceedings related to bombing and terrorism matters. He served as a vital resource on technical issues, terrorism intelligence briefings, and bomb squad training initiatives. He filled a critical role in the established, tiered national response to weapons of mass destruction, serving as the conduit to request national federal assets. He is a Senior Consultant for C3 Pathways, a public safety consulting, training, and exercise firm.
DANIEL “DAN” AZZARITI retired as Fire Chief of the New Port Richey Fire Department following 30 years of service and currently serves as Fire Chief for the City of Plant City, FL. He is a Senior Consultant for C3 Pathways, a public safety consulting, training, and exercise firm. Dan has a BS in Management with additional AS degrees in Fire Science, EMS, and Nursing. Dan is a firefighter, paramedic, and fire instructor III; is an expert in training, EMS, billing and cost recovery, fire department administration and management, and labor relations. He is a Senior Consultant for C3 Pathways, a public safety consulting, training, and exercise firm.
MARK S. RHAME retired as Division Chief of Operations for the Orange County Fire Rescue Department (FL), the fourth largest fire rescue department in the State of Florida and currently serves as Fire Chief for the City of Deltona. Mark has a Masters degree in Public Administration with over 32 years of fire rescue experience, including ten years in a managerial role. The last 30 years he worked with and supervised over one thousand employees, forty-one fire stations and an overall budget of one hundred and sixty million dollars (FY 09/10). He is a Senior Consultant for C3 Pathways, a public safety consulting, training, and exercise firm.