Ed Klima

Senior Director of Public Safety and Track Operations
Dover International Speedway


As an emergency preparedness consultant specializing in special events he has worked on numerous major events including NASCAR, Indy Racing League, NHRA, large music festivals and concerts. He has been a lead coordinator in the emergency planning process for the past ten NFL Super Bowls. In addition, he specializes in emergency preparedness and capabilities assessments and the development of comprehensive public/private partnerships in emergency preparedness and response for large scale mass gathering events.

As a public safety professional he has over 25 years of experience as a fire fighter, hazardous material technician, EMT and fire inspector. Mr. Klima has served as the External Affairs Director for the Congressional Fire Services Institute. He is an original member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 610 Committee, Safety at Motorsports Venues and the NASCAR Security Council. He also serves as a faculty member for the IAVM Academy for Safety and Security and as a member for the National Sports, Safety and Security Advisory Council. A member of various state and local committees, Mr. Klima currently serves on the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisory Council for Delaware.

Mr. Klima holds a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Delaware as well as a Masters in Public Safety Management form Saint Joseph’s University.

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