Cedric Williams


Captain Williams (Retired) joined the North Las Vegas Fire Department in 1994 after being mentored by Sam Smith. He rose through the ranks as a firefighter, Engineer, Captain, and Ultimately was assigned as the Public Information and Community Liaison Officer for the North Las Vegas Fire Department. He had been an instructor and lead instructor for two North Las Vegas fire recruit academies and is a Level 2 instructor, served as Vice-President of the Fire Prevention Association of Nevada (FPAN), a Governor appointed Commissioner for the Nevada Volunteers Board, a State of Nevada Senate appointed member of the Nevada Vision Stakeholders Group, a former Mediations Specialist with the Clark County Neighborhood Justice Center, and newly appointed member of the Board of Directors for Nevada Partners. Captain Williams also serves as a Leadership Management, Conflict Management, and Effective Communications Instructor, and motivational speaker for many organizations to include the US Military, Clark County Parks and Recreation, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Non-Profit organizations as well as Church organizations, and many other Government and youth organizations. Captain Williams earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Public Administration and a secondary in Fire Management from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) and was selected Student of the Year in that program. He also earned an Associate's (AA) degree in Fire Science Technology with an urban emphasis from the College of Southern Nevada, and a graduate of the Advanced Public Information Officer course from the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD, and is a graduate of the Executive Development Institute at Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta GA (2009). Captain Williams has dedicated more than 30 years to serving his country and community. As a member of the United States Army from 1989-1992 on active duty and five years reserve, he was a small arms and Supply Specialist; upon being honorably discharged he worked as a mail carrier before being selected for the North Las Vegas Fire Department Recruit Academy. Captain Williams has been a volunteer athletic coach with USA Track and Field (USATF) for nearly 27 years, generally serving and mentoring inner city youth in Las Vegas, NV. He currently serves as the President/Coach for a USATF team (Las Vegas Heat) and is the former Vice-President of USATF for the State of Nevada, as well as former Western Zone Representative and Western Zone Vice-Representative for (USATF) as well as being selected 1997 Coach of the year with (USATF). Captain Williams was an active member of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), United Firefighters of Southern Nevada, Safe Kids Clark County Coalition of Nevada, and Partnerships for Youth at Risk, a juvenile fire-setters organization. Captain Williams also continues to volunteer with Camp Brotherhood and Camp Sisterhood and served as the Treasurer for the inner-city Non-Profit youth program, for compromised youth.