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Expert in Emergency Medical Services, Dispatch, Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Response

Expert ID: 725055 Connecticut, USA

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LP, EMSI, CHS-III

Expert has 34 years of experience providing services, management consulting and education and training in public safety and emergency management. He has received extensive education in Emergency Services and Public Policy (fire, police and emergency medical services) at the New York City Police Academy Management Program, the Connecticut State Police Arson Investigation School, Connecticut State Fire School and FEMA's National Fire Academy and National Emergency Training Center; and emergency management training in the field and at leading academic institutions (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; John Jay College of Criminal Justice). He is currently adjunct faculty at the Academy for Counter Terrorist Education at the Louisiana State University National Center for Bio Readiness, where he is also serves on the curriculum development committee. He has also spent 24 years as faculty for the EMS Management Program of FEMA's National Fire Academy and National Emergency Training Center, where he serves on the curriculum development committee. Over the years he has been a Director of Emergency Services, Fire Chief, EMS Director and Director of Emergency Management.

He holds numerous certifications in emergency management both as a practitioner and as an instructor of other practitioners.

Expert maintains leadership positions in emergency management organizations including the Southwest Regional EMS Communications Center in Fairfield County (Connecticut) and the Stratford (Connecticut) Emergency Medical Service. He provides his extensive emergency management field experience on multiple projects for
clients.



Expert has 34 years of experience providing services, management consulting and education and training in public safety and emergency management, beginning as a corpsman and corpsman supervisor in the New York City Emergency Medical Service System. He has extensive education in Emergency Services and Public Policy (fire, police and emergency medical services) at the New York City Police Academy Management Program, the Connecticut State Police Arson Investigation School, Connecticut State Fire School and FEMA's National Fire Academy and National Emergency Training Center; and emergency management training in the field and at leading academic institutions (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; John Jay College of Criminal Justice). He is currently adjunct faculty at the Academy for Counter Terrorist Education at the Louisiana State University National Center for Bio Readiness, where he is also serves on the curriculum development committee. He has also spent 24 years as faculty for the EMS Management Program of FEMA's National Fire Academy and National Emergency Training Center, where he serves on the curriculum development committee. Over the years he has been a Director of Emergency Services, Fire Chief, EMS Director and Director of Emergency Management.

He holds numerous certifications in emergency management both as a practitioner and as an instructor of other practitioners. A partial listing includes: Instructor Development Instructor, Academy of Counter Terrorist Education (ACTE), National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT), LSU; Chemical Protective Clothing Instructor Trainer, CT Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security; Incident Command Instructor, National Fire Academy; Advanced Disaster Life Support Instructor; Advanced Hazardous Materials Life Support Instructor; Senior Executive Workshop on Public Health, National Emergency Training Center (NETC); Supervision of Police Personnel, New York City Police Academy; Connecticut Certified Fire Instructor 1; Connecticut Certified Incident Command Instructor; Connecticut Certified Hazardous Materials Instructor; Hazardous Material Operations, NETC; Instructor Evaluator, Law Enforcement Prevention and Deterrence, ACTE, NCBRT, LSU; Instructor Radiological Emergency Training for Transportation Accidents, US Department of Energy; IS 100,200,700,800 Certified, FEMA; Biological Weapons 2 Sampling, ACTE, NCBRT, LSU; Instructor, Biological Weapons 1, ACTE, NCBRT, LSU; Emergency Response to Terrorism Tactical Considerations, FEMA; Initial Response to Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction, Department of Justice; General Industry OSHA Instructor, Department of Labor; Connecticut Certified EMS Instructor.

Expert maintains leadership positions in volunteer emergency management organizations including the Southwest Regional EMS Communications Center in Fairfield County (Connecticut) and the Stratford (Connecticut) Emergency Medical Service. He provides his extensive emergency management field experience on multiple projects for
clients.


Expert holds numerous certifications in emergency management both as a practitioner and as an instructor of other practitioners. A partial listing includes: Instructor Development Instructor, Academy of Counter Terrorist Education (ACTE), National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT), LSU; Chemical Protective Clothing Instructor Trainer, CT Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security; Incident Command Instructor, National Fire Academy; Advanced Disaster Life Support Instructor; Advanced Hazardous Materials Life Support Instructor; Senior Executive Workshop on Public Health, National Emergency Training Center (NETC); Supervision of Police Personnel, New York City Police Academy; Connecticut Certified Fire Instructor 1; Connecticut Certified Incident Command Instructor; Connecticut Certified Hazardous Materials Instructor; Hazardous Material Operations, NETC; Instructor Evaluator, Law Enforcement Prevention and Deterrence, ACTE, NCBRT, LSU; Instructor Radiological Emergency Training for Transportation Accidents, US Department of Energy; IS 100,200,700,800 Certified, FEMA; Biological Weapons 2 Sampling, ACTE, NCBRT, LSU; Instructor, Biological Weapons 1, ACTE, NCBRT, LSU; Emergency Response to Terrorism Tactical Considerations, FEMA; Initial Response to Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction, Department of Justice; General Industry OSHA Instructor, Department of Labor; Connecticut Certified EMS Instructor.


Evaluated the Emergency Preparedness plan in the City of Philadelphia and developed a reorganization of responsibilities. Presented to the Mayor and implemented in one year all the changes.Evaluated the Fire and Response services at the Kennedy Space Center. Developed a plan for improvements and assisted in implementation. Hired as interim Fire Chief to conduct union negotiations and evaluate new potential chiefs providing a stable environment for them to enter if chosen. Evaluated a 4 town regional EMS system and made several recommendations. All recommendations were implemented improving overall emergency health care system response. Conducted evaluation of county area in West Virginia for the placement of new fire and ambulance stations.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Providence, Rhode Island

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: Senior Executive Program for State and Local Government Subject: Public Administration Institution: JFK School, Harvard University
Year: 1976 Degree: Paramedic Subject: Emergency Medicine Institution: Beekman Institute of Emergency Care
Year: 1978 Degree: Supervision of Police Personnel Subject: Management Institution: New York City Police Academy

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1980 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Owner and Principle of a emergency preparedness consulting practice. He has worked full and part time on this for the last 20 years.
Years: 2004 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Undisclosed Department: National Center For Bioreadiness Training, Academy of Counter Terrorist Education Responsibilities: Instructor Development Program member. Providing oversight and quality assurance for 200 plus instructors in the program. Conduct new instructors workshops. Audit classes for instructor certification.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1980 to Present Agency: FEMA Role: Adjunct Faculty Description: He is presently faculty at the National Fire Academy/National Emergency Training Center at Emmitsburg MD.
Years: 2007 to Present Agency: Homeland Security Role: Auditor Description: He is an official auditor of training programs done under contract for the Department of Homeland Security
Years: 1989 to 1990 Agency: NASA Role: Consultant Description: He was hired to evaluate Fire and Rescue Services at the JFK Space Center in Florida.
Years: 2006 to 2006 Agency: City of Philadelphia Role: Consultant Description: He was hired through James Lee Witt to evaluate and reorganize the Emergency Management Program in the City of Philadelphia.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1991 to Present Country / Region: Canada Summary: Provided consultative services to the Canadian Ski Area Association.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is Past President of the National Association of EMT's and Past Chairman of the International Association of Fire Service Instructors EMS Division. Expert served as Chairman of the structural collapse committee of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. A 20 year member of the National Ski Patrol is among his credits. In addition he is certified by the American Academy of Forensic Examiners Homeland Security.
Licenses / Certifications
US Army Research Institute of Chemical Defense / Hospital Management of CBRNE Emergencies.
Instructor Trainer, Instructor Development, Academy of Counter Terrorist Education, LSU
Emergency Response to Biological Incidents, Louisiana State University
Emergency Response to Terrorism Tactical Considerations, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Initial Response to Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction, Department of Justice
Chemical Protective Clothing Instructor Trainer, Ct. Department of Homeland Security
Supervision of Police Personnel, New York City Police Academy
Computer Aided Management of Emergency Operations, National Fire Academy
Senior Executive Workshop on Public Health National Emergency Training Center
Exercise Design Workshop, National Emergency Training Center
Hazardous Material Operations, National Emergency Training Center
Incident Command Instructor, National Fire Academy
OSHA 501 General Industry Instructor
Advanced Hazardous Materials Life Support Instructor
Connecticut Emergency Medical Technician / Paramedic
Connecticut Certified Telecommunications Instructor
Connecticut Certified EMS Instructor
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor
Connecticut Certified Fire Instructor 1
Connecticut Certified Incident Command Instructor.
Connecticut Certified Hazardous Materials Instructor
Connecticut Certified Arson Investigator
Connecticut Certified Hazardous Materials Inspector
Connecticut Certified Fire Fighter
Crisis Intervention Instructor, CPI
Connecticut OSHA Qualified Safety Instructor
CIRMA Qualified Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor
Connecticut Certified Police Instructor
Professional Appointments
Past Board President/ Southwest Regional Communications Center

Past President National Association of EMT's

Past Chairman International Association of Fire Service Instructors

Past Chair / Structural Collapse Committee, International Association of Fire Chiefs

Senior Editor
EMS Management Advisor
Aspen Publishing

1997 to 2004
Economic Development Commission
Tax Abatement Partnership Committee
Town of Stratford

1997 to 1999
Secretary, Board of Directors, Commission for the Accreditation of Ambulance Services

1995 to 1997
Member, Health Commissioner's Committee on EMS Volunteerism
State of Connecticut

Past President 1997 to present
President, 1994 to 1997
Vice President, 1993 to 1994
Treasurer, 1990 to 1992
Member, Board of Governors, 1987 to Present
Program Chairman, 1989, 1991 NAEMT National Conventions
Chairman, 1982 to 1987, National Society of EMS Administrators
National Association of EMT's

1995 to 1997
Member, Advisory Board on EMS
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

1993
Member, Mayor's Transition Team, Sub-Committee on Emergency Medical Services
New York City, New York

1990 to 1992
Member, Urban Rescue Advisory Council
Congressional Fire Services Caucus

1988 to 1990
Chairman, Structural Collapse and Urban Rescue Committee
International Association of Fire Chiefs

1987 to 1990
Chairman, Local Emergency Planning Council
Superfund Amendment and Re-authorization Act
City of Bridgeport

1986 to 1990
President / Board of Directors
Southwest Connecticut Regional Communications Center Inc.

1986 to 1987
Member, Governor's Task Force for Accidental Toxic Releases
State of Connecticut

1982 to 1984
President, EMT’s of Connecticut

1981 to 1983
Charter Chairman, EMS Section
International Society of Fire Service Instructors

Charter Member 1975
New York City Association of Paramedic
Awards / Recognition
AWARDS

2002 Stratford EMS 25th Anniversary Service Award
Stratford EMS

1997 Service Award
National Association of EMT’s
For Serving as National President 1994 to 1997

1992 20 Year Service Award
National Ski Patrol System

1992 Presidential Leadership Award
National Association of EMT's

1992 Florence E Silvestri Volunteer of Year Award
Stratford EMS

1991 Citation from the First Selectman
For serving as Fire Chief in Fairfield

1988 EMT / PARAMEDIC OF THE YEAR
Emergency Medical Services Magazine

1987 Grand Cordon Citation / Meritorious Service Medal
For command of rescue operation L'Ambiance Building Collapse
City of Bridgeport

1987 Outstanding Contributions to Connecticut EMS
Connecticut State Department of Health

1978 New York City EMS Medal
For the rescue of a child from an partially collapsed burning building

1977 New York City EMS Award of Merit
For coordination of activities during complete evacuation of a
health care facility.

Multiple Service Medals for various operations
Publications and Patents Summary
PUBLICATIONS

December 1993
Operations on the Fire Scene
Emergency Medical Services Magazine

1992 to 1995
Columnist
The Director's Chair / EMS in the Fire Service
Rescue EMS News / Firefighter News

1990 to 1995
Editorial Advisory Board Member
Rescue EMS News / Firefighter News
Lifesaving Communications Inc.

1992
Contributing Author
Managing EMS Operations / Fire Officer Series
International Society of Fire Service Instructors

1992
Contributing Author
Disaster Management, Extrication
Emergency Care
Saunders Publishing

1984 to 1988
Editor
EMS Management Advisor
Aspen Publishing Incorporated

September, 1988
Alcoholism in EMS / The Management Challenge
Emergency Medical Services
Volume 17 Number 8

December, 1987
Hazmat: the Manager's Perspective
Emergency Magazine
Volume 19 Number 3 162 Edition

January 1986
Street Survival / the Administrators Role
Emergency Magazine
Volume 15 Number 1 147 Edition

1981 to 1983
Emergency Medical Services Section Newsletter
Volume 1 through 3 / 12 issues
International Society of Fire Service Instructors

1980
Disaster Management
International Society of Fire Service Instructors

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
As an expert, has consulted on cases involving emergency response, emergency operations, motor vehicle accidents involving ambulances and medical malpractice cases involving paramedics, dispatcher and medical directors. He has also worked on equipment failure cases and employment issues involving both union and non union environments.
Training / Seminars
US Army Research Institute of Chemical Defense / Hospital Management of CBRNE Emergencies.
Instructor Trainer, Instructor Development, Academy of Counter Terrorist Education, LSU
Emergency Response to Biological Incidents, Louisiana State University
Emergency Response to Terrorism Tactical Considerations, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Initial Response to Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction, Department of Justice
Chemical Protective Clothing Instructor Trainer, Ct. Department of Homeland Security
Supervision of Police Personnel, New York City Police Academy
Computer Aided Management of Emergency Operations, National Fire Academy
Senior Executive Workshop on Public Health National Emergency Training Center
Exercise Design Workshop, National Emergency Training Center
Hazardous Material Operations, National Emergency Training Center
Incident Command Instructor, National Fire Academy
OSHA 501 General Industry Instructor
Advanced Hazardous Materials Life Support Instructor
Connecticut Emergency Medical Technician / Paramedic
Connecticut Certified Telecommunications Instructor
Connecticut Certified EMS Instructor
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor
Connecticut Certified Fire Instructor 1
Connecticut Certified Incident Command Instructor.
Connecticut Certified Hazardous Materials Instructor
Connecticut Certified Arson Investigator
Connecticut Certified Hazardous Materials Inspector
Connecticut Certified Fire Fighter
Crisis Intervention Instructor, CPI
Connecticut OSHA Qualified Safety Instructor
CIRMA Qualified Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor
Connecticut Certified Police Instructor

Operations on the Fire Scene
Emergency Medical Services Magazine

Columnist
The Director's Chair / EMS in the Fire Service
Rescue EMS News / Firefighter News

Editorial Advisory Board Member
Rescue EMS News / Firefighter News
Lifesaving Communications Inc.

Contributing Author
Managing EMS Operations / Fire Officer Series
International Society of Fire Service Instructors

Contributing Author
Disaster Management, Extrication
Emergency Care
Saunders Publishing

Editor
EMS Management Advisor
Aspen Publishing Incorporated

Alcoholism in EMS / The Management Challenge
Emergency Medical Services
Volume 17 Number 8

Hazmat: the Manager's Perspective
Emergency Magazine
Volume 19 Number 3 162 Edition

Street Survival / the Administrators Role
Emergency Magazine
Volume 15 Number 1 147 Edition

Emergency Medical Services Section Newsletter
Volume 1 through 3 / 12 issues
International Society of Fire Service Instructors

Disaster Management
International Society of Fire Service Instructors

Save the Dragon
Arkansas EMT Association

HICS and NIMS
North Dakota Hospital Association
Connecticut Hospital Association
Greater New York Hospital Association

Financial Impacts of Disasters
World Health Council

Special Populations and Disaster
National Press Club
Vendor Selection
President, Board of Directors
Past President, 1986 to 1990
Southwest Regional EMS Communications Center,
Fairfield County, Connecticut
2001 to 2006

Faculty / Paramedic Program Director
Housatonic Community Technical College/Bridgeport Hospital
State of Connecticut
1994 to 1996

Principle - Fire/Rescue Operations Evaluation Team
Division of Fire and Rescue Services
John F. Kennedy Space Center - NASA
ERASE Enterprises Consulting Group
1989 to 1990

Senior Ski Patroller
National Ski Patrol System
Butternut Basin Ski Area
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
1971 to 1991
Other Relevant Experience
Business Contingency Planning,
Emergency Preparedness Review,
Disaster Planning,
Emergency Medical Services System Analysis,
Crisis Management / Catastrophic Incident Management,
Emergency Medical Services Management Support,
Expert Witness and Litigation Assistance,
Hospital and Health Care Facility Disaster Planning,
Emergency Coordination Exercises, Drills and Simulations,
NIMS / Incident Command Training,
Public Safety Operations / Analysis,
Public Safety Programs for Places of Public Assembly,
Public Safety Product Development,
Speakers Bureau and Lecture Series,
Conference Speakers,
Joint Commission Compliance

Fields of Expertise

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