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 Expert  725055

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


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Connecticut (CT)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

Listed with other top experts in: 

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 Expert's 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.

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disaster control

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disaster planning

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 Expert's 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.

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emergency management

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Hazard Communication Standard

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disaster medicine

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disaster prevention

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.
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paramedic liability

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paramedic malpractice

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paramedicine

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emergency service

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emergency medical service

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emergency medical service training


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
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;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

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

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1980 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Owner

 

Owner and Principle of a emergency preparedness consulting practice. He has worked full and part time on this for the last 20 years.

2004 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

National Center For Bioreadiness Training, Academy of Counter Terrorist Education

 

Adjunct Faculty/ Instructor

 

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.


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, Expert's 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:
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


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

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • 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.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
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.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Ambulance expert for consulting on EMS formation, regulatory, government adn financial issues and limits.
  • Paramedic expert in for consulting on a records review.
  • Public safety expert for consulting case on the staffing , schedule and training of emergency operation employees- 911 Call Center.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1991 to   Canada   Provided consultative services to the Canadian Ski Area Association.

Additional Skills and Services:
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, Expert's 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

Supplier and Vendor Location and 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 Skills and Services

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


 

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