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About Me
Currently am the Chief and Founding Officer of a small Emergency Response Team dealing with different aspects of Emergency Management while I am currently working on my Emergency Management Degree.
Where Do You Live Now? (City, State)
Charlottesville, Virginia
What Branch Of Public Safety Are You?
Fire-Rescue, EMS, Emergency Mgmt
Rank/Position
Chief
Certifications
FEMA Certifications
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Professional Development Series
IS-00242.b" entitled "Effective Communication
IS-00241.b" entitled "Decision Making and Problem Solving
IS-00809 - Emergency Support Function (ESF) #9 Search and Rescue
"IS-00011.a" entitled "Animals in Disasters: Community Planning "
"IS-00010.a" entitled "Animals in Disaster: Awareness and Preparedness "
"IS-00340" entitled "Hazardous Materials Prevention "
"IS-00029" entitled "Public Information Officer Awareness "
"IS-00775" entitled "EOC Management and Operations "
"IS-00144" entitled "Telecommunicators Emergency Response Taskforce (TERT) Basic Course"
IS-00801 Emergency Support Function (ESF) #1 Transportation
"IS-00315" entitled "CERT Supplemental Training: The Incident Command System"
"IS-00288" entitled "Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Mgmt
"IS-00100.b" entitled "Introduction to Incident Command System
"IS-00700.a" entitled "National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction"
"IS-00100.hcb" entitled "Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100) for Healthcare/Hospitals"
"IS-00800.b" entitled "National Response Framework, An Introduction
"IS-00200.b" entitled "ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident
"IS-00230.d" entitled "Fundamentals of Emergency Management "
"IS-00907" entitled "Active Shooter: What You Can Do "
"IS-00703.a" entitled "NIMS Resource Management "
"IS-00240.b" entitled "Leadership and Influence "
IS-00001.a Emergency Manager: An Orientation to the Position
IS-00020.15 Diversity Awareness
IS-00022 - Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness.
IS-00120.a - An Introduction to Exercises
IS-00802 Emergency Support Function (ESF) #2 Communications
IS-00910.a Emergency Management Preparedness Fundamentals
IS-00015.b Special Events Contingency Planning for Public Safety Agencies
IS-00235.b Emergency Planning
IS-00244.b Developing and Managing Volunteers
IS-00317 Introduction to CERT
IS-00930 Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS) System: Leadership Training
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Dealing with Disaster Related Trauma in Children – Columbia Regional Learning Center
Confined Space Entry ( C ) - 360 Training
Emergency Response Team Coordinator – Michigan State Univeristy, School of Criminal Justice
See and Be Seen: Emergency Lighting Awareness – The Emergency Responders Safety Institute, Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association
Incident Command System ­ Awareness Level - Michigan State Univeristy, School of Criminal Justice
Traffic Incident Management: TIM Training & Resources for Emergency Responders - The Emergency Responders Safety Institute, Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association
Health Care Provider CPR – American Academy of CPR & First Aid, Inc.
First Aid Course - American Academy of CPR & First Aid, Inc.
BLS CPR (Adult/Child/Infant - American Academy of CPR & First Aid, Inc.
Crisis Awareness – Crisis Academy Online
Elements of Leadership: Dicision Making & Problem Solving Under Emergency Conditions - Columbia Regional Learning Center
Diabetic Emergencies – 24-7 EMS
Extrication and Patient Packaging (V2) – 24-7 EMS
Pediatric Trauma – 24-7 EMS
Helicopter Safety Training (LZ) – Northwest MEDSTAR Critical Care Transport Service
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Tier 1 Emergency Response Team
Civilian Support Team
Non Profit Disaster Relief, CERT, Citizen Corps, Neighborhood Watch
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http://www.tier1ert.org
Favorite Quote
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
Heroes
My grandpa Johnson
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At 8:17pm on November 1, 2015,
USFRA Staff
Janet Liebsch
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Hi Chief -- welcome and thank you for joining USFRA! Check out all our Forums and Networks using the main menu bar in red, and please take a moment to read our SOGs (Standard Operating Guidelines) for the site. Also join the USFRA Community Central Group for some “Getting Started” tips and to stay current on features and updates (Note: There is a “Join” button you can click once in there).

Let us know if you have any questions or suggestions as you settle in and take care, j

At 1:03pm on November 1, 2015,
USFRA Staff
Capt. D Lewis
said…

Greetings Chief, welcome to USFRA. If you need assistance navigating the site, please do not hesitate to reach to me.

 
 
 

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