I can answer related to most aspects of home, school or office emergency preparedness to include disaster planning, incident command, national incident response system, and what you should have on hand for supplies. We also can answer questions about specific types of emergencies (e.g. hurricanes, tornados, etc.) and discuss long them recovery plans too. We generally do not answer questions or critique individual jurisdictional plans developed by local governments although we can identify planning gaps and mitigation strategies. The bottom line is that we can answer most questions about the emergency management process.
I am the lead emergency manager and planner for the NH National Guard and responsible for all aspects of disaster planning and response. Work directly with the NH Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to coordinate the State of New Hampshire response. I am also a coauthor of the NH Ice Storm Response Report. I have 28 years of military operations, planning, and command experience. I've commanded forces on the ground reposing to disaster both in the USA and overseas to include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and aircraft crashes.
am a life member of the National Guard Association of the United States and a 2008 inductee into the order of Saint Barbara. In addition, I am a adult leader for Boy Scouts of America and an emergency preparedness merit badge instructor.
I am published in the Encyclopedia of New England Culture and am a co author of the State of NH Report on the 2008 Ice Storm.
I have a Baccalaureate Degree in Business and a Master of Business Administration degree. In addtion, I am a graduate of US Army Command and General Staff School, FEMA Incident Command System Training and I am FEMA National Incident Management System Trained.
I have been awarded the Army Combat Action Badge, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, New Hampshire Commendation Medal,and numerous letters of commendation and appreciation.
Since entering into the private sector our clients include: Daniel Webster Council BSA, Learning Skills Academy, Story Book Hollow Early Learning Center and numerous individual clients. While in the public sector my primary client was the NH Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. In addition, we supported FEMA and 235 communities in New Hampshire. In addition, I am on the National Guard Advisory Council representing FEMA Region I (New England).
|Bob Coffey||01/05/12||10||10||10||I appreciate the thoughts that Ralph presented .....|
|Dave||01/05/12||10||10||10||The answer was great, full of info .....|