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Brian views the big picture to find results that benefit all parties involved through pre-planning and proactive action. He can quickly formulate a plan that will work while making the decisions, and taking actions, to support the plan. He is proficient in the various aspects of Emergency Management, and exercises, including the documentation associated with HSEEP. He served as the Exercise Director for he Gunnison County Wide MCI Drill 2014 which included 36 agencies (both public emergency services, the school district, public health, and several volunteer agencies). He has served in the various roles of the ICS system during his career. Brian is also familiar with the requirements of the Joint Commission, and CMS, concerning emergency management. As a former Emergency Manager for a Critical Access Hospital (including EMS) he gained a wide variety of experience in the aspects of emergency management. His senior leadership experience covers multiple professional and volunteer positions. His educational achievements includes two AAS; Emergency Medical Services and Fire Service, and an AGS (Criminal Justice). He is currently pursuing a Bachelors in Business Management. In addition he has completed many FEMA courses, including earning a Certificate of Achievement: Professional Development Series. He has also attended multiple courses at the Center for Domestic Preparedness. His curriculum vitae demonstrates that Brian is an adult learner who pursues, and enjoys, a wide variety of educational opportunities. He also enjoys teaching and mentoring. He is an avid outdoorsman and an active husband and father. He displays a can do attitude in the various aspects of his life, while using his humor to enjoy the journey. Brian would like the opportunity to discuss how his specific skills set will help grow your organization, and can be reached at

Christmas gifts

It’s that time of year to spread some cheer with gifts. Remember to record any significant gifts with receipts or pictures, and put the paperwork in your safe place. This documentation could come in handy during an emergency or disaster.

Telephone list

Do you have a current telephone list of important numbers? Do you have some of those numbers on paper in case your cell phone quits working?


During an emergency or disaster garbage collection may be delayed. Have you planned on what to do with your garbage? Do you know what you can reuse or repurpose?


An essential part of your supplies should be some dish soap. In the event of an emergency, or disaster, you will want to keep utensil and dishes clean. This will help you avoid getting sick.

Critical Thinking

When was the last time you took a class on critical thinking?

Thank You

Thank you Veterans.  


Have you ever thought about the shoes you are wearing and how they would hold up in the weather outside? High heels, dress shoes, and other type of shoes may not hold up to your local environment. If you had to take a long walk outside do you have the shoes with you to do it?


Do you have your important papers (or a copy) in a safe place that can be quickly accessed in case you are required to leave your house in a hurry?


COOP stands for Continuity of Operations Plan. This is basically a plan on how you will conduct “business” during an emergency or disaster. On a personal level you will still need to conduct some “business”. Do you have a plan on how you will take care of your business?

Travel safety

Having a small duffel bag / back pack in your car with some some essential items during the winter is a good practice. What would you include in your bag?