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    Owner | Emergency Manager
  • Company
    Doberman Emergency Management Group
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    • Nationwide
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  • Community Volunteer Group
    Volunteer Emergency Response Team Program Development
    Building a successful Volunteer ERT, providing baseline and continual training, frequency of communications, team structure, and more. This is for the management of a Volunteer ERT.

    Occupant Emergency Training
    Various training topics including: CERT, Active Shooter, General Preparedness, Evacuation and Mustering, and Widescale Natural Hazard (specific) trainings.
  • COVID-19
    Response and Reopening Strategies: An After Action
    1. What the Ebola Response (should have) taught us about COVID-19 and utilizing a national messaging strategy IN the pandemic. 2. How data impacts the reopening strategy, using antigen testing to reopen schools. 3. Decision Making and the use of data science to improve response and recovery, a review of vaccination sites.
  • Disaster Services Government
    Hurricane Harvey
    From management to response of the largest hurricane response in US History. Overview and lessons learned. Also the innovative approaches we took due to multiple type 1 concurrent events. GIS information included.

    FEMA's Role in Disaster Response
    A review of the National Incident Management Assistance Team (N-IMAT) pulling from numerous hurricane, wildfire, tornadic, mass-flooding, volcanic, and ice storm events.
  • Exercises, Drills & Training
    Full Scale Exercise Design
    Building an exercise to test and stretch the capabilities of EMAs and stakeholders. Strategies to implement and key take-aways.

    Leading Exercises
    ,May build and assist in the supervision of exercises, drills, table-tops, and other like events for conferences.
  • First Aid, CPR & Household Preparedness
    General Preparedness
    Home and Community preparedness tips from a National Strike Team Member: the must haves and critical actions for life-saving, life-sustaining situations.
  • Healthcare & Public Health
    A Review of Major Epidemics and Pandemics
    Polio, H1N1, Ebola, and COVID-19 have each impacted the World, each relate to each other. Lessons learned and critical actions for the next Big One.
  • Incident Command System & Incident Management
    Roles and Responsibilities: An ICS Overview
  • Innovation, Technology & Sustainability
    Creating the Nation's First Disaster Response Drone Team
    From the creator, developer, and pilot in command of the inaugural use of drones in disasters. Our lessons learned and key take-aways.
  • Resilience
    Resilience is King & Why It's Time for Revolution
    Former member of the National Strike Team and current Host of the Disaster Tough Podcast talks about the future of emergency management.
  • Security, IT, and Data Mgmt
    Connecting Emergency Management to GIS
    Emergency Manager turned GIS Unit Leader talks about the intersection of data analysis and the Disaster Lifecycle. What you need to know about data and what it can do for your organization. This is your need-to-know. This is the starting point.
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  • Summary
    John Scardena is a subject matter expert (SME) in emergency and disaster management. As a former Federal Emergency Response Official, John has been a driving force in every aspect of the Disaster Life-cycle. John’s service includes Unit Leader and Geospatial Intelligence SME on the National Incident Management Assistance Team- West (N-IMAT West), one of three Congressionally-mandated Type 1 National Strike Teams. John created and developed the first tactical level Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) program for FEMA and acted as pilot in command for multiple Presidentially-declared disasters, including responses to Hurricane Harvey and the 2017 California wildfires. John is the owner of Doberman Emergency Management, based in Sacramento, California.
  • Highlights
    Wildfire Management Conference 2020- Keynote Speaker
    Disaster Tough Podcast Host
    Hurricane Matthew Response
    Hurricane Harvey Response
    Southern California Wildfire Outbreak 2017 Response
    Creation of National Strike Team Drone Operations
    Kilauea Volcanic Eruption Response & Recovery
    Southern GA Winter Storm and Tornado Recovery
    Oroville Dam Recovery
    Alaskan Earthquake Response and Recovery
    Mass Flooding Response Midwest – MO, IL, IA
    Ebola Response
    Japan Tohoku Response and Recovery
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    • Keynote
    • Workshop
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    • Panel
    • Trainer
    • Planning/Meeting Facilitation
    • Master of Ceremonies/Moderator
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    • Consulting
  • Cancellation Policy
    Formal: No refund post booking unless mutually agreed upon
  • Price Range
    $2000 To $10000
  • Experience
    15 Year(s)
    Events Last Year 1
  • Languages
    • English
    • Japanese
Event TitleEvent DateLocation
Wildland Fire ConferenceJune 02, 2020Online due to COVID-19

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