Susan Tellem
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  • Malibu, CA
  • United States
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Tom Hetherington liked Susan Tellem's profile
Oct 6, 2015
GAETANO GIOFFRE left a comment for Susan Tellem
"Hello Susan...hope all is well."
Oct 26, 2014
Magdui33 left a comment for Susan Tellem
"Hello, my name is Guillaume and I am French fireman I wishes to exchange discussions and also badges, clothing... Are interested in you? Be save"
Mar 25, 2014
Susan Tellem is now friends with Ron King (Deputy Chief) and Robert J. Davis
Nov 29, 2011
Susan Tellem and Adam VanGerpen are now friends
Sep 27, 2011
Susan Tellem and Tommy Anderson are now friends
Jun 28, 2011
Susan Tellem joined Mike France's group

"The Training Cadre"

Out of the Box Firefighting Training and Put our minds in the mode of training from some of Senior Members of FFN
May 13, 2011
Susan Tellem and mallory riss are now friends
Mar 14, 2011
Susan Tellem and Bruce Hale are now friends
Feb 3, 2011
Susan Tellem is now friends with Richard Armstrong and Michael Meadows
Dec 31, 2010
Susan Tellem replied to Phoenix's discussion Media Releasing 911 Tapes....What gives them the right?? in the group The Chiefs Back Room Crew
"This is a Freedom of Information Act request that all reporters invoke when they want access. Remember, "If it bleeds it leads" on the news. And you are correct Brian that it relates to the 1st amendment. Unfortunately we cannot pick and…"
Dec 30, 2010
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Nov 20, 2010
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Aug 22, 2010
Susan Tellem joined Mike France's group

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For those who perform Search and rescue in Preserves and mountains, wherever we are needed.
Aug 4, 2010
Susan Tellem commented on Mike France's group The Firehouse Back Room
"my prayers are flying around the room for all of you to share!"
Jun 7, 2010

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Other Response Agency Type
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
CERT 2 years
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
LAPD reserve officer specialist (ret); registered nurse (ret); public safety commissioner Malibu (current)
My Training:
Community Emergency Response Team board member in Malibu CA; founder
About Me:
Susan M. Tellem, APR, RN, is a partner in Tellem Worldwide, Inc. a public relations, social media and marketing communications firm and founder of

An accredited (APR) member of Public Relations Society of America, Tellem is an active volunteer for many causes, especially animal welfare organizations, and was honored with the LA Chapter’s Joseph Roos Community Service Award given to only one individual each year. She also served as a volunteer for the media advance teams during Pope John Paul's visit to Los Angeles and was responsible for credentialing 3,000 media. She acted as the volunteer public relations spokesperson for the District Attorney in the Michael Jackson molestation case for almost two years prior to and during the trial.

Tellem has served as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University after an 11 year stint as a member of UCLA's extension faculty. An accomplished public speaker and frequent lecturer, she was the sole PR practitioner on a panel of 11 media representatives sponsored by the prestigious Poynter Institute and USC Annenberg on “The Ethics of Reporting on Celebrities.” Tellem was recognized by the Century City Chamber of Commerce as a “2007 Woman of Achievement” and has written a chapter in several books for the “Inside the Minds…’ series about public relations, as well as served as book editor for “Sports Medicine for the 80s.”

Tellem is a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; a Los Angeles Police Department Reserve Officer Specialist (retired); a registered nurse (retired); and an active member of many animal welfare and environmental groups. In 2008, she became a Malibu Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) board member and was appointed as one of five Malibu Public Safety Commissioners for a four-year term.
Day Job:
Public relations
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Information sharing on
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Money, layoffs, fires in California

Susan Tellem's Blog

Tsunami Advisory Issued for California Coast After Chile Quake

Posted on February 27, 2010 at 12:09pm 0 Comments

See map here -

A tsunami advisory has been issued for the California coast this morning following the overnight magnitude-8.8 earthquake that struck off the coast of Chile, according

to the LA Times
. "An advisory means there may be strong currents,

but that widespread…


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At 5:36pm on October 26, 2014, GAETANO GIOFFRE said…

Hello Susan...hope all is well.

At 11:02am on March 25, 2014, Magdui33 said…

Hello, my name is Guillaume and I am French fireman I wishes to exchange discussions and also badges, clothing...
Are interested in you?
Be save

At 6:49pm on November 29, 2011, Ron King (Deputy Chief) said…

Thank you for the add. Be safe.

At 7:26pm on June 5, 2010, ROB ELLIOTT said…
hey susan thanks for that i will email him today is there any chance that you can send me a malibu public safety patch or hat for my collection and whats the address for cert head office so i am able to apply for them aswell and request a patch or hat from them aswell stay safe sister
At 6:30pm on June 5, 2010, ROB ELLIOTT said…
hey susan how are you i am part of rescue in australia and i am intreseted in employment with public safety malibu were do i send my resume details to
At 8:45pm on April 11, 2010, John Shunnarah said…
Hey Susan, hows it going? Hope you are being safe. Take care.

At 5:56pm on March 3, 2010, Dave Galka said…
Welcome to the nation Susan, stay safe
At 8:59pm on February 28, 2010, Susan Tellem said…
Big water surge this morning all the way to the parking lot at the beach but other than that nada.
At 12:20pm on February 27, 2010, DUANE DAVIS said…
At 11:50am on February 23, 2010, Susan Tellem said…
Hi Clint - Malibu's department is actually LA County.

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