Michael Simkins
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  • Buffalo, NY
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Other Response Agency Type
Job Function
Hazardous Materials Team Member
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Erie County HazMat
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
My Training:
New York State Emergency Management Office (NYSEMO)
•ICS Orientation (ICS-100) Course
•ICS Orientation (ICS-100) Refresher Course
•ICS Basic (ICS-200)
•ICS Advanced (ICS-300)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – Emergency Management Institute
•Basic Incident Command System (IS-195)
•Principles of Emergency Management (IS-230)
•Orientation to Community Disaster Exercises (IS-120)
•National Incident Management System (IS-700)
•Decision Making & Problem Solving (IS-241)
•Effective Communication (IS-242)
•Continuity of Operations Awareness (IS-546)
•Introduction to Continuity of Operations (IS-547)
•Introduction to Hazardous Materials (IS-5A)
•Radiological Emergency Management (IS-3)

Office of Domestic Preparedness/DHS
•Basic Concepts for WMD Incidents-EMS 1
•WMD Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders
•EMS Operations and Planning for WMD
•Threat and Risk Assessment
•Enhanced Threat and Risk Assessment
•Emergency Response to Domestic Biological Incidents
•WMD Sampling and Evidence Collection
•Standardized Awareness Training: Train the Trainer

New York State Department of Health-Laboratory response Network
•Introduction to WMD Preparedness for Laboratories
•IATA/DOT Packaging and Shipping Compliance
•IATA/DOT Packaging and Shipping Compliance

Transportation Development Group
•DOT HAZMAT Security Awareness Training

New York State Police/New York State Department of Health
•CounterTerrorism Zone Conference-Forensic Epidemiology

Erie County Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team
•SEA/SE400 Respirator/Suit Training
•National Fire Academy-Emergency Response to Terrorism

State Univerity of New York at Albany; School of Public Health
•Terrorism, Preparedness, and Public Health

United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)
•“Advanced Topics on Medical Defense Against Biological
& Chemical Agents”

University of North Carolina; School of Public Health
•Public Health Grand Rounds:
•“Disease, Disaster, and Detection: Partnering with Public Health Laboratories”
New York/New Jersey Public Health Training Center
•Orientation to Public Health

Erie County Local Emergency Planning Committee
•2003 LEPC Homeland Security Conference
•2004 LEPC Homeland Security Conference

National Laboratory Training Network/ Iowa Center for Public Health Preparedness
•Chemical Terrorism Preparedness: The Basics

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Public Health Training Network
“Keeping the ‘Genome’ in the Bottle:
Reinforcing BioSafety Level 3 Procedures
•BioTerrorism Agents: Plague
•Recognition of Illness Associated with Chemical
•Overview of the New CSC Select Agent
Rule: 42 C.F.R. Part 73

Columbia University Mailman School Of Public Health
•Emergency Preparedness; Core Competentcies
for All Public Health Workers, Parts I & II

Saf-T-Pak Dangerous Goods Shipping Training
•2004 CD-ROM Training set “Shipping Infectious
Substances & Diagnostic Specimens

Government Technology (GovTech)
•Threat Management & Incident Response:
Preparing for Homeland Security's New Requirements

U.S. Dept. of Justice/Office for Domestic Preparedness
Dugway Proving Ground/Special Programs Division
•Advanced Chemical/Biological Integrated
Response Course (ACBIRC)
Day Job:
Laboratory Scientist, Health & Safety Officer
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To offer my skills and abilities to enhance HazMat response in my area.

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