Susan Tellem
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  • Malibu, CA
  • United States
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Help fire fighter military veterans with traumatic brain injuries

Started Jul 23, 2011 0 Replies

Our firefighters are subject to it as well.  Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI is a brain injury from an external force which leads to temporary or permanent impairments in cognitive, behavioral and…Continue

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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, GUY 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 (Fire 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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