Sandy Hook Shootings: FIRE CHIEF: FEMA: Homeland Security
Sandy Hook Shootings: FIRE CHIEF: FEMA: Homeland Security
Bill Halstead, MPA, CEM
Faculty at University of Phoenix
- Greater New York City Area
- Government Administration
Bill Halstead, MPA, CEM’s Overview
- Faculty at University of Phoenix
- Emergency Management Analyst at Yale Center for Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Response
- Emergency Response Coordinator at Newtown Health District
- Emergency Management Program Specialist at State of Connecticut
- Fire Commissioner & Captain at Sandy Hook Fire and Rescue Co. Inc.
- Communications & Emergency Management Director at Town of New Fairfield, Connecticut
- American Military University
- Jacksonville State University
- Naugatuck Valley Community College
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Bill Halstead, MPA, CEM’s Summary
• Thirteen years experience in public safety including Emergency Management, Public Health Homeland Security, Emergency Communications, Fire & Rescue, EMS, and Law Enforcement.
• More than ten years experience in emergency planning for all aspects of public safety.
• Strong project management skills, experienced in oversight of multiple simultaneous projects in a deadline-driven environment.
• Highly skilled in policy analysis, program evaluation, strategic briefings, and policy directives.
• Practiced in presentation development and delivery, including training programs.
• Grant writing / grants management experience, including programmatic and financial oversight, over one year at the state SAA level.
• Significant team-building experience in public and private sector environments, working with the public, professionals and executive level management to achieve a common outcome.
• Substantial supervisory experience in both government and volunteer agencies.
Emergency Planning, Grants Management, Emergency Management, Presentation Development, Group Facilitation & Development, Budget Analysis, Emergency Response, Project Management, Supervisory Role, Healthcare Emergency Management
Bill Halstead, MPA, CEM’s Experience
Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; APOL; Higher Education industry
February 2012 – Present (11 months) Online Campus
Part-Time Online Faculty for Emergency Preparedness and Planning (EMC/320) and Ethics and Social Responsibility (ETH/316).
Emergency Management Analyst
Yale Center for Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Response
February 2011 – Present (1 year 11 months) New Haven, Connecticut
Multiple planning projects for emergency management and public health emergency response
Exercise evaluation and after action development
Business development proposal writing
System wide emergency response
Training course development and delivery
Other duties as required
Emergency Response Coordinator
Newtown Health District
June 2005 – Present (7 years 7 months)
• Conduct strategic and operational planning for public health emergencies including mass vaccination and dispensing, bioterrorism events, emergency credentialing and volunteer training, and public education.
• Developed and continue to monitor recruitment and retention plan for public health emergency volunteers (individuals and private sector partners).
• Develop and execute training and exercise programs for public health preparedness partners, as well as construct and deliver public information campaigns and courses (website development, newsletters, press releases).
• Administer CDC Bioterrorism grant as a grant-funded contractor.
Emergency Management Program Specialist
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry
May 2008 – February 2011 (2 years 10 months)
• Responsible for plan development and updates of state, regional, and local plans (including operational and strategic plans).
• Manage federal, state and local grants: Homeland Security Grant Program, Urban Area Security Initiative, UASI Non-Profit Security Grant Program, and Interoperable Emergency Communications including application and Investment Justification development and review, award creation, financial and programmatic review and on-site monitoring.
• Play key role in development of regional emergency planning teams including subcommittee establishment and ongoing operations.
• Prepare reports and presentations on all projects to be presented to both the public as well as executive management.
• Conduct statewide planning initiatives including Debris Management and Transportation Security and Response.
• Works with the Regional Catastrophic Planning Grant program (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania).
• Assists in training and exercise development for emergency management activities.
Fire Commissioner & Captain
Sandy Hook Fire and Rescue Co. Inc.
January 1996 – October 2008 (12 years 10 months) Sandy Hook, Connecticut
• Vice-Chairman of Municipal Oversight board for five fire departments.
• Served as liaison with public and private sector officials, including education, hospital, private corporations, and volunteer groups.
• Analyzed and prepared yearly budgets of over $1 Million.
• Wrote and updated Standard Operating Procedures for Town’s five fire departments.
• Administered federal and state grants; activities included application writing, financial and progress reporting, and project oversight.
• Provided leadership as Committee Chairman of public education and fundraising committees.
Communications & Emergency Management Director
Town of New Fairfield, Connecticut
May 2006 – May 2008 (2 years 1 month)
• Supervisor of 911 Dispatch Center and department head for two departments.
• Prepared and administered department budgets yearly.
• Hired, disciplined, evaluated, and trained subordinates.
• Maintained the municipality’s Emergency Operations Plan and Public Health Emergency Plan.
• Administered federal and strategic grants; activities included application writing, financial and progress reporting, and project oversight.
• Developed public information campaigns and training for first responders and public officials.
• Wrote RFPs for capital projects, reviewed submitted proposals, and recommended contracts and vendors for approval.
• Served as Project Manager for IT solutions including researching, procuring, and oversight for new Computer Aided Dispatch System, Disaster Recovery, Surveillance Cameras, and Digital Recording Devices.
Bill Halstead, MPA, CEM’s Publications
Bill Halstead, MPA, CEM’s Skills & Expertise
Bill Halstead, MPA, CEM’s Honors and Awards
2010 State of CT DEMHS Team Work AwardCT DEMHS
- September 2007
2002 Firefighter of the YearSandy Hook Fire & Rescue Co.
- July 2002
DRII Emergency Management ScholarshipDRII
Bill Halstead, MPA, CEM’s Certifications
Certified Emergency Manager
- International Association of Emergency Managers
- December 2008 to December 2013
Emergency Medical Technician
- State of Connecticut
- License 980563
- June 1998 to July 2013
All Hazards Public Information Officer
- July 2009
All Hazards Communications Unit Leader
- December 2008
Integrated Emergency Management Course
ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800
- March 2008
Bill Halstead, MPA, CEM’s Education
American Military University
MPA, Public Administration with a Concentration in Disaster Management
2010 – 2011
Jacksonville State University
BS, Emergency Management & Homeland Security
2006 – 2008
Activities and Societies: Honor Societies
Naugatuck Valley Community College
AS, Business Management
2003 – 2006
Bill Halstead, MPA, CEM’s Additional Information
- Volunteering, Community Involvement, Reading, Outdoors Activities
- Groups and Associations:
International Association of Emergency Managers, Connecticut Emergency Management Association, Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, National Emergency Number Association