I’m an emergency management professional with over twenty-three years of experience in public safety, emergency management, and consulting. I am a founding member, partner, and principal consultant with Emergency Preparedness Solutions, LLC; a private consulting firm serving government, businesses, and not for profit organizations in various aspects of emergency and disaster preparedness, particularly planning, training, and exercises. I’m a Certified Emergency and Disaster Professional (CEDP) through the International Board for Certification of Safety Managers.
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Mr. Riecker has served in public safety for twenty-three years, eighteen of which have been in the field of Emergency Management. He is recognized nationally as a specialist in incident management; emergency operations center management; defense support to civil authorities (DSCA); public safety event planning and management; instructional design and delivery; and exercise design, conduct, and evaluation.
Mr. Riecker is an experienced program manager and innovator, having revolutionized programs through streamlining policy and procedure; and leveraging technology, grant funds, interagency partnerships, and human capital with a focus on meeting needs through quality implementation. He was the lead planner and exercise director for three of the largest preparedness exercises ever conducted in the State of New York: Empire Express (2008), Empire 09 (2009), and Vigilant Guard (2009); and appointed by the State of Vermont to be the lead exercise controller for Vermont Vigilant Guard (2016).
Mr. Riecker has had the honor of presenting and training at numerous conferences and training facilities around the nation; including FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI), United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), colleges and universities, fire and police academies, and numerous public safety and event management conferences. His most distinctive honor has been presenting to a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Mr. Riecker has a depth of response experience, ranging from a decade of work in EMS and the fire service to direct involvement in 20 Federally declared disasters as well as many Federally declared emergencies, and local and Gubernatorial disaster declarations. Mr. Riecker has served in State and local Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) as a qualified Planning Section Chief.