Duties and Responsibilities
Perform administrative, technical, and fieldwork in the development, implementation, and delivery of training for special operations team members, and support programs, to include hazardous materials, technical rescue, and WMD/Terrorism response.
Provide direct training to team members, and department personnel in areas of HAZMAT, WMD, and technical rescue.
Develop and implement training programs for team members and department.
Deliver Training to Team Members in Structural Collapse, Trench rescue, Rope Rescue, Water and Dive Rescue, Confined Space, and Search and Rescue.
Develop a testing and evaluation program to measure the success of training curriculums.
Provide input regarding department budget, and recommend items to purchase.
Provide on-scene guidance and assistance to the incident commander during hazardous materials incidents, and technical rescue incidents.
Command activities pertaining to special operations team during training evolutions, and on emergency incidents.
Sit on Local Emergency Planning Committee as alternate, also in the EOC for ESF 9/10.
Develop a 200-hour hazardous materials technician course.
Develop a NFPA/OSHA Compliant Technical Rescue Specialist Training Course.
Develop special operations training strategy.
Develop procedures for use and implementation of equipment.
Develop a training database for team members.
Develop and deliver nerve agent antidote training for department.
Serve on State Working Group for hazmat/WMD standard Operating Procedure development.
Coordinate response and equipment issues with the regional MMRS
Develop strategy to work with the MMRS
Conduct Threat and Vulnerability assessments on critical infrastructure, public buildings, and industrial facilities
Hazmat Specialist on Florida Task Force – 4 (Urban Search and Rescue Team)