Dayton InfraGard Meeting - May 28, 2014

Wed, 2014-05-28 15:00


Dayton InfraGard Meeting
Topics: Public Health / First Responders
Sector Chief Program
Place: Berry Room, Nutter Center at Wright State University
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 2:30)

We will be having two presentations for this meeting, David Gerstner and FBI SA Tom Bintz.  David will present on a number of topics relating to Public Health:

·         Changes in responses to Active Shooter Incidents, both for law enforcement, and even more, for EMS
·         Changes in the way we deal with and plan for mass casualty incidents
·         Some of the Public Health threats/concerns we’re preparing for
·         Some of the threats/risks for the Health Sector, especially hospitals
·         Preparations for incidents involving radioactive materials

Dave's presentation will take a different look at Active Shooter Incidents, as compared to our last meeting with SA Rob Warfel. 

FBI Special Agent, Thomas Bintz is currently our Coordinator for the Dayton Chapter and is with the FBI's Cincinnati Division, as well as their Cyber Division.  Among other FBI updates, Tom will be presenting information on the Sector Chief Program.  InfraGard’s Sector Chief Program (SCP) escalates communication across the organization by enlisting industry’s top subject matter experts as liaisons to facilitate information sharing and communication between the FBI and local InfraGard Members Alliances (IMAs). This added exchange fuels the ability of the FBI and government partners to address threats to the 16 recognized sectors of the nation’s critical infrastructure.  This has been something that other Chapters, who admittedly might have more resources, have been promoting for quite a while now.  It is time for Dayton to get involved.

David Gerstner, EMT-P, is currently the Dayton Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) Program Manager.  His responsibilities include planning for response to terrorism, WMD, and active shooter incidents, as well as domestic/emergency preparedness for all-hazards major events.  Mr. Gerstner has been involved with prehospital emergency care for over three decades.  Mr. Gerstner holds the rank of Senior Paramedic with the City of Dayton Fire Department.  He has held numerous positions in the Fire Department, including second in command of the Management Information Services (MIS) Development Team and head of the EMS Training Bureau.  He has designed and implemented programs in Hazardous Materials for EMS Personnel, and Prehospital 12-Lead EKG Acquisition and Interpretation. 

David is also a clinical faculty member with Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and an Ohio EMS instructor.  He is an active participant on numerous committees at the local, state, and regional level, many of which are related to homeland security or response to terrorist events.  In addition to his EMS interests, he is a flight instructor, and has experience as a commissioned municipal police officer trained in hostage negotiations.  Mr. Gerstner is the author of numerous journal articles.  He has also agreed to be our first Sector Chief, for both the Emergency Services Sector, as well as the Healthcare and Public Health Sector.

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