James D. Weed, Sr.

James Weed

Education  

  • Master of Science in Public Safety Executive Leadership
  •  Bachelor of Science in Fire Admin & Management Studies

Specialty Fields

  • Emergency Management planning and policy
  •  Homeland Security
  •  Development of Public Preparedness Programs
  •  Building of public and private partnerships between citizens and the public safety community
  •  Development of training programs for elected and appointed officials/leaders designed to educate the community leadership about their roles in emergency/crisis management
  •  Development of a Mobile Command and Communication Unit providing communication to first responders from all sectors of government
  •  Investigation of major fire and emergency management incidents for the U.S. Fire Administration
  •  Developed and implemented a Statewide Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Division for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  •  Created partnerships with federal and state agencies, as well as private industries, for a multi-agency response program
  •  Directed the design and implementation of a statewide management information system utilizing multiple communications devices to transmit receive and download data worldwide for all emergency response activities
  •  Developed academic curriculum and programs, served as an academic adviser, designed professional development activities, as well as writing grants within the emergency management and homeland security areas
  •  Spent 25 years in the Fire Service and retired as Chief of the Department

 Employment

  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD – Associate Professor of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  •  Pasco County Office of Emergency Management, Pasco Cty, FL – Emergency Management Coordinator
  •  Carroll County’s Office of Public Safety Support Services, Carroll Cty, MD – Advisor to the Carroll County Commissioner and the Public Safety Support Services Administration
  •  National League of Cities, Wash DC – Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Programs
  •  Anne Arundel County, Anne Arundel Cty, MD – Director of Emergency Management
  •  TriData Corporation – Director of Local Government Studies
  •  Commonwealth of Massachusetts – State Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Director

 Memberships

  • International Association of Fire Chiefs
  •  Maryland and Florida Emergency Management Association
  • International Association of Emergency Managers