Emergency Management Coordinator
Directs and manages the operations of the Bexar County Office of Emergency Management (BCOEM). Responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive emergency management program; including emergency operations planning, disaster mitigation analysis, implementation of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and compliance with all State and Federal regulations. Develops and implements emergency response policies and procedures to address the threats and hazards to the county population. Responsible for the activation and management of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), field operations of BCOEM staff, and coordination of Bexar County departmental resources and personnel in response to natural and man-made disasters. Oversees a comprehensive training program designed for community preparedness, emergency responders, and government officials. Coordinates all media releases through the Bexar County Public Information Officer. Manages, conducts, and oversees mandatory response exercises with regional partners to enhance response and recovery capability. Monitors all BCOEM operations to ensure compliance with State and Federal regulations. Directs and oversees the development and administration of the annual department budget. Directs, oversees, and participates in public presentations, community outreach, conference workshops, and other seminars and civic functions. Provides oversight for the grant funding process for disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery activities.
Scott Lampright, CEM
Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator
Assists Emergency Management Coordinator in administrative planning, coordinating, and directing the Bexar County Emergency Management Office; implements emergency response programs; files required reports with the State; performs related duties. Performs administrative tasks in planning, coordinating, and directing the activities of the Bexar County Emergency Management Office. This includes preparation of plans and functional annexes for emergency management operations, including mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery actions, for use in directing the mobilization and utilization of emergency management resources and facilities; stays abreast of all mandated training, both Federal and State, and ensures the Emergency Management Coordinator is informed and aware of all matters pertaining to emergency management training and education activities. Maintains a functional Emergency Operations Center. Assists in the development and conduct of realistic emergency exercises, implements the Bexar County Emergency Management Plan; ensures the continual updates and modifications of the Bexar County Emergency Management Plan; maintains and oversees the fixed asset inventory for the Bexar County Emergency Management Office; performs related duties as required. Manages Emergency Management and Homeland Security related grants for the County.
Mark Chadwick, CEM, TEM
Emergency Management Specialist
Directs coordination of response and recovery operations for natural disasters and/or emergencies, preparation and analysis of damage assessments, design and administration of emergency management training and exercises in accordance with State and Federal regulations, develop and maintain liaison with military and jurisdictional authorities throughout the Alamo Area Council of Governments region, conducting threat and risk assessments, and coordination of emergency management activities: including assisting with partnership development initiatives to strengthen response capabilities and capacity, managing interns within the Bexar County Office of Emergency Management, development of Incident Action Plans (IAPs) for incidents and event, and serves as a technical advisor to regional partners in the development of IAPs. Responsible for coordinating emergency management activities such as ordering evacuations, opening public shelters, and implementing functional needs plans and programs. Additional duties include serving on: the Alamo Area All-Hazards Incident Management Team, local and regional committees, and professional boards and committees.
Responsible for the overall coordination of the Bexar County Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)/Hazardous Materials (HazMat) regional response teams serving the 13 county Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) region. Manages and administers the regional cache of WMD/HazMat equipment, organizes WMD/HazMat training and exercises, analyzes personal protective equipment and monitoring needs, and provides on scene support for all WMD/HazMat operations. Develops and manages standard operating guidelines (SOGs) to ensure WMD/HazMat operations are conducted in accordance with State and Federal regulations and serves as an advisor to regional partners on issues involving WMD/HazMat management. Additional duties include serving on: the Bexar County Local Emergency Planning Committee and an advisor to the Atascosa County Fire Chiefs.
Citizen Corps Council Coordinator
Directs and coordinates the Citizen Corps program in the 13 county Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) region. Works with elected and appointed officials and community groups to establish, train, equip and recognize volunteer support to fire, law enforcement, public health, and emergency management organizations. Writes grant justifications and proposals and administers grant funding and equipment supporting various programs across the AACOG region. Conducts and advocates public preparedness training across the region. Advises the Regional Preparedness Advisory Committee on public preparedness issues. Manages the Volunteer Operations Center during mass sheltering operations resulting from large scale incidents and disasters.
Volunteer Services Specialist/CERT Regional Coordinator
Manages the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program for the 13 county Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) region. Conducts recruitment, outreach and advocates for the CERT program. Coordinates with non-profit, religious, local government, private and educational organizations to foster interest for attendance in CERT training and to secure remote training venues. Conducts sight surveys of remote training venues for safety and adequacy. Instructs CERT courses. Leads Alamo Area CERT leadership meetings. Coordinates with CERT regional leadership to meet their team's needs including training supplies, recruitment goals, volunteer needs and instructor vacancies. Staffs volunteer requests from other Bexar County Emergency Management and local government officials when requested. Maintains training equipment and social media page, creates promotional materials.
Wildland Urban Interface Coordinator
Responsible for the development and implementation of a countywide Community Wildfire Protection Plan to protect people, animals, communities, individual structures and other improvements from wildland fire. Assists property owners in determining what can be done to their property to minimize fire hazards and maximize fire resistance. Researches, plans and implements wildland urban interface fire safety and mitigation education to community organizations, fire service personnel and the general public. Promotes programs such as Firewise, Fire Adapted Communities and Ready, Set, Go in order to better prepare the community in the event of a wildfire or other emergency. Serves as the primary contact for those interested in and are aware of the need to protect homes and property from wildland fire.