ELLIOT G. HARKAVY

108 South Brook Lane

Bethesda, MD, 20814

(301) 652-4511

eharkavy@erols.com

 

 

Emergency Planning Skill Set

 

 

Emergency Planning Experience

 

EGH & Associates, Bethesda MD                                                                                                                         2001- Present

CEO                                                                                                                                                                                                      

·         Served on teams developing capability definitions for 4 phase II capabilities on the US Department of Homeland Security’s Target Capabilities List: Restoration of Economy and Institutions, Long Term Assistance to Affected Individuals, Housing and Resettlement and Functional and Medical Support Sheltering.

·         Managed development of “Public Health Emergency Law” training course for National Safety Council on behalf of Centers for Disease Control.  Recruited & managed project team consisting of former FEMA & CDC General Counsels, former DC & CO Health Officers & former FEMA Chief of Exercises to develop training course in 6 months that received acclaim from over 45 state Health Departments and over 35 state Emergency Management Agencies.

·         Managed 3 Homeland Security Grants for the American Red Cross of the National Capital Area focusing on improving capabilities in the National Capital Region around Mass Care, Housing and Human Services.  One grant focused on regional coordination and planning, the second on equipment, shelters and animal services planning.

·         Wrote & Managed Homeland Security Grant for “Nonprofit Coordination in Emergency Preparedness in the National Capital Region (NCR)” for Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington.  Coordinated 20 agencies for NCR plans in Service provision and Volunteer & Donations Management.  Findings are available at www.nonprofitroundtable.org .

·         Worked with DC Department of Health’s Emergency Medical & Health Services Agency to update the District Response Plan’s Health & Medical Service Annex & the Agency’s Continuing Operation Plans

·         Evaluated 2 Full Scale Exercise for Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management.  Served as Lead Evaluator for Fall 2002 BioTerroism Drill and Spring 2003 Radiological Dispersion Device Drill.

·         Served as Evaluator on VRE/ Fairfax County Common Corridor Drill –6/03, NY City’s Operation Safe Transit Exercise-5/04, Boston’s DNC Full Scale Exercise-7-04, DC’s SNS Exercise 10-04 and the nations first Citizen Corps Drill –11/03

·         Served on task force revising Dept. of Homeland Security, Office of Domestic Preparedness Training Strategy

·         Served on the Essential Needs Subcommittee of the NCR Pandemic Flu Planning Committee, which was commissioned by the MWCOG Health Directors’ committee to plan for a Pandemic Flu event in the NCR

·         Wrote Continuing Operation Plan and IT Contingency Plan for a unit of US Department of Education

 

Relief Interactive, Springfield, VA                                                                                                                           2001- 2003

VP, Operations

·         Serve on the Board of Directors of this new e-Philanthropy raising funds for International Disaster Relief.

·         Initiated relationships with potential partners for e-Commerce, Fund Raising and News Media.

 

Emergency Response Experience

 

American Red Cross of the National Capital Area, Washington DC                                                                                  

Disaster Planning and Evaluation Chair/ Disaster Planning Project Manager                                      2003- Present

·         Responsible for developing and maintaining plans to respond to small and large disasters in Washington DC, Montgomery County, MD, Prince George’s County, MD and Fairfax County, VA & coordinate planning with other NCR Chapters.

·         Also serve as Planning Officer for Disasters and ensuring after action evaluations are conducted post-disaster.

Disaster Logistics Chair                                                                                                                                              2001- 2003

·         Responsible for ensuring that facilities, supplies and equipment are available to respond to small and large disasters in Washington DC, Montgomery County, MD and Fairfax County, VA. 

·         Served as Red Cross lead for Emergency Planning, Coordination and Response in DC on July 4, 2002

·         Served as Red Cross Logistics Officer for July, 2002 Amtrak Crash in Kensington, MD. 

·         Served as a Logistics technician, transporting people, supplies and equipment between Red Cross Facilities in New York, supporting the September 11 relief effort

·         Served as Logistics Officer for the Red Cross response to the DC Anthrax Attacks in October, 2001

·         Responded to the September 11 attack on the Pentagon, serving 23 hours on September 11-12, assisted in setting up Mass Care and Logistics support.  Performed those capacities throughout the relief effort

Disaster Action Team Member                                                                                                                                  1994-2001

·         Assisting victims of small disasters in obtaining emergency lodging, clothing and food in the aftermath of the incident.

 

National Ski Patrol, Lakewood, CO                                                                                                                    1998- Present

Auxiliary Ski Patroller

·         Provide Safety and Rescue Support to the Ski Patrol and the Skiing Public

·         Provide First Aid to injured skiers

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING

 

National Ski Patrol –

·         Outdoor Emergency Care Technician – A sequenced education program taught at the same level as the EMT-B course content.   The knowledge and skills learned are oriented toward the wilderness setting, with emphasis on ski & snowboard injuries, high altitude & cold weather illness, wilderness extrications, and the special equipment needed for emergency care and transportation in the outdoors

·         Basic Mountain Travel and Rescue - Provides students with knowledge & skills to travel in reasonable comfort & safety in an outdoor environment and to assist in search & rescue

·         First Responder, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – Certified as a First Responder in Pennsylvania

 

American Red Cross

·         Disaster Damage Assessment - Prepares Damage Assessment workers to obtain and report damage assessment information and provide operational support on disaster relief operations

·         Mass Care Overview – Overview of the Mass Care function, which includes the feeding, sheltering and providing for large numbers of people affected by a disaster

·         Serving our Diverse Community - Explores factors that influence the way we provide services and how to provide services with sensitivity and awareness

·         Logistics Overview & Simulation – Overview of the Logistics function which provides for the facilities, supplies, equipment and transportation resources required to support Disaster Services

·          “Holding the Fort” – How to set up a local response to a major disaster and maintain relief operations locally for at least 72 hours or until external resources arrive.  Reviews provisions of the Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1996 which documents the federal requirements for responding to aviation disasters

·         Administering Small Disaster Operations – How to run the response, relief and recovery efforts for a disaster affecting up to 30 families

·         Emergency Operations Center (EOC) - Provides the knowledge and skills needed to successfully serve at an Emergency Operations Center. Identifies resources needed to support activities at the EOC.  Includes portions of FEMA’s EOC training

·         Supervision in Disaster – Prepares experienced disaster workers to manage disaster relief functions and supervise others for a disaster relief operation

·         Responder Awareness – Nuclear Biological & Chemical Weapons/ Weapons of Mass Destruction (NBC/WMD) - Provides information in preparing for and responding to incidents involving NBC/WMD agents, what they are, and what especially to look for in these situations

·          Responder Operations Course-NBC/WMD - Covers operation of an NBC/WMD incident. Provides guidance for preparedness and coordinated emergency response of Federal, State &local responders

·         Disaster Planning - Tools & Techniques to develop, refine and evaluate effective disaster plans, including Hazard Analysis, Concept of Emergency Operations, Mutual Aid and Continuity of Operations planning.

·         Disaster Exercise Design - Tools & Techniques to develop, conduct, and evaluate an exercise

·          Disaster Operation Evaluation - Tools & Techniques to evaluate disaster operations and ID improvement opportunities

·         September 11: Planning for the Future  - Review of lessons learned at the local, state, and National levels, and find out changes taking place to meet the "new" world we are facing

·         International Humanitarian Law (IHL) - Reviews the legal protections for people impacted by war and the work of the Red Cross on behalf of victims

·         International Relief and Development (IRD) - Explores the role of the ARC in preparingg for and responding to international disasters and emergencies

·         Public Affairs in Disaster – An overview on working with media in a disaster response situation

·         Orientation to International Services - Reviews the historical roots of the Red Cross, our identity as part of the Red Cross Movement, and the reason for international involvement. Presents an overview of IRD, IHL, tracing, and other International Social Services

·         VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) Workshop – An overview of the VOAD movement, and a discussion of the VOAD organization and principles

·         Disaster Stress Management Workshop - Workshop covers causes, symptoms, and management guidelines with suggestions for developing a personal plan for stress management

·         NOAA Weather Spotter Workshop – Run by NOAA, this workshop reviews the National Weather Service's detection & forecasting activities

·         CPR for the Professional Rescuer – Advanced CPR/ AED (Automatic Electronic Defibrillator) training for those who regularly provide Rescue/First Aid services

·         Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS) – Introduction to the new Incident Management System developed by the US Department of Homeland Security, including the Incident Command System.