Phone: 951-445-2993
                                                  Email: DJPhalen@gmail.com
Dennis (DJ) Phalen

EDUCAT...
MEDICAL CERTIFICATION

               Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-1)
               NREMT – National Registry
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NNSA/NSO, Counter Terrorism Operations Support (CTOS) Program for FEMA,
National Preparedness Directorate
    o Weapons of...
North Carolina Institute for Public Health
   •        Preparing for a Hurricane
   •        Overview of the Public Health...
San Diego Rural Fire Department
                 Wildland Firefighter Academy Graduate – Reserve Firefighter (inactive)

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Pandemic Flu- Preparedness for Healthcare Providers
               Cal-PEN (California Preparedness Education Network) & S...
Certificate of Commendation
              San Diego Sheriff’s Department
              For 1082 hours of time volunteered ...
National Sheriff’s Association
                   Member

                   American Psychological Association
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            Emergency Management Magazine
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  1. 1. Phone: 951-445-2993 Email: DJPhalen@gmail.com Dennis (DJ) Phalen EDUCATION Present Bachelor’s in Public Health (Emergency and Disaster Management concentration) (Completing Senior Year, final semester currently) To start MPH in Spring/Summer 2010 (Disaster & Trauma) Academic Honors / Dean’s List 2007 Law Enforcement Training Center (LETC) – San Diego(Miramar College) PC-832 Powers of Arrest /Firearms Certifications Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Special Distinctions Psi Chi - National Honor Society in Psychology (Lifetime Member) Member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS). --Awarded at Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN --Awarded at South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD Golden Key International Honor Society The world’s premier collegiate honor society - membership is by invitation only. Psi Beta - National Honor Society in Psychology for Community & Junior Colleges 2008 Vice President (Mesa College Chapter) Affiliate of the American Psychological Association and Association for Psychological Science; Member of the Association of College Honor Societies, --Awarded at San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society International Honor Society of the Two Year College - The largest educational honor society in the world DISASTER / AUSTERE MEDICAL EXPERIENCE Firestorms 2007 (San Diego Wildfires) • San Diego Sheriff Search and Rescue o evacuation, body recovery, remains searches • Scripps Mobile Field Hospital at Rancho Bernardo DMAT CA-4 (Level 1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team, National Disaster Medical System) Health Technician (GS-05) EMT • Special assignment to CDC as Surge Staff Quarantine Public Health Officer DGMQ Search and Rescue • Provide field medical care in austere conditions • Numerous search missions, Abducted child searches, remain recovery missions (plane crash, missing persons, suicide, etc) U.S. Navy Veteran
  2. 2. MEDICAL CERTIFICATION Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-1) NREMT – National Registry San Diego County EMS (EMT-1) Card San Diego County D/C card / EMT D/C (AED/ETAD) AED & Combitube Missouri EMT 1 State License Tactical Medic / Lifesaver Blackwater / Blackwater for Law Enforcement training course Emergency Responder American Red Cross BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR/AED) American Heart Association SEMINARS, TRAINING, COURSES, AND SKILLS Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings – Technical Operations/Instructor Course New Mexico Tech – Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC) Interviews and Interrogations Certificate International Foundation for Protection Officers / High Impact Training Solutions PC832 – Powers of Arrest / Firearms Certificates Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) TEEX – DHS (Texas Engineering Extension Service of Texas A&M University and Department of Homeland Security) o Medical Effects of Primary Blast Injuries o Emergency Management Concerns for the First Responder in Terrorism and Disasters o Children and Nerve Agents o WMD Incident Management/Unified Command Concept (MGT-100) New Mexico Tech – Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC) • Understanding & Planning for School Bomb Incidents NCBRT – National Center for Biomedical Research & Training o Academy of Counter-Terrorist course: Prevention and Deterrence – Overview for all Disciplines American Medical Association & the National Disaster Life Support Foundation o Core Disaster Life Support-certified (CDLS) Pilot course National Center for Biomedical Research & Training & The Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education Course (DHS & LSU) o Core Disaster Life Support (eCDLS)
  3. 3. NNSA/NSO, Counter Terrorism Operations Support (CTOS) Program for FEMA, National Preparedness Directorate o Weapons of Mass Destruction Awareness o RAD/NUC Awareness (AWR140) FEMA/NIMS (Emergency Management Institute) – Incident Command System o ICS-100 Introduction to Incident Command o ICS-100.HC Introduction to Incident Command Health Centers/Hospitals o ICS-200 ICS for Single Resources & Initial Action Incidents o ICS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS) o ICS-701 NIMS Multi-Agency Coordination System o ICS-800 National Response Plan (NRP) o IS-1 Emergency Program Manager An Orientation to the Position o IS-230 Principles of Emergency Management o IS-240 Leadership & Influence o IS-288 Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management o IS-346 Hazardous Materials for Medical Personnel o IS-520 Introduction to Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas o IS-546 Continuity of Operations (COOP) Awareness o IS-808 Emergency Support Function (ESF) #8 – Public Health & Medical Services o IS-809 Emergency Support Function (ESF) #9 – Search and Rescue US Department of Homeland Security o IS-317 Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams National Fire Academy o Emergency Response to Terrorism Certificate o EMS Operations at Multi Casualty Incidents California State Fire Marshal o Fire Investigator 1A CDC (The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) o Radiological Terrorism: Medical Response to Mass Casualties o Surviving Field Stress for First Responders Pacific Emergency Management, Preparedness and Response Information Network and Training Services o Disaster Triage for Mass Casualty Incidents o Psychological First Aid (PFA) South Central Public Health Training Center (Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health) o Communication Gap: Linking First Responders and First Receivers North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness o Crisis Leadership: Leadership at the speed of light Yale University School of Medicine o Disaster Triage for Mass Casualty Incidents Psychological First Aid (PFA): Helping People Cope during Disasters and Public Health Emergencies o Spanish Flu to Swine Flu – of Birds, Pigs, and People
  4. 4. North Carolina Institute for Public Health • Preparing for a Hurricane • Overview of the Public Health Implications of Hurricanes North Carolina Institute for Public Health Pandemic Influenza Preparedness for Local Health Departments (9 sessions) Pandemic Influenza Overview Pandemic Influenza Planning Pandemic Influenza Command and Control Influenza Surveillance Influenza Antivirals Influenza Vaccines Community Containment of Pandemic Influenza Vulnerable Populations during a Pandemic Influenza Event Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication during a Pandemic Influenza Event North Carolina Institute for Public Health 2009 Preparedness Training Series • Overview of Rapid Needs Assessments: Rapid Needs Assessments • Rapid Needs Assessments Methodology: Rapid Needs Assessments • Using Handheld Computers to Gather Field Data: Rapid Needs Assessments • Collecting Specimens in Outbreak Investigations • Laboratory Bio-safety Levels • Analysis of Data from RNAs: Rapid Needs Assessments • Rapid Needs Assessments and GIS • Types and Phases of Disasters • Mental Health Interventions in Disasters • Resiliency in Disasters • Bio-Psycho-Social Responses to Disaster • Advanced Data Analysis: Methods to Control for Confounding • Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, Part 1: Origin and Purpose • Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, Part 2: Exploring the Act’s Content • Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, Part 3: Implementation • Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, Part 4: Public Health Emergency • Risk and Crisis Communication (I is for Investigation) • Mapping for Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation Undergraduate Specialization Courses in EMS/Disaster/Trauma • Special Operations in Emergency Medical Services • Emergency and Disaster Incident Command • Quarantine • Psychology of Disaster • Emergency Planning • Epidemiology • Moral Issues in Healthcare • Health Services Organization • Health Economics and Finance • Public Health in America • Public Policy • Research, Analysis, and Writing • Physiological Psychology • Anatomy • Physiology
  5. 5. San Diego Rural Fire Department Wildland Firefighter Academy Graduate – Reserve Firefighter (inactive) Urban Search and Rescue San Diego Sheriff’s Department – Search and Rescue/Technical Rescue Unit Technical Rescue Specialist San Diego Sheriff’s Department – Search and Rescue/Technical Rescue Unit Swift Water Rescue Awareness Training Marine Safety Service / Southwestern College San Diego Sheriff’s Department – Search and Rescue BMC (Basic Mountaineering Course) Alpine Rescue/Avalanche Search & Rescue San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department – Search and Rescue/Cave Rescue Quad 1, 2, & 3 Certified San Diego Sheriff Department / Off Road Enforcement Team (ORET) ASI (ATV Safety Institute) SAR Academy Graduate - San Diego Sheriff Department Search and Rescue Technical rescue, high/low angle rescue, rappelling & knots, helicopter ops, tracking/man tracking, navigation, communications, ICS, interviewing & investigation techniques, court room testimony, public relations, bomb-arson, dangerous animals, missing at risk, death scene, CISM/CISD, predatory abduction, etc (260+ hour Academy) OC/CN/CS/VP Chemical Agents Training & Certification to Carry San Diego Sheriff’s Department Weapons Training Unit Traumatic Chest Injury VAOEMS (EMSAT) Online CE NASAR – National Association of Search and Rescue o SARTECH III – unofficial exam version Six Sigma Green Belt -6σ ATI Consulting and Publishing/greenbelt6sigma Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Leave No Trace Awareness Course MEETINGS/CONFERENCES San Diego 4th Annual Emergency Department Overcrowding Summit Advanced Trauma Symposium – RCHSD • Triage Issues of Disaster • Psychosocial Issues of Disaster Bioterrorist Threats-Preparedness for Healthcare Providers Cal-PEN (California Preparedness Education Network) & San Diego Sheriff’s Department Chemical and Radiation Threats- Preparedness for Healthcare Providers Cal-PEN (California Preparedness Education Network) & San Diego Sheriff’s Department
  6. 6. Pandemic Flu- Preparedness for Healthcare Providers Cal-PEN (California Preparedness Education Network) & San Diego Sheriff’s Department Natural Disasters- Preparedness for Healthcare Providers Cal-PEN (California Preparedness Education Network) & San Diego Sheriff’s Department VOLUNTEERISM San Diego Sheriff Department Search and Rescue (active) Sergeant (SRV) SDSD Sheriff/Rescue Volunteer Medic - Medical Unit (EMT) Technical Rescue Specialist - Certified Off Road Enforcement Team – Medical Support (EMT) Proctor – San Diego Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Academy MEDICAL TRAINING section o 2008 academy o 2009 academy DMAT CA-4 (Level 1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team, affiliated with the National Disaster Medical System) - Health Technician (GS-05) EMT o Special assignment to CDC as Surge Staff Quarantine Public Health Officer DGMQ San Diego County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) (EMS) EMT/Member Codington County Search and Dive Rescue (former) Team Member, Rescuer, Decon Team State Director, South Dakota (former) Championed former student as replacement State Representative (ACTIVE) California & South Dakota USMTA (United States Muay Thai Association) Certified Muay Thai Instructor State Director, South Dakota ICSDA (International Combatives Self-Defense Association) Recognized Instructor City Wide Retailers Committee – Chamber of Commerce Sub-committee Watertown, South Dakota CPR (adult, child, infant), First Aid, AED Instructor (former) Taught free training courses PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, HONORS, AND ACHEIVEMENTS 2008 Graduate Leadership & Management Development Program Phase 2 Harvard Manage-Mentor Healthcare Plus - Harvard Business School program RCHSD 2008 Graduate Leadership & Management Development Program Phase 1 Competitive entry multi-month leadership program / RCHSD
  7. 7. Certificate of Commendation San Diego Sheriff’s Department For 1082 hours of time volunteered (in 2007) in service of the Search and Rescue Bureau Certificate of Commendation San Diego Sheriff’s Department For 832 hours of time volunteered (in 2008) in service of the Search and Rescue Bureau 2008 Leadership of Excellence Nominee RCHSD 2007 Employee of Excellence Nominee RCHSD 2004 Graduate of “Leadership Watertown” Selected by board to attend Chamber of Commerce course for the training and development of community leaders (3 mo) 2006 Subject Matter Expert (SME)—national exam review board National Healthcareer Association (National Certification Agency for Healthcare Occupation) 2008 Subject Matter Expert (SME)—national exam review board National Healthcareer Association (National Certification Agency for Healthcare Occupation) Board Member – Certification Review Board National Healthcareer Association (National Certification Agency for Healthcare Occupation) Executive Program Advisory Board - Member 2006 board (Maric College—Medical programs) Curriculum and educational format advisory committee. Psi Chi - Lifetime Member Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology Awarded at Metropolitan State University 2000 Awarded at South Dakota State University 2002 Psi Beta – Lifetime Member National Honor Society in Psychology for Community & Junior Colleges 2008 Vice President (Mesa College Chapter) PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Professional member National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Professional member NHA – National Healthcareer Association Professional member
  8. 8. National Sheriff’s Association Member American Psychological Association Member - Division 56 – Division of Trauma Psychology CSFA – California State Firefighters Association Student membership EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT / PLANNING EXPERIENCE AND SPECIFIC SKILLS Planner / Evaluator 2010 Golden Guardian Drill RCHSD and County of San Diego RTTAC workgroup RCHSD Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center (RTTAC) SDPD SWAT workgroup RCHSD Active Shooter Awareness / Planning MY PRESENTATIONS & TRAINING Presented at RCHSD Leadership Development Institute (LDI) o Blogging and alternative e-communication / collaborative engagement RCHSD 2008 Leadership & Management Development Program Phase Two- Harvard Manage-Mentor Healthcare Plus o Blogging and alternative e-communication / collaborative engagement RCHSD 2008 Leadership & Management Development Program Phase One- o Business plan development & Service line development San Diego Sheriff Department Search and Rescue Bureau Academy o Proctor – San Diego Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Academy o MEDICAL TRAINING section - 2008 academy & 2009 academy Overnight Training Final Evaluation (2-day) 2008 academy & 2009 academy MISCELLANEOUS ACTIVITIES Muay Thai Instructor - Head Instructor / Program Developer (Thai Boxing/Kickboxing) University of California San Diego - Recreation
  9. 9. PUBLICATIONS / TELEVISION / RADIO & OTHER MEDIA Emergency Management Magazine EmergencyMgmt.com Writer / Blog Writer Clinical Emergency Management ReachMD/XM Radio Show Featured Guest boonDOCS Medicine: The San Diego Wildfires - “Out of the ashes, aftermath of Firestorm 2007” Outdoor Channel / OutdoorChannel.com Boon Docs Wilderness & Travel Medicine Co-host and Chief Field Operative FORMAL LEADERSHIP TRAINING 2008 Leadership & Management Development Program Phase 2 Harvard Manage-Mentor Healthcare Plus - Harvard Business School program RCHSD 2008 Graduate Leadership & Management Development Program Phase 1 Competitive entry program for seminar and coaching from leadership consulting firm/agency & RCHSD Instructor Classroom Management and Professional Development High-tech Institute for Medical Careers 2004 Graduate of “Leadership Watertown” Selected by board to attend Chamber of Commerce course for the training and development of community leaders (3 mo) Navy Leadership Continuum - United States Navy

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