Michael J. Fagel, Facilitator
Michael J. Fagel, PhD.,CEM has been involved in all phases of public safety since 1970, Law Enforcement, Fire/Rescue, EMS, Emergency Management and WMD training and support. He teaches Homeland Security at the University of Chicago,Northwestern University in Chicago and Benedictine University MPH Program, as well as Louisiana State University and Eastern Kentucky University. He supports Critical Infastructure as an analyst in the Argonne National Laboratory’s Infrastructure Assurance Center.
Currently, Fagel serves DoD and other Federal agencies in Domestic Preparedness support, exercises, plans and SME reach back. Deployments include Olympics, Oklahoma City, World Trade Center, Topoff , and Strategic National Stockpile planning and training. He has served as the president of the American Society of Professional Emergency Planners, and as Region V President of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). Also, he is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs Homeland Security and Terrorism Committee, as well as their occupational safety and health committee. He is a member of the Northern Illinois Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team, as well as a recent member the IAEM Certified Emergency Managers Commission, where he served as vice chairman. Fagel has authored several texts on Emergency Planning, with the most recent texts on Homeland Security, as well as Emergency Planning Operations :EOC Design (Evanston Publishing, Chicago Spectrum Press, 2007).
He also has lectured across the country on emergency planning issues and WMD. He has trained over 1,000 New York City Fire Firefighters, and EMS personnel on Surviving WMD events since September 11, 2001