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  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Hazard and Emergency Response
  • Fire Prevention
  • Rescue

This expert has an MBA (concentration in Public Administration) from Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, AL.

While attending Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, AL, this expert received a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health, Cum Laude.

This expert received an Associate of Applied Science in Fire/Rescue Science Technology from Ashland Technical College in Ashland, KY.

Health and Safety, Fire Rescue and Protection, Hazardous Materials Response Expert Consultant Resume
 

This expert specializes in health and safety consulting, national and international technical industrial rescue teams, fire brigade teams and hazardous materials response team operations.

This expert performs industrial site surveys with concentrations on hazardous materials, medical and fire safety issues. This expert consults with municipal and industrial fire and rescue protection groups on matters of restructuring and improving the efficiency of their operations on a national and international basis, as well as reviews and preplans confined spaces at industrial sites during and before scheduled maintenance periods and delivered safety oversight to client companies and their contractors or manages professional employees in said tasks. This consultant instructs radiological/nuclear awareness, HAZWOPER, SCBA and confined space entry and rescue courses.

This expert has experience assessing emergency readiness for industrial customers and performs workers' compensation, loss education and insurance audits for high hazard facilities or manages employees that are performing said tasks. This expert has experience in producing risk management programs for extremely high hazard customers and assessing facilities for security and access control abilities. Further specialization include examining operational control procedures for critical components and developing protection plans for identified at-risk components.

This expert specializes in performing general industry and construction industry consultations and developing and implementing health and safety programs for client companies. This expert also performs complex occupational investigations and fire/arson investigations, as well as trains client management in fundamentals of safety and acceptable safety practices. This expert develops and delivers custom health, safety and management programs for client companies.

This consultant also offers expert witness and deposition experience.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in health and safety consulting, national and international technical industrial rescue teams, fire brigade teams and hazardous materials response team operations, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

 

Chief Executive Officer/Managing Principal, health and safety consulting firm

As Chief Executive Officer: Board Administration and Support Supported operations and administration of Board by advising and informing Board members, interfacing between Board and staff, and supporting Board's evaluation of chief executive. Program, Product and Service Delivery Oversaw design, marketing, promotion, delivery and quality of programs, products and services. Financial, Tax, Risk and Facilities Management Recommended yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manages organization's resources within those budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations. Human Resource Management Effectively managed the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations. Community and Public Relations Assured the organization and its mission, programs, products and services were consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders. As Managing Principal Directed national and international technical industrial rescue teams, fire brigade teams and hazardous materials response teams' operations. Managed academic contracts with the University of Nevada-Reno Fire Science Academy and Eastern Kentucky University's OSHA Training Institute. Performed or approved industrial site surveys with concentrations on hazardous materials, medical and fire safety issues. Consulted with municipal and industrial fire and rescue protection groups on matters of restructuring and improving the efficiency of their operations on a national and international basis. Reviewed and preplanned confined spaces at industrial sites during and before scheduled maintenance periods and delivered safety oversight to client companies and their contractors or manages professional employees in said tasks. Instructed radiological/nuclear awareness, HAZWOPER, SCBA and confined space entry and rescue courses. Assessed emergency readiness for industrial customers. Performed workers' compensation, loss education and insurance audits for high hazard facilities or manages employees that are performing said tasks. Produced risk management programs for extremely high hazard customers. Assessed facilities for security and access control abilities. Examined operational control procedures for critical components and developed protection plans for identified at-risk components. Performed general industry and construction industry consultations. Developed and implemented health and safety programs for client companies. Performed complex occupational investigations and fire/arson investigations. Trained client management in fundamentals of safety and acceptable safety practices. Developed and delivered custom health, safety and management programs for client companies. Provided project management services for the health and safety function of major projects for such companies as AK Steel, ABARTA Oil & Gas Company, Inc., Wieland Daveco, Kvaerner Songer, International Chimney, Kerrina, International Paper, Munroe and Veolia Corporations. Previous positions held included Safety Professional II and Senior Safety Professional, Vice President of Special Operations and Chief Operating Officer.

 

Battalion Chief, Ashland Fire Department, Ashland, KY

Tasked as a shift commander responsible for the 24-hour shift operations of three fire stations and their assigned personnel. Hazardous Materials Incident Command Level Responder. Trained as a WMD Specialist in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive incidents. Coordinated the City of Ashland's Special Operations and Rescue Teams (SORT). The technical elements of SORT are hazardous materials response, SCUBA diving operations, swift-water rescue and high angle technical rope rescue operations. Coordinator of the City of Ashland's Emergency Medical Technician Program. Responsible for the initial training and recertification requirements of 54 department members. Commander of the City of Ashland's Fire Prevention Bureau. Responsible for the Fire Inspectors, management of completing 1300 annual fire inspections annually and all fire protection plan reviews for the City of Ashland. Ashland Fire Department Recruit School Instructor. Performed as a confined space instructor for the department. Conducted high hazard surveys, NFPA compliant testing and OSHA/EPA consulting for department. As Shift Commander, directed strategic level activities for structural fire attack, medical response, fire origin and cause determination as per NFPA 921 and technical rescue/Haz-Mat response in each of the three fire districts contained within the City of Ashland. Worked as acting Deputy Fire Chief and acting Fire Chief. Developed standard operating procedures/guidelines and develops annual budget calculations for areas of responsibility. Conducted scientific research for the City of Ashland in the area of engineered and managed physical fitness/health programs, producing empirical data for use in program development and purchasing. Prior ranks include Fire Captain, Fire Engineer and Fire Fighter.

 

Adjunct Faculty, Ohio University Southern Campus, Ironton, OH

Approved to instruct classes for the Health Technology – Occupational Health and Safety Track, Associates of Applied Science Program. Courses Approved for instruction: EH260 Environmental Safety; IH200 Industrial Hygiene; EH275 Occupational Health; and, HLTH300 Worksite Health

 

OSHA Training Instructor, Eastern Kentucky University Training Institute Education Center, Richmond, KY

Instructed classes for Eastern Kentucky University's OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center in the areas of lock out/tag out, respiratory protection, confined space, hazardous materials response, and industrial emergency response, among others.

 

Partner, Fire Training LLC, Ashland, KY

Fire Training LLC provided advanced flammable liquids and gas firefighting training to the oil and gas industry. The firm designed and built a world class FLAG mobile trainer and supporting training programs that allows students to experience life-like emergency situations while safety is maintained at the highest levels.

 

Safety and Security Officer, King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland, KY

Assigned the duties of protecting life and property of all persons on Medical Center premises and patrols of medical campus to prevent fires, theft, vandalism, illegal entry and enforcement of parking/driving regulations. Received specialized training in the deployment of the Taser gun (a non-lethal weapon), remote camera systems, metal detectors, Certified Healthcare Security and Safety Officer (International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety), use and maintenance of bulletproof vests and Helipad procedures for landing medical helicopters. The medical campus exposed this position to all facets of protection such as pharmacies, banks, retail outlets, educational facilities, office buildings, industrial areas, child care centers, etc., with an employee base of 4,500+.

 

Training Coordinator – AK Steel, Ashland Works Account, Johnson Controls, Inc., Milwaukee, WI

Deputy Fire Brigade Leader charged with training for fire, emergency medical, hazardous materials and confined space rescue issues. Developed response plans and preplans for industrial applications. Consulted on technical life safety, environmental and OSHA documents. Reviewed site access control and security plans for compatibility with life safety plans. Developed, coordinated and delivered original training programs to meet industrial clients' needs. Conducted site safety meetings and audits. Developed databases and tracking systems for employee training units. Coordinated with AK Steel's environmental department on issues related to hazardous materials response, training and environmental impact of fire training props.

 

Fire Protection Specialist, Professional Fire, Ashland, KY

Senior consultant and training specialist for industrial fire and life safety issues. Traveled a five-state area performing fire and life safety reviews for industrial accounts. Developed custom training programs in the areas of oil/gas well damage control, healthcare facility fire and life safety and gas pipeline industry fire protection. Assessed industrial, light manufacturing and medical facilities for proper fire protection infrastructure and advised on fire protection and damage control strategies.

 

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B), Greenup County EMS, Greenup, KY

Served as the Senior EMT on Basic Life Support Unit and as a Junior EMT on Advanced Life Support Unit. Responded in a suburban and rural environment delivering pre-hospital medical care in accordance with the Department of Transportation's Guidelines and the approval of medical direction. Maintained the Kentucky Certification as an EMT – Basic.

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