J.J. Burke, MS HEM
J.J. Burke comes to the HEM Program from the Sandwich (MA) FireDepartment where he has served for 19 years. He holds a Bachelor’sDegree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University and aMaster’s Degree in Healthcare Emergency Management from BostonUniversity. Inspector Burke holds numerous National Firefighting ProBoard certifications and is a State of Massachusetts Certified EmergencyMedical Technician. He is a regular speaker at the National EmergencyManagement Summit and the United States Public Health Service TrainingSymposium on Emergency Management issues. He has completed DHStraining as an Operations Section Chief, Finance Unit Leader and trainedby the United States Forest Service as a Facilities Unit Leader.
In 2012, he was appointed by California Emergency Medical ServicesAgency as a member of the California Hospital Incident Command System(HICS) secondary review group on the new application of HICS. Hehas held several conference speaking engagements including the 2013Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses (MAPHN) and the2013 Catholic Diocese of Springfield (MA) Educational Seminar, speakingspecifically about School Safety issues.
He has designed and delivered over 40 field based exercises for the HEMprogram utilizing a “Hybrid” Tabletop Exercise Design format. He currentlyserves as the coordinator for the City of Chelsea (MA) EmergencyPreparedness Roundtable where he helped implement “Project Recovery”,a public-private partnership for disaster recovery in the city. He hasconsulted for several Federal Agencies and currently serves as a GuestLecturer at the Uniformed Health Services University in Bethesda, MD.
He is on the Board of Directors for Siren GPS, a St. Louis; MO basedemergency response Application Company and serves on the AdvisoryBoard for the National Emergency Management Summit. He currentlyresides in Sandwich, Massachusetts with his wife Jaime and their daughter Emma.