Mark S. Warnick

Mark S. Warnick has a longstanding and very public career in public safety. He has been honored with numerous awards, such as the National Forestry Hero (2004), the American Red Cross Everyday Hero (2002), and a Lifetime Achievement Award (2005). He has helped write federal legislation to assist fire, EMS, and emergency management, and he has been called the “Nations expert on rural fire departments” by several Congressmen. He served as a consultant for the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Defense Equipment Reuse Program (DHS/HDER). Mark has a varied educational background, learning from institutions such as the Emergency Management Institute, the National Fire Academy, The University of Missouri, and most recently Capella University. He has been an educator in firefighting and emergency management since 1990, and has more than 100 certifications in firefighting, EMS, and emergency management.

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