Senior Consultant, Emergency Management Solutions (Connecticut Division)
Al Valerioti has worked in the fields of firefighting, administration, and hazardous materials emergency response since 1976. He worked up through the ranks of the Waterbury Fire Department from Firefighter, Driver, Lieutenant, Captain, and retired as Director of Training for the Waterbury, Connecticut Fire Department in December 2006. He served as the Safety Officer for the department’s heavy rescue/HazMat team. His certifications include: Incident Safety Officer, Confined Space, Technical Rescue, ICS/NIMS, HazMat Technician and Specialist, Fire Officer, CAMEO™, CoBRA™, Fire Service Instructor. His duties with the Fire Department also included oversight of all equipment purchases, maintenance, and training for all HazMat equipment.
He has conducted hazard analysis activities and developed regional emergency planning databases. He is a nationally certified Fire Service Instructor and a NOAA/EPA-certified instructor for CAMEO™ and ALOHA™ and has conducted training across the United States, US Territories, Canada, Jordan, and Japan.
Al is a Senior Instructor for the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training with Louisiana State University providing expertise in CAMEO™ and emergency response training, sampling techniques, and preparedness training. As a Master Instructor for the International Association of Firefighters, he has delivered training programs for Hazardous Materials Operations, Technician and Response to Terrorism, as well as Confined Space Rescue and Illicit Labs. Al also served as a course developer for many of those classes.
He is owner of AMV Associates, Inc., providing customized emergency response and emergency management training and CAMEO™ database development to government and industry. Al was Waterbury Firefighter of the Year (1996), Instructor of the Year -Connecticut and IAFF (2008), and received the “In the Zone” Award in 2014 and the Dieter Heinze Instructor of the Year at the 2015 at the Hot Zone Hazardous Materials Conference. He has conducted numerous presentations at the Massachusetts Technicians Conference, Hot Zone Conference, IAFC Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference, and the Florida HazMat Symposium.