Stefan Coutoulakis Senior Consultant, Emergency Management Solutions.
As a 37-year veteran of the response/planning community, he has served as a Volunteer Firefighter/Rescue Officer, Fire Dispatcher, Emergency Medical Technician-Cardiac, Deputy EMA Director, and a career firefighter, attaining the rank of Captain. He served as the Hazardous Material’s Officer for his LEPC since 1987 and continues to serve the State of R.I. as its coordinator for EPA/NOAA’s Cameo DM Suite. In September 2010, he was appointed Emergency Management Director for Exeter, R.I. In June 2014, He was appointed the Chairman of LEPC 4, which serves the southern region of RI.
During his career, he obtained many instructor certifications ranging from first aid/CPR, Hazardous Materials, ACAMs and certified EPA/NOAA Cameo. Other accomplishments as an instructor for NCBRT/LSU (National Center for Biomedical Research and Training); assisting First Responders and Planners develop strategies, when planning for and dealing with incidents from an “All-Hazards” perspective by utilizing the Cameo DM Suite of programs and OSHA approved emergency contingency planning programs including the incorporation of school assessments.
His work has been utilized and recognized by the International community during the Japanese earthquake and the Haitian relief effort. At home, he assisted emergency response teams during Hurricane Katrina and has been part of efforts to build sustainable response and planning databases in 27 states, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Island of St. Croix. Locally, his information has been utilized to create studies on response, fire station relocation and arson investigation projects.
In August 2012, he accepted a position with the NSA’s National Domestic Preparedness Coalition as a Program Coordinator, which is responsible for Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability assessment training throughout the country. In addition to assisting with course development, he led the recent Coalition project for the emergency response, assessment and planning program for the Washington County Fair in Richmond, R.I.
Throughout 2014, he served on the development team for the mapping project of the CAMEO Software Suite: MARPLOT 5. January 2015, he has been assigned to the NCBRT development team for the latest version of the ICAMEO 229 and 229-1 training programs. More recently, he was invited to attend a conference as a team member representing EPA Region 1 in Mobile, AL in order to facilitate and build the framework for the President’s Executive Order 13650 for future Tier 2 reporting. He also serves as an instructor for the Readiness Identification: Planning & Preparedness (MGT-418) and Strategy for Community Food Emergencies (MGT-447) courses.
He received his undergraduate certificate in Emergency Management for American Public University in 2021
Most notable projects include Urban Shield TTX: Alameda County, CA, MA State Police Special Operations HAZMAT training, New Bedford Fire Dept.’s TRVA utilizing CAMEO for pre-incident planning, Southeastern New Hampshire HAZMAT Team’s database, Response and planning for KY Area Emergency Response/ SAR Teams and CAMEO refresher training updates, logistical support for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.