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Lives in:
5356 Abbott Road Hamburg, NY 14075
Orchard Park T/V
Emergency Management
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Public safety (police-fire)
Top issues in your department:
Command and Control Coordination
Professional Qualifications:
Multiple Certifications in Law Enforcement/Fire/Rescue/EMS/Hazardous Materials/ICS and Emergency Management

Instructor, New York State Association of Fire Chiefs
Delivery of curriculum to firefighting students throughout New York State. Development of course curriculum and support materials.

Disaster Coordinator, Town and Village of Orchard Park
Responsible for development of mitigation and response plans for emergency situations, as well as, NIMS Integration and operating as part of the Incident Management Team.

Instructor, Erie County Department of Emergency Services
Instructor of structural fire command and control for Chief Officers and structural fire extinguishment to firefighters at the County Fire Academy. Domestic Violence Intervention, Public Safety Critical Incident Management, National Incident Management System, as well as, Public Safety Dispatcher training at the County Central Police Academy.

Instructor, New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control
Responsible for curriculum delivery of courses within New York State. Adjunct Instructor at the state Fire Academy, as well as, curriculum development of new state courses including all support materials.

Police Officer, Town of Orchard Park, New York
Primary duties include road patrol, working dispatch and investigation on criminal cases. Appointed to perform fire investigations and to oversee the Department OSHA, Hazards Communication Program, American Heart CPR and AED Instructor and oversee the Towns nineteen Automated External Defibrillators maintenance of equipment.


06/1986 A.A.S. Criminal Justice, Hilbert College, Hamburg, New York

06/1992 A.O.S. Fire Protection Technology, Corning Community College, Corning New York
Topics you provide training for:
Police Command and Control, Fire Response, Incident Command
Areas of expertise:
Incident Command and Control
William James Hanrahan
Age 46
Born Buffalo New York
Reside Orchard Park New York

Twenty One years in Law Enforcement with the Orchard Park Police Department, assigned to Fire/Arson Investigations and Hazardous Materials Planning. Appointed Emergency Manager to the Town and Village of Orchard Park to perform emergency response, mitigation planning. Twenty Five years as a Volunteer Firefighter presently, serving as Chief of the Windom Company and Chief of Training for the Orchard Park Fire District. Certifications in NIMS up to the 400 level, New York State certified Hazardous Materials Incident Commander, Fire/Arson Investigator, Firefighter, Fire Officer and Instructor. Attended National Fire Academy and Federal Emergency Management Institute courses on Emergency Management and Command. Instructor for New York States Office of Fire Prevention and Control, New York State Emergency Management Office, New York State Association of Fire Chiefs and the Erie County Central Police Academy. Associate degrees in Criminal Justice and Fire Science.

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