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Kevin Kamperman serves as Director of the GTRI Hazardous Materials Training Program; has held this position for the past twenty-eight years. These duties entail directing OSHA hazmat emergency response training courses (currently four different training programs) to industry, construction, educational institutions, public safety and military. This hazmat training program was named “Hazardous Materials Center of Excellence” for State of Georgia in 2002 by Georgia Emergency Management Agency. In 2002, coordinated multi-jurisdictional hazmat/WMD drill conducted for President George W. Bush, involving seven local and over 30 fire departments from around state, overall scenario Incident Commander, scenario development and coordination with Secret Service and other security agencies. Conducted scenario briefing of POTUS, narrated and answered questions during direct interview with POTUS, DHS Secretary Tom Ridge and Senator Saxby Chambliss. Served as Incident Coordinator for 2006 GEMA MCI Rescue & Response Drill. Has been interviewed on radio, television and print media on training, hazmat and WMD issues. Worked with GT Homeland Security Director on campus issues such as evacuation plans and community drills. Was Chair of GMAG Hazmat SOP Working Group and currently participates in various GMAG planning efforts. Also serves as technical resource for local hazmat teams, calls and emergencies as part of GMAG. Technical Advisor to Cobb County and Douglas County Fire Department Hazmat Teams. Participated in DoD-sponsored training on chemical/biological warfare response during 1996 Summer Olympics and was part of GMAG planning effort for responses to such incidents. Prior to and during Olympics, trained and worked with various local, statewide and national law enforcement, fire and military organizations, as well as MARTA. Has completed US Army Chemical School’s countermeasures course on chemical warfare agents and has trained with live nerve agent (GB and VX). Served as Technical Advisor to Georgia Tech Library & Information Center’s “National Security in the 21st Century.” Lectures on HAZWOPER, respiratory protection, personal protective equipment, confined spaces and other topics at Georgia Tech OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Ed Center courses (OTI 511, 2015, 5600, 5602, 501, 521, 2045, 2225, 2264 & 7015). Also serves as “Lead Auditor” for the Education Center, which involves records and training audits of authorized General Industry and Construction trainers. Conducts presentations to industry and educational groups on HAZWOPER, emergency response, Incident Command and terrorism. Coordinated Hazardous Materials component of Georgia Tech Hazard Assistance Program. Served as two-term chairman of Fulton County Local Emergency Planning Commission (LEPC) and sat on State of Georgia LEPC as well as Cobb County Resource Council. Served as book proposal reviewer for large publishing house and has peer-reviewed another book. Works with local private and public universities on hazardous material, safety and homeland security issues. Has directed course series on hazardous waste generator regulations, site safety, and transporter regulations, Part B permit preparation, threat and risk assessment and post-disaster business continuity for industry, government and contractors. Was a Cub Scout Den Leader for four years; is currently a Boy Scout Assistant Scoutmaster and Troop Committee Chair, is the past District Training Chair, and serves on the District Advancement Committee reviewing Eagle Scout proposals and sitting on Eagle Boards of Review. Is also the Ceremonies Advisor for the Silver Comet Chapter of the Order of the Arrow. Is active as a Lay Minister in his church.

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