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An introduction to our Director of Safety Training, Robert (Bob) Buckley.

As a responder, Bob saw some of the worst accidents, now as a Safety Professional, he has committed himself to our team and to the prevention of these incidents. He, along with our staff of uniquely qualified Instructors strive to make a safe work environment possible and affordable to all businesses.

1. Bob has taken part in writing the "Critical Infrastructure Protection Plan" and the "National Response Framework" three times since the inception of the Department of Homeland Security.

2. He has coauthored several courses in regard to public and private sector safety policy in conjunction with the the 'National Safety Council' since 1995. Some of those initiatives include: Chemical Safety and Security in High Risk Industry, Radiological Safety Protocol for NRC Approved Sites, and The National Incident Management System (NIMS, all levels) to insure harmonious, collaborative response in times of crisis.

3. In regard to general industry, Bob has achieved Instructor status in nurmerous courses. A complete list of courses we offer is available under the 'Courses' tab.

4. In 1995, Bob received his Lieutenant's Commission for the Fire/EMS Service from the State of Texas upon completion of his Bachelor of Science-Fire/Paramedicine. As a Lieutenant, nearly all of his duties required teaching daily classes. It was his duty to write and instruct classes and the testing materials in topics such as Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), Pump Engineering, Slip/Fall Protection, Continuing Medical Education (CME).

5. As an emergency responder, Bob has been involved in several incidents that have provided him with valuable experience, here are just a few:

A. Response and recovery during the failure of the Space Shuttle Columbia over Texas in 2003. This incident covered nearly one thousand square miles, required more than 800 personnel from nearly every type of fire, safety, disaster, investigative and protective agency in the United States and abroad.

B. The Jarrel Texas EF-5 Tornado in 1997, the tenth deadliest tornado in Texas history.

C. Multiple Hazardous Material responses for the Chemical, Oil, and Petroleum Industry such as Shell, Exxon, Chevron, and Colonial.

D. The Wallow Fire, the largest wildfire in Arizona history 2011.

"It’s a mindset, not so much an edict from on high. When employees know they are safe and secure at work, particularly in hazardous environments, productivity skyrockets. It can be tedious and overwhelming however, we assure you the Instructors we have compiled are second to none in their fields. We truly care about the safety and security of not only your personnel, but your site as well."

--Bob Buckley                              

Kristina Costa Instructor:
Kristina Costa brings with her nineteen years of public safety experience. She holds a dual Bachelor ’s degrees in Political Science and Criminal Psychology and a Masters Degree in Adult Education. Kristina worked as an Emergency Communications Officer, EMT-Cardiac, Firefighter/Paramedic, rural and mountain terrain search and rescue and private duty nursing in Virginia. Kristina has earned multiple certifications including Firefighter I and II, Confined Space Rescue, and Haz-Mat Technician. She has worked as a Police Officer in Georgia and spent more than 2 years as an undercover agent. Kristina has experience in Explosive Ordinance Disposal units and the Hostage Negotiation Team. She has certifications in ICS 700, Crisis Intervention Instruction, P.O.S.T . Instruction, CPR/ AED and First Aid Instruction through the National Safety Council . Kristina has years of experience as a Police Training Officer and currently holds the rank of Sergeant. 
Adjunct Instructors:

Mark Bednarz, NREMT-P
Interested in becoming one of our team? Contact Us.
DC&P maintains relationships with organizations that write policy in real time. If a new technology is available, we add it to our arsenal, sometimes that very day. In addition, we offer recertification and continuing education. Several of our classes qualify for 'Train the Trainer' in which we will teach an employee to teach our course so that your safety education can remain 'in house'. We strive, as a collective, to create and maintain a safe working environment for the companies and employees we serve.

We're glad you have decided to take the first step in Safety and Security. Thank you for choosing us and we look forward to assisting you in all of your safety training needs.
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