As Incident Commander and Logistics Section Chief for the Gulf Coast response to Hurricane Gustav in 2008, Mr. Grainger led the highly successful mass evacuation of over 300 patients for LSU Health Care Services Division. Todd is responsible for MOU relationships overseeing the performance of EMS transport providers including air and ground medical rescue units, special needs medical teams and hundreds of strike team members. He has spoken at several national disaster response and training conferences regarding hospital evacuations.
Mr. Grainger helped design the insurance industry’s first mobile disaster response unit supporting Catastrophic Assist Teams in the field. Mr. Grainger holds US Patent Pending on Response Systems’ Mass Medical Evacuation Unit (MMEU) and service mark for Response Systems’ Pediatric Basic Disaster Life Support® training curriculum. Todd is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.
As a player and After Action Report contributor, Randy participated in a full scale exercise at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia in preparation for an appearance by President Bush. This full scale exercised comprised Army and Air Force personnel, Multiple State EMS services, State Area Emergency Management Command, and Federal Secret Service contingency. As a responder, Randy was involved in Health and Safety planning for the 2005 National Boy Scout Jamboree. The organization created an entire healthcare system spread out over several thousand acres for a three-week period to manage the health and wellbeing of 30,000 Boy Scouts and adult leaders. Planning soon turned to a large scale medical response as a mass-casualty heat related incident resulted in some 1000+ patients.
Helping enrich his ability to relate to exercise events, Randy has served in several response missions as part of the contracted Response Systems Team. In 2008 Randy served as Operations chief for the mass medical evacuation of the Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Care System (HSC). Over 300 patients were successfully evacuated involving 10 hospitals. LSU HCS, the ninth largest public health care system in the country, along with State of Louisiana health officials recognized Response Systems’ performance as exemplary and “beyond our expectations”. Randy and R-S-I responded to Hurricane’s Dean, Ike, Isaac and Karen similarly engaged in tactical response. Recently, Randy led three teams in deployments to hurricanes Irma and Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Croix and St. Thomas of the USVI. This encompassed several hundred responders over 7-month period. Randy was also the Deputy I/C and Logistics Section Chief for R-S-I’s deployment to Florida for Hurricane Irma
Randy is also an instructor for Incident Command System and has taught all levels of ICS throughout the state including the Kansas Board of EMS. Randy is also a Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) instructor teaching HICS in Kansas and many other states for Response Systems.
As the former Director of Emergency Management, Assistant Director of EMS of Greeley County, and an EMS specialist for the State Board of EMS (all in Kansas), Randy has experience with many Emergency Operations, Hazard Mitigation, EMS systems and response Plans. Currently, he manages three R-S-I contracts in Louisiana for staff support and planning for disaster response for LA ESF-8 to support EMS and Medical Special Needs Shelters as well as an additional contract for the evacuation of one of the larger healthcare systems in the State.
Mark E. Chambers has extensive experience in Disaster Planning and Response, including Pandemic Flu Planning. Most recently, Mark Chambers led North Carolina’s Hospital Preparedness Program as the State’s Disaster Medical Services Coordinator. Prior to his position in North Carolina, Mr. Chambers served in a similar capacity for the State of Mississippi and served as advisor to FEMA/HHS regarding health care disaster planning, exercises and response.
As an Intelligence Officer, Mr. Chambers’ expertise includes Law Enforcement, Anti-Terrorism, Emergency Management, Public Health, Fire and medical as a Paramedic. He has authored numerous disaster preparedness programs adopted by both state and federal institutions.
Mark has experience held leadership positions in all phases of planning, from writing policy, plans and procedures and leading the execution of these programs. Mr. Chambers primary focus is on regional healthcare coalition planning coordination and state and federal policy and program compliance.
Timothy C. Conley serves as Mission Leader for Response Systems Inc. He has been deployed several times in response to significant events in the coastal region of the United States. He has served as a lead instructor for R-S-I’s Hazmat and Weapons of Mass Destruction programs. Additionally, Tim is a 27 year veteran of the Fire/EMS (paramedic) service currently serving as the Assistant Chief of Operations for the Loves Park Fire Department, Chief of Operations for the Interstates Disaster Medical Cooperative (IDMC), and Mission Support Team Chief for the MO DMAT/DMORT -1 (Missouri State Emergency Management). Chief Conley’s current duties include state and local level disaster planning and response. Tim leads the IDMC committee currently developing state to state mutual aid for State Disaster Response Teams. Adjunct experiences include serving as team commander and management support team coordinator of the Illinois Medical Emergency Response Team (IMERT). He has also served as a member of the Illinois Terrorism Task Force (ITTF), Illinois Bioterrorism and Pandemic Flu working group, Illinois Terrorism Task Force Training committee, and FEMA HHS/ASPR NIMS typing committee.
Tim Conley also serves as Planning Officer and Shift Supervisor for the Village of Western Springs (IL) Department of Fire/EMS Services and Emergency Management. Tim Conley’s field experience includes Planning Section Chief during the rescue efforts in Joplin Missouri after a devastating F-5 tornado leveled much of the community. Chief Conley also served as Team Commander for the Illinois Medical Emergency Response Team (IMERT) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during rescue/recovery operations for Hurricane Katrina. Most recently, Tim Conley has received numerous commendations for his service including from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Mr. Conley resides in the Suburban Chicagoland area and in his spare time, Tim participates in fitness challenges with his fire service colleagues.