How to Make Your Emergency Action Plan More Effective: Instructors

Steve Jamieson 
W. W. Wheeler & Associates, Inc.

Steve Jamieson is a registered professional engineer and the President of W. W. Wheeler & Associates, Inc. in Englewood, Colorado.  He has an MS degree in civil engineering from the University of Colorado at Denver and a BS degree in civil engineering from Colorado State University.  He has more than 34 years of experience in dam engineering, design, construction, operations, and risk assessments.  Mr. Jamieson has a unique perspective as a former dam owner and current consultant to numerous dam safety programs.  He has prepared, reviewed or tested hundreds of emergency action plans for dams nationwide and has been involved in several dam incidents.

Bill McCormick, P.E.
Branch Chief
Colorado Dam Safety Branch

Bill McCormick holds a bachelors degree in Geology and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Geological Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and a Professional Geologist in the state of Colorado.  He has over 27 years of professional experience as geologist, engineering geologist and civil engineer involved with design, construction and regulation of water projects in Colorado and Nevada. He has been with the Colorado Division of Water Resources for the past 13 years and as Chief of the Colorado Dam Safety Branch since 2011.  Bill and his award winning team of dam safety engineers have responsibility for developing and executing a comprehensive dam safety risk management program for all dams in the state of Colorado in the interest of public safety.

Kerry Kimble
Planning Section Chief
Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Kerry has been a Certified Emergency Manager in Colorado since 2004 and certified by the International Association of Emergency Managers since 2006. For the past fifteen years Kerry Kimble has worked at numerous Colorado offices of emergency management in the Departments of Local Affairs, Public Safety, and Transportation.  He has been responsible for numerous updates of the State Emergency Operations Plan, the State Continuity of Operations Plan program, the FEMA required State Preparedness Report, and the Colorado Community Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) Recovery Plan. As a certified Type III Planning Section Chief, Kerry has worked on such incidents as summer wildfires (2016); April floods (2015); September floods and June wildfires (2013); High Park/Waldo Canyon wildfires (2012), the Democratic National Convention, Northeastern Colorado Tornados, and the Alamosa Salmonella incident (2008).  He was also a member of the Joint State – FEMA Teams for incident Recovery during the 2013 multi–county flood and the 2015 severe storm and flood events. Kerry has also been deployed via the Emergency Management Assistance Compact to support response and recovery for the Joplin Tornado (May 2011) and New York – Hurricane Irene/Tropical Storm Lee (Sep 2011).  He also performed the duties of an Area Commander for preparations in receiving Hurricane Katrina evacuees and the Plans and Operations Officer at the Lowry Evacuee Operations Complex (for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita evacuees).

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