Brian M. Satula
Wisconsin Emergency Management
Retired Fire Chief for the City of Oak Creek with over 33 years experience; active in management level positions since 1986; provided leadership and management for a 54-member fire department (52 sworn personnel and 2 civilian positions), with an annual operating budget of over $6.5 Million.
Held the position of the Director of Emergency Management and a member of the Emergency Operations Committee since 1995; authored several Annex/Emergency Support Function sections of the city’s Emergency Operations Plan; responded to and coordinated many citywide disasters through the city’s local emergency operations center, designed many exercises and after-action reviews; utilized the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program; member of the planning team/exercise evaluator for the Vigilant Guard exercise in Jefferson County; thoroughly familiar with E-sponder virtual emergency operations software; charter member of FEMA Region V Regional Emergency Communications Coordination Work Group; charter member of the State System Management Group; certified in Emergency Management Professional Development from Emergency Management Institute.
Current member of the Governor’s Homeland Security Council; fire service member of the Threat Liaison Officer (TLO) program in Wisconsin; developed a fire service intelligence report with the Southeast Wisconsin Threat Analysis Center (Milwaukee fusion center) and the Wisconsin Statewide Information Center (state fusion center) active in several committees and a voting member of the Milwaukee Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Working Group; developed a threat assessment and emergency response plan for a critical infrastructure/key resources at the We Energies campus; currently enrolled in the Naval Post-Graduate School, Master of Arts in Homeland Defense and Security Studies.
Extensive experience as a practitioner in the National Incident Management System/Incident Command; over 28 years command experience, having held all incident Command and General Staff positions; currently possess instructor’s certifications in National Incident Management System Incident Command System (NIMS-ICS) and in Incident Management Team (IMT) Coordinators Committee; member of the planning committee for the UASI IMT.
Current president of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) in Wisconsin; MABAS is a multi-agency, multi-state coordination system for providing intra- and inter-state fire service resources during disasters; member of the President’s Council of MABAS states; Wisconsin representative on the Mid-America Mutual Aid Consortium and the International Association of Fire Chiefs National Mutual Aid Stakeholders Committee; primary author the Wisconsin Fire Service Emergency Response Plan (approved October 2009, HSC).