Emergency Response Studies Advisory Board

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Mr. Christopher Boyer

SEARCH AND RESCUE CURRICULUM ADVISOR

Chris Boyer is an experienced domestic and international emergency professional with roots in law enforcement, search and rescue and technology.  Chris is the Executive Director for The National Association For Search And Rescue (NASAR).


Involved in SAR and law enforcement since February of 1995, Chris has been an OES Cadaver Dog Handler and Evaluator with his partner Scout, a Labrador Retriever, and is a court recognized expert on Scent Behavior for Search Dogs.  Chris was the CA OES SAR Canine Mutual Aid Coordinator for many years.  A graduate of the OES search management class in 1996 and the National SAR School in 2000, Chris has been teaching the Direction and Control of the Search Function Class since 2000.  Chris served as the County Emergency Services Manager for the Contra Costa Operational Area from 2003 to 2010 when he retired. Chris was the Vice-President of Operations for Kenyon International from 2010 through 2013 where he managed the response and recovery of First Air 6560 crash above the arctic circle, National Air 102 crash in Bagram, and the Al-Shabab attack on the In Amenis gas plant.

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Dr. Mitch Maulfair

MEDICAL TRAINING CURRICULUM ADVISOR

Dr Mitchell Maulfair has been an Emergency Medicine physician in the Central Florida region for over 25 years. He is the Medical Director for the Advent Health Winter Park Emergency Department, as well as the Winter Park Fire Department, and is an Associate Clinical Professor at Nova Southeastern University.  He has interests in all aspects of pre-hospital and emergency medicine, practicing in all environments and situations.  For fun, Dr. "Mitch" races and works on sports cars.

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Mr. Jason McMillian

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE CURRICULUM ADVISOR

Jason is a United States Navy veteran and former firefighter who currently serves as the Training and Exercise Coordinator for the Orange County Office of Emergency Management, a position he has held since July of 2021. Prior to moving home to Florida, Jason served as the Operations Coordinator and Emergency Operations Center Manager for the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management in Kitsap County, Washington from 2008 until 2018. In 2018, he became the Emergency Manager for the City of Shoreline in King County, Washington and held that position until he moved to Orange County.

Throughout his Emergency Management career he has been responsible for managing several programs including the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program, Auxiliary Communications System (ACS) program and Severe Weather Shelter program. Jason is proud to have completed the FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEP), National Emergency Management Advanced Academy (NEMAA) and Incident Command System (ICS) Train the Trainer curriculum.

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Mr. Darrell Coates

RESCUE TRAINING ADVISOR

Darrell Coates is 30-plus year veteran of the fire service where he’s edifying his passion for humanitarianism. He currently serves as a Lieutenant for the Seminole County Fire Department in Central Florida and has served numerous diverse roles within his career that include Professional Development/Training Officer, USAR, Special Operations-Technical Rescue, and other emergency services related duties. Additionally, he currently serves as a Deputy for the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office where he holds an honorable position within the essential constituents of Law Enforcement - Special Operations.