First Responder Critical Incident Guide
A Field Guide for Essential Response Functions

August Vernon

May 27, 2009

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"Good talk."

"Excellent presentation, very informative."

"Sounds like another excellent text/reference book for First Responders. This one can be used by the initial arriving crews with the 2008 NA ERG."
Vance Duncan
City of Erie, PA Bureau of Fire

"As a Director of Information Technology, I know the value of getting accurate information to the key decision-maker (i.e. Director of Emer. Management, Town Manager, etc.), our end-users of that technology, as well as our residents of our community. Since 9/11, Winthrop has been able to attain many grants for technology for the area of Emergency Management/ Planning. I was a key person, along with our Police & Fire Chiefs, who got our EOC up and running. We look for new ways to train our First Responders. This guide is a solution for, and I view it as, a tool that no First Responder should be without in the field. You can learn a lot in a classroom but a true student is one that has experience -- this guide will offer that student the perfect compliment to be ready and prepared. Thank you."
Michele Karas
Town of Winthrop, MA

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August Vernon is currently an Assistant Coordinator for the Forsyth County, North Carolina Office of Emergency Management. August returned to his position at Emergency Management after a year in Iraq as a security contractor conducting long-range convoy security operations involved in several IED and combative engagements. Mr. Vernon has been employed in Emergency Management for eight years and also served as a member of the fire service and a fire service instructor. He also served in the U.S. Army as a CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) Operations Specialist.

Mr. Vernon teaches courses in Incident Management, Emergency Management, HazMat Operations and Terrorism/WMD Planning-Response. He also provides specialized emergency services planning and training on critical incidents at the local, regional, state and federal level. August is a writer and member of the IFSTA WMD/Terrorism Committee. Since 2004 he has served as technical reviewer for the development of six different training films produced by the Emergency Film Group. He has also written over 25 nationally published articles and is also author of the new First Responders Critical Incident Field Guide published by Red Hat Publishing.