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Paul Penn
Vice Chairman

Paul Penn is Vice Chairman of Environmental Security International L3C. He is also the President of EnMagine, Inc a multidisciplinary consulting firm that provides planning, training and exercising for public and private sector clients, primarily in healthcare. Known for HazMat for Healthcare™, Hospital Incident Command System training, Response RoadMap, EnMagine is a leading thought, process, and product leader in emergency, environmental, and health & safety management.

Mr. Penn is an international lecturer, trainer, and consultant known for his insight, knowledge, and sense of humor; and the author of a number of peer-reviewed and general consumption articles. Mr. Penn's fortes is using content-rich programs, bridging multiple disciplines, and depoliticizing contentious topics.

Mr. Penn has been part of many activities that have become national and international models including: the Hospital Incident Command System, the Hazardous Materials module for the FIRESCOPE Incident Command System, the ASTM Task Group on Hospital Preparedness standard, the US Occupational Health and Safety Administration's "First Receiver" and HazMat for Emergency Medical Services Best Practices, "Recommendations for Hospitals: Patient Decontamination Algorithm, Staff Protection and Equipment Required During Patient Decontamination." Paul has been sought as a consultant and instructor for the: National Emergency Training Center's Integrated Emergency Management Courses including the Emergency Medical Services, Earthquake, Hazardous Materials components and is currently supporting FEMA's efforts on emergency preparedness and response for "planned events;" Center for Domestic Preparedness Noble Training Center's Advanced Public Information Officer for Health and Hospitals; and the Joint Commission, among other organizations.

Mr Penn is often approached for his expertise and counsel and has served, or currently serves with the:
  • California Hospital Bioterrorism Planning and Preparedness Committee.
  • Centers for Disease Control Roundtable on Hospital Communications for Radiological Mass Casualty Events participant.
  • California Disaster Interest Group
  • Briefings on Hospital Safety (HCPro) Editorial Advisory Board
  • Emergency Film Group Technical Advisory Committee
  • Western Region Universities Consortium (NIEHS grantee)
  • SEIU National Hazardous Materials Advisory Board (NIEHS grantee)
  • New Paltz Rescue Squad (founder)
Mr. Penn's employment history includes managing Environmental Health and Safety at a flagship Kaiser Permanente hospital; serving as the Oil Spill Response Program Manager and Safety Officer for the California Conservation Corps; managing the nation's largest Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know program and author of the California Hazardous Materials Incident Contingency Plan for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (now the California Emergency Management Agency); and managing emergency services, emergency medical services, hazardous materials and hazardous waste for San Benito County- the nation's most seismically active county. Previously Paul spent a decade as a professional ski patroller and firefighter on Donner Summit near Lake Tahoe.

Paul has held both elected and appointed positions including as a Nevada County Planning Commissioner which heightened his understanding of land use and the Donner Summit Public Utility District (sewer, water, fire, ambulance); and is a founder and a member of the conference committee for over 20 years of The Continuing Challenge, the nation's largest hazardous materials emergency response conference.

Mr Penn has a Master of Science in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology focusing on community health services from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Paul is a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional, Certified Healthcare Environmental Manager, Certified Hazard Control Manager, and Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional.

Paul Penn
EnMagine, Inc.
Post Office Box 280
Diamond Springs, CA 95619
(530) 622-5964 (voice)
(530) 622-5917 (fax)
(916) 718-0751 (mobile)

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