CEO, Epicenter Media & Training
Christopher Tarantino, MEP CMCP has more than ten years experience in emergency response/management and has acted in a variety of positions across the public- and private-sector, including roles at the volunteer, local, county, state, and federal levels. Mr. Tarantino serves on the NYS Type II Incident Management Team, is as a Subject Matter Expert/Instructor for the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, a Digital Communications Specialist for FEMA, and is the Chair of the International Association of Emergency Managers’ Emerging Technology Caucus. He is a volunteer Firefighter/EMT, a Hazardous Materials Technician and a Rescue Specialist, Hazardous Materials Response Team and Special Operations Unit, and a volunteer for the American Red Cross’ Disaster Action & Disaster Public Affairs Teams.
Mr. Tarantino is a certified Crisis Management Communications Professional, a recognized Master Exercise Practitioner, and the Founder/CEO of Epicenter Media & Training. His team specializes in training, exercises, and support services for the integration of technology in public safety and emergency management. He has trained thousands of emergency management professionals in more than 30 different states in the U.S. and frequently speaks across North America on disaster response, emerging technology, and crisis communications.