Identify best practices and help volunteer departments implement effective accountability solutions with limited resources to ensure that first responders can do their jobs in the safest environment possible and continue to influence risk-reduction behavior changes.
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Dr. Joe Bonnell
Dr. Joe Bonnell has served the Phoenix Fire Department for over 20 years and currently supports the Operations Division as a Captain/Paramedic. As a professor with the Maricopa Community Colleges, he teaches multiple courses in the Emergency Management program and serves as the Co-Chair of the Paradise Valley Community College Curriculum Development Committee where he is involved in the development and design of an accredited Chief Officer Leadership program for several higher education learning institutions. Additionally, Dr. Bonnell is a Research Affiliate at the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy at Arizona State University and specializes in firefighter examination.
As an expert on public safety, Dr. Bonnell’s research centers on organizational and task-related factors that impact skill degradation and retainment, operational systems used in the fire service, environmental factors in which firefighters operate, firefighter LODDs, and incident command training.
He holds numerous professional certifications including Nationally Certified Hazardous Materials Technician (NFPA 472), Nationally Certified Technical Rescue Technician (NFPA 1006), Terrorism Liaison Officer, and holds the Incident Safety Officer Systems Curriculum Credential (ISOS 1521). Dr. Bonnell has published and presented his research on fireground training and skill decay at international conferences including Fire-Rescue International (FRI). He has a B.S. in Business Administration, an M.S. in Fitness and Health Management, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration, with emphasis in Emergency Management.
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