Domestic Preparedness met Richard Mirgon, Second Vice President, Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO). He focuses primarily on how the National Joint TERT (Telecommunicator Emergency Response Task Force) Initiative has helped his state but includes a wealth of other helpful information including, but not limited to, the qualifications for telecommuter credentialing, the requirements set by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the preparation of after-action reports, and several financial issues involved in the creation of mutual-aid agreements between states.
John F. Morton
John F. Morton is the Strategic Advisor for DomPrep. He is also the Homeland Security Team Lead for the Project on National Security Reform (PNSR). A member of the DomPrep team since its founding, he has served as managing editor for writer assignments and interviewer for scores of DomPrep audio interviews.
Richard Mirgon, director of communications, emergency management, and animal control for Douglas County, Nevada, has held that position since 1991. Prior to assuming his current post, he served for 13 years as a deputy sheriff and special projects manager for the Board of County Commissioners in Jefferson County, Colorado. He previously served in the U.S. Air Force as an intelligence analyst assigned to the National Security Agency. A former co-chair, for four years, of the Nevada WMD/Homeland Security Steering Committee, he is now co-chair of Nevada’s State Emergency Response Commission.