Bio: Pete has been a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) instructor since 1999. In 2002 he was recertified by FEMA in CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) concept & again in 2010. Since then he instructs for the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Domestic Preparedness In various Weapons of Mass Destruction courses; Department of Energy courses; Louisiana State University WMD courses, and so forth. He recently retired from the New York City Police Department after 25 years of service as an Evidence Specialist. For thirteen years as the Adjutant to the 88th Brigade New York State Guard. During 9/11 he ran the Logistics Section at Pier 92 for the NYC Office of Emergency Management and again during Hurricane Sandy 2013, and was US Army, Charlie Company Commander at Citi-Field for 39 NYS Army National Guard and State Guard soldiers. For the last 49 years he is the Commanding Officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South Auxiliary Police Command. He was also the Brooklyn Borough CERT Coordinator for NYC Emergency Management. In 2016 he created a new version of Disaster Preparedness course strictly for Residential Managers and their staff, that run the high rise buildings. He brings a wealth of experience in the law enforcement, military and emergency management fields.