Michael Callan Mr. Callan is a 50-year veteran of the Fire Service. He served as a Captain with the Wallingford, Connecticut Fire Department for 20 years. In 2013 at the International Haz Mat Conference in Baltimore he received the prestigious John M Eversole Lifetime Achievement Award – Given annually by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to recognize a living individual who has had an exceptionally distinguished career in the field of hazardous-materials emergency response. In 2010 he was the recipient of the prestigious Norman Y. Mineta Excellence in Transportation Award. The Mineta Award is given annually by the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) to an individual or team that made a significant and lasting contribution to the safety of people, products and materials in transit. In 2001 he was selected as the California Hazardous Materials Instructor of the Year. Michael Callan is the author of the book Responding to Natural Gas Emergencies , Responding to Electrical Emergencies and Responding to Utility Emergencies (RTUE) used extensively by the Utilities Industries for training emergency responders and used as a traditional textbook and interactive training program called RTUE Online. He is the author of Pipeline Emergency Response DVD. He is also author of the popular Street Smart Haz Mat Response by Red Hat Publications. Michael Callan is one of the lead instructors / mentors in the Virtual Terrorism Response Academy (VTRA) developed by Dartmouth University’s Interactive Media Lab. The VTRA is a reusable advanced distance learning environment that supports the development and dissemination of terrorism response courseware. In 1989 at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Cincinnati he was selected from 7000 municipal and private sector instructors, as the International Society of Fire Instructors’ – George D. Post Instructor of the Year. He is developer of traditional and interactive training modules for delivering the Department of Transportation / Pipeline Safety and Hazardous Materials Administration’s Pipeline Emergencies Training. Pipeline Emergencies is distributed by the National Association of Fire Marshals nationally to every state fire service training organization. Mr. Callan has conducted over twenty five Training the Trainers throughout the United States. Mr. Callan is also the developer of the widely adopted Propane Emergencies Training Facilitator’s Guide and PowerPoint programs used extensively by the US Fire Service. The training program has been adopted by more than 30 state training fire schools for propane emergencies. He is the lead instructor on the video training series by Emergency Resources Inc. – “Surviving the Hazardous Materials Incident”. He is co-author of Hazardous Materials Exposures – Emergency Response and Patient Care published by Brady and Prentice Hall. He has conducts energy, pipeline, safety, chemical and emergency response training around the country for Industrial and Municipal Haz-Mat Teams. He lists as clients, corporations such as Pipeline Association for Public Awareness (PAPA), ComEd, Excel Energy, Puget Sound Energy, Wisconsin Utility Association, Vermont State Fire School, Illinois State Fire Academy, LaClede Gas, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Iowa Fire Service Training Bureau, SCANA, Northeast Utilities, Louisiana Pacific, Sprint, Pacific Gas and Electric, US DOJ – ATF, NASA & Kennedy Space Center, Duke Energy, General Motors, Ensign-Bickford Industries, Merck, Dupont, IBM, National Association of State Fire Marshals.