Richard (Rick) J. Larkin, MA Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Larkin and Associates, LLC
  • Phone: 952-292-9013
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Emergency Preparedness

Specialty Focus: Emergency Planning, Disaster Planning, Emergency Response, Incident Management, EPCRA Planning, Crisis Management, Emergency Procedures, Special Event Emergency Plans, ICS, Failure to Plan, Evacuation, Hazard

Education: Bachelors, Organizational Management and Communication , Concordia University, St Paul, MN; Master of Arts, Public Safety Administration , St Mary’s University, Mpls, MN

Years in Practice: 30+


Additional Information

Over 30 years’ experience in emergency services operations and management, (Fire/Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Preparedness/Disaster Management). Extensive experience in Emergency Management and Business Continuity Industry Standards development and implementation as an active member of Industry Standard Development Organizations (NFPA 1600, ISO 22301, Emergency Management Accreditation Program). Participation in writing Emergency Management industry standards, including leading Standards Committee. Qualified Business Continuity Management System (BCMS), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard on Emergency Management and Business Continuity (1600), and International Standards Organization (ISO) 22301 Lead Auditor Co-Author - “Critical Infrastructure Systems: The platforms for a successful development of a nation’s security”. Experienced in Effective: Community-based Emergency Preparedness Plans – reviewed, evaluated, and developed multiple emergency management plans. Emergency Management Plan and Program review as a compliance reviewer/assessor of Emergency Management Programs for public and private sector programs since 2004 including multiple states, counties, cities, as well as private sector entities and “pilot programs” in Emergency Management compliance. Developed and managed the Consequence Management Planning process and Emergency Operations for major events including Multi-Agency Planning and Coordination 2008 Republican National Convention, multiple dignitary/VIP events - US President and Vice-Presidential visits, major planned community events (Red Bull United States and World Championship “Crashed Ice” sporting events and others) Emergency Preparedness Response & Operations Emergency Planning Requirements and Industry Standards Emergency Services Policies & Procedures Exercises, Drills Disaster Response (local, regional, national).