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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Specialty Focus: Homeland Security, Emergency Management, OSHA Compliance, Threat and Vulnerability Assessment, Fire Rescue EMS Operations, Risk Management, Homeland Security, Crisis Management, Emergency Planning, Disaster Management, Food Threat and Vulnerability, Soft Target Hardening, Intelligence

Additional Information

Mike served 10 years with FEMA (then FEMA/DHS till 2004). He worked in critical infrastructure, safety, health and security. Fagel was deployed to the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995, and deployed to the World Trade Center Attacks in 2001 for the US Department of Justice. He was an SME for the US Army at SBCCOM in Aberdeen,MD. Over 40 years in all phases of public safety, state law enforcement, fire and rescue service, as well as emergency medical services & emergency management. He also spent several years with the National Guard Bureau’s CERIAC Intelligence Center Operations, as team lead. He had various overseas deployments in the middle east working with US allies in developing national doctrine in the development for emergency planning and response operations. Mike is a Certified Emergency Manager. He is a DHS Certified Instructor from the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium in 9 advanced field delivery courses. He teaches in the Masters of Public Policy at the Illinois Institute of Technology, as well as at Aurora University. Fagel holds a PhD & Masters (1996) in Occupational Safety & Health from Columbia Southern, and a BS in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska (1975). Fagel teaches at the FEMA Executive Academy in Emmitsburg, MD. Mike has written 6 textbooks on Safety & Homeland Security, with his 4th book “Crisis Management and Emergency Planning” earning the ASIS Textbook of the year award in 2014. His 5th book, “Soft Targets and Crisis Management” was nominated for book of the year in 2017.