Dave Bradley currently serves as the Emergency Response Coordinator (ERC) for Chesprocott Health District (CHD) in Cheshire, CT. He is a retired U.S. Coast Guard officer whose military career as a Response Officer included assignments in shore-based operations; operational training; maritime law enforcement; maritime Ports, Waterways, & Coastal Security; maritime Search & Rescue; and maritime Oil/Hazmat response. During his years of active-duty service he acquired a professional preference to work in the field of Public Safety, specifically in emergency preparedness, planning, and response. As CHD’s ERC, his focus is now on Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and Emergency Support Function #8 duties and responsibilities for two local health departments (i.e. CHD & the City of Meriden’s Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS)). These jurisdictions include two Mass Dispensing Areas (#16 & #22) and four (4) Connecticut towns (Cheshire, Prospect, Wolcott, & Meriden) with a population-base of ~115,000 residents. He is currently a 2017-2018 Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) candidate for the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), a 2018 National Healthcare Disaster Professional (NHDP-BC) certification candidate via the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and is currently enrolled in FEMA's 2018-2019 Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEPP). Dave seeks professional partnerships, endeavors to make PHEP plans more usable/operational, and appreciates a host of PHEP-challenges.