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International Response Challenges to Disasters - An Island Experience


Johnny E. Delgado
Director, Anastasia Group, LLC


Johnny E. Delgado is an aviation, law enforcement, emergency services, emergency management and air ambulance professional with over 35 years of experience. He’s had oversight as the Chief of an Emergency Services agency with responsibilities including, emergency response Domestic Preparedness and Communications and moved onto Program and Project Management as the Director for an air ambulance service based in South Florida utilizing ground ambulances, helicopters and airplanes for medical evacuations. He’s also served on many of Florida’s disaster related task forces and authored Florida’s first Air Medical Disaster Response Plan. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management, a Masters Degree in Business Administration, received his Six Sigma Lean and Black Belt Training from Villanova University and a doctoral degree in Management and Organizational Leadership.


Additionally, he is also a Board Certified Medical Transport Executive and a graduate of the Safety Management Training Academy and Certified as a Safety Risk Management Trainer by the FAA/DOT. He completed international training programs in Emergency Management, EOC Operations, EMS and First Responder Training in Mexico, Colombia, El Salvador, Panama and most of the rest of Latin America.

Most recently Johnny is currently working as a consultant with a company providing Search and Rescue, Oil and Gas Logistics and HEMS Services globally as well as working as a law enforcement officer/tactical medic and flight officer for one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the U.S.


Geographically remote areas often depend upon assistance from “mainland” providers and agencies. The Caribbean hurricanes of 2017 highlighted the challenges and weaknesses of responses to these areas and the lessons learned. Concepts discussed will assist responders with planning considerations in the future.



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