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VIDEO: EDM Digest Creator Discusses Education and Emergency Management

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By Glynn Cosker
Managing Editor, EDM Digest

Recently, at the 2017 Commencement ceremony for American Public University System (APUS), I had the pleasure of spending some time with EDM Digest's founder, Dr. Chris Reynolds.

EDM Digest Chris Reynolds
Dr. Chris Reynolds

Dr. Reynolds is the Dean, Academic Outreach & Program Development with APUS. He is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel, serving in the United States Air Force as an emergency preparedness officer with the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (NORTHCOM).

Additionally, Dr. Reynolds served as a division fire chief and emergency manager for more than 33 years with a large metro-county fire-rescue organization. His emergency management experience includes the Oklahoma City bombing, hurricanes Andrew, Elena, Opal, and Katrina; the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and the Deepwater Horizon gulf oil spill.

Below is a short video giving all EDM Digest readers an insight into what makes Dr. Reynolds tick, his passion for emergency disaster management and what prompted him to create EDM Digest.

 

More about EDM Digest Creator Dr. Chris Reynolds

Dr. Reynolds is a certified emergency manager (CEM) through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO), and is a Chief Fire Officer designee (CFO) through the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). Additionally, he holds the Military Emergency Management Senior Specialist (MEMS) badge. He is also a registered paramedic in the state of Florida.

Glynn Cosker Glynn Cosker is a writer and editor, currently based in New England. He is the Managing Editor of EDM Digest. Glynn has more than 20 years of writing experience, and he’s the Managing Editor of EDM Digest's sister blog site: In Homeland Security. Born and raised in the U.K., he began his career in government and spent 12 years working in the Consular Section of the British Embassy in Washington – attaining the rank of Vice Consul in the late 1990s. Glynn and his family live in New England.