Rick Mathews serves as the Director of Simulations and Training for the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Rick’s experience spans over 40 years where he has developed expertise and prominence in the areas of emergency preparedness, counter-terrorism and terrorism interdiction, disaster response, EMS, risk management, safety, and homeland security. He participated in rescue efforts immediately following the April 19, 1995, explosion at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, and served as a technical consultant to the Louisiana Department of Health’s Emergency Preparedness Planner during the response and recovery phases of Hurricane Katrina. In this capacity, he dealt particularly with issues surrounding the establishment and operation of the PMAC field hospital.

Rick Mathews has served as a media consultant and subject matter expert for local, national, and international news and media organizations.

Areas of expertise include:
  • Terrorism and Extremism
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Active Violence – Active Shooter Incidents
  • Homeland Security Issues
  • National Security Issues
  • Training and Preparedness of Public Safety and Emergency Responders
  • Emergency Preparedness and Management
  • Mass Casualty Incidents
  • Emergency Medical Services
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