Brian Crisan is a part-time graduate student pursuing a master's degree in marriage and family therapy at the University of Akron
In December 2012, he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in
emergency management and homeland security with a minor in fire protection technology. Since
2004, he has worked as a public safety telecommunicator. He briefly
served as a volunteer firefighter and Nationally Registered
medical technician with a rural fire department in northeast Ohio.
He has attended conferences and classes all over the U.S., including: the annual IAEM conference
three times (in San Antonio, Las Vegas, and Orlando), FDIC 2011
in Indianapolis, the APCO 2011 conference
in Philadelphia, and a Technical Emergency Response Training class at the Center for Domestic Preparedness
in Anniston, Alabama. Locally, Brian has attended a number of courses on law enforcement related topics, including: hostage negotiation, domestic violence intervention, crisis/suicide
intervention, Alzheimer's and dementia, homicide call analysis,
deception detection, vehicle pursuits, and active shooting response.
He is a member of UA student chapter
of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and served as the group's President from May 2012 to May 2013. Under his leadership, IAEM earned the 2012 Chapter of the Year Award at the annual IAEM conference in Orlando, Florida. Brian also wrote a proposal for a grant that was funded by IAEM for a zombie apocalypse-themed event and he wrote the winning nomination that earned the chapter's advisor, Dr. Robert M. Schwartz, the 2011 Chapter Advisor of the Year award. As President, Brian led a few key initiatives, including: a focus on member recruitment and increased communication with chapter membership, a National Preparedness Month public education campaign, and the establishment of the chapter's social media presence.