Mr. Don Scott is an instructor with East Tennessee State University, an academic partner of the RDPC.
Mr. Scott has been a responder in the areas of fire, law enforcement, hazmat, emergency management and emergency medical service for the past 30 years. His background and education in these areas make him well qualified to handle situations that arise, not only during exercises and training, but also during real world crisis and emergencies.
Mr. Scott is a licensed medical examiner with the State of New Mexico and a retired deputy chief of the Bernalillo County (Albuquerque area) Fire Department. He was employed by the City of Rio Rancho as a supervisor in the public safety department, where he directed fire fighters, medical staff and law enforcement officers. Mr. Scott is also a licensed paramedic, with many letters of commendation in his handling of patients. He served two two-year terms as the president of the New Mexico Emergency Management Association, introducing many innovative ideas for them.
Mr. Scott is currently serving as the response bureau chief for the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in Santa Fe, and is actively engaged in assisting not only responders, but also emergency management staff in areas throughout the state of New Mexico.