Ben Levy

Ben Levy is an Area Manager with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. Ben has experience as a subject matter advisor and in operational, tactical and strategic command across a range of emergency incidents including multi-agency responses to CBRNe events. Ben holds professional degrees in both Education and Engineering and is a Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers.

Lt. Victor Alvariño

Lieutenant Victor Alvariño joined the Spanish Guardia Civil in 1998. He was assigned to several Operation Units of Intelligence to fight against the ETA terrorism group for almost 15 years.

After that, he was the head of the IT Projects Office of the Intelligence Service of Guardia Civil, and specifically, he was responsible for European Projects founded by the European Commission, managing several projects founding by FP7 and H2020. Currently, he is the Second highest person in the chain of command in the Guardia Civil in the Unit responsible of manage any CBRN attack, with responsibility in investigation of incidents as well as terrorist attacks or emergencies through the use of CBRN agents.

He has attended several relevant courses such as Course on Criminal Police, Course on Forensic and Legal Medicine, Master Degree in Digital Evidence Analysis and Fight against Cybercrime, and Senior Course for Specialist in Intelligence.

Stuart Cameron

Stuart K. Cameron is a 34 year veteran of the Suffolk County Police Department. He was promoted to Chief of Department (the highest sworn position in the department) in November of 2015.

Chief Cameron is a graduate of the 208th session of the FBI National Academy and he has a Master’s Degree from SUNY Albany.

Chief Cameron has been involved in the development of national level procedures and homeland security training and has been an active instructor on topics related to homeland security, school security and public safety. Chief Cameron chaired a committee that developed the concept of operations for the New York City area Securing the Cities Program, the largest homeland security threat reduction program of its kind.

Chief Cameron has published over two dozen articles on a variety of public safety and counter-terrorism related topics in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, IACP’s The Police Chief, and CBRNe World magazine, among other publications.

Chief Cameron has been married to his wife, Margaret, for 32 years. They have three children and one grandchild.

Mark van Barreveld

Mark van Barreveld joined Brandweer Amsterdam-Amstelland in 2006 as a crisismanagement advisor, responsible for training inter-agency command teams, after working as an instructor for Rotterdam’s Falck Risc. As a Programme Manager, Mark is currently working on the realisation of a public-private fire and rescue service for the Port of Amsterdam on behalf of Brandweer Amsterdam-Amstelland, which is set to be operational in Q1 2020. Besides working as a Programme Manager Mark is deployed as an operational On Scene and Incident Commander as of 2011 in the city of Amsterdam. As capital city of the Netherlands, Amsterdam has been the subject of terrorist threat just as other major european cities and as a result Brandweer Amsterdam-Amstelland has stepped up its level of preparation on Terrorism response in recent years. Although Amsterdam has not been hit yet by a Major Terrorist incident, Brandweer Amsterdam-Amstelland does deal with a number of violent crime and mental health incidents on a regular basis which also place a changing demand on the fire & and rescue service.

Stephen Johnson

Steve Johnson is an academic and consultant, with a distinguished track record in providing strategic advice, training and education to government, armed forces, academia and industry on CBRNE and forensics. Educated at Cambridge University and Cranfield University, he has received broad training across policing and counter terrorism. He served in the British Army, including the Joint CBRN Regiment and is still a specialist reserve officer. Additionally he is a special constable with Wiltshire police. He has supported Interpol, Europol, the Home Officer, DSTL, ICRC and the UN in a range of CBRN and CT roles.

He is Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University where he teaches on Terrorism, CBRN, International Disaster response and Emergency and Disaster Management policy and law. At Cranfield University he is Course Director for the MSc Forensic Explosive and Explosion Investigation and runs courses and research on CBRN, Explosives and Terrorism. He was recently appointed to a number of committees at the University of Tor Vergata, on their CBRNE Protection Master of Engineering program, where he has also taught on explosives, CBRN and crisis communication.

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