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Commissioner Gary Christmann is a native of Saint Louis and has passion for Public Safety. Mr. Christmann has over 24 years of paid and volunteer experience in a number of areas within emergency services. Mr. Christmann has worked in areas to include hospital emergency rooms, ambulance, public health, incident response teams, and instructional work.
Mr. Christmann has worked for the City Emergency Management Agency for more than 15 years. The Commissioner's duties include the coordination of all phases of Emergency Management Prevention, Preparedness, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation. All phases are coordinated to address an All-Hazards approach for large emergencies to catastrophic incidents. Coordination takes place within all levels of government, military, medical facilities, volunteer agencies, large gathering venues, business, industry, and citizens to prepare for the impact of a catastrophic incident and how to recover from such an incident. With the City of St. Louis being home of a large chemical industry, hub for rail, three professional sports teams, third largest inland port, and a transportation hub, the recovery from a catastrophic event is key to the nation's economy.
Mr. Christmann currently holds chair positions on the City of St. Louis Local Emergency Planning Commission, and the St. Louis Area Maritime Security Council. He also is a member of a number of committees including the Greater St. Louis Incident Stress Management team, Board member of the St. Louis Area Regional Response System, Chair of the Local Emergency Planning Commission for the City of St. Louis, Chair of the Area Maritime Security Council and subcommittees to the Urban Area Security Initiative Grant program.
Mr. Christmann has responded to numerous disaster and special events to include New York City (9/11), hurricane responses, 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, and the 2004 G-8 Summit and the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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