Kerry O’Connell has more than 20 years of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High Yield Explosive (CBRNE) Defense and Emergency Management experience, including his current employment as Senior Training Manager, CBRNE/HAZMAT at the Guardian Centers of Georgia. Prior to joining the Guardian Centers, Kerry served over 20 years in the United States Marine Corps, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CWO3) following a successful tour with the United States Marine Corps Chemical-Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF). He also worked with the Charles County Tactical Response Team and has demonstrated experience in the coordination of Emergency Management and CBRNE incidents. Currently, as the Assistant to the Director of the CBRNE/HAZMAT Branch at the Guardian Centers, Kerry has responsibility for designing, constructing, and implementing innovative and realistic training scenarios at both the Georgia complex and at various locations throughout the world with the objective of meeting a wide variety of client training requirements.
Podcasts / Webinars
In this video podcast, CWO3, US Marine Corps (Retired) Kerry O’Connell interviews George Baade, Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Specialist with the Fire Department New York (FDNY). The conversation centers on radiation detection and response in New York City (NYC), with a spotlight on the types of HAZMAT threats that the FDNY most commonly responds to, some of the challenges of HAZMAT response in NYC, and the tools and technologies most useful to FDNY HAZMAT Specialists.
In this webinar, Chief Warrant Officer 3 US Marine Corps (Retired) Kerry O’Connell, Senior Training Manager, CBRNE/HAZMAT at the Guardian Centers of Georgia, provides an overview of the science and technology used in radiation detection and response. The presentation will start with an overview of basic radiation terminology, types of meters, and types of ionizing radiation before covering decontamination principles, techniques, and radiation dose understanding.