The Public Works Nerds

Emergency Response in Public Works with Mark Ray, PE

June 02, 2023 Marc Culver, PE and Mike Spack, PE Season 1 Episode 1
The Public Works Nerds
Emergency Response in Public Works with Mark Ray, PE
Show Notes

When we think of Emergency Response, we think of ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars showing up on the scene.  Mark Ray, PE (Public Works Director for Crystal, MN) has added a fourth to that list – public works trucks.   

Listen to learn how Mark:

  •  Built key relationships across jurisdictions and city departments to help Public Works become a vital component of the emergency response team within Crystal.
  • Developed the systems, equipment, and processes Public Works staff use for emergency response.
  • Trained his public works staff to be part of the emergency response team.

 Further Resources:

Emergency Response Slide Deck by Mark Ray https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/11D6vGt70GRr7Tcuy9V8uUTw2fMX2026F/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=100922593986078327774&rtpof=true&sd=true 

Public Works as First Responders Slide Deck by Mark Ray

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1cLq8LZ8qpaIk9o4zFsq2fL-dpsrbi2Hh/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=100922593986078327774&rtpof=true&sd=true 

 Minnesota Statewide Public Works Mutual Aid agreement – Mark’s summary

https://www.apwa-mn.org/news/Latest-News/view/408 

 Minnesota Statewide Public Works Mutual Aid agreement – Full doc

http://www.apwa-mn.org/userfiles/ckfiles/files/Statewide%20Public%20Works%20Mutual%20Aid%20Agreement.pdf 

 FEMA Independent Study Courses 

https://training.fema.gov/is/ 

 National Domestic Preparedness Consortium 

https://ndpc.us/ndpc-training-partners/ 

Texas A&M Extension Service – Homeland Security courses 

https://teex.org/homeland-security/ 

Minnesota Fusion Center 

https://mn.gov/fusioncenter/tlo-program/ 

Center For Homeland Defense and Security 

https://www.chds.us/c/ 

Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education 

https://www.hks.harvard.edu/executive-education 

Mark's How to Drive Like a Minnesotan youtube channel
https://www.youtube.com/@howtodrivelikeaminnesotan