2014 and 2015 – Excellence in Training Honoree
Authorized Trainer who received Gold Level recognition in the CDP Excellence in Training program for 2015: Dennis Terpin, Ph.D., O.H.S.T., Certified Fire Officer 1, EMT-P
Dennis Terpin, Ph.D., O.H.S.T., has worked in the Occupational Safety, Health, Industrial Hygiene, Laboratory Safety, Fire, EMS, and Emergency Management and Response fields for over 47 years. Dr. Terpin is a Master Level instructor for FEMA/DHS at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, AL and at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg Maryland. He is a Certified Safety Manager, Certified Fire Officer, EMT-P, World Trade Center Responder, Hazardous Materials and Rescue Specialist. Dennis is also certified as an All Hazards Position Specific Incident Commander, Operations Section Chief, Safety and Liaison Officer Instructor.
In addition, Dennis is a member of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Incident Management Team and Deputy Commander of the University’s Emergency Response Team. As the University’s Certified All Hazards Safety Officer, he worked such events as President Obama’s visit to UIC, Senate Bill10 in Illinois, the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates Conference, the 2012 Chicago NATO Conference and the 2016 UIC Trump rally.