Working Groups & Memorandums of Understanding

Currently there is one (1) Governor’s Emergency Preparedness Advisory Council and five (5) active Working Groups that review grant applications annually to make recommendations on the allocation of Homeland Security Grant Program funding.

Governor’s Emergency Preparedness Advisory Council

Communications Working Group

Al Barber, VT State Firefighter’s Association
Stephen Benard, VT Sheriff’s Association
Doug Johnston, VT Association of Chiefs of Police
Ken Morton, VT Career Chief’s Association

Special Operations Working Group

Al Barber, VT Volunteer Chief’s Association
Mike Cannon, VT USAR
Tim Clouatre, VT State Police Special Teams
Todd Cosgrove, VT Hazardous Materials Response Team
Dick King, VT State Firefighter's Association
Ken Morton, VT Career Chief’s Association
Ben O'Brien, VT Professional Firefighters Association
Neil VanDyke, VT Search & Rescue

Law Enforcement Working Group

Stephen Benard, VT Sheriff’s Association
Paul Doucette, VT Association of Chiefs of Police
Donald Hull, VT Association of Chiefs of Police
Kevin Lane, VT Intelligence Center
Kirk Martin, VT Sheriff's Association
Chad Schmidt, VT Sheriff’s Association
Joseph Szarejko, VT Association of Chiefs of Police

Training & Exercise Working Group

Al Barber, Hinesburg Fire
Julie Benedict, VT Department of Health
Brian Cavanagh, VT National Guard
Todd Cosgrove, VT Hazardous Material Response Team
Eric Forand, VEM
Peter Lynch, VT Fire Academy
Brittany Marquette, VEM
Mark Podgwaite, Waterbury Rescue

 

Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)

Annually after receiving an award from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and MOU is developed to outline how each working group will operate and to what projects the funds have been allocated for that funding year.

Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Communications Working Group MOU

Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Special Operations Working Group MOU

Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Law Enforcement Working Group MOU

Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Training & Exercise Working Group MOU

Contact Information

Vermont Homeland Security Unit
45 State Drive
Waterbury, Vermont 05671


Vermont Intelligence Center
(802) 872-6110
dps.vic@vermont.gov