About Response Systems

Response Systems works nationwide within Hospitals, Public Health and Homeland Security settings to prepare for disaster situations.

Response Systems combines subject matter experts in emergency medicine and disaster response to provide the highest level training and exercise experience for our clients. We bring specialized programs right to your jurisdiction working up front with you to customize content and delivery to meet the precise requirements of your teams. Examples are; Advanced Disaster Life Support, Pediatric Basic Disaster Life Support®, Advanced Incident Command System, EOC and IMT Command, Hospital Evacuation, Continuity of Operations (COOP), Active Shooter/Hostage, Violence in Workplace and all exercise level play within the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Programs (HSEEP).
 
We understand not everyone is at the same point in level of training acumen. Plans may not be as secure as believed. Our clients value our professionals ability to recognize and adapt our instruction level, often times “on the fly”. We value the participant experience. Our After Action Reports and Executive roll-ups are delivered with the understanding of the need to be insightful, forward leaning and thorough in its content and analysis.

Our Mission

Response Systems is a somewhat unique organization in that we participate in all four phases of emergency management. We consult, train, design and conduct exercise of all types to help organizations preparedness and mitigation activities. We also are contracted to perform turnkey disaster response and recovery operations in response to a disaster.

Response Systems was started by life long health care professionals in 2005. Robert Moser, M.D., one of the original founders and current Chief Training Officer for Response Systems, understood first hand the dearth of educational resources to train and properly support medical facility based professionals charged with emergency management responsibilities.

Dr. Moser pursued his desire to become self-sufficient in this area for his own hospital and community. His work was embraced by regional peers and a company was borne. Over the past five years, he has acquired numerous certifications at several leading colleges and US Government training institutions. Today, our Physicians led by Dr. Daniel Fagbuyi oversee a richly experienced Professional Staff consisting of clinician, EMT’s, government program managers and veteran responder/disaster preparedness industry training experts.

Response Systems’ Physician Led business model resonates well with our health care clients. Our physician trainers and exercise planners have spent the majority of their professional lives working inside hospitals, clinics and public health organizations and are experts in disaster medical response. Our staff also features highly experienced individuals, responsible for disaster planning at state and regional levels before joining Response Systems.

Why Our Physician Led Programs Work

Response Systems Professional Services Organization is managed by career health care professionals. Because we are physician led, we truly understand the particular needs of each of our clients. Most importantly, we speak your language. Our experience working with other healthcare organizations and regional and state wide community systems provide us a broader perspective to share with you.

Our full time staff of trainers includes Physicians, EMT's, Hospital Disaster Planners and Government Disaster First Responders.

Response Systems training programs include targeted classes for Executives, Physicians and other key roles within your Incident Management Team. Response Systems continually updates training workshops based on current events, situations or changing threats. Our Active Shooter and Pediatric Disaster Life support workshops are current hot topics based on real-life examples.

Response Systems Leaders

Dr. Robert Moser, MD
Chief Medical Training Officer
rmoser@disasterpreparation.net

Dr. Robert Moser serves as the Medical Training Officer of Response Systems. He has spent 20 years practicing medicine and was Family Physician of the Year (2006) in Kansas, and the Kansas Emergency Medical Technicians Medical Director of the year (2007). For the last 16 years, Dr. Moser has served as Medical Director of Greeley County EMS, Greeley County Health Officer, and Greeley County Health Services.

Dr. Moser has acquired numerous training certifications in NIMS, ICS, Hospital Emergency Response, Basic and Advanced Disaster Life Support, Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Hazmat Awareness and Operations training.

In addition to being board certified in Family Medicine Dr. Moser holds a certificate of added qualification in Sports Medicine. Dr. Moser is a member of National Rural Health Association, the American Society of Sports Medicine and American Geriatrics Society as well as the AMA and Kansas Medical Society. Dr. Moser has given Congressional testimony on behalf of Public Health and is a frequent lecturer on Rural Health issues. Dr. Moser’s experience running hospital emergency and EMS offices as well as adjunct emergency management programs in conjunction with his accreditations from HS and FEMA provide LSU HCSD an unrivaled asset for medical disaster planning.

Derek Rowan
Lead Exercise Consultant
drowan@disasterpreparation.net

Mr. Derek Rowan is one of the premiere Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation (HSEEP) trainers in the US. Mr. Rowan is one of a handful of trainers certified and employed by the US Government to conduct train the trainer coursework in HSEEP methodologies.

Mr. Rowan has consulted federal, international and high profile private entities on many phases of disaster response and preparedness schemes.

Randy L. Cardonell, RHIA, EMT-I/D, IC, CM
Director of Operations
rcardonell@disasterpreparation.net 

Randy Cardonell holds designations of Registered Health Information Administrator; EMT-I/D, IC for EMS classes for the state of Kansas; CM, KDEM certified for ICS 700, 800, 100-400; PHTLS Instructor; and CPR-First Aid Instructor. 

Mr. Cardonell currently serves as President of the Kansas Emergency Medical Technician Association. He is also a member of the Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association, Southwest Kansas Emergency Medical Services Council (Outgoing President), and American Health Information Management Association.

His experiences as Director of Greeley County Emergency Management, Assistant Director of the Greeley County Ambulance Service, former Inspector for the Kansas Board of EMS and as part of the Health and Safety Division during the National Boy Scout Jamboree, where he helped develop exercises and planning for event disaster, planned and coordinated on site health center for major events and was a triage officer for the health center during an actual event.

Todd J Grainger 
President
tgrainger@disasterpreparation.net
 
In addition to the executive duties as President, Mr. Todd Grainger serves as Exercise Director/Process Evaluator for hospital based exercises and maintains a Command Role in Response Systems disaster response activities.

As Incident Commander and Logistics Section Chief for the Gulf Coast response to Hurricane Gustav in 2008, Mr. Grainger led the highly successful mass evacuation of over 300 patients for LSU Health Care Services Division. Todd is responsible for MOU relationships overseeing the performance of EMS transport providers including air and ground medical rescue units, special needs medical teams and hundreds of strike team members. He has spoken at several national disaster response and training conferences regarding hospital evacuations.

Mr. Grainger helped design the insurance industry’s first mobile disaster response unit supporting Catastrophic Assist Teams in the field. Mr. Grainger holds US Patent Pending on Response Systems’ Mass Medical Evacuation Unit (MMEU) and service mark for Response Systems’ Pediatric Basic Disaster Life Support® training curriculum. Todd is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

Mark E. Chambers
Senior Consultant
mchambers@disasterpreparation.net

Mark E. Chambers has extensive experience in Disaster Planning and Response, including Pandemic Flu Planning. Most recently, Mark Chambers led North Carolina’s Hospital Preparedness Program as the State’s Disaster Medical Services Coordinator. Prior to his position in North Carolina, Mr. Chambers served in a similar capacity for the State of Mississippi and served as advisor to FEMA/HHS regarding health care disaster planning, exercises and response.

As an Intelligence Officer, Mr. Chambers’ expertise includes Law Enforcement, Anti-Terrorism, Emergency Management, Public Health, Fire and medical as a Paramedic. He has authored numerous disaster preparedness programs adopted by both state and federal institutions.
 
Mark has experience held leadership positions in all phases of planning, from writing policy, plans and procedures and leading the execution of these programs. Mr. Chambers primary focus is on regional healthcare coalition planning coordination and state and federal policy and program compliance.