John Scrivani, CEM has been working in the Emergency Response / Management community for over 24 years. John most recently served as the Division Administrator for the Safety, Security & Emergency Management Division at the Virginia Department of Transportation. John has previously served as Special Assistant to the Deputy Mayor for Operations working on Super Storm Sandy Recovery projects, as the New York City Office of Emergency Management Deputy Commissioner for Operations from 2009 – 2011. There he oversaw the agency’s 24/7 Response, Watch Command and Notify NYC operations. John was Deputy Director of the Special Operations Division at the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), where he also oversaw operations and safety for the World Trade Center Potential Human Remains Recovery Project and managed the ME Special Operations Response Team. For 14 years, John worked as a member of the NYPD, where he retired as Commanding Officer of the Emergency Services Unit Hazardous Materials-Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Team and Training School.
John currently serves as the Deputy State Coordinator for Disaster Service at the Virginia Department of Emergency Management where he oversees the departments Planning Division, Response Programs and the VDEM Regional Offices. John also serves as an instructor for hazardous materials/CBRNE response for Department of Homeland Security and Department of Energy. He has instructed radiological awareness, operations and technician courses, crime scene management and evidence collection, mass fatality management, chemical and biological sampling, and the Incident Command System. John is a graduate of the State University of New York, Excelsior College and is a Certified Emergency Manager through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).