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Bill Slater

Chief Operating Officer, Consulting Services

Bill Slater is the Chief Operating Officer for the Consulting Services business unit at Tidal Basin Group. He has extensive experience as a disaster professional and emergency response volunteer, starting his emergency management career in response and serving as a police officer and firefighter. Bill spent over 20 years in law enforcement and supervisory roles, including serving as an emergency management supervisor and station commander. He served at the “ground zero” New York City Mayor’s command post following the September 11, 2001, World Trade Center Terrorist attack in support of rescue and recovery efforts. Later, Bill was selected by the New York State Office of Emergency Management as a member of the initial cadre of New York State’s Type II All-Hazards Incident Management Team and served on FEMA Region II’s IMT.  

In 2012, when Bill transitioned to the disaster recovery field, he leveraged his experience to guide various clients through the recovery process. Bill worked as a project management lead for New York, Hawaii, and Alaska and numerous local municipalities. His experience in response and recovery has proven to be an asset to his clients. 


  • M.A., Emergency and Disaster Management, American Military University (AMU)
  • B.A., Communications & Public Relations, Ithaca College

Firm Role

Oversight and management of the Recovery Business Unit.

Disaster Experience

  • Hurricane Irma
  • Hawaii DR-4365, DR-4282, Severe flooding & mudslides
  • Alaska State Card Street and Sockeye Wildfires
  • Hawaii 4201-DR-HI, Pu’u O’o Eruption
  • Hawaii 4194-DR-HI, Tropical Storm Iselle
  • New York State 4085-DR-NY, Hurricane Sandy
  • New York State Incident Management Assistance & New York State FEMA Region II All-Hazards IMAT Teams
  • New York State 4020-DR-NY, Hurricane Irene
  • Thomas, Virgin Islands, Tropical Storm Emily
  • New York State 1993-EM-NY, Severe Spring Storms and Flooding
  • Houma, Louisiana 1786-DR-LA, Hurricane Gustav
  • Jackson County, Mississippi 1602-DR-LA, Hurricane Katrina
  • Santa Rosa County, Florida 1551-DR-FL, Hurricane Ivan
  • Columbia County, Florida 1539-DR-FL, Hurricane Charley & 1545-DR-FL, Hurricane Francis
  • New York, New York 1491-DR-NY


  • Certified ICS Instructor
  • Certificated DHS Instructor

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