William "Bill" Slater has extensive experience as a disaster professional and emergency response volunteer. Bill started his emergency management career in response serving as both a police officer and firefighter. Mr. Slater spent more than 20 years in law enforcement and in supervisory roles that eventually led to his assignment as a 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. He was subsequently 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 as well as serving on FEMA Region II’s IMT.
Since making the transition to the recovery field in 2012, Bill has built upon his years of experience by guiding numerous clients through the recovery process. Bill has worked as a project management lead for the states of New York, Hawaii, and Alaska as well for numerous local municipalities. His experience in both response and recovery has proven to be a valuable asset to his clients.
Oversight and management of the Recovery Business Unit.
- 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