Marc Burdiss, Owner

Marc Burdiss serves as the President of Preparedness Solutions, Inc. He specializes in helping others prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters every day through exercises and consulting. He routinely meets with local, state, federal, and tribal emergency managers to train, plan, and exercise for emergencies. Marc has earned the International Association of Emergency Manager’s designation as a Certified Emergency manager (CEM). Mr. Burdiss is also recognized as a FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) and has experience designing and facilitating exercises ranging from county, state, and federal level, to military and Major League Baseball exercises.

Prior to his current job, Marc worked as the Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for Shelby County, Ohio for five and a half years. Before that Marc worked as one of eight Field Liaisons for the Ohio Emergency Management Agency in Columbus where he worked disasters statewide, administered Emergency Management Grants for eleven counties and helped new EMA directors learn what was required in their positions. Mr. Burdiss has a Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management and Planning and a Master of Education, Educational Leadership.

Marc lives with his wife Kristie in Sidney, OH. Mr. Burdiss enjoys traveling with his family and seeing the world.

Recent Publications and Presentations

Enemy at the Gates; Exercising Your Park's Soft Spots Park World Magazine

Exercising Your Mass Notification System Critical Mass Magazine

One Bite at a Time; Breaking Down Complex Exercises into Bite Sized Pieces

Marc's Emergency Management Recommended Reading List

The Marc Burdiss Off Label Emergency Management Professional Reading List