Welcome to my world...

Who is Bob Beecher?

I'm an emergency management professional who has lots of interests and great friends.  I've got a musical background and spend some time playing the trombone.  Take a look at some of the menu items to the left and after you explore a few, you'll have a pretty good idea of who I am.

My official work bio:

Bob is responsible for the emergency preparedness and response programs for Cisco Systems.  Based at the company's headquarters in San Jose, CA, his region covers North, Central, and South America.  He manages emergency planning, several Emergency Response Teams, and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in this large region.  He is member of several local, state, and global emergency management organizations and has served on the board of directors of BICEPP (Business and Industry for Emergency Planning and Preparedness), a southern-California based organization that provides training and support for emergency management and business continuity professionals. 

Bob’s previous experience includes work as: the Risk Manager/Emergency & Safety Manager for Para Los Niños, a community-based non-profit organization that serves skid row families; an Air Force contractor in the Office of Emergency Management at Los Angeles Air Force Base; Training Programs Coordinator for the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County; and Emergency Services Coordinator for Amgen, Inc. in Thousand Oaks, CA. He has also been an officer with the USAF Auxiliary – Civil Air Patrol since 1992 and has been involved in the LAFD CERT program since 2002.

Some trivia that appears nowhere else:
  • Second-generation Angeleno
    .  Both my father and I were born in Hollywood, CA.
  • Fourth-generation Californian.
  • Attended the first Beatles concert at the Hollywood Bowl.  Yes, I was only seven years old at the time, but my mother made my
    father take me since my older sister was going to go.  (Thanks, Mom!)
  • Marched in the Rose Parade -- twice.
  • Flown a fighter plane and a glider.
  • Own two dozen or so brass instruments.
  • Have a small collection of old telephones from the 30s--60s.
Contact me if you have any questions.

This New Website is Still Undergoing Changes

I hope you enjoy the new website.  The original one began way back in the last millenium--literally, 1999.  Hopefully this one will be better organized.
My research project on this history and variations on the trombone, baritone and euphonium continues to get hits from all over the globe and I answer as many inquiries as I can on the subject.  In 2009, the Encyclopedia Brittanica designated my website as a resource for more information on the trombone.

Stay tuned as I am still updating this site!


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