The SEOC is currently at level: 1
The Exercise team develops and assists exercise programs in Alaska. The team uses nationally recognized guidance from FEMA under the Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) to build high quality exercises designed to test plans, policies and procedures.
The Exercise team works to support local communities across the state in developing and conducting their own exercises, and is made aware of other state-sponsored exercises.
The team’s focus is on working with local jurisdictions to reduce Alaska’s vulnerability to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other events; as well as minimizing the loss of life and damage that occurs following an unpreventable event.
If you are interested in conducting an exercise and are looking for resources, technical assistance or other support, please contact our team using the information on the left of the screen. We also appreciate any information regarding exercises being conducted around the state at either the local, state, or federal levels of government, or by NGOs, non-profits or private companies.
Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Bryan began his career in emergency management in 1995 with the Alaska Division of Emergency Services. Since that time he has served in numerous roles, including emergency communications technician, microcomputer/network specialist, information management, alert, and warning systems coordinator, information technology manager, Chief of Preparedness, and Chief of Operations.
In his role as Chief of Operations, Bryan serves as the State Incident Commander for disaster response operations, and is responsible for overseeing the Alaska State Emergency Operations Center. He has also served as State Coordinating Officer on multiple federally declared disasters, assisting survivors and communities with recovering from disasters.
As a communications specialist he has deployed to support multiple interagency operations, including oil spill response (1996 M/V Banasea, western Aleutians, 1997 M/V Kuroshima, Dutch Harbor), wildland fires (1996 Millers Reach #2), and numerous Search and Rescue cases.
Bryan’s day-to-day responsibilities include overseeing all emergency management aspects of the Division, including Planning, Preparedness, Disaster Assistance, and Response.
Prior to his employment with the State of Alaska, Bryan served as a communications specialist and fire support specialist in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and the Wyoming and Alaska Army National Guards. He currently resides with his wife Tracy and four children in Eagle River, Alaska.
(Current as of August 2021)
Army Guard Road,
JBER, AK 99505