Paul M. Maniscalco MPA, Ph.D. © EMT/P
Paul M. Maniscalco is an Adjunct Assistant Professor with The George Washington University and a Deputy Chief Paramedic for one of the largest urban EMS systems in the world. His previous commands include: Field Response, Command and Management assignments in the Communications Division, Training Division, Field Services Bureau, Office of the Chief of Operations and Commander of the Special Operations Division. Chief Maniscalco has over 25 years of Public Safety response, supervisory and management experience. During his tenure he has had the responsibility of responding to and managing a wide array of events ranging from aviation & rapid transit emergencies, natural disasters to civil disturbances and acts of terrorism. Chief Maniscalco has also been engaged in command roles for managing special events such as dignitary visits, national political conventions and a wide variety of mass gatherings.
Paul has lectured extensively and is widely published in academic & professional journals on Emergency Medical Service, fire service, special operations, public safety and national security issues. He is the co-author of the Brady textbook “The EMS Incident Management System: EMS Operations for Mass Casualty and High Impact Incidents,” a contributing author to the Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institutes “Hype or Reality? The ‘New Terrorism’ and Mass Casualty Attack”, the US Fire Administrations “Guide to Developing and Managing an Emergency Service Infections Control Program”, National Fire Service Incident Management System Consortiums “Model Procedures Guide for Emergency Medical Incidents, First Edition”, International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies and Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health-Center for Disaster and Refugee Studies “Public Health Guide for Emergencies” and also the co-author of “Understanding Terrorism and Managing the Consequences” (Prentice Hall/Brady).
Chief Maniscalco is a member of the Department of Defense, Defense Science Board, Transnational Threat Study and the Homeland Defense-Chemical Weapons Task Force; the Department of Defense, Interagency Board (IAB) EMS/Medical Working Group and an Advisor to the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency ENCOMPASS project. Additionally, Maniscalco holds and appointment to the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government and Department of Justice Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness, a three-year panel examining the issues of responding to acts of terrorism. He is also an appointee to the United States Congressionally mandated National Panel to Assess Domestic Preparedness.