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The Bronx, NY
May 17, 2020

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Obeng Frimpong

Bronx, NY *****

917-***-**** ·


Bachelor’s degree in emergency management and Business Continuity; disaster preparedness and relief volunteer with public and private organizations in New York City since 2015 with dedication and commitment to serve. Experienced in diverse and multicultural hospitality industry for past the 20 years to provide a high level service to guests and clients. Completed numerous trainings with FEMA, American Red Cross and more towards disaster/emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.


School of Public Affairs, Metropolitan College of New York, New York, NY 2014-2018

BA, Emergency Management & Business Continuity


New York City Community Emergency Response Team-CERT 3/ 2018-Present

Deputy Team Chief, Disaster preparedness, Bronx District 3

Mobilize and coordinate team with multi agencies to prepare communities for different types of disasters.

Prepare and lead team of 20+ to undergo training programs that provide skills needed for fire safety, hazard mitigation, response, search and rescue, community disaster support, disaster medical operations, and traffic.

Conduct monthly disaster/emergency preparedness presentations to communities and stakeholders.

American Red Cross in Greater New York, New York, NY August 2015-Present

Disaster Action Team Member (Volunteer), collaborate with Fire Department of New York to install free smoke detectors to promote city’s home fire awareness campaign.

Trained to assist disaster survivors in planning immediate relief, and long-term recovery from disasters; also trained in providing emergency food, clothing, and shelter assistance, and educating communities, and institutions in disaster preparedness.

The Hotel Pierre, New York, NY

Banquets Houseman 1998 - present

Organize and coordinate upscale functions during annual United Nations conference in New York City, and the leading hotels annual exhibition and conference; work with dignitaries and representatives from around the world.

Manage diagrams for setups and breakdowns of banquet events such as weddings, conferences, and dinners.

Provide superior customer service to diverse clients and guests using excellent interpersonal skills.

Certified meal server /wait staff at Hotel Pierre with ten years of high level of service to clients and guests.

Four-time nominee for employee of the month.

New York Disaster Interfaith Service (NYDIS), New York, NY

Volunteer October 2017

Served as intake interviewer to assess the needs of survivors from Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands for their long term sustainability in New York City during post disaster resettlement program of 2017 Hurricane Maria at New York City Hurricane Evacuee Service Center.


International Association for Disaster Preparedness & Response (DERA)

United Nations Association of the United States (UNA-USA)


New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps, Certificate

Full-Scale Exercise. Liberty International Airport, (Newark), of The Port Authority of NY & NJ, participant

Naval Postgraduate School, Independent study (Center for Homeland Defense & Security)

Critical Infrastructure Protection: Transportation Security

Understanding Terrorism: A Social Science View on Terrorism

Intelligence for Homeland Security: Organizational & Policy Challenges

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster & Terrorism Course Certificates:

00393a Introduction to Hazard Mitigation

00101.c Preparing for Federal Disaster Operations FEMA

00102.c Preparing for Federal Disaster Operations FEMA

Response Partners

00120.a an introduction to Exercises

00821a Critical Infrastructure Support Annex

00801 ESF#1, for Transportation

00803 ESF #3, Pubic Works and Engineering

242.b Effective Communication

240.b Leadership and Influence

235.b Emergency Planning

100.b (ICS) for Healthcare/Hospitals

100. FDA (ICS 100) for Food & Drugs Administration

00100.he Introduction to the ICS, for higher education

001.a Emergency Manager: An Orientation to the Position Intro to ICS for school

800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction

00015.b Special Events Contingency planning for public safety Agency

700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS)

230.d Fundamentals of Emergency Management

00271.a Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk, 2nd edition

00022 An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness

100.b Introduction to Incident Command (ICS)

00100.leb Intro to ICS, Law Enforcement

00158. Hazard Mitigation Flood Insurance in Disaster Operations

00042 Social Media in Emergency Management

00454 Fundamentals of Risk management

00907 Active Shooter: What you can do.

00634. Introduction to: FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

00317 introduction to CERT

00546.A Continuity of Operation

00660. Introduction to Public-Private Partnership

American Red Cross Certificate Courses:

Core Capabilities Volunteer Certificate

Psychological First Aid

Disaster Cycle Services

Shelter Fundamentals

Mass Care

Recovery Services

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