Miguel A. Vigil was in the Army National Guard for 24 years. He was assigned to a Civil Support Team (WMD) for 8 years, while in the National Guard. During this time he was trained as a Hazardous Materials Technician. He is a California Specialized Training Institute certified outreach instructor for First Responder Awareness, First Responder Operations, and the Industry Hazmat Technician courses. Miguel is currently a member of the Sandoval County Fire Department as a Fire Fighter I. He has also been certified as a Fire Service Instructor I. He has worked with and trained many first responder agencies in the area of WMD Awareness thru a DOJ training program and in WMD Training Exercises.
Camilla Bustamante, PhD, MPH, Director of Environmental Sciences, University Center Co-Director. Camilla Bustamante received a dual degree Ph.D., Master of Public Health. She has developed training and education coursework for, as well as responded to, small-scale hazardous material spills and large catastrophic events to include air monitoring for the Cerro Grande Fire, re-entry building assessments and hazardous material clean up. Dr. Bustamante served at the operations level of response during Hurricane Katrina, performing pre- and post job environmental health, regulatory, and industrial hygiene assessments.
Dave Volz has over 22 years of experience in the radiological treatment and emergency response. He was with the Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL) Hazardous Materials Response Team for 17 years, serving as a Hazardous Materials technician/specialist, past Hazardous Materials Team leader, and Training Coordinator. He has provided on-site training to the Department of Energy's radiological response team members, local fire departments, National Guard, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Former Soviet Union nuclear emergency response personnel. He is a California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) certified hazardous materials specialist and outreach instructor for First Responder Awareness (FRA), Operational (FRO), FRO Decon, weeks C, D, F, G of the Hazardous Materials Technician/Specialist courses, and an instructor for the SBCCOM Technician, Awareness, Operations and Technician WMD courses. Dave supervised the majority of the design and construction of the first CSTI certified training facility outside the state of California , at the LANL TA-49 Training Grounds. Additionally, he has developed numerous Hazardous Materials related tools and holds a patent on the Remote Container Sampling Device (RCSD) drum vent system (Patent #5,891,038).
Fred Bolton has over 25 years of experience in health, safety, and emergency response. He was a member of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Hazardous Materials Response Team for 10 years, serving as a Hazardous Materials technician and a past HazMat Team leader. He has provided on-site training to a variety of fire departments, the New Mexico National Guard, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and members of the New Mexico Water & Wastewater Association. He is a California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) certified hazardous materials technician and Outreach Instructor for First Responder Awareness (FRA), Operational (FRO), FRO Decon, FRO-WMD, and weeks A, B, C & D of the Hazardous Materials Technician/Specialist courses. Fred was the Principal Investigator for the LANL Contaminated Doffing Research Program. He is a registered Professional Engineer (Safety) and a Certified Industrial Hygienist.