Fire & Occupational Safety: Mr. Cusick

Harry Cusick, a nationally-recognized critical incident and disaster management executive, is Penn's new Director of the Fire and Occupational Safety, succeeding James M. Miller in the post late last fall. His appointment was announced by Vice President Thomas Seamon of Public Safety.

Mr. Cusick came to Penn after an extensive career that included command positions in the Philadelphia Fire Department; national responsibilities with the Roy Weston Company, an environmental firm; directing a graduate program at St. Joseph's University; and extensive consulting experience. "Harry has a national reputation in the field of critical incident and disaster management and is a leader in the area of fire service, emergency medical and police cooperation and coordination," Mr. Seamon said. "We are fortunate to have him here at Penn, and I look forward to working with him as he moves the department forward into the next century."

Mr. Cusick is overseeing the integration of the Fire and Occupational Safety Department into the Division of Public Safety, and will develop the University's critical incident and disaster management plans to meet the challenges of the next millennium, Mr. Seamon added.

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Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 27, April 6, 1999