Emergency Management Specialist

Contact: harold@dsideas.com


With 26 years of experience in emergency management, Harold Joyner is well-versed in virtually every aspect of preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery planning, as well as program management and technical support. Mr. Joyner has created and reviewed numerous emergency plans and supporting procedures in compliance with FEMA's National Incident Management System (NIMS) criteria. Mr. Joyner has been involved in a wide range of emergency operations for more than 75 incidents, including major hurricanes and tropical storms; the Florida wildfires of 1998-2000; the Y2K preparedness event; train derailments; plane crashes and executive-level exercises. 

Prior to joining DSI in October 2013, Mr. Joyner served as a project manager consultant for numerous projects where he provided expertise in all phases of emergency management training, planning and operations. Mr. Joyner's planning projects included assisting the State of Florida with emergency management recovery work within the area of FEMA Public Assistance to support the recovery efforts as a result of Tropical Storm Debby and Hurricane Isaac. Work included data collection and documentation for the damaged public work projects for all affected counties within the State and each applicant within the counties. Mr. Joyner is trained in both FEMA and Federal Highway Administration Highway disaster recovery programs. At DSI, Mr. Joyner assisted with the development of several facilitated tabletop exercises involving hazardous materials, natural hazards and active shooter scenarios. He served as an evaluator for the state of Florida's Annual Hurricane Exercise. 

Other significant project management projects included facilitating and creating the Oil Spill Contingency Plan for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Emergency Response Plan for the Monroe County, Florida, Public Works Department; the Motorist Support Plan for Evacuees for the Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven; an Emergency Response Plan for the City of Ft. Lauderdale Public Works Department and a no-notice incident Evacuation Plan for the Orlando Metro Area. He was a member of the FDOT District 7 Hurricane Exercise Planning Team and led the scenario design for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, 2010 Hurricane Exercise. 

Prior to joining the private sector, Mr. Joyner worked for the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management in the areas of nuclear power plant planning and the emergency operations center operations section. He also worked for over 10 years at the Florida Division of Emergency Management as a Senior Management Analyst.