Richard C. Black

Serving Since 2010


GIS/Systems Manager

Fayette County

Emergency Management Agency

Paramedic Supervisor

Brownsville Ambulance


UPMC PreHospital Care

Roles in the Company

Fire Chief



Water Rescue Team


(724) 880-0318 Mobile

Training Profile


Masters of Public Administration, Columbia Southern University

Masters of Emergency Services Management & Homeland Security, Columbia Southern University

Bachelors of Arts: Geography, GIS, California University of Pennsylvania

Bachelors of Arts: Emergency Management, California University of Pennsylvania

Professional Firefighter

NFPA 1001 ProBoard - Firefighter I

NFPA 1001 ProBoard - Firefighter II

NFPA 472 - Hazardous Materials Technician

NFPA 1006 Swiftwater Rescue Technician

Vehicle Rescue (Technician)


Intro to the Fire Service

Fireground Support

Exterior Firefighter

Interior Firefighter

Pump Operations 1

Wellsite Emergency First Responder

Hazard Materials Operations

Bus Rescue (BRES)

Basic Vehicle Rescue

Special Vehicle Rescue (Technician)

Trench, Confined Space Rescue

Structural Collapse Operations



Field Force Extrication

NFPA 472 - Hazardous Materials Awareness

NFPA 472 - Hazardous Materials Operations

NFPA 472 - Hazardous Materials Technician

  Incident Safety Officer (ISO) [NFA]

USAR Structural Collapse Awareness

Medical/Healthcare Provider

Nationally Registered Paramedic

International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Advanced

Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)


PA Dept. of Health EMS Instructor

CPR Instructor

Water Rescue

Water Rescue & Emergency Response (WRER)

Emergency Boat Operations Course (EBOR)

Advanced Line Systems Rescue (ALSR)

Ice Rescue (IRER)

Incident Command / Emergency Management

PEMA Local Basic Emergency Management Certification

PEMA Local Advanced Emergency Management Certification

PEMA Local Professional Emergency Management Certification

PEMA County Basic Emergency Management Certification

PEMA County Advanced Emergency Management Certification

PEMA County Professional Emergency Management Certification

PEMA Radiological Response Technician (RRT)

FEMA (NIMS) Professional Development Series

PEMA-Professional Development Series

IS-3 Radiological Emergency Management

IS-15 Special Events Contingency Planning

IS-29.a PIO Awareness

IS-100 Intro to ICS

IS-100.LEb Intro to ICS for Law Enforcement

IS-100HCb Intro to ICS for Healthcare

IS-120 An Introduction to Exercises

IS-130.a How to be an Exercise Evaluator

IS-139.a Exercise Design & Development

IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources & Initial Action Incidents 

IS-230.b Fundamentals of Emergency Management

IS-235 Emergency Planning

IS-240.b Leadership & Influence

IS-288.a Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management

IS-700 Intro to NIMS

IS-703.b NIMS Resource Management

IS-775 EOC Management & Operations

IS-802 ESF #2 Communications

IS-808 ESF #8 Public Health & Medial Services

IS-907 Active Shooter: What You Can Do

IS-2200 Basic Emergency Operations Center Functions

ICS-300 Advanced ICS

ICS-400 Advanced ICS

G-191 ICS-EOC Interface

G-205 Recovery from Disaster The Local Community Role

G-235 Emergency Planning

G-271 Hazardous Weather & Flooding Preparedness

G-290 Public Information Officer

G-366 Planning for Needs of Children in Disasters

G-386 Mass Fatalities Response & Management

G-393 Mitigation for Emergency Managers

G-402 Incident Command System (ICS) Overview for Executives and Senior Officials

G-557 Rapid Needs Assessment

AWR 213 Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Awareness

AWR 310 Natural Disaster Awareness for Community Leaders

AWR 331 Winter Weather Hazards: Science and Preparedness

AWR 347 Climate Adaption for Emergency Management

K/L-146 Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program (HSEEP)

Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership within Communities

ALICE (Active Shooter) Instructor


Member of Fayette County HazMat Team

Member of Fayette County Swiftwater Rescue Team

Member of Washington County HazMat Team

Member of Fayette County Firefighters Association

Member of Southwest PA Chiefs and Asst. Chiefs Association

Member of Pennsylvania 911 Advisory Board

Member of National Association of EMS Educators

Member of PA Association of HazMat Technicians