Donald L. Schmidt, CBCP, CEM

Preparedness, LLC

643 Massapoag Ave
Sharon, MA 02067-3112
Tel: (781) 784-0672
Website: www.preparednessllc.com
E-mail: DLS@PreparednessLLC.com

• Consultant
• Author
• Speaker

30 years of emergency management and business continuity planning experience; Chair, NFPA 1600 technical committee.

Professional designations:

  • ARM
  • CBCP
  • CEM


  • B.S. Summa cum Laude, University of Maryland
  • Graduate studies in risk management, Insurance Institute of America

General Information:

Donald L. Schmidt, ARM, CBCP, CBCLA, CEM is the CEO of Preparedness LLC and the chair of the National Fire Protection Association’s Technical Committee on Emergency Management and Business Continuity, which is responsible for NFPA 1600. He is also a member of the Association of Contingency Planners and the American Society of Safety Engineers.

He is the editor of Implementing NFPA 1600, National Preparedness Standard, co-author of Tools & Techniques of Risk Management & Insurance, co-author of Business at Risk: How to Assess, Mitigate, and Respond to Terrorist Threats, and contributing author of two other books.

He was a member of the interdisciplinary group that wrote the “Framework for Voluntary Preparedness” in response to PL 110-53 and he is a member of the Committee of Experts advising ANAB on the accreditation requirements for voluntary certification of private sector programs under Title IX of PL 110-53.

He is a Certified Emergency Manager, Certified Business Continuity Professional, and Certified Business Continuity Lead Auditor. During his 30 plus year career, he has done extensive work in risk assessment, loss prevention, hazard mitigation, emergency management, and business continuity plan development, training, and exercising within a diverse range of industries.