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Abraham Levinson

Administration/Staff, Instructor


 

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May 20, 2014
Tagged: College of Professional and Continuing Studies, Continuing Education, Emergency Services Administration
 

Abraham Levinson

Administration/Staff, Instructor


 

Emergency Services Administration Program Coordinator
B.A. Fire and Emergency Services Management, John Jay College of Criminal Justice 
M.P.H. ’16, Adelphi University

Abraham Levinson is currently the Program Coordinator for the Emergency Services Administration undergraduate programs at Adelphi University. Prior to joining the team at Adelphi in 2011, Levinson served the citizens of the City of New York as an Emergency Medical Services Captain in the New York City Fire Department.  Over the course of his career with the fire department  Levinson held many positions including being: a hazardous materials paramedic and special operations lieutenant, instructor at the Bureau of Training, Citywide Exercise Evaluator and a member of the Ceremonial Detail Unit. Levinson’s last assignment with the New York City Fire Department was as the Commanding Officer of an emergency medical services station in the Bronx where he not only managed the facility and personnel but also responded to and managed complex and large scale emergencies all over the city.

Due to Levinson’s vast experience in emergency response and preparedness he was selected to be an adjunct instructor and exercise developer for the world famous Texas Engineering Extension Service in their Enhanced Incident Management and Unified Command training program. In this program, Levinson was a member of a highly skilled team that educated leaders of government, public safety and private industry in best practices in emergency response. Levinson also was part of a specialized team that wrote complex disaster scenarios to test plans from major critical infrastructure facilities all over the tri-state area.


Professional Certifications

Professional Recognition 

  • Medal of Excellence for Valor, New York City Fire Department, 1998
  • Medal of Excellence for Meritorious Actions, New York City Fire Department, 2003
  • Medal of Accomplishment with Merit, New York City Fire Department, 2006
  • Rescuer Medal for 9/11 Emergency Response Operations, New York City Fire Department, 2003
  • Five-time Award Recipient for Pre-Hospital Save, New York City Fire Department, 1999–2004
  • Letter of Commendation for actions taken during citywide power outage 2003
  • Numerous Letters of Commendation from Chief and Commissioner for Service Excellence, 1997– 2009

 Volunteer Work:

  • Curriculum Advisory Board Member: Urban Assembly Emergency Management High School; NYC, NY 
 
Tagged: College of Professional and Continuing Studies, Continuing Education, Emergency Services Administration
 
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