Utah Department of Public Safety

State Fire Marshal - Hazardous Materials Instructor Biographies

Michael Riley: Section ManagerCounties of responsibilities: Salt Lake, Utah, Tooele, Wasatch, Weber and Summit

Michael Riley was hired as the section manager of the Hazardous Materials Section [HMS] in the spring of 2006. He comes to us from the Unified Fire Authority [UFA, formerly Salt Lake County Fire] after nearly 32 years of service. His most notable accomplishments include, Wildland Fire Coordinator, Community Stockpile Emergency Planning Program [CSEPP] Program Manager, and Urban Search and Rescue [USAR] Program Manager. Mike was the program manager of Salt Lake USAR when they were deployed to New York after the September 11th attacks. He also deployed to New Orleans after Hurricane Rita struck the Gulf coast and worked in the area affected by Katrina. He has worked as a federal evaluator for CSEPP and has taught many classes on chemical warfare agent emergency preparedness. Prior to this he worked as a truck Captain and taught high angle rescue and confined space rescue and has been a certified paramedic since 1979. Mike served 27 years in the Utah Air National Guard as a Crash Rescue Firefighter and was deployed in 1990 and '91 in support of Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Michael is married with three children and eight grandchildren.

Rick Carlile: Trainer IIICounties of responsibility: Beaver, Iron, Kane, Washington, Garfield, Grand and San Juan

Rick came to the Hazardous Materials Section [HMS] from the Utah Highway Patrol [UHP] after 24 years of service much of which was spent in the commercial vehicle & hazardous materials division and was one of the original hazardous materials response troopers. When the team was disbanded Rick came to work for HMS. Along with the Awareness, Operations and Technician classes, Rick provides specialized training for emergency response to incidents involving the storage and transportation of nuclear materials. Along with this he monitors the current transportation of nuclear materials through the state.

Rick works with the Department of Energy to procure materials being decommissioned from their closed facilities. Rick receives and processes hundreds of applications to attend training at various federal facilities including Cobra Bio weapons training facility at Aniston, Alabama, Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings school at Socorro, New Mexico, Bectell radiological training at the Nevada Test Site, DOE training at Carlsbad, New Mexico, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Pocatello, Idaho, and Dugway Proving Grounds Bio/Chemical school at Dugway, Utah. Provide audio-visual support for conferences organized by various agencies.

Howard Lincoln: Trainer IIICounties of responsibility: Region III Juab, Sanpete, Sevier, Millard, Wayne and Piute

Howard has 39 years of firefighting experience which includes 13 years as a volunteer firefighter; four years full time firefighter [damage control man] in the US Navy and 28 years as a career firefighter with Hill Air Force Base. In October of 2003, Howard came to HMI as an instructor. Howard is a member of the Toastmasters International and has received their highest award of DTM [Distiguished Toastmaster] and has been recognized as the Division Governor of the Year for 2000-2001. Along with assisting with teaching awareness, operations and the technician series classes, Howard teaches many different classes in Weapons of Mass Destruction [WMD] Awareness, incident response to terrorism.

Richard Moseley: Trainer IIICounties of responsibility: Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Morgan, Rich, and Weber

Richard certified in Utah’s first Emergency Medical Technician [EMT] class and has remained an active EMT for over 35 years. He holds a degree in Hazardous Materials and Environmental Science and is a state recognized Radiation Safety Officer [RSO]. As an Environmental Health & Safety Manager, he has over 20 years of experience in Safety, Explosives, Radiation, Environmental Sampling, Air Quality, Water Quality, Water Treatment, and Industrial Hygiene. Part of his duties have included a major private rail yard handling shipments of 60-100 railcars a day and associated truck and equipment operations spanning 120,000 acres. His industrial experience spans; Chemical Manufacturing, Aerospace, Metals Industry, Manufacturing, Engineering, Pressure Systems, Plating Industry, Electronics, Circuit Boards, Coating Industry and Hazardous Waste Management, Treatment and Disposal. He has been regularly involved with Local Emergency Planning Committe's [LEPC] since their formation in the late 1980's.

In the emergency responder world, Richard never abandoned his roots providing training, equipment and volunteer service to Police, EMS, and Fire. In 1995 he became one of the first two civilian instructors for the Hazardous Materials Institute. He has participated in many hazmat responses for over 20 years including Unified Commands of over 10 agencies spanning local to federal representatives. He has a passion for HazMat, teaching, photography and the outdoors. He has been regularly published for over 15 years.

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