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John Coutinho

Executive Director, EMA
John Coutinho
Primary Department: Emergency Management

Professional Profile


John Coutinho is the Director of Delaware County Emergency Management previously serving as the deputy director for 5 years. John has worked in public safety his entire career which began at the age of 15 when he joined Albany Emergency Medical Service as a cadet and then spent the next 15 years there. At 18, he then joined the Albany Police Reserves and the Albany Fire Dept earning the rank of Captain in his 20 years of fire service.  John attended and graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Class# 2014-107 and has also spent the last 16 years as a Hospital Police Officer with Indiana University Health Police Dept, and continues to serve as an Albany Reserve Officer. John also currently serves as Deputy Commander of the Delaware County Hazmat Team where he is a Hazmat Technician Specialist. John has received several commendations in his career including Albany EMS cadet of the year, Albany EMS Volunteer of the Year, Albany Fire Dept life-saving award for auto extrication. John serves on several Boards and Committees including the EMAC (Emergency Management Advisory Council) and LEPC (Local Emergency Planning Committee), the Safety Committee for Delaware County, Safe Schools Committee, District 6 EMA Coalition & Health Care Coalition. John also is a member of Community Clubs including Lions Club International, Knights of Columbus, and Muncie Pastoral Council. In John’s free time, he enjoys watching his kids play sports, golfing, fishing and hunting.

Work Experience
Albany EMS Cadet 1997-2000    (3 years)
Albany EMS Volunteer 200-2010  (10 years)
Albany Volunteer Fire Dept. 2000-present   (20 years)
Albany Police Dept. 2000-present  (20 years)
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Police Officer 2004-present (16 years)
Deputy Director, Delaware County Emergency Management since 2015 (5 years)

Monroe Central High School
Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Class 14-1-7  (2014)

Training and Certifications
ICS-100 Intro Incident Command System
ICS-200 Incident Command for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident.
ICS 300: Intermediate ICS for expanding incidents.
ICS 400: Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff
IS-700 National Incident Management System Into
IS-800 National Response Framework Intro
IS-244 Developing and Managing Volunteers
IS-242 Effective Communication
IS-241 Decision Making and Problem Solving
IS-235 Emergency Planning
IS-120 An Introduction to Exercises
IS-230 Fundamentals of Emergency Management
IS-240 Leadership and Influence
Hazardous Materials Awareness
Hazardous Materials Operations
Hazardous Waste Operations Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)
CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Basic
CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Instructor
Mandatory FireFighter
Basic Firefighter
Firefighter I
Firefighter II
ILEA Graduate Class 2014-107
Ambulance Strike Team/Medical Task Force Leader
SBELT Scenario Based Executive Level Training
K0146 HSEEP Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program
Stop the Bleed
CPR Certification
Type III Incident Management Team Course
Supervision of Police Personnel Certificate - Northwestern University
WMD Law Enforcement Response Actions & Protective Measures Certificates
Confined Space Awareness Training
Highway Emergency Response Specialist Training (HERS)
EMR Certified (Emergency Medical Responder) since 2007
Readiness: Training Identification and Preparedness Planning Certificate - Texas A&M
Training and Exercise Planning Workshop