Joan Zanotti, MSN, BS, RN, CEN, NHDP-BC, NJCEM, EMT received her MSN degree for Nursing Education from The Ramapo College of New Jersey. She formally served as the Clinical Educator for the Emergency Department at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ. At Valley she currently serves on IMAT (Incident Management Assist Team) and HERT (Hospital Emergency Response Team). Joan has recently become certified as an ICS instructor, and NJ Certified Emergency Manager. She has been a member of the Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corp for over 40 Years. During that time, she has served as Captain, Chair of the Emergency Preparedness Committee, and Training officer among other positions held. She has received extensive Incident Command System (ICS) training and has planned and/or participated in numerous training exercises.