Aida Colon-Sanchez

Deputy Director, Jersey City Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Jersey City, New Jersey

Aida Colon-Sanchez has  devoted her expertise in emergency management and homeland security preparedness, grants education, and training services to both public and private entities for over a decade. Enterprise-level businesses and local governments, have benefited from her years of specializing in the design of communications, information sharing and interoperability of Emergency Operations Center’s (EOC) as well as Security Operations Center (SOC). In addition to being known as regional subject matter expert in emergency management coordination and continuity planning, Aida has worked with a number of multi-jurisdictional agencies in collaborating emergency planning from severe weather incidents to large scale special events.

In 2008, Aida Colon-Sanchez earned the Professional Development Series certification from FEMA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Most recently she served for over a decade for the City of Jersey City as Deputy Coordinator for the Office of Emergency Management/Homeland Security. Accomplishing the coordination of the design and construction of the State of New Jersey’s first municipal Emergency Operations Center as well as provided first hand collaboration with a number of government entities, and businesses on security planning for the protection of critical infrastructures with the use of physical security, interoperability, latest information sharing technology, risk assessments, threat reduction/infrastructure protection, and counterterrorism technology training. All initiatives designed to effectively assess the risks to our citizens and provide workable solutions to reduce the terrorist threat.

Aida Colon-Sanchez’s notable projects include, the City of Newark’s Emergency Operations Center, the City of Jersey City’s and North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue Operations Center.

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