With over thirty years of practical and managerial experience, Ed brings considerable knowledge and experience in safety, health, and emergency management to the EMSI cadre. Indicative of his vast experience, Ed has been responsible for the development and implementation of various safety and emergency preparedness programs. He has also developed training and education programs for facility, corporate, and government personnel in a wide range of safety, health, and emergency management topics, such as incident management, incident investigation, spill response, and risk communications.
Working in the petrochemical-oil refining industry for over twenty-five years, Ed served in a variety of positions, including Risk Manager and Manager of Safety, Health, Environment, and Emergency Response at three refineries for Sunoco and BP, as well as the Corporate Director of Emergency Preparedness. In these capacities, Ed was critical to the implementation of safety programs at these petrochemical facilities and the coordination with collective bargaining units for program buy-in and site safety officer on various environmental incidents.
Operating in the field environment, Ed continues to apply his knowledge to ensure the safety of responders and the general public during an incident. During the 2004 M/T Athos I oil spill response in the Delaware River, he served as the Safety Officer where he received a commendation from the U.S. Coast Guard. His service during this event was cited by the U.S. Coast Guard for “his comprehensive approach and his outstanding ability to galvanize responders from every level in the response organization to place safety at the forefront had a direct and immediate impact on the entire response operation. Dr. Doyle’s work on the ATHOS incident has set a new standard for safety professionals around the nation in integrating safety into the very dynamic and challenging environment of emergency response operations.” More recently, Ed served as the Safety Officer for the National Response Corporation during the BP Gulf Oil Spill.
Ed remains active in the response community with unlimited reserves. He has functioned as a member of several ICS teams and as the safety officer on various environmental incidents, as well as serving as the Chair of the Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). He has completed the USCG On-scene Coordinator Program in Yorktown, VA, and served as the Vice-Chair of the federal Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee.
Imparting his knowledge to the next generation of responders, Ed is also an Adjunct Instructor at St. Joseph’s University Public Safety and Environmental Protection Master’s Program and in the Emergency Management Program at Delaware County Community College. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Delaware County Community College, Institute for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
Ed holds a Doctoral degree from the University of Delaware, College of Urban Affairs and Public Policy in Labor Relations and Personnel Administration, a master’s degree from West Chester University, and a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Superior.