First USCG Type-1 Incident Commander Ron Cantin

In 2006, current EMSI President Ron Cantin became the first Type 1 Incident Commander in the Coast Guard. Commander Cantin and his Coast Guard colleagues developed and managed the Coast Guard Incident Management Assistance Teams (IMATs), developed and delivered ICS training for Coast Guard personnel and their response partners, and assisted in the development of several Coast Guard ICS documents, most notably, the USCG Incident Management Handbook (IMH).