Darren has been with RPA since 2007 after serving as a casualty adjustor for an Insurance Adjustment Service. Darren has been active in the fire service since the age of fourteen. He spent nine years as a professional fire fighter with the Vernon, Connecticut Fire Department and continues his service in a volunteer capacity. Darren graduated from the University of New Haven with a B.S. in Fire and Arson Investigation and deepened his education in emergency management through national training programs. In 2000, Darren completed a certificate program in Emergency Response to Terrorism with the National Fire Academy, and in 2006 earned an additional certificate from the Department of Homeland Security for his study of the National Incident Management System.
Darren currently focuses his time on the prevention and suppression of surgical fires, educating surgical staff on becoming more aware of evacuations from operating rooms and other procedural areas. Darren has provided lectures at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Congress and for VHA on surgical fire prevention and suppression. He also currently supports the healthcare mutual aid plans with his involvement in regional and statewide disaster exercises and site visits for evacuation and influx of patients / surge capacity. Darren serves RPA clients out of the Hartford, CT office.
RPA, a JENSEN HUGHES company, is a team of fire, code compliance and emergency management experts, providing specialized technology and professional services to healthcare facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Since 1976, we have provided unparalleled service to thousands of healthcare facilities (more than 1,300 current clients) and train more than 200,000 healthcare leaders and staff on an annual basis.