Nikko Quiggins has helped families impacted by disasters through her leadership roles at the national, state, regional and county levels involving complex catastrophic incident response planning efforts for disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and terrorist incidents. She also has helped families live long and healthy lives through her dedication to public health and safety initiatives that champion the power of prevention.
Nikko is a safety professional. She has served at the national level as the Director, of Workforce Preparedness Policy for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. Through research, she supported State Health officials as they developed public policy to address public health issues including clean water, safe food, disease outbreaks, and household /workplace injuries.
During this time, Nikko was engaged as a liaison to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Further, she served as the preparedness coordinator at the Dare County Department of Public Health where she was recruited to be a member of the Epidemiological Team that was tasked with investigating disease outbreaks such as whooping cough, E. coli, and MRSA.
Emergency Preparedness Expert
Nikko is also an emergency management expert. Her experience and expertise gives her a unique perspective regarding safety involving daily activities as well as survival during disasters. She owns her own emergency management consulting business, Disaster Dynamics, LLC based out of Houston, TX. She also currently serves as a Incident Management Team member for BCFS Emergency Management Division, an international emergency response company.
Emergency Response Planner
As a past senior emergency management planner for the international firm, URS Corporation, Nikko has written dozens of emergency response plans for the San Francisco Bay Area, the State of Massachusetts, the State of Arkansas, the St. Louis Region, and counties in North Carolina. Plans include topics such as:
- Debris management
- Donations management
- Animal health
- Chemical releases
- Fatality management
Nikko has also served as part of senior teams to test emergency response plans through exercises for major air and surface transportation companies, law enforcement agencies, and ports.
Former Firefighter and EMT
Nikko has managed and/or served in Emergency Operations Centers during disasters including transportation disasters, a terrorist attack, and natural disasters. Nikko is a former North Carolina firefighter and EMT and has training in Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations. She was twice elected to the Colington Fire Department Board of Directors.
As the Manager of Commercial Services for Kenyon International Emergency Services, an international disaster response company, Nikko has managed over 65 international catastrophic incident emergency response accounts for airlines, oil companies, medflight transport companies, and governments.
Connect With Nikko Quiggins
You can connect with Nikko via LinkedIn where she stays connected with experts in her field from around the globe.