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Bill Slater

Assistant Vice President, PA & Recovery

Professional Profile

As an emergency management professional, law enforcement officer, fire fighter, and emergency medical technician, William "Bill" Slater has extensive experience as a disaster professional and emergency response volunteer. Mr. Slater spent more than 20 years in law enforcement and in supervisory roles that eventually led to his assignment as a station commander. He served at the “ground zero” New York City Mayor’s command post following the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center Terrorist attack in support of rescue and recovery efforts. He was subsequently selected by the New York State Office of Emergency Management as a member of the initial cadre of New York State’s Type II All-Hazards Incident Management Team. William is a certified trainer, providing instruction in police, fire and emergency management related curriculum for more than 18 years. As a trainer at the New York State Police Academy, his responsibilities also included oversight of other instructors. Mr. Slater is currently serving on the Adjusters International team deployed to work on behalf of New York State in response to Hurricane Sandy.

Disaster Experience

  • Hurricane Irma
  • Hawaii DR-4365, DR-4282, Severe flooding & mudslides
  • Alaska State Card Street and Sockeye Wildfires
  • Hawaii 4201-DR-HI, Pu’u O’o Eruption
  • Hawaii 4194-DR-HI, Tropical Storm Iselle
  • New York State 4085-DR-NY, Hurricane Sandy
  • New York State Incident Management Assistance & New York State FEMA Region II All-Hazards IMAT Teams
  • New York State 4020-DR-NY, Hurricane Irene
  • Thomas, Virgin Islands, Tropical Storm Emily
  • New York State 1993-EM-NY, Severe Spring Storms and Flooding
  • Houma, Louisiana 1786-DR-LA, Hurricane Gustav
  • Jackson County, Mississippi 1602-DR-LA, Hurricane Katrina
  • Santa Rosa County, Florida 1551-DR-FL, Hurricane Ivan
  • Columbia County, Florida 1539-DR-FL, Hurricane Charley & 1545-DR-FL, Hurricane Francis
  • New York, New York 1491-DR-NY


  • Certified ICS Instructor
  • Certificated DHS Instructor