Patrick Hardy is founder and CEO of Hytropy Disaster Management™, the largest full-service disaster management company in the US. A Certified Emergency Manager®, Certified Risk Manager®, Master Business Continuity Professional®, and a FEMA Master of Exercise®, he has extensive experience working in the public, private and non-profit sectors in disaster management from micro-businesses to Fortune 500.
He is recognized as the foremost expert in disaster preparedness in over a dozen industries, having invented plans now considered best practice in that industry. He has been also extremely active in philanthropic efforts for disaster preparedness. He has developed pro-bono disaster plans for over 40 major non-profit organizations including Meals on Wheels, California CERV, the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and many others.
He has been cross-trained and certified in hazmat, emergency communications, Homeland Security policy, and terrorism. Patrick began his career in EMS ambulance first response, eventually becoming a visiting instructor to the National EMS Academy’s paramedic program, and wrote the chapters on disaster preparedness, terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction for the new Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Textbook for use in the US National Curriculum.