David Fortino

David Fortino

Regional Continuity Manager

FEMA Region II


David Fortino has more than 15 years of experience in emergency management, specializing in emergency response operations, preparedness, recovery, business continuity and crisis management.

Currently, Mr. Fortino is the Regional Continuity Manager position at FEMA Region II. In this position, Mr. Fortino acts as principal preparedness continuity advisor to the FEMA Region II Regional Administrator and senior staff. He is responsible for the delivery ongoing continuity training and exercise opportunities to New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Previously to the detail, Mr. Fortino was the Regional Fire Program Specialist for FEMA Region II. He provides strategic implementation of over $25 million in the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG), SAFER, and Fire Prevention and Safety grant programs. He provides authoritative counsel and advisory on all fire program policy, procedures, and training to all aspects of government.

Prior, Mr. Fortino was the Community Preparedness Officer for FEMA Region II. In this role, Mr. Fortino researched and developed community emergency preparedness procedures to all aspects of governments. In addition, he was responsible for developing the first elementary school community preparedness program across New York and New Jersey. Beforehand, Mr. Fortino acted as a consultant for the FEMA Public Assistance Program during several presidentially declared disasters in the state of Florida.

Previously, Mr. Fortino spent 9 years at the Madison Ambulance Association and North Branford Fire Department.  At Madison Ambulance Association, Mr. Fortino was the Chief of Service, responsible for the leadership of 50 employees, management of over $1 million operating budget, and day-to-day business operations. Furthermore, he is a certified as an EMT, Firefighter II, Fire Instructor, and Hazmat Operations. Mr. Fortino has his B.A. from the University of Connecticut in Urban and Regional Studies.