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The Team

Our team is comprised of certified emergency managers and consultants that have extensive experience with venue management and special events.  We draw upon that experience as well as industry best practices to provide you an effective and efficient planning process.

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Ed Klima, CEM

Ed Klima is a certified emergency manager with over 25 years of public safety, security and event management experience. He currently serves as Managing Partner for EventC2, LLC; an event based emergency planning firm. 


As an emergency preparedness consultant specializing in special events he has worked on numerous major sporting and entertainment events, including the Philadelphia Eagles, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, NFL Pro Bowl and Super Bowl where he has been a lead coordinator in the emergency planning process for the past fifteen years.  As the Senior Director of Public Safety and Track Operations for Dover Motorsports and Dover Downs Hotel and Casino he oversaw emergency preparedness planning and security operations at several motorsports facilities across the U.S. as well as a comprehensive safety and security program for a multi-faceted sporting and entertainment complex in Delaware.  In addition, he specializes in emergency preparedness and capabilities assessments and the development of comprehensive public/private partnerships in emergency preparedness and response for large scale mass gathering events. 


As a public safety professional, he has over 30 years of experience as a fire fighter, hazardous material technician, EMT and fire inspector.  Mr. Klima has served as the External Affairs Director for the Congressional Fire Services Institute.  He is an original member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 610 Committee, Safety at Motorsports Venues and the NASCAR Security Council.  He has also served as Vice Chair for the IAVM Academy for Venue Safety and Security. A member of various state and local committees, Mr. Klima currently serves on the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisory Council for Delaware.


Mr. Klima holds two Bachelor degrees from the University of Delaware as well as a Masters degree in Public Safety Management from Saint Joseph’s University.

Chief Ronald John Siarnicki

Ronald Jon Siarnicki currently serves as a principal partner of EventC2, LLC.  He has over 45 years of public safety experience including Chief of the Prince Georges County, MD Fire and EMS Department with significant experience in both planning and responding to major emergencies. In this position he served as the Chief Executive Officer responsible for the fire, rescue, and emergency medical services for the largest combination fire department in the United States. After 24 years of service, Siarnicki retired from that post to take the position of Executive Director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in July of 2001. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was established by the United States Congress in 1992 with the purpose of honoring and remembering America’s fallen fire heroes while providing resources to assist their families in the rebuilding of their lives.   


He is a graduate of the Master’s Program, School of Management and Technology, at the University of Maryland, University College, College Park, Maryland and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Science Management from UMUC. He is a certified Executive Fire Officer, Fire Inspector, Fire Instructor, Fire Fighter, State Emergency Medical Technician and holds Fellow Status with the Institute of Fire Engineers.


During his long fire service career, he commanded several national and local events that involved large public gatherings and the development of necessary safety precautions that needed to be in place to ensure a positive and safe experience by all involved. Events such as the: International Association of Firefighters Muscular Dystrophy National Softball Championship; National Memorial Service for America’s Fallen Firefighters and the Maryland State Firemen’s Association Annual Conference and Convention. While serving with the Prince George’s County Fire and EMS Department he commanded the efforts to develop the County Wide Public Safety Plan for the then newly constructed Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, Home of the Washinton Redskins NFL Team.


Immediately following the September 11 attack upon the World Trade Center, at the request of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Joseph Allbaugh, Siarnicki commanded a team of over 400 individuals in the delivery of direct support to the New York City Fire Department (FDNY).  During the nine weeks that he and his team operated out of the city, they provided intervention and programs to the families and members of the department who suffered a tragic loss because of the attack. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation under Siarnicki’ s leadership continues to maintain a very active presence in the long-term recovery of the FDNY and its family members.     


In addition to running national programs and event management activities related to life safety efforts, he supported and interacted with the following: Serving as an adjunct consultant and evaluator for the U.S. Public Health Service in the delivery of the National Disaster Medical System Programs; Serving on the Governor’s Emergency Management Council for the State of Maryland; Serving on the Governor’s State Emergency Response Commission for Maryland; Serving on the Program Management Team of the Metropolitan Medical Response Team as part of the Office of Emergency Preparedness for the National Disaster Medical System and Serving as the Assistant State Fire Marshal for Prince George’s County through the State Fire Marshal for the State of Maryland.

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Dave Statter

Dave Statter is a principal at EventC2 where he draws on decades of experience as a journalist and later as a consultant in the public safety field. Dave was an Emmy award winning television reporter and producer in Washington, DC. Since 2010, he has consulted with public safety agencies and organizations on communications, reputation management, crisis communications, video production and staging large scale events.


Dave has worked closely with the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Congressional Fire Services Institute, City of Lexington, Virginia, and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Since 2010 has been the executive producer of the annual ceremony to honor our nation’s fallen firefighters.


Dave spent almost 40 years in the broadcasting industry. For 25 years Dave was a reporter at WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C., covering the top news stories in and around the Nation’s Capital.


In his youth, Dave was a volunteer firefighter, fire department dispatcher and cardiac rescue technician in Prince George’s County, Maryland.


Troy Lutrick, MSL, CPM, CEM, NRP

Troy has over 30 years of special operations, EMS, homeland security and special event All-Hazards IMT experience and currently serves as the Director of Emergency Management for the City of Scottsdale, Arizona.  He previously served in multiple capacities for Glendale Fire Department from which he retired in 2015.  In 2003 he was assigned to homeland security duties full-time and is a co-founder of the Terrorism/Threat Liaison Officer (TLO) program in Arizona. Troy’s final work assignment with Glendale Fire was the Planning Section Chief for Pro Bowl and Super Bowl 49 in 2015.


Across his career, Troy has planned and operated thousands of special event concerts, multi-day music festivals, car auctions, boat and RV shows, rodeos, conventions, conferences, parades, marathons, high profile funerals, special dignitary events, national memorials, and nearly every category of professional sports league game and championship. Since 2016, he has worked as a planner and operational consultant for Super Bowl and NFL sanctioned events and served as the public safety Incident Commander for the Phoenix NASCAR races for four years.

As a nationally qualified Type-1 Planning Section Chief and Type-3 All-Hazards Incident Commander Train the Trainer he trained, mentored, and qualified dozens of IMT candidates. He is a qualified FEMA and State instructor of the NIMS-ICS curricula and has also served as an ICS instructor overseas.


He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, master’s in Executive Leadership and Emergency Preparedness, obtained his Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) in 2015, Certified Public Manager (CPM) in 2018, is a graduate of the National Emergency Management Advanced Academy and the Executive Leadership Program at the Naval Post-Graduate School.

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Chief Bryan Frieders, MPA, CFO

Chief Frieders is an experience chief officer and disaster manager with extensive experience planning and implementing emergency plans at major special events.  In addition, Chief Frieders has extensive experience related to event safety planning and enforcement having served as the Fire Marshal for Pasadena California.  Chief Frieders held numerous positions with the City of Pasadena Fire Department including emergency manager, Deputy Fire Chief and ultimately Fire Chief in 2020 where he coordinated the citywide response to the COVID-19 Pandemic by managing the

response, mitigation, and recovery of the disaster, including implementation of response policies.


Bryan was assigned as the Area Commander for the Tournament of Roses Parade, Rose Bowl

Game, major concerts, and nationally recognized sporting events in Pasadena.  He has operated as the incident commander on several complex incidents, including the La Tuna Wildland Fire, the Monterey Park/ Alhambra fire apparatus accident, the catastrophic 2011 Wind Storm event, and the Hilton Hotel Hazardous Materials Incident.

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