This month, Ryan Perry, a Consultant at IB Consultancy, interviewed Mr. David DiGregorio, Director of Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Emergency Response for the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services. His interview brought forth knowledge from his years of experience as part of the HazMat Response Team for the state of Massachusetts and in the current fight against the Fentanyl epidemic that has bombarded the state and country at large. Mr. DiGregorio’s gives a great insight to the issue, the work that is being done to combat the problem, and the outlook for the future.

David DiGregorio currently serves as the Director of the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Division. He retired from the US Army and Massachusetts Army National Guard after 32 years of service in 2014, and served as the Deputy Director of the division from September 2014 through January 2017. He has earned a MS degree in Emergency Management from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy as well as a BS degree and MS degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He currently serves on the faculty of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy as a capstone advisor for the graduate level Emergency Management course. David is married with 3 children and resides in Hopkinton, MA.

Read the entire interview here.