A.C.T. for Safety

Assess - Communicate - Take Action

Incident Management Planning Training Consultants

A.C.T for Safety provides a wide range of incident management trainings and consultation to serve businesses of all sizes. Principal partners Dan Perenick (Law Enforcement) and Rick Tustin (Fire Service) with 30 years of public safety service, bring a unique perspective to managing both emergency and non-emergency events. Our philosophy is that proper planning and being prepared can successfully manage any incident and knowing that during anemergency you need to A.C.T. – Assess, Communicate and Take Action.

A.C.T. for Safety provides the following services:

Incident Management Plan Consultation

(Mitigation/Prevention, Preparedness, Response, Recovery) 

CPR/AED and First Aid Training

Fire Safety Training

Workplace Safety Training

(Workplace Violence, Active Shooter, etc)

Threat Assessment and Bomb Threat Response Training

Emergency Communications

The team behind ACT for Safety

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Dan Perenick

CO-founder of a.c.t. for safety

Dan Perenick is a 32-year veteran of the Winchester, Massachusetts Police Department and is currently assigned to the detective bureau as the full time School Resource Officer (SRO) for the Winchester Public Schools. Dan is the former Commander of the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) School Threat Assessment Response Systems (STARS) Task Force.
He was responsible for a forty plus member task force he helped found in 1999, comprised of law enforcement, educators, fire service and mental health professionals. Dan commanded this unique 50 community task force that coordinates violence prevention, threat assessment and response efforts in order to provide a safe, orderly and secure environment conducive to learning in over 500 of the region’s schools.
Dan holds the rank of Sergeant and is the law enforcement co-chair of the Winchester School District Incident Management Team (IMT) and is a former member of the US Department of Justice National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Technical Working Group (TWG) on School Safety. He is also the past President of the Massachusetts Juvenile Police Officers Association (MJPOA) and is the past Massachusetts representative to the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) where he holds the national certification of Practitioner. Dan is a certified Massachusetts Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Instructor.

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Rick Tustin

CO-founder of a.c.t. for safety​

As a member of the fire service since 1980, Rick has over 40 years of experience in the fire and life safety field. Serving the Town of Winchester, Massachusetts since 1986, Rick is currently the Chief of the department and the Emergency Management Director.
Having served for 20 years as the Town’s Fire Prevention Officer, Rick has a solid background in the three E’s of Fire Prevention – Engineering (design, plan review and approval), code Enforcement, and public fire and life safety Education (Student Awareness of Fire Education programs and Middlesex East Juvenile Firesetters programs)

In 1996 he brought the S.A.F.E (Student Awareness of Fire Education) program to the town for the first time. In 1999 expanding the student services to include Juvenile Firesetter Intervention. He served for 20 years as the Fire Department co-chair for the Winchester Public School District Incident Management team and is a former member of the NEMLEC STARS Task Force.

Rick holds the following degrees and certifications:
Bachelor of Science – Fire and Emergency Service Administration
Certifications – Fire Prevention Officer II, Fire Inspector, Fire Educator, Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist
Graduate – UMASS/Massachusetts Fire Academy – Chief Fire Officer Management Program
Massachusetts Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Instructor

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