Mr. Alan E. Ramsay
17 Boyle Avenue
Cumberland RI, 02864
Amusement Industry veteran with varied background to assist in providing amusement ride accident investigation / re-construction and expert witness testimony on amusement / recreational cases.
BIO / Resume / CV:
EXPERIENCE 1992 - Present PRESIDENT CLM Entertainment, Cumberland, Rhode Island Execute staff training programs and develop operational procedure and policy manuals for all facets of facilities operation. Conduct extensive onsite training programs for facilities in all areas of operation. Serve as expert witness for insurance companies for incident investigation, depositions and trials. Do site inspections of amusement facilities, water parks, hotels, restaurants, places of assembly, casinos and residential complexes. Complete detailed physical facility inspection using National Fire Protection Association, National Electric Code, OSHA and industry standards. Develop comprehensive facility review, narrative, objective and subjective summary reports for insurance carriers. Conduct inspection recap interviews with facility representatives. 1985 - Present FIREFIGHTER Cumberland Hill Fire Department, Cumberland, Rhode Island Provide emergent and non-emergent services to Department. Duties include fire suppression, emergency medical care, pre-planning of structures, facility inspections. Serve as a member on Dive Rescue & Recovery Team conducting underwater searches and rescues. Assist training officer with manpower training including developing training sessions, lecturing and co-ordination of multiple department training sessions. 1993 - 2000 GENERAL MANAGER Providence Parkfriends, Inc. Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island General Manager of amusement operation in a 435-acre facility in Rhode Island. Responsibilities included long range operational and financial planning, financial management, planning and directing amusement operations, maintenance and food services. Developed facility Risk Management and staff training programs. Co-ordinated and implemented promotions, special events. Guided facility and attraction marketing and public relations. Developed operational procedures, maintenance programs and staff and guest guidelines for facility. 1985 - 1993 OPERATIONS MANAGER Rocky Point Amusements, Inc, Warwick, Rhode Island Reported to Director of Operations. Duties included direct management of ride operations, guest services, emergency medical facility management, park security co-ordination, special events including stage operations, & artist hospitality. Also performed numerous personnel functions including training and maintaining seasonal staff of 600. Developed and implemented ride operator training & safety programs. EDUCATION Bachelor of Science Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island Associate of Science Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island CERTIFICATION Certified Risk Evaluator Rhode Island Licensed Emergency Medical Technician Serve-Safe Certification - National Restaurant Association Bar Code Certification - National Restaurant Association NFPA Level I & Level II Firefighter Dive Rescue International Level 2 Certification Professional Association of Diving Instructors Certification NAARSO Level 1 State of Texas Certified Ride Inspector State of New Hampshire Certified Ride Inspector Certified Drivers License with Passenger Endorsement AFFILIATIONS New England Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions - President Past Chairman - Education Committee - New England Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions Past Chairman - Human Resources Committee - International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions Member - Human Resource Committee - International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions Past Chairman - Facility Operations Committee - International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions National Bar & Restaurant Association National Restaurant Association Showmens League of America Outdoor Amusement Business Association Cumberland Hill Firefighters Association - President Greater Tampa Showmens Association International Recreational Go Kart Association Member - F24 Committee for Amusement Rides & Devices - ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials International Independent Showmens Association Miami Showmens Association National Association of Rescue Divers PUBLICATIONS Park Operations, George Washington University / IAAPA Amusement Management School Text, November 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Food Service Overhaul, IRGA Newsletter, September 1997 Maintenance Shop Fire Safety, IRGA Newsletter, July 1995 Go Kart Re-fueling Practices, IRGA Newsletter, February 1996 Sprinkler System Operations, GBA Newsletter, October, 1994 LECTURES CONDUCTED Rookies & Newcomers F&B, Fun Expo, September 2003 F&B: The Cornerstone of an FEC, Fun Expo, September 2003 Small Amusements Park Forum, Fun Expo, September 2003 Effective Time Management, Nightclub & Bar Show, March 2003 Guidelines to Effective Interviewing, IAAPA, November 2002 Best Practices in Facility Operations, IAAPA - George Washington University, Nov. 2002, 2003 Building a Vision for Supervisory Success, NEAAPA, June 2002 Profitable Foodservice Operations, Nightclub & Bar Show, March 2002 Building A Vision for Success, Nightclub & Bar Show, March 2002, Fun Expo, September 2003 Facility Operations, IAAPA - George Washington University, November 2001 Operations Management, Fun Expo, October 2001 Stress-free Foodservice, Fun Expo, October, 2001 Amusement Management School, Asian Park Assn, Hong Kong, July, 2001 Practical Time Management, Bowl Expo, June 2001 Food, Glorious Food!, Nightclub & Bar Show, March, 2001 Amusement Management School, George Washington University, November 2000 Operations Management 101, IAAPA, November, 2000 Food Service: Making it Profitable, Fun Expo, September, 2000; Bowl Expo, June 2001 Developing a Facility Inspection Program, Fun Expo, September, 2000; Bowl Expo, June 2001 Safety on the Job, Coney Island Amusement Association, May, 2000 Have Fun With Foodservice, New Jersey Amusement Assoc, March, 2000 Crisis Planning & Response, IAAPA, March 2000 Sprinkler Systems Operations, Cumberland Hill Fire Department, February, 2000 Crisis Management, NEAAPA Winter Seminar, January, 2000 Operational Preparedness, IAAPA, November, 1999 Preparing for the Worst, IAAPA, November, 1999 Have Fun With Food Service, Fun Expo, September 1999; Bowl Expo, June 2000 Crisis Management, Fun Expo, September, 1999 Facility Operations, ALAP (South American Parks Assn.), Buenos Aries, Argentina, June 1999 Practical Time Management, NEAAPA Annual Meeting, April 1999; Fun Expo, September 2000 How to Handle an Accident, IISF Show, February 1999 Fire Safety, AIMS forum, January 1999 Pump Operations, Cumberland Hill Fire Department, October 1998. F&B: How to Increase Revenues, Fun Expo, October 1998 Crisis Operations, Fun Expo, October 1998 How to Handle an Accident, Fun Expo, September 1997 How to Reduce Your Insurance Costs, Fun Expo, September 1997 Concession Go Karting, Fun Expo, October, 1996 Life Safety Code, GBA Staff Training, December 1994, April 1996, April 1998 NFPA Code Overview & Training, GBA Staff Training, November 1993, April 1996, April 1998 Hydraulics, Cumberland Hill Fire Department, March 1993 Fire Behavior, Cumberland Training Council, September 1996