Shawn Gossman
Shawn Gossman


Shawn J. Gossman is an emergency management scholar and professional developing his subject matter expertise in rural and remote preparedness and emergency planning. Shawn holds several degrees concentrating in emergency management, public health and homeland security. Shawn is also experienced in rural fire department administration, severe weather spotting, local emergency management, public health coalition writing and private sector emergency management and planning.

Why Rural? Shawn focuses on rural and remote emergency management for two specific reasons. (1) Shawn has lived in a region made up of rural communities all of his life and has witness first hand, the challenges of emergency management in Small Town America. (2) Shawn understands that rural communities face the most significant challenges of integrating into the Whole Community approach to emergency management.


  • M.B.A. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management with a concentration on the Government Sector
  • Master of Science in Homeland Security with a concentration in Emergency Management & Public Health
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Emergency Management & Homeland Security
  • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice


  • Former Assistant Fire Chief
  • Former Security Manager with Emergency Management Functions
  • Local Emergency Management Experience
  • 10+ Years Skywarn Experience, Founder of the largest Skywarn Forum on the internet
  • Web Content Writer, Shawnee Preparedness and Response Coalition
  • Founder, Gossman Crisis LLC


  • Specialist in Emergency Management (SEM) Certification
  • Professional Development Series, FEMA
  • Incident Command System and NIMS, FEMA
  • Radiological Emergency Management & Response, FEMA
  • Emergency Support Functions, FEMA
  • Rural Domestic Preparedness Certifications


Shawn Gossman is an emergency management scholar developing his subject matter expertise in rural and remote aspects of emergency planning, mitigation, response and preparedness.

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