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Prepare To Act Team of Safety Professionals and Training Instructors

Chris Marciano

Chris Marciano has been with the Watertown Police Department since August of 1997.  He spent the first eleven years of his career assigned to the patrol division.  In 2008 he had the opportunity to expand his experience by a being assigned to a specialty unit under the auspices of the Connecticut State Police.  During this assignment he was promote to the rank of Detective within the Watertown Police Department.  In April of 2011 after two and a half years assigned with the State Police he returned to the Investigative Services unit where he serves today. 

Chris has been a certified EMT since the summer of 1993 and currently holds a certification with the State of Connecticut as an Emergency Medical Services Instructor.

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Clint Hyduchak
Instructor/Course Developer/
Tactical Training Center Coordinator

Clint Hyduchak’s passion for emergency services and public safety started 24 years ago when he joined a local volunteer Fire Department and he has been a Firefighter ever since. He has held many certifications throughout the years including Emergency

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Medical Technician, Medical Response Technician, State of CT Firefighter I & Firefighter II. As well as Firefighting, EMS and being a State of CT Certified Security Officer, Clint is also a Public Safety Dispatcher for a local municipality.

In addition to the standard requirements of the position, he is also trained in Advanced Law Enforcement Dispatch, Advanced Fire Service Dispatch and Active Shooting Response. Clint is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and an avid firearms enthusiast who enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with the sport of target shooting with others. Clint’s experience has been beneficial in designing some of the courses at Prepare to Act, including our Child Sitter Awareness Program, Stranger Danger and many more. Clint plans on developing many new ideas and courses with a focus on benefitting Prepare to Act and its students.

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Matt DaSilva
Instructor/Course Developer/Range Master

Matthew DaSilva has over six years experience as a police officer & field training officer.  Matt has created and implemented several training courses for his department’s youth Explorer program and training division. Matt is a certified POST instructor.

Matt DaSilva

Prior to becoming a police officer, Matt served in the military with multiple deployments and has attended several military schools to include: combat lifesaver, squad designated marksman, LINES combatives and primary leadership development. Matt is a UCONN graduate in Political Science and Criminal Justice and holds several certifications to teach: officer safety/mechanics of arrest, defensive tactics/combatives, handcuffing, baton, pepper spray/OC,  firearms including pistol, shotgun and patrol rifle, decision shooting and use of force. 

Matt has attended several training and development courses to include criminal street gangs and the FBI’s active shooter response program and has been an active participant in several of the annual CT SWAT challenges.  Matt’s drive and determination to better himself as a lifelong student in his arts brings a new level of training to the Prepare to Act Team.

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Greg O'Brien
Firearms Instructor

Greg O’Brien brings twenty years of Public Safety experience to Prepare To Act.  Greg has been involved in many aspects of the field, including writing and implementing training programs, administrating an E-911 Public Safety Answering Point and has completed many certification programs. 

Greg O'Brien

Greg has played a specific part in implementing Critical Incident Management Programs, he is certified as a Fire Service Instructor I and with The Connecticut Alliance to Support Law Enforcement’s Crisis Intervention Team.  Greg offers many years of Research and Development experience to our staff at Prepare To Act and his role helps bring a unique, informative, original and safe training experience.

Peter Johnson
EMS Coordinator

Peter has been involved in EMS for over 22 years and as an instructor he shares his experience and enthusiasm with students young and old. He is a fourth generation member of the Bridgewater Fire Department as well as an 20 year veteran of the New Milford Community Ambulance.

He is a member of the National Association of EMS Educators and is a certified CT EMS Instructor as well as a certified POST instructor. Peter is also an instructor for PEPP, GEMS, PEARS, ATT, ACLS, PALS and CPR/First Aid for Red Cross and the American Heart Association. He is a licensed and nationally registered paramedic who has worked commercially in many parts of Connecticut as well as Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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Ken Melton

Ken has served as a firefighter and paramedic since 1975 near Pittsburgh until relocating to Woodbury, CT in 1985. Ken then began to receive training and gain certifications in our state. He currently holds the following certifications: Firefighter 1, Hazmat Ops, Public Fire and Life Safety

Educator- I, Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Services Instructor and American Heart Association-CPR Instructor. He is currently the Deputy Chief with the Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department. Ken loves and shares his life with his wife, four children and their pets.

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Jackson came into our lives during the summer of 2010 when he was found abandoned in a park in Newington. 

To this day we don’t know how long he was left there alone with two fractures in his back legs, he was about six months at the time.  We rescued him and saved him twenty minutes before the unthinkable was going to happen.  Since he has entered our lives he has brought a love, devotion and a value to our lives that make us question how we lived without him.  Jackson plays a strong and powerful role in delivering our message in our Anti-Bullying Campaign.  He loves milk bones and his stuffed monkey!

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