NH State Emergency Responses

NH State Emergency Response
Guest Speaker
Robert "Bob" Christensen

Please join the Granite State Chapter for a lunchtime (12:00pm - 1:00pm) presentation from Robert Chirstensen, Operations Section Chief for New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management, as he discusses how the State of New Hampshire prepares for known and unknown events and incidents.

Start the new year off with a better understanding of how New Hampshire prepares for and manages winter storms and other events. The presentation will be conducted via Zoom and connection details will follow.

Dr. Robert A. Christensen

Preparedness and Response Section Chief, NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM)

[email protected]; (603) 223-3636; 33 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03305

Bob Christensen is Preparedness and Response Section Chief for NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management, overseeing the State Emergency Operation Center’s readiness, situational awareness, and operations as well as all-hazards statewide emergency operations, threat hazard and continuity of operations plans as well, training and exercises throughout the State. Previously, he was an administrator for the State’s E-911 system and Toll Manager for the NH Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Turnpikes, leading a team of approximately 300 staff in 11 locations, overseeing manual and the electronic tolling while representing NH on the E-ZPass Executive Management and Policy Committees.

Prior to this, in the mid-2000s, Bob served as Town Administrator for Weare, NH, leading town office personnel, helping to develop the town’s capital improvement program, and establishing successful budget strategies through an initiative of open communication forums with residents through “listening to our customers” events.

Previously, during the 90’s, Bob was founder and senior pastor of Christ Community Church in Weare, NH, serving in that role for ten years, leading an upstart congregation through both its formative years and the all-volunteer construction of its present-day building. During these years, he also served as the Police Chaplain of the Weare (NH) Police Department as well as Director of the Northeast Church Planters Network.

Christensen holds a Doctor of Arts degree in leadership from Franklin Pierce University, the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies degree in educational leadership from Plymouth State University, the Master of Arts in Religion degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, a bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies from Liberty University and a Biblical Studies Diploma from Boston Baptist College.