This is the personal homepage of Shelomo Alfassa of NYC who focuses on issues relating to Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Shelomo is an emergency and critical incident management planner who has worked in both the public and private sectors. He’s a federally certified (FSO) Facilities Security Officer; and a vetted Member of the FBI InfraGard Program. He’s also a Member of the New York Police Department SHIELD Counterterrorism Program and a Member of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).
He proudly serves with the US Department of Homeland Security, as an active uniformed Member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. There, he’s currently a Program Visitor, and previously served as Vice-Flotilla Commander (Chief of Staff) for a NYC based Flotilla; as well as Public Affairs Officer and Maritime Domain Patrol (Land Coordinator) for Manhattan and The Bronx; he has earned the Sustained Service Ribbon 4 times.
Shelomo also serves as a vetted Member of the US Department of Homeland Security / First Responder Group (FRG) program, part of the DHS Science and Technology Directorate. He’s also an invited participant on the DHS New York Area Science and Technology Forum; as well as the DHS Social Media Working Group for Emergency Services & Disaster Management.
In 2017, Shelomo was appointed by the NYC Council as a Commissioner of Deeds for the City of New York. Earlier that year he was honored by being named, 'Communications Professional of the Year' and issued the ‘Silver Award’ by the American Business Awards.
Shelomo is the former Deputy Commander and Executive Officer of one of the three FEMA National Medical Response Teams for Weapons of Mass Destruction (NMRT). A national priority program of specially trained responders for health and medical consequences of disasters and emergencies, particularly CBRN incidents. The team was a deployable federal asset, pre-deployed to the Olympics, G-8 Summit, and other National Special Security Events.
For several years, Mr. Alfassa was U.S. Director of the International Rights and Redress Campaign (IRRC) and was involved full-time in Track-II Diplomacy. There, he successfully helped promote H.Res.185 & S.Res. 85, historic Congressional resolutions recognizing rights of Middle Eastern Refugees (Christians & Jews) displaced from Arab countries, which were unanimously approved by the House and Senate.
Invited by Congressman Joe Crowley, and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Shelomo served as invited participant on a US Congressional Roundtable that discussed technological innovation, insuring America will remain strong, and will assert its global economic leadership in the future.
He attended APUS where he earned a BA in Homeland Security and an MPA; he also has a postgraduate certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School.
Shelomo Alfassa has also written and edited a number of history-oriented books including "Shameful Behavior: Bulgaria and the Holocaust," and "A Window into Old Jerusalem."
His bio from his days working as an advocate can be located here.