Network Environmental Services

Network Environmental Systems Inc. (NES) is recognized nationally as a leader in Environmental Health and Safety consulting and training. NES has over twenty-five (25) years of clandestine laboratory safety experience with expertise in the response, assessment, and cleanup of clandestine laboratory sites. Since 1987 NES and its principals have delivered clandestine laboratory safety training to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as well as many state, local and foreign law enforcement agencies; having successfully trained thousands of law enforcement and forensic science personnel to safely and effectively assess and dismantle a variety of clandestine drug laboratories operating throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Jerry Bucklin, CHMM, REA, CEA, REM, CEI

Jerry Bucklin is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Registered Environmental Assessor (REA), Registered Environmental Manager (REM), Certified Environmental Assessor (CEA), Certified Environmental Inspector (CEI), and a Certified Environmental Consultant (CEC). Mr. Bucklin is the past Chairman for the Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC) Annual Lab Waste Disposal Symposium, and has twenty-five (25) years of experience instructing Law Enforcement on the hazards of illicit drug labs. He has served on the advisory board for the Environmental Auditing Certificate Program at U.C. Davis.

He has taught over 68,000 Law Enforcement and Fire Agency personnel on selected Clandestine Laboratory Safety Training courses at the FBI Academy, DEA Justice Training Center, CHP Training Academy, California Department of Justice Training Center, HAZMACON, U.S. Embassy, Jamaica, California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI), Vancouver Police Department, British Columbia, Canada, Clandestine Laboratory Investigation Association, California C.U.P.A. forum, the Continuing Challenge, Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia, South Carolina and other national and international trade associations. Mr. Bucklin has taught clandestine laboratory training in Canada, Jamaica and Law Enforcement personnel from over a dozen countries.

Mr. Bucklin has direct field experience in clandestine laboratory emergency response beginning in 1983. He currently updates and instructs the Clan Lab programs taught for the U.S. Department of Justice (DEA) in Quantico, Virginia.

Donald Rothenbaum, REA, CPEA

Donald Rothenbaum is a Registered Environmental Assessor (REA) and Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA). He serves as the Director for the Compliance Management Services group of Network Environmental Systems, Inc., providing environmental management services to a variety of industrial, commercial and public sector clients. Mr. Rothenbaum is a principle instructor for NES, teaching courses in hazardous waste management, hazardous waste operations and emergency response, clandestine laboratory safety and a variety of other environmental, health and safety courses. He also teaches more than 1000 law enforcement and fire agency personnel on Clandestine Laboratory Safety each year at the DEA Justice Training Center, California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI), and various other law enforcement training academics throughout the United States.

Mark Fitzgerald

Mark Fitzgerald retired from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a Special Agent after 20 years of service. Mr. Fitzgerald began his law enforcement career in 1977 and began working as a narcotics detective in 1982. In 1991 Mr. Fitzgerald joined DEA and was assigned to the Tampa, FL DEA Regional Office. While assigned there, Mr. Fitzgerald attended the DEA Clandestine Laboratory Basic Certification Class and Site Safety Class and worked in a dedicated methamphetamine enforcement group. Mr. Fitzgerald subsequently worked for DEA in the Office of Training in the Clandestine Laboratory Training Unit and the Richmond, VA Regional Office. While assigned to the Office of Training, Mr. Fitzgerald helped develop and implement the DEA Clandestine Laboratory Tactical Entry Course. Mr. Fitzgerald has field experience with investigating and dismantling methamphetamine and other clandestine laboratories in Florida and Virginia. In addition to teaching clandestine lab courses throughout the United States, Mr. Fitzgerald has also taught at the International Law Enforcement Academies in Bangkok, Thailand, and San Salvador, El Salvador and coordinated and taught classes in Slovenia, England, Poland, Dominican Republic, Peru, and South Africa. Mr. Fitzgerald has also provided briefings on methamphetamine issues to members of Congress and the Senate, as well as their staff. Mr. Fitzgerald has a BA in Law Enforcement from Bryant University, Smithfield, RI.

Brian Escamilla

Mr. Escamilla is currently employed as a Criminalist at the Sacramento County District Attorney's Laboratory of Forensic Services. He is the Laboratory Safety officer in charge of all hazardous waste handling, hazardous waste storage, health and safety programs and associated training. Mr. Escamilla has a BS in biology and a BA in chemistry, both of which he has used during his 10-year tenure at the Crime Lab. Mr. Escamilla also serves as a team leader for the Clan Lab Response team and has responded to nearly 100 clandestine laboratory lab scenes to assist and collect evidence. Mr. Escamilla is a court-qualified expert in the areas of controlled substances, blood alcohol, and clandestine laboratories. Mr. Escamilla has extensive knowledge and experience with hazardous materials regulations, equipment and responses.

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