David Emswiler

David Emswiler

Office Phone: (540) 432-4396


Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: FM 100C

Campus Safety Coordinator

Physical Plant

David has spent most of his adult life working in emergency services, he has a clear understanding of what is involved in that realm of operations. He brings to his role at EMU, a genuine concern and interest in seeing that both those that use and reside on campus are provided with a safe and secure environment. David has a diverse background in fire safety and emergency planning, with more recent experience in employee safety and criminal justice.

  • B.S. Eastern Mennonite University, 1996
  • A.A. Eastern Mennonite University, 1989
  • Career Certificate, Fire Science. Blue Ridge Community College, 1982
Church, Community and Professional Service
  • Member -Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
  • Member -Central Shenandoah Valley Fire Marshal’s Association
  • Member -Harrisonburg Police Department Citizens Advisory Counsel
  • Member -Harrisonburg/Rockingham Emergency Management Taskforce/ LEPC
  • Board Member -Broadway Volunteer Fire Department Inc
Certifications and Licenses

ASISTApplied Suicide Intervention Training


FBI- SAR Initiative

FEMAProfessional Development Series in Emergency Management

FEMAMulti-Hazard Emergency Planning For Higher Education

FEMA/Department of Homeland Security

  • NIMS 100
  • NIMS 100SC
  • NIMS 200
  • NIMS 300
  • NIMS 400
  • NIMS 700

National Fire Academy -Public Fire Education Specialist

OSHAOSHA10 Construction Safety and Health

Virginia Department of Fire Programs Fire Marshal Academy-Fire Inspector I & II

Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services-Anti-Terrorism Training

Virginia Office of EMS -EMT-B

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

  • Principles of Emergency Management
  • Rapid Assessment
  • Emergency OPS / Center, Management and OPS
  • Public Safety Response to Terrorism-Awareness
  • Mitigation for Emergency Managers

VSP/VDEM- Fusion Liaison Officer

- Department Of Homeland Security, National Fire Academy, multiple classes and certifications.
- Virginia Department of Fire Programs, multiple classes and certifications.

Professional Conferences Attended
  • DHS National Fire Academy- University/College Campus Fire and Life Safety
  • DHS- Active Shooter Workshop
  • Blue Ridge Safety Association- When OSHA Knocks
  • Marsh Risk Consulting- Emergency Response for Dust Explosions
  • Campus Fire Watch- Fire Safety Program
  • Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development- Building Code Academy
  • Virginia State Police- Explosives Identification
  • VADCJS-Strategic Legal Guidelines for University Police Operations
  • IAFF- Methamphetamine/Drug Lab Identification