David Wiklanski is a Firefighter/EMT for an urban fire department in New Jersey, currently assigned to the suppression section. He has nearly twenty years in Emergency Services. Wiklanski is a highly known speaker and writer, most notably for his presentations on behavioral health, in addition to Suicide Terrorism. His mission is to end the stigma associated with mental health and to connect responders with the available resources to not only survive, but thrive in their careers.
His presentations have been followed at many seminars at the local, state and national levels.
He contributes articles to Fire Engineering, Firehouse Magazine and the Firehouse Tribune.
His first book: Suicide Bombers, Understanding Suicide Terrorism from a Cultural and Memetic perspective is available online and he is currently working on authoring his next book.
Wiklanski has an MA in Behavioral Sciences-Human Behavior and Organizational Psychology from Kean University. He is on faculty at Kean University and Raritan Valley Community College where he regularly lectures on all aspects of Psychology. He holds certifications as a Fire Instructor II and EMT Instructor. He is also an NJ National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) Advocate. He is the owner of Alpha Omega Training Solutions. Wiklanski resides in Hunterdon County, NJ with his wife and two daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys SCUBA diving, shooting, and woodworking.