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Danielle Cortes DeVito

Danielle Cortes DeVitoDanielle Cortes DeVito is a paramedic and serves as the Continuous Improvement Advisor for FEMA Region Five. She is an advocate for diversity, inclusion and published Increasing the African American Youth Representation in Emergency Management in the Journal of Emergency Services. Her disaster deployments include the COVID-19 Midwest response, mass vaccination centers, Hurricane Maria, Irma, Harvey, and Louisiana Severe Storms. While at the Chicago Fire Department, her specialty details included the Segway and bike response team for the Dalai Lama and the 43rd president of the United States. Seeing a need for community preparedness, Cortes DeVito began training clients IKEA, Fifth Third Bank, and Shell Oil in CPR/First Aid and preparedness. In 2009, Cortes DeVito became the first paramedic spokesperson for American Heart Association and was featured in the "Hands of Time" documentary. Cortes DeVito is a public information officer that has been featured on more than twenty media outlets, including live TV segments on Access Hollywood and Fox News. Danielle holds a paramedic license in the State of Illinois, an Associate Degree in Emergency Medical Services and a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy and Public Safety with concentrations Emergency Management and Homeland Security.