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AUGUST 12th, 2022 RI PREPAREDNESS CONFERENCE

Due to operational commitments and illness, two of our presenters needed to cancel after the Program was printed.  Thus, the following changes to the Agenda are made.

Breakout Session 1 (10:20 am – 11:10 am)

Room 372CANCELED – The Road is Life: How People with Disabilities Can Lead Their Communities during a Developing Emergency Valerie Haven.

Room 372NOW SCHEDULEDNWS Preparedness and Communication Methods Before and During Storms - Glenn Field, Warning Coordination Meteorologist,  NWS - Norton, MA.

Breakout Session 2 (1:20 pm – 2:10 pm)

Room 352 – CANCELED Was our Planning, Training, and Exercising for Naught? Observations from RI COVID-19 Response Related to Emergency Vaccination & use of MEDS-PODS – Brittan K. Bates-Manni, MS, MEP

Room 352 – NOW SCHEDULED – New Session - From the Halls of Sandy Hook to the Halls of Congress, Lessons Learned in Psychological Trauma Response. - Brad Cole, Executive Director & All-Hazards Psychological Trauma Responder -
K9 First Responder
.

Room 373MOVED TO SESSION 3, Room 352 - Household Pets, Service and Assistance Animals: When Saving Animals Can Mean Saving LivesSam Harvey Mass Care Team Lead, FEMA Region 1.

Room 373  – NOW SCHEDULED - MOVED FROM SESSION 3, Room 352 –  And Then It Happened: How Preparedness Exercises Benefit Future Real-World ResponsesDavid Balbi, Training & Exercise Director, RI Department of Health.

Breakout Session 3 (2:40 pm – 3:30 pm)

Room 352 – NOW SCHEDULED MOVED FROM SESSION 2, Room 373 - Household Pets, Service and Assistance Animals: When Saving Animals Can Mean Saving Lives – Sam Harvey Mass Care Team Lead, FEMA Region 1.

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This schedule does not reflect the changes above

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Exhibitor and Demonstration Arrival/Setup

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration and Light Breakfast

Welcoming Remarks
9:00 am – 9:30 am

Auditorium

David Deloge President, Rhode Island Association of Emergency Managers

Dan McKee Governor, State of Rhode Island

Marc Pappas Director, Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency

Robert DaSilva Mayor, City of East Providence, Rhode Island

Robert Hanlon Director of Career and Technical Education,
East Providence High School

Paul Ford Deputy Administrator, FEMA Region 1

Dave Bonenberg President, Rhode Island Energy

Morning Keynote
9:30 am – 10:10 am

Auditorium

Andrew Burrows FEMA Headquarters Branch Chief,
Individual and Community Preparedness Division

Tour Times

10:15 am

12:00 pm

1:50 pm

Walking Tours of East Providence High School

Tour groups are limited to 20 people. To participate, attendees must sign-up in advance at the conference registration table no later than 9:00 am on the day of the Conference.

Breakout Session 1
10
:20 am – 11:10 am

Title

Presenter

Room

Sandy Hook to Buffalo: Some Lessons Learned in Mass Casualty Incident Response

Richard Branigan Regional Chief Operating Officer, American Red Cross, Connecticut & Rhode Island Region

351

Panel Discussion: Women in Emergency Management

Moderated by Dilia Camacho Client and Business Relations Manager, AshBritt

AUD

The Rhode Island Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan (LTC-Map): Neighbors Helping Neighbors When They Need Help the Most!

Andrew McGuire, CEM, EMT Lead Fire & Emergency Management Consultant, Jensen Hughes

352

Panel Discussion: Municipal Level Capabilities in the Management of Damage and Needs Assessments following a High Impact Event

Moderated by Ray Perry Director, Portsmouth Emergency Management Agency

371

The Road is Life: How People with Disabilities Can Lead Their Communities During a Developing Emergency

Valerie Haven Founder, Redefining Bravery

372

 

Emergency Pet Sheltering in Rhode Island

Scott Marshall, DVN Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

373

Panel Discussion: Implementing the Rhode Island Coastal Hazard, Analysis Modeling Program (RI-CHAMP)

Moderated by Samuel W. Adams, Emergency Management Director and PhD Student in Marine Affairs, University of Rhode Island

380

Lunch Break

11:10 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch and Exhibitor Presentations
Please visit our sponsors and exhibitor tables

Afternoon Keynote
12:30 pm – 1:10 pm

Auditorium

Henry Walke, MD, MPH
Director, Center for Preparedness and Response
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Breakout Session 2
1:20 pm – 2:10 pm

Title

Presenter

Room

Emergency Management: Preventing and Preparing for an Active Shooter Event

Stephen Cileli Lock-it-Down Consulting

351

Decision Processes for a Successful Emergency Management Program

Ray Perry Director, Portsmouth Emergency Management Agency

AUD

Was Our Planning, Training, and Exercising for Naught?

Observations from Rhode Island’s COVID-19 Response Related to Emergency

Mass Vaccination and Use of MEDS-PODs

Brittan K. Bates-Manni, MS, MEP Medical Countermeasures Program Director, Center for Emergency Preparedness & Response, Rhode Island Department of Health

352

FEMA Individual Assistance (IA) Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDA)

Chelsey Smith EM Program Specialist, FEMA Region 1      

Samuel Harvey EM Program Specialist, FEMA Region 1

Senay Ozbay EM Program Specialist, FEMA Region 1

371

What Can You Do for Libraries and What Can Libraries Do for You?

Pablo Morales RI Office of Library and Information Services

Henry McDonald RI Office of Library and Information Services

372

Household Pets, Service and Assistance Animals: When saving Animals Can

Mean Saving Lives

Sam Harvey Mass Care Team Lead, FEMA Region 1

Sarah Egan Senior EM Specialist, FEMA Region 1

373

Implementation of Forecast Flood Inundation Mapping Services

David R. Vallee Hydrologist-in-Charge, NOAA/NWS Northeast River Forecast Center

380

Mutual Assistance and Utility Emergency Response

Stephen Parenteau Manager, Emergency Planning, Gas & Electric Operations, RI Energy

381

Afternoon Break

2:10 pm – 2:40 pm

Please visit our sponsors and exhibitor tables

Breakout Session 3
2:40 pm – 3:30 pm

Title

Presenter

Room

Reunification: What to Do and Not to Do

Jeffrey Kelly Director of K12 Solutions, Mutual Link

351

Local EOCs: Why ESFs do not work and what to do about it

Kevin Kugel Senior Manager, CVS Health Corporate Security & Resiliency

Clara Decerbo Director, Providence Emergency Management Agency

AUD

 

And Then It Happened: How Preparedness Exercises Benefit Future Real-World Responses

David Balbi Training & Exercise Director, Rhode Island Department of Health

352

Planning and Preparing to Apply for Assistance to Firefighters Grant

Lance Harbour Lead Grants Management Specialist, FEMA Region 1

371

Community Issues Mediation: Strengthening the Preparedness Toolbox Through Community Relationships

Marcus Mitchell Principal Executive, Shere Strategy Enterprises

372

State of Rhode Island Radiological Program

David Schnell Preparedness Branch Chief, Rhode Island EMA

Bryan Greenwood Radiological Technician, Rhode Island EMA

373

Hurricane Planning: An Overview of FEMA’s National Hurricane Program

Paul Morey Hurricane Program Manager, FEMA Region I

380

Closing Remarks

3:40 pm – 4:00 pm

Raffle prize announced!



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