Preparedness Conference

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2016 Conference

The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), in conjunction with the International Association of Emergency Managers, the Rhode Island Association of Emergency Managers (RIAEM), and the Community College of Rhode Island’s (CCRI) Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program, will be hosting the two-day Annual Preparedness Conference on August 10, 2016, through August 11, 2016, at CCRI’s Knight Campus.

This all-encompassing Preparedness Conference will address multiple emergency management-related topics. The theme of this year’s conference is “Be Rhody Ready.” The conference will consist of knowledgeable speakers, insightful training opportunities, forums in which attendees will be given the chance to speak one-on-one with subject matter experts, live demonstrations, and exhibitors throughout the two-day event.

View the current 2016 Preparedness Conference agenda below.

Registration

For Attendees:

For those interested in attending the 2016 Annual Preparedness Conference please contact the Preparedness Conference administrator at 401-462-7102 or email stephen.conard@ema.ri.gov

Please note that the conference is invite-only and is geared for emergency managers, municipalities, and relative state agencies and non-governmental organizations.

For Exhibitors:

Interested in becoming an exhibitor for the 2016 Annual Preparedness Conference?
 

Click here to register now!

Lodging

While lodging is covered by attendees, the letter above highlights group rates, locations, and alternate suggestions around the conference venue. Click here to register for a room at the Hampton Inn Suites at the Providence Warwick Airport

Past Conferences

2015 Conference Overview

The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) in conjunction with the Rhode Island Association of Emergency Managers (RIAEM) and the Community College of Rhode Island’s (CCRI) Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program hosted its two-day Annual Preparedness Conference on August 25, 2015 through August 26, 2015 at CCRI’s Knight Campus.

This all-encompassing Preparedness Conference addressed multiple emergency management-related topics. The theme of this year’s conference was “Be Rhody Ready: An All-Hazards Approach to Community Preparedness.” The conference consisted of knowledgeable speakers, insightful training opportunities, forums in which attendees will be given the chance to speak one-on-one with subject matter experts, and exhibitors throughout the two-day event.

2015 Conference Presentations

Keynote Speakers

Michael McCallan, National Grid: 
Utility Failure and Power Restoration– Lessons Learned
Chris Troyanos: Boston Athletic Association: 
2013 Boston Marathon Bombing – Lessons Learned

Day 1 Training Opportunities

Elizabeth McDonald, American Red Cross: 
Fundamentals of Shelter Management
Matthew Doody & Glenn Field, NWS: 
SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training
Tom Guthlein, RIEMA: 
Statewide Radio Training Program & Field Operations Guide
Albert Ferri, FEMA:
Individual Assistance/Preliminary Damage Assessment Training
Jenna Carrabis, RIEMA: 
WebEOC Training for ESF PartnersWebEOC Training for EMA Directors
Michelle Burnett & Jessica Stimson, RIEMA:
Introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program/Mitigation

Day 2 Break Out Sessions