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Denver All Hazards-All Stakeholders Summit 2012

September 20, 2012 | Crowne Plaza Downtown Denver Hotel

Event Agenda

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8:00 am      Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 am      Welcome Remarks

Marty PastulaMarty Pastula
Vice President, Emergency Management Media



9:05 am      State Perspective

Kevin Klein
Director, Colorado Division of Homeland Security, Department of Emergency Management and Public Safety

Transition in Government During a Crisis

This presentation will discuss how Colorado handled transiting Homeland Security Emergency Management and wild fire response during disaster operations.

9:30 am      Keynote

Garry Briese
Local Program Integrator, Denver Wide Area Recovery and Resiliency Program

 Followership: The Mirror Image of Leadership
Every great leader is also a very good follower.   Without a doubt, some aspect of “leadership” has been, and continues to be, a significant presentation at many emergency management and homeland security conferences.  However, no matter what our position, or rank, most of the time we are judged by other people on our ability to follow, not lead.  This session will present the key concepts of the essential skill of followership such as Managing Upward, Asking Good Questions and Accepting Your Position.

10:05 am     

Patrick Conroy
Manager, Support Services, University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) in Aurora

In the Wake of Disaster: One Hospital’s Response to July 20, 2012 Mass Shootings in Colorado
On July 20, 2012, a gunman entered a sold out movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado and began randomly shooting movie goers. Patrons fled the theatre, many severely wounded. Fifty eight injured were taken to area hospitals, one of those being the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

The University of Colorado Hospital received twenty-three victims from this event. This was the highest number of patients that any hospital received that morning. Fifteen of those victims had sustained gunshot wounds, with many of them being critical, life-threatening wounds. This was the largest single influx of patients of this type and severity for any hospital in the history of the State of Colorado. As twenty of the twenty-three patients arrived either via police vehicle or private vehicle, there was virtually no control over or notice received regarding the numbers or types of patients that were coming. The result was a surge event for UCH unlike anything that had ever been experienced before.

This presentation will look into some of the events of that evening, and more importantly review the implications of the lessons learned on planning and preparedness activities for the health care and emergency management communities.

10:25 am      Networking Break

11:10 am     

How Experience and Collaboration are Influencing Public Safety Solution Development

This presentation will share how the certain disaster response experience is shaping technology and development for the Public Sector.  It will profile disaster recovery capabilities and how collaboration with the Private Sector has spurred innovation. The presentation will also cover insights on the future technologies being explored to enhance field effectiveness.

Garett Doyle, Senior Mobility Applications Consultant, AT&T Mobility Solutions

11:30 am     

Mitigating, Preventing, Responding, and Recovering from Active Shooters Incidents

Dr. Bill Lowe Sheriff Kem Kimbrough
 Investigator Clayton County Sheriff’s Office
Special Investigations Section  
Clayton County Sheriff's Office  

Dr. Lowe and Sheriff Kimbrough will share their knowledge and experience on active shooter incidents. Sadly such incidents are frequent enough that the shock factor has been diminished when there are media broadcasts of another incident. Society has accepted they are going to happen but WHEN and WHERE remain to be determined. This session will challenge participants to return to their respective communities and have “uncomfortable conversations” regarding their community’s “actual” preparedness for responding to an active shooter incident. Recommendations for assessing and improving the law enforcement and medical response to active shooter incidents will be discussed.

12:00 pm      Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Prepare for Better Emergency Response with a Common Operating Picture
During this breakout, you’ll be able to learn:
•    How to provide a common operating picture for situational awareness during emergencies and daily operations
•    How to improve geospatial and visualization solutions while keeping costs down
•    How to integrate Google mapping tools with infrastructure data and systems such as Web EOC to better manage emergency situations

Jennifer Montano, Google Enterprise Geospatial Solutions Manager
Kyle Campbell, Google Enterprise Geospatial Solutions Manager
Mike Evenoff, Google Enterprise Geospatial Engineer

Communications Continuity through Private & Public Sector Partnership
This session will discuss common threats to critical infrastructure and how these can best be mitigated in today’s world of mobile communications.  Will also discuss how public and private sector partnerships are key to response and recovery success at the state and local level.  Lastly the session will review the development of a common operating picture and how the unique satellite based capabilities offered through Sprint’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) have proven effective in multiple deployments.

Ryan McGill, Manager of Business Development, Sprint Emergency Response Team

12:30 pm      Buffet Luncheon

1:00 pm      
National Guard Regional Response Forces
Major Talon Greeff
 Plans Officer and LNO, Region VIII Homeland Response Force, Utah Army National Guard

MAJ Talon Greeff’s presentation will describe the capabilities of the National Guard Regional Response Forces within each FEMA region which are known as the Homeland Response Force (HRF).  He will detail what force packages or units make up the HRF and the capabilities of those force packages.  As part of the presentation, detail will be provided for how these forces can be accessed and the typical request process.  The presentation will explain how these forces fit inside of the disaster response framework and for whom they work.  Finally, it will also explain how these forces are funded in a state emergency and as part of a Federal response. 

1:20 pm      Interactive Audience Discussion

What Just Happened? New Expectations for Emergency Management Performance

Recent disasters seem to have some new serious and significant implications and expectations for emergency management, first responders and government officials.   We expect “near instantaneous” normalcy, even after a disaster; we expect public communications and electrical power systems to keep working; we expect everything now, no waiting.  We expect the “government” to provide, and we expect someone else to pay for our losses.  How have public expectations been set so high that they are nearly impossible to meet and when these expectations are not met, criticism and lack of trust become the norm?  This interactive session will explore these and other expectations and seek audience perspectives about answers for Denver and the state of Colorado.  Be prepared to engage in a lively discussion!

Moderated by:
Garry Briese
Local Program Integrator, Denver Wide Area Recovery and Resiliency Program

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For registration questions, contact:
Katherine Howard
Registration Coordinator
1-800-940-6039 ext. 1421  I 

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Andrea Kleinbardt
Director of Sales Operations
916.932.1338 | akleinbardt@emergencymgmt.com

For speaking opportunities, contact:

Marty Pastula
Vice President, Emergency Management Media
916-932-1497 I mpastula@emergencymgmt.com