Disaster Preparedness 2011
September 15-16, 2011
DAY ONE - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
|9:30 A.M.||Check In|
|10:00 A.M.||Welcome & Introduction
Welcome: Dr. Rolf Groseth, Chancellor, MSU Billings
Conference Introduction: Yellowstone County Commissioner Bill Kennedy
Communication During and After a Disaster
|12:00 p.m.||LUNCH - The National Weather Service Role in Local Readiness|
|Presenter: Keith Meier, Meteorologist In Charge, NWS Weather Forecast Office Billings Montana|
|1:30 p.m.||Panel & Discussion - Recent Montana Disasters
Facilitated by: Yellowstone County Commissioner James Reno
Butte Plane Crash: Rick Griffith, Airport Manager
|3:30 p.m.||Short break with snack|
Insurance - What We Learned from the Billings Tornado 2010 & Emergency Declarations both Public and Private
|5:30 p.m.||Reception - Sponsored by Hoiness Labar Insurance|
|6:00 p.m.||Keynote: Before, During, After a Disaster: Getting Government to Work With and For You
Presenter: The Honorable Sally Heyman, Commissioner, Miami-Dade County, Florida, Member of local, state, and federal Public Safety, Emergency Management and Homeland Security organizations
|7:30 p.m.||Adjourn Day One|
DAY TWO - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
|7:00 a.m.||Continental Breakfast|
|The following organization will be available with trainers and a dog during the continental breakfast:|
HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response
Presenter: Billings Mayor Tom Hanel
How to Exercise: Drills and Simulations
|9:15 a.m.||Who Does What? The roles of elected officials, administrators, law enforcement, first responders, state, county & federal agencies.
Presenter: The Honorable Sally Heyman, Commissioner, Miami-Dade County, Florida; Member of local, state, and federal Public Safety, Emergency Management and Homeland Security organizations
|10:15 a.m.||Short Break|
Funding - How do you pay for it and what resources are available to you?
Disasters – The Silver Lining
|Adjourn Day Two|
Upon completion of this workshop, MSUB will issue Certificates of Completion that can be turned in to your professional organization for CEUs.
This conference has been pre-approved for MACo credits.