Conferences and Events

Montana Ready: Disaster Preparedness 2011
September 15-16, 2011

Thursday & Friday
September 15 & 16

Lewis & Clark Room
MSU Billings Student Union Building
1500 University Drive
Billings, Montana

Participants: please park in the garage off Poly Drive.

Pre-approved for MACo Credits

The success of any response to a disaster, natural or human-made depends on the ability of response systems to work together.  Collaboration is most important in rural communities where local resources may be limited.  In a disaster, Montana’s health care industry, law enforcement, city and county administrators, elected officials, first responders and emergency services will bear the burden of caring for Montanans while the event is occurring and in its aftermath.  To bolster our capacity to effectively and seamlessly work together for our communities, the Yellowstone County Commissioners in partnership with MSU Billings, are hosting a two day workshop to share critical information for all emergency planners and those who interact to respond to disasters in our region.  During this workshop you will gain valuable insight from first-hand accounts about, making your EOP a reality, mobilizing resources, managing insurance and how to make the most of funding resources available to you.

Through presentation of a variety of real and simulated events, you will hear from local and national experts in the field of disaster management.  And you will have an opportunity to communicate one on one with responders from surrounding areas who may be your most valuable resource in a disaster.

This is a “must attend” for anyone who is involved in preparing for, responding to and/or recovering from a disaster or emergency situation in their jurisdiction.

Sponsored by:

Yellowstone County Commissioners
CTA Architects Engineers
Hoiness Labar Insurance
ConocoPhillips Billings Refinery
ExxonMobil Billings Refinery
RiverStone Health
MSU Billings Downtown
MSU Billings Urban Institute
MACo - Montana Association of Counties

Roundup Flooding 2011
Photo courtesy of The Bozeman Chronicle

Featuring:
The Honorable Sally A. Heyman, MSJC, JD, CPP

Miami-Dade County Commissioner; Member of local, state, and federal Public Safety, Emergency Management and Homeland Security organizations

Sally Heyman

Learn more about The Honorable Sally Heyman


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