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Join Us: Wednesday, April 27, 2022!

The 2022 Emergency Management Symposium will take place at ARIA in Prospect. This event brings together a broad array of folks in emergency management and public safety.

Wednesday, April 27th - subject to change

8:00am - 4:00pm Emergency Management Tradeshow
8:00am Registration (sponsored by Everbridge)

Visit the Exhibits
8:00am - 8:20am Coffee and Pastries in Exhibit Hall A

Visit the Exhibits
8:20am - 8:35am

General Session:

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Welcome and Introductions
    • Brenda M. Bergeron, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection/Division of Emergency Management & Homeland Security (DESPP/DEMHS)
  • Opening Remarks
    • Joe DeLong, Executive Director and CEO, CCM
    • James C. Rovella, Commissioner, DESPP
8:35am - 8:45am
  • Remarks on COVID Response
    • Dr. Manisha Juthani, Commissioner, Department of Public Health
8:45am - 8:55am
  • Remarks on CT Emergency Management
    • William Turner, CT State Emergency Management Director, DEMHS
8:55am - 9:05am
  • Training and Exercise Survey App
    • Shelly Carter, Operations, Training and Exercise Manager, DEMHS
9:05am - 9:35am
  • Collaboration Best Practice: High Intensity Drug Trafficking Agency (HIDTA), CT DPH, and DEMHS CT Intelligence Center
    • Alvin Schwapp, CTIC Director
    • Anna Gasinski, Public Health Analyst, Overdose Response Strategy
    • Sgt. First Class John Wardrop, CTNG
    • Raffaella Coler, DPH Director of Office of Emergency Medical  Services 
9:35am - 9:55am
  • Collaboration Best Practice: CTIC and Emergency Management - Critical Infrastructure
    • Kelly Grindall, CTIC Analyst
    • Mike Caplet, DEMHS Region 4 Coordinator
10:00am - 10:30am Break / Visit the Exhibits
10:30am - 10:55am
  • School Security/Non-Profit Security Programs 
    • Bill Turley, DEMHS Region 3 Coordinator 
    • Nicole Velardi, DEMHS Planner 
10:55am - 11:30am
  • Responding to Disaster: Volunteer Civil Preparedness Forces:  CERT, MRC, USAR, IMT, DBRNE
    • Panel Discussion led by John Field, DEMHS Region 5 Coordinator
    • Red Cross of Connecticut
11:30am - 11:50am
  • Responding to Disaster: Lifelines and ESF 12 Make Safe Protocol
    • Bob Kenny, DEMHS Region 1 Coordinator 
11:50am - 1:00pm Buffet Lunch / Visit the Exhibits
1:00pm - 1:10pm
  • CT Land Mobile Radio Network - How Municipalities Can Join 
    • Clayton Northgraves, DESPP Director of Division of Statewide Emergency Telecommunications
1:10pm - 1:40pm
  • Cyber Security Update
    • David Palmbach, CTIC Intelligence Analyst
1:40pm - 2:00pm
  • Responding to and Recovering from Disaster: Debris Management, Preliminary Damage Assessments and FEMA Disaster Assistance
    • Dana Conover, DEMHS Recovery Coordinator and Supervisor 
    • Ken Dumais, DEMHS State Hazard Mitigation Officer and Individual Assistance Coordinator 
2:00pm - 2:20pm
  • Hazard Mitigation and Resiliency:  FEMA BRIC Program
    • Ken Dumais, DEMHS State Hazard Mitigation Officer and Individual Assistance Coordinator 
    • Ian Alexander, DEMHS Planner and Deputy SHMO 
2:20pm - 2:40pm Break / Visit the Exhibits
2:40pm - 3:10pm
  • Flood Tool Kit: US Army Corps of Engineers Silver Jackets 
    • Doug Glowacki, DEMHS Planner
    • USACE Sheila Warren 
3:10pm - 3:30pm
  • 2022 Upcoming Exercises and Results of Survey
    • Shelly Carter, Operations, Training and Exercise Manager, DEMHS
3:30pm - 3:50pm
  • Grants Update
    • Kendall Bobula, Planning Manager, DEMHS
3:50pm - 4:00pm
  • 2022 Hurricane Forecast
    • Doug Glowacki, DEMHS Planner
4:00pm Adjourn



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