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Join Us: Tuesday, April 25, 2023!

The 2023 CT 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.

Tuesday, April 25th - subject to change

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

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

Visit the Exhibits
8:20am - 8:45am

General Session:

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Welcome and Introductions
8:45am - 9:15am
  • Keynote Presentation:
    • Jonathan Greene, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services / Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response/Operations and Resources
9:15am - 9:40am
  • CT Department of Public Health Updates
    • Christopher Boyle, DPH Communications Director
9:40am - 10:00am
  • State Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents
    • Diane Duva, Director, Planning Office, Emergency Response and Spill Division, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
    • Richard Swan, CT DEEP Hazardous Materials
    • John Field, DEMHS Region 5 Coordinator 
10:00am - 10:30am Break / Visit the Exhibits
10:30am - 10:50am
  • CT Intelligence Center Updates
    • Operation Flashpoint
      • Nick Bozym, CTIC Fire Intelligence Liaison Officer FILO
    • High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area - Drug Identification Class
      • SFC John Wardrop
    • FBI Overview
      • Michael Butsch, Assistant Special Agent in Charge
10:50am - 11:20am
  • DEMHS Grants Update
    • Grants Rundown
      • Ian Alexander, DEMHS Grants Supervisor
    • Buy America Requirements
      • Attorney Kim Zigich, DEMHS
    • School Security
      • Nicole Velardi, Region 2 Coordinator
      • Stephanie Zessos, DEMHS EMPS
    • Non-Profit Security
      • Alexis Steele, DEMHS EMPS
    • Mitigation and Resilience
      • Ken Dumais, DEMHS Supervisor 
    • Homeland Security Grant Program
      • Tyler Berube, DEMHS EMPS
    • Emergency Management Performance Grant 
      • Doug Glowacki, DEMHS EMPS
11:20am - 11:40am
  • Recovery Updates
    • FEMA Public Assistance Grants
      • Dana Conover, DEMHS Supervisor
    • Impacts of Ending the Public Health Emergency
      • Lisa Morrissey, DPH Deputy Commissioner
11:40am - 12:00pm
  • Emergency Asset Update: How to Request Assets and Understanding Ramifications of a Request
    • Quentin Battisti, DEMHS EMPS
    • Major Seth Mastrocola, CT National Guard
12:00pm - 1:00pm Buffet Lunch / Visit the Exhibits
1:00pm - 1:10pm
  • Communication Update: CT Land Mobile Radio Network - How Municipalities Can Join
    • Clayton Northgraves, Director, DESPP Division of Statewide Emergency Telecommunications
1:10pm - 1:40pm
  • Federal Cyber Security Grant Program Update
    • Federal Cyber Security Grant Update
      • Ian Alexander, DEMHS Grants Supervisor
    • Municipal Cyber Assessments
      • Lt. Col. Cameron Sprague, CTNG
1:40pm - 2:10pm
  • Federal DHS Roles in CT
    • David Palmbach, Intelligence and Analysis, CISA
    • Matthew Hackner, Chief Operation Cyber Intelligence, DHS
2:10pm - 2:30pm
  • REP Update
    • Stephen Henrick, Supervisor Radiological Emergency Preparedness Unit
  • DEMHS Training and Exercise Update
    • Bill Turley, DEMHS Training and Exercise Manager
2:30pm - 2:50pm Break / Visit the Exhibits
2:50pm - 3:10pm
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Update
    • Silver Jackets/Regional Flood Awareness Workshops
      • Sheila Warren, USACE
      • Doug Glowacki, DEMHS EMPS
3:10pm - 3:30pm
  • Drone Update
    • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) Laws, Rules and Regulations
      • Attorney Jennifer Yoxall, CT MUTS
      • Attorney Kim Zigich, DEMHS
3:30pm - 3:50pm
  • Emergency Management Initiatives
    • Update on State and Local Initiatives/Operation Rapid Emergency Management Planning Welcome
      • Bill Turner, State Emergency Management Director
3:50pm - 4:00pm
  • Weather Update
    • 2023 Hurricane Forecast
      • Doug Glowacki, DEMHS EMPS
4:00pm Adjourn



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