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2023 CT Emergency Management Symposium set for April 25 in Prospect: Over 400 local, state & business leaders to attend

2023 CT Emergency Management Symposium set for April 25 in Prospect: Over 400 local, state & business leaders to attend

Source: Kevin Maloney, CCM

For Immediate Release:
Kevin Maloney (203) 710-3486

2023 CT Emergency Management Symposium set for April 25 in Prospect: Over 400 local, state & business leaders to attend 

Over 400 municipal, state, and business leaders will converge in Prospect, Connecticut on Tuesday, April 25 for the 2023 Connecticut Emergency Management Symposium. The 16th presentation of this critical conference will take place at the Aria Banquet Hall from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

CCM is again co-sponsoring this event along with the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS), the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH). 

“This day-long collaborative event is the only statewide municipal government event of its kind in Connecticut,” said Joe DeLong, CCM Executive Director and CEO. “The symposium is full of informative workshops, interactive discussions, and networking opportunities. The Connecticut Emergency Management Symposium attracts state and local officials from every corner of Connecticut who are responsible for emergency preparation, whether the emergency is natural or man-made.” 

The schedule includes intensive, educational sessions. Over the course of the day, over 30 companies and agencies will exhibit the latest in emergency management products and services for use by Connecticut municipal and state government leaders who work in key emergency response roles. 

Here are the workshop sessions and speakers across the day: 

8:00am - 4:00pm
Emergency Management Trade Show

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 

10:30am - 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 (ASAC)

10:50am - 11:20am 
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
FEMA Public Assistance Grants
-- Dana Conover, DEMHS Supervisor
Impacts of Ending the Public Health Emergency
-- DPH staff 

11:40am - 12:00pm
How to Request Assets and Understanding Ramifications of a Request
-- Quentin Battisti, DEMHS EMPS
-- Major Seth Mastrocola, CT National Guard

1:00pm - 1:10pm
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 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

2:10pm - 2:30pm
Training and Exercise Update
-- Bill Turley, DEMHS Training and Exercise Manager

2:50pm - 3:10pm
US Army Corps of Engineers Silver Jackets/Regional Flood Awareness Workshops
-- Sheila Warren, USACE
-- Doug Glowacki, DEMHS EMPS

3:10pm - 3:30pm
Update on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) Laws, Rules and Regulations
-- Attorney Jennifer Yoxall, CT MUTS
-- Attorney Kim Zigich, DEMHS

3:30pm - 3:50pm
Update on State and Local Emergency Management Planning Initiatives/Operation Rapid Welcome
-- Bill Turner, State Emergency Management Director 

3:50pm - 4:00pm
2023 Hurricane Forecast
-- Doug Glowacki, DEMHS EMPS