Tuesday, April 11, 2017

 

10:15 am

Confined Space Entry (Basic-Intermediate) Shadd Whitehead, Fire Chief, Livonia Fire Department.

 

This session will be a review of: confined space fatalities and why things went wrong; proper assessment and pre-planning to prevent injuries/deaths; and the concept of normalization of deviance for workers.

 

12:30 pm

Emergency Preparedness at Michigan Stadium(Intermediate) Mike Kennedy, Senior Emergency Management Specialist, University of Michigan, Division of Public Safety & Security.

 

Michigan Stadium.  The Big House.  Home of Michigan Football.  One of the country's most classic, widely recognized sporting facilities, Michigan Stadium has come to symbolize the pride, tradition and excellence of the University of Michigan.  With a capacity of 107,501, this facility presents significant challenges relating to emergency preparedness and response.  University of Michigan - Division of Public Safety and Security is charged with ensuring a safe and secure environment while balancing the game-day experience of guests. This presentation will cover planning efforts, plan documentation, training, exercising, and response. Emergency operations center and incident management strategies will also be discussed.

 

1:45 pm

Business Continuity Exercise (Intermediate) Trent Atkins, Director Emergency/Risk Management and Security, Lansing Board of Water and Light.

Participants will gain an understanding of Business Continuity Planning by participating in a fictional tabletop exercise. The tabletop exercise will provide participants with insight to key areas of plan development and crisis communications.

 

3:15 pm

Emergency Response Teams/Fire Brigades 101(Basic-Intermediate)Rich Mahaney, Mahaney Loss Prevention Services.

 

This presentation will review the OSHA/NFPA rules and standards for emergency response teams/fire brigades.  Topics will include:  Why have a team; Benefits of having a team; Training needed; and What can go wrong.

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

 

9 am

Declaration of Disaster - August 11, 2014, Southeast Michigan Flood and its Impact on Oakwood Hospital and the City of Dearborn(Basic)Brad Smith, Captain, City of Dearborn Fire Department and Cristy Rankin, Director, System Emergency Management, Beaumont Health.

 

This session will discuss the historic rainfall that occurred in Southeast Michigan on August 11, 2014, its impact onthe City of Dearborn, and the disaster it caused at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center - the worst in the hospital's 60 year history.  Discussion will cover immediate response, recovery, and mitigation from both the City and the hospital's perspective-including the Presidential declaration of Disaster and the long-term interaction with FEMA and other agencies during the recovery.

 

10:15 am

Dealing with the Media(Basic-Advanced)Cheryl Chodun, Emmy Winning Journalist.

 

During any kind of work place incident or accident, or controversy, members of the media are likely to show up.  This presentation will show incident commanders or public information officers or supervisors or any employee 1) how to deal with that, 2) what and what not to say and how to say it, 3) how to make sure the story about what has happened gets out in a fiar and factual manner, and 4) how to hopefully have a good and trusting relationship with members of the media.

 

12:30 pm

 

Skywarn Spotter Training - Part 1(Basic)Richard Pollman, National Weather Service.

Skywarn spotter training will train individuals on how to accurately observe such weather phenomena as flodds, hail, wind and its associated damage, cloud features that lead to tornados, and those cloud features that do not.  The attendee will learn about the role of the spotter, the NWS and emergency services; a recap of significant weather events during 2016; tornadoes; non-tornadic severe weather events; severe weather safety tips; severe weather terms used in National Weather Service products; what to report to the National Weather Service; and, how to report information to the National Weather Service.

 

1:45 pm

Skywarn Spotter Training - Part 2(Basic)Richard Pollman, National Weather Service.

 

Division Roster

Division Co-Chair:  Mark Jones, CIH, CSP, Ford Motor Company  

Division Co-Chair:  Paul DeNapoli, Madonna University

Committee:

John Bennett, Hospital Network Ventures, LLC

Heather Casey, Jane Doe Investigations

John Cieslik, City of Rochester Fire Department

Will Hayes, University of Michigan

Maria Kinsler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles-Warren Truck Assembly Plant

Judith Wheeler, MSSM, CHSP, Beaumont Health

Mingyu Wu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University

Future Conference Dates

April 11-12, 2017, Novi, MI

April 17-18, 2018, Lansing, MI

April 16-17, 2019, Grand Rapids, MI

April 7-8, 2020, Grand Rapids, MI

April 13-14, 2021, Lansing, MI 

April 12-13, 2022, Lansing, MI

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