Emergency Management/Fire Safety Division Classes

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

10:15 am

Role of Amateur Radio in Disasters (Basic) Dale Williams,  American Radio Relay League (ARRL), National Organization for Amateur Radio.

Recent changes to the ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service bring it into alignment with the National Incident Management System and Incident Command.  New management tools have been implemented to facilitate improved event tracking, reporting, and personnel.  Discussion will focus on how the changes fit the needs of served agencies and emergency management.

12:30 pm

Drones for Emergency Response (Basic-Advanced) Michael Magda, Livonia Fire & Rescue, Western Wayne County HMRT.

Drones can be especially effective in providing actionable information during emergency situations.  This course will provide information on setting up a safe and effective program including objectives, policies, responsibilities, and procedures.

As unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV) or a.k.a. Drones have become more prevalent, their presence and operational capabilities continue to spark numerous questions.  This presentation will enlighten members to UAV’s characteristics, current events and government guidelines.

1:45 pm

Bomb Threats & What You Need to Know (Basic)  Mark Davidson, Special Agent, FBI.

This lecture will focus on bomb threats and what you need to know including considerations for receiving the threat, evacuation, stand-off, mitigation, etc. to assist the safety professionals as they strengthen the safety and resilience of the workplace.

3:15 pm (Handout)

Michigan Intelligence Operations Center Assessments (Basic)  Peter Hoffman, Critical Infrastructure Protection Specialist, Michigan Intelligence Operation Center.

The instructor will present information on the different types of risk and vulnerability assessments conducted by the Michigan State Police, Michigan Intelligence Operations Center (MIOC) and the Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Information and Intelligence Center (DSEMIIC).

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

9:00 am (Handout)

Emergency Management and Safety Programs:  How Can They Work Together? (Basic)  Sarah Moore, Senior Resilience Consultant, Arcadis.

This presentation will explore the differences between emergency management and safety programs and how they overlap and can work together to meet the needs of an agency.

10:15 am

Ford Motor Company Business Resumption Event and Consequences (Basic) Danielle Fick, Safety Engineer and Andrea Maurer, Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering Safety Manager, Ford Motor Company.

This session will review the events of a supplier explosion and facility shutdown, and the effects on Ford Motor Company.  It will also review the timeline and business resumption process including assembly plant downtime, supply chain needs and basic facility needs at the site.

12:30 pm

Safety in Catastrophe Response:  The RIA Guidelines (Intermediate)  Michael Pinto, Wonder Makers Environmental.

In the wake of the 2017 hurricanes the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) tasked its Environmental Council with reviewing and updating information that is vital to both contractors and volunteers who are responding to such weather events.  The results of that effort are two important documents:

*RIA’s Hurricane Cleanup Guidelines for Volunteers
     *RIA’s Flooding Clean-Up Advisory for Restoration Professionals

1:45 pm (Handout)

What To Do After the Fire (Basic) Dok Dehring, ASP, Perrigo.

Safety professionals spend lots of time preparing for a catastrophic event like a fire, but rarely do they include planning for what to do after the fire.  With media swirling your facility, staff confused what to do, and business continuity on the line, you’ll need to know what to do next.

  • Co-Chair:  Mark Jones, CIH, CSP, Plastipak
  • Co-Chair:  Paul DeNapoli, MSA, CFDSO, EMT-P, Livonia Fire & Rescue (retired)
  • Division: John Bennett, ITBMC, CBCP, CRISC, PEM, Hospital Network Ventures LLC
  • Heather Casey, Jane Doe Investigations
  • John Cieslik, BCSP, City of Rochester Fire Department
  • Alycia Haskins, 1st Choice Mediation
  • Will Hayes, PEM, CSSP, PCP, Canton Public Safety
  • Brian Kahn, PEM, Livonia Police Department
  • Maria Kinsler, Henry Ford Health System
  • Judith Wheeler, MSSM, CHSP, PEM, Beaumont Hospital
  • Mingyu Wu, PhD, CSP, Grand Valley State University
Future Meeting Dates

April 7-8, 2020, Grand Rapids, MI
April 13-14, 2021, Lansing, MI
April 12-13, 2022, Lansing, MI
April 18-19, 2023, Grand Rapids, MI
April 16-17, 2024, Grand Rapids, MI


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