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					                   2010
VIRGINIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM




         Heads Up!
  Changes in Emergency Management




 March 31 - April 2, 2010
   HAMPTON ROADS CONVENTION CENTER
                  Sponsored by:
 The Virginia Emergency Management Association
The Virginia Department of Emergency Management
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                General Symposium Information


    Registration Desk Location & Hours
    The symposium registration desk is located on the 1st Floor Lobby
    and will be staffed according to the schedule below. In addition to the
    staff at the registration desk, questions may also be addressed to
    persons displaying “STAFF” nametags.
       Wednesday, March 31:       7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
       Thursday, April 1:         7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
       Friday, April 2:           7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

    Name Badges
    Symposium participants must wear their name badges during all
    symposium events. Your name badge serves as your admission
    ticket.

    Agenda Changes/Notices/Messages
    Notices of agenda changes and other announcements will be posted
    on the bulletin board at the symposium registration desk. Messages
    for individuals received by the hotel or the symposium staff will be
    posted on the bulletin board. Please check periodically. In an emer-
    gency, symposium staff will try to locate individual participants.

    Exhibitor Schedule
    The exhibitors are located in Vendor Hall A, which will be open
    Wednesday, March 31:
                   8 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Set-up
                   11:45 a.m. Vendor GRAND OPENING
                   11:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Vendor Hall open
                   5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Vendor Reception

    Thursday, April 1:
                  8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Vendor Hall open

    Master of Ceremonies
    VDEM and VEMA express their appreciation to Bill Sammler, Warn-
    ing and Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service Fore-
    cast Office, Wakefield, Virginia for serving as the symposium Master
    of Ceremonies.
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                          At-a-Glance Schedule

Wednesday, March 31
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.       Registration
                            Symposium Lobby
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.      Vendor Set up
                            Vendor Hall A
8:30 a.m. - 11:45           General Session
                            Conference Room ABCD
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.     Break - Sponsored by Thunder Eagle
                            Symposium Lobby
11:45 a.m.                  VENDOR HALL GRAND OPENING
11:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.      Vendor Hall Open
                            Vendor Hall A
Noon - 1:30 p.m.            Lunch
                            Vendor Hall A
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.       Session A Training & Workshops
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.       Afternoon Break - Sponsored by Dewberry
                            Vendor Hall A
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.       Session B Training & Workshops
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.       VEMA General Membership Meeting
                            Room 106
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.       Vendor Reception
                            Vendor Hall A
8:00 p.m.                   Hospitality Suite - Sponsored by Cooper Notification
                            Embassy Suites

Thursday, April 1
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.       Registration Open
                            Symposium Lobby
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.       Vendor Hall Open
                            Vendor Hall A
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.      Session C Training & Workshops
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.     Break - Sponsored by Dewberry
                            Vendor Hall A
10:30 p.m. - Noon           Session D Training & Workshops
Noon - 1:30 p.m.            LUNCH
                            Food Court Hall A
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.       Session E Training & Workshops
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.       Break - Sponsored by Dewberry
                            Vendor Hall A
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.       Session F Training & Workshops
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.       Awards Dinner and Guest Speaker
                            Conference Rooms ABCD

Friday, April 2
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.      Registration Open
                            Symposium Lobby
8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.      General Session
                            Conference Room ABCD
11:45 a.m. - Noon           Closing Remarks
4                       Wednesday, March 31
                          8:30 a.m. - Noon
                          General Session

    7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Registration
    Symposium Lobby


    8:30 a.m. – 11:45
    General Session
    Conference Room ABCD


    8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
    Honor Guard, Opening and Welcome
    Joseph Spencer, Vice-Mayor, City of Hampton
    Hui-Shan Walker, VEMA President
    Michael Cline, VDEM State Coordinator

    9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
    Guest Speakers
    The Honorable Marla G. Decker
    Secretary of Public Safety

    The Honorable Terrie Suit
    Assistant to the Governor, Office of Commonwealth Preparedness


    9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    GS-1: Keynote Speaker: Buffalo Plane Crash
    David Bissonette, Emergency Manager, Erie County, NY
            This session will focus on the emergency manager’s over-
            view of the Buffalo, New York plane crash of Continental
            3407.


    10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    Break - Sponsored by Thunder Eagle
    Symposium Lobby
                    Wednesday, March 31                                   5
                      8:30 a.m. - Noon
                      General Session

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
GS-2: Haiti Earthquake - USAR Response
Mark I. Piland, District Chief, Virginia Beach Fire, USAR
Keith Morrison, Fairfax Fire & Rescue, USAR
        On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake in Haiti left
        thousands of people trapped, setting off a rapid, large scale
        rescue operation. Urban Search and Rescue teams from
        Virginia, Task Force 1 in Fairfax and Task Force 2 in Vir-
        ginia Beach, responded to provide assistance. The team
        leaders from each task force will describe their role in this
        high profile international response.


11:45 a.m. – Noon
Vendor Grand Opening
Vendor Hall A

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
Vendor Hall A


Noon - 7:00 p.m.
Internet Café Open - Sponsored by CRA
Vendor Hall A




Special Thanks to our Diamond Level Sponsor :




Don’t forget to fill out the Symposium Evaluation!! Turn it in to win a
gift card! Drawings held each day! (Must be present to win.)
6                    Wednesday, March 31
                      1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                Training & Concurrent Sessions

    1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Training Courses A1 - A4
    Concurrent Sessions A5 & A6
    3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Break - Sponsored by Dewberry
    Vendor Hall A




    3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Training Courses B1 - B4
    Concurrent Sessions B5 & B6
    5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    VEMA General Membership Meeting
    Room 106

    5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Vendor Reception
    Vendor Hall A

    8:00 p.m.
    Hospitality Suite - Sponsored by Cooper Notification
    Embassy Suites




    Special Thanks to our Gold Level Sponsor and
    Sponsor of the Internet Cafe:
 Notes:                                                                   7




Don’t forget to fill out the Symposium Evaluation!! Turn it in to win a
gift card! Drawings held each day! (Must be present to win.)
8                       Wednesday, March 31
                          1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
                         Training Session A

    Room 106
    A-1:     WebEOC Overview, Part 1
    Sue Ann Curran, Project Manager, VDEM
             This session is intended for those who need initial WebEOC
             training and, combined with Part 2, meets the training require-
             ment for those requesting a WebEOC account. Part 1 will
             cover WebEOC basics. Anyone who has an existing WebEOC
             account will find this serves as a good refresher training.

    Room 107
    A-2:     SLOSH
    Stewart Baker, Hurricane Program Manager, VDEM
             The Sea Lakes Overland Surge from Hurricanes (SLOSH) is a
             tool used by hurricane planners and the National Weather Ser-
             vice to forecast potential surge heights from hurricanes. This
             session will give an overview on how to use this specialized
             software.

    Room 108
    A-3:     Media Relations 101
    Bob Spieldenner, Director, Public Affairs, VDEM
    Laura Southard, Public Outreach Coordinator, VDEM
             Have you ever been unexpectedly interviewed by the media?
             Did you say the right thing? This session will provide helpful
             tips for creating messages for crisis situations. You’ll be ready
             before the phone even rings.

    Room 109
    A-4:     VDEM Orientation, Part 1
    Michael Cline, State Coordinator, VDEM
    George Roarty, Director, Recovery and Mitigation, VDEM
    Joe Coyle, Director, Local Support Services, VDEM
    Harry Colestock, Director, Operations, VDEM
             Meet the State Coordinator and the Directors of Recovery &
             Mitigation, Local Support Services, and Operations Divisions.
             The division directors will explain the roles of their divisions,
             which contribute to VDEM’s mission.


    Don’t forget to fill out the Symposium Evaluation!! Turn it in to win a $50
    gift card! Drawings held each day! (Must be present to win.)
                 Wednesday, March 31                                     9
                   1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
                 Concurrent Session A

Room 104
A-5: Rockbridge Plane Crash, Overview & Lessons
     Learned
Robert Foresman, Emergency Manager, Rockbridge County
Stan Crigger, Regional Coordinator, VDEM
       On Sunday, July 5, 2009, a commuter plane crashed near
       I-81 in Rockbridge County, killing all 4 passengers on
       board. Response and recovery efforts lasted nearly one
       week. Hear from local and state emergency management
       officials about the challenges of dealing with an unexpected
       event such as a plane crash in your back yard.


Room 105
A-6:   VDOT Response to HRBT Flooding and New
       Approach to Field Operations
Perry Cogburn, VDOT
Dwayne Cook, VDOT
       On July 2, 2009, a major flood in the Hampton Roads
       Bridge Tunnel resulted in closure of the tunnel, which in
       turn caused a traffic nightmare for holiday travelers in the
       Hampton Roads area. This session will discuss lessons
       learned from this event. In addition, there will be a discus-
       sion on the decentralization of decision-making at the op-
       erational levels of VDOT and the training that facilitates this
       paradigm shift.



         Please visit the Vendor Hall!!
            Open until 5:00 today!


 Special Thanks to our Sponsor:
10                        Thursday, April 1
                           3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
                         Training Session B

     Room 106
     B-1:   WebEOC Overview, Part 2
     Sue Ann Curran, Project Manager, VDEM
            This second session will cover updated boards and procedures
            instituted in WebEOC during the past year. Those who took
            Part 1 in order to meet WebEOC account access requirements
            will need to attend this session also.

     Room 107
     B-2:   HURREVAC 2010 Overview
     Stewart Baker, Hurricane Program Manager, VDEM
            The HURREVAC software, which is used to graphically display
            NWS hurricane products, is entering its third generation this
            hurricane season. This workshop will provide an introduction of
            this new version and will highlight significant changes.

     Room 108
     B-3:   Social Media Use
     Bob Spieldenner, Director, Public Affairs, VDEM
     Laura Southard, Public Outreach Coordinator, VDEM
            Social media tools such as Twitter, My Space, and others have
            become very popular communications avenues over the past
            few years. Learn how to use these tools in your community to
            increase your public outreach program.

     Room 109
     B-4:   Nor’easter Response & Lessons Learned
     Tracy Hanger, Fire Chief / Emergency Preparedness
            Coordinator, City of Hampton
     Ron Keys, Director of Emergency Preparedness & Response,
            City of Norfolk
            During this event a combination of over 12 inches of rain and
            wind gusts up to 75mph combined to create problems for the
            two bay front cities. Items to be discussed during this presenta-
            tion are: thinking outside of the box for sheltering and issues
            encountered while using alternative method, calculating dam-
            age and working with insurance companies, issues encoun-
            tered while trying to document damage to qualify for Individual
            Assistance and Public Assistance, best use of limited resources
                  Wednesday, April 1                                      11
                   3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
                 Concurrent Session B

Room 104
B-5:   Hazard Mitigation Planning Leads to Success
Robb Braidwood, Emergency Planner, City of Chesapeake
Robbie Coates, Mitigation Planning Coordinator, VDEM
       The State Hazard Mitigation Plan has undergone a major revi-
       sion, including an update of the Hazard Identification and Risk
       Assessment (HIRA). This session will involve an overview of
       the HIRA, and how it can be incorporated into local
       plans. Success stories and dollar losses avoided through miti-
       gation and a local perspective on mitigation planning and man-
       aging FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants will also be
       discussed.

Room 105
B-6:   Special Populations / Special Needs & Inmates
John Kuplinski, Superintendent, VA Peninsula Regional Jail
Lt. Col. Eileen Sprinkle, Newport News Sheriff’s Office
Capt. Glen Strathmann, Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office
Natalie Easterday, Regional Emergency Management Planner,
        Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC)
Jenny Redick, Regional Special Needs Planner, HRPDC
Richard Flannery, Emergency Management Administrator,
        HRPDC
Bill Ginnow, Program Manager, Hampton Roads Metropolitan
        Medical Response System
Sandra Hermann, Community Resource Coordinator
Mark Marchbank, Deputy Coordinator, City of Virginia Beach
Emily Ashley, Coordinator, Gloucester County
       This session will focus on two dynamically different “special
       populations”, each with their own set of unique challenges. The
       first will focus on local & regional jails and inmate evacuation
       issues. John Kuplinski, Co-Chair of the Hampton Roads Inmate
       Evacuation Workgroup will provide an overview of the group’s
       ground-breaking initiatives. The second will focus on special
       needs and the efforts of Hampton Roads emergency manag-
       ers’ to identify populations with special needs in the Hampton
       Roads region and to develop tools that address the broad and
       unique needs as they relate to emergency planning. Jenny
       Redick will provide an overview on Hampton Roads’ exciting
       initiatives.
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                           8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                            Training Sessions
     7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
     Conference Registration Open
     Symposium Lobby


     8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
     Internet Café - Sponsored by CRA
     Vendor Hall Open
     Vendor Hall A


     8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
     Training Courses C1 - C4
     Concurrent Sessions C5 & C6

     10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
     Break - Sponsored by Dewberry
     Vendor Hall A




     10:30 a.m. – Noon
     Training Courses D1 - D4
     Concurrent Sessions D5 & D6

     Noon – 1:30 p.m.
     Lunch
     Food Court Hall A


     1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
     Training Courses E1 - E4
     Concurrent Sessions E5 & E6

     Don’t forget to fill out the Symposium Evaluation!! Turn it in to win a
     gift card! Drawings held each day! (Must be present to win.)
                     Thursday, April 1                                13
                   8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                    Training Sessions
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Break - Sponsored by Dewberry
Vendor Hall A




3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Training Courses F1 - F4
Concurrent Sessions F5 & F6


6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
VEMA Awards Dinner - Sponsored by Dewberry
Conference Rooms ABCD
Guest Speaker
Barb Graff, EMAP Commission Member
        The Future of Emergency Management: Through her signifi-
        cant role in the emergency management accreditation proc-
        ess, Barb Graff has seen much occur in this field. Barb has
        her finger on the pulse of emergency management and will
        provide her thoughts on the road ahead. She will discuss
        trends from her observation nationwide and will give atten-
        dees food for thought on how to strengthen your local pro-
        gram.



Special Thanks to our Silver Level Sponsor :




Special thanks to Billy Brown, Deputy Fire Marshal with the
Chesapeake Fire Department, for providing music during the Awards
Dinner.
14                          Thursday, April 1
                          8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
                           Training Session C

      Room 106
      C-1:     Suicide Bombing - An Israeli Phenomenon
      Glen Rudner, Program Director, CRA-USA Inc.
               During the past 10 years, the country of Israel has been under
               assault by their enemies. They have seen the use of suicide
               bombings and shootings as a very accurate tool of those ene-
               mies. This program will take the participant through how the Is-
               raeli’s have dealt with and prepared for the each wave. It will
               discuss the responsibilities of each emergency responder and
               their respective organization as the events unfold each and
               every day. It shows how their system works and how we can
               make some of it work for us.

      Room 107
      C-2:     Amateur Radio / Skywarn
      Chris Bruce, Watch Officer, VDEM
      Joe Palsa, Amateur Radio Communitations, Skywarn
      Steve Crow, Amateur Radio Coordinator, Skywarn
               The amateur radio community is a valuable asset to an emer-
               gency manager during a disaster. This session will give an
               overview on the services that ham operators can provide to the
               local EOC. There will also be a discussion on the Skywarn net-
               work and how it assists the National Weather Service with re-
               ports of storm conditions.

      Room 108
      C-3:     Weather for Emergency Managers, Parts 1 & 2
      Bill Sammler, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS
               This training session covers basic weather concepts, gives a
               brief overview of different weather hazards, then concludes with
               an extensive discussion of weather information available from
               National Weather Service web sites in support of situational
               awareness and decision support.




     Don’t forget to fill out the Symposium Evaluation!! Turn it in to win a
     gift card! Drawings held each day! (Must be present to win.)
                 Thursday, April 1                                       15
               8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
         Training & Concurrent Session C

Room 109
C-4:   Using GIS in a Local EOC
Virginia Loomis-Fowler, GIS Administrator, City of Chesapeake
Fraser Picard, GIS and Software Integration Team Supervisor,
        City of Norfolk
Allan Lambert, GIS Manager, City of Hampton
Michelle Tilley Oblinsky, EM Planner, City of Chesapeake
       Three local Geographic Information System (GIS) Managers will
       discuss how they used GIS in response to the November 2009
       Nor'Easter. Activities prior to, during and after the event will be
       discussed.

Room 104
C-5:   Emergency Response to the Pandemic H1N1
       Influenza: Best Practices from Recent Campus
       Experiences
Dr. Dawn Watkins, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Dr. Jane Horton, Director of Student Health & Counseling
       Services
Jeff Hanna, Executive Director of Communications and Public
       Affairs
       During the H1N1 outbreak in the spring of 2009, higher educa-
       tion institutions, and public health responded to numerous
       cases. This session will provide an overview of lessons learned
       from the Washington & Lee University outbreak. The lessons
       learned are being used to better prepare colleges/universities to
       deal with ongoing outbreaks and issues related to a campus en-
       vironment.

Room 105
C-6:   IRS - Disaster Assistance
Ley Mills, Stakeholder Liaison, Internal Revenue Service
       After a disaster, the Internal Revenue Service provides one of
       the many individual assistance programs to citizens who have
       been impacted. This presentation will give you a better under-
       standing of the IRS programs that are available to assist indi-
       viduals after a disaster.
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                       10:30 a.m. – Noon
                      Concurrent Session D

     Room 106
     D-1:   VA 2-1-1 System
     Tricia Steiniger, Assistant Vice President of Information & Referral,
             United Way
     Denny Huff, Vice President of Operations & Program Support,
             Virginia 2-1-1 Roanoke
            Virginia 2-1-1 is a system that can be used to handle non-
            emergency calls during disasters. Learn how 211 can be benefi-
            cial to localities and reduce incoming calls to your emergency 911
            center.

     Room 107
     D-2:   VDEM Orientation, Part 2
     Bob Spieldenner, Director, Public Affairs, VDEM
     Ted Costin, Director, Preparedness, VDEM
     Hampton Hart, Director, Training & Exercises, VDEM
     Greg Britt, Director, Technical Hazards, VDEM
     Cheryl Adkins, Grants Manager, VDEM
            Meet the Directors of Public Affairs, Preparedness, and Training
            & Exercise, and Technical Hazards Divisions as well as the
            Grants office. The division directors and grants manager will ex-
            plain the roles of their divisions, which contribute to VDEM’s mis-
            sion.

     Room 108
     D-3:   Weather for Emergency Managers, Parts 1 & 2
            (continued)
     Bill Sammler, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS
            This session is a continuation of Weather for Emergency
            Managers Parts 1 & 2.




                            Please visit
                         the Vendor Hall!
                    Thursday, April 1                                        17
                   10:30 a.m. – Noon
                  Concurrent Session D

Room 109
D-4:   EMS Conference Meets a Nor’easter Head-on
Jim Nogle, Emergency Operations Manager, VDH
       During the Virginia EMS Symposium in Virginia Beach in Novem-
       ber, the region experienced the November Nor’Easter, which
       turned out to be a significant response for localities and the com-
       monwealth. Many of the attendees at the symposium were from
       localities that were impacted by the storm. Hear how an “adhoc
       EOC” was set up at the hotel for those attendees to be able to
       address issues back home.

Room 104
D-5:   Best Practices NOVA
Virgil Gray, Region VII Coordinator, VDEM
Kevin Johnson, Emergency Manager, Loudon County
Jack Brown, Emergency Manager, Arlington County
       This panel will give an insight to some of the best practices that
       have been successfully implemented in the Northern Virginia
       area including development of local EOC standard operating pro-
       cedures, and how Metro built their emergency management pro-
       gram into a more robust one.

Room 105
D-6:   Continuum of Disaster Housing Options
Larry Braja, Human Services Officer, VDEM
George Roarty, Director, Recovery and Mitigation, VDEM
       After a disaster, the Internal Revenue Service provides one of the
       many individual assistance programs to citizens who have been
       impacted. This presentation will give you a better understanding
       of the IRS programs that are available to assist individuals after a
       disaster.



               Lunch is served in
             FOOD COURT HALL A
18                        Thursday, April 1
                        1:30 p.m – 3:00 p.m.
                         Training Session E

     Room 106
     E-1:   VIPER Overview, Part 1
     Bobbie Atristain, Chief Technology Officer, VDEM
            The Virginia Interoperability Picture for Emergency Response
            (VIPER) has been a very popular tool developed by VDEM staff,
            and has received numerous recognitions and awards nationally.
            This session will give an overview on its capabilities and how to
            use the tool to generate a common operational picture.

     Room 107
     E-2:   Legislation 101
     Joe Lerch, Director of Environmental Policy, VML
     Larry Land, Director of Policy Development, VACO
            Hear from seasoned lobbyists that represent local government
            interests about how you can better present issues and under-
            stand the environment in which legislators operate. By under-
            standing how legislators work, this session can allow you to more
            efficiently address your issues to them.

     Room 108
     E-3:   Weather for Emergency Managers, Part 3
     Bill Sammler, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS
            This session will build on Parts 1 & 2 and will cover watches and
            warnings, as well as an extensive discussion of weather informa-
            tion available from National Weather Service web sites in support
            of situational awareness and decision support.

     Room 109
     E-4:   Emergency Procurement
     Duane Shepard, Buyer / Senior Deputy Logistics Chief, VDEM
     James McReynolds, York County Administrator
            How prepared are you to purchase supplies and equipment dur-
            ing an emergency? This session will highlight the important pre-
            disaster planning that all emergency managers should be aware
            of. Topics will include emergency contracts, proper procedures
            for acquiring supplies, equipment, and contractors, as well as
            other relevant discussions.
                        Thursday, April 1                                    19
                      1:30 p.m – 3:00 p.m.
                     Concurrent Session E

Room 104
E-5:    Government & Business COOP for the Pandemic
        Flu
Clarence Elliott, Business Continuity & Records Manager, VHDA
Judy Cooling, Emergency Planner, VDH
        Speakers will provide an overview of pandemic planning for both
        government and private businesses with a focus on continuing to
        operate or function with limited staffing. The Virginia Department
        of Health, using lessons learned from the H1N1 outbreak, will
        provide an overview of pandemic flu planning.

Room 105
E-6:    Faith Based Response Team - Emotional and
        Spiritual Care
Michael Beresford, Managing Director of Rapid Response Team,
      Billy Graham Response Team
        Attendees will learn the value of emotional and spiritual care to
        survivors and first responders in disaster. We will also look at a
        new model being implemented between the RRT and the State of
        Texas as a format of collaboration. The Billy Graham Rapid Re-
        sponse Team has deployed hundreds of chaplains to 94 disas-
        ters nationally and internationally.



Special Thanks to our Diamond Level Sponsor :




 Don’t forget to fill out the Symposium Evaluation!! Turn it in to win a
 gift card! Drawings held each day! (Must be present to win.)
20                        Thursday, April 1
                        3:30 p.m – 5:00 p.m.
                         Training Session F

     Room 106
     F-1:   VIPER, Part 2 - How to Localize it for You
     Bobbie Atristain, Chief Technology Officer, VDEM
            Part 2 of the VIPER training series will teach local officials how to
            develop their own VIPER type system in house. At the conclu-
            sion of the session, attendees will have the knowledge to institute
            a local common operational picture program in their jurisdiction.

     Room 107
     F-2:   Legal Concerns for Emergency Managers
     Cathie Hutchins, Senior Assistant Attorney General
     Marilyn S. McHugh, Assistant Attorney, Fairfax County
            Hear from attorneys from both the Attorney General’s Office and
            a local jurisdiction attorney on legal issues which all emergency
            managers should be aware of. Some examples include legalities
            of evacuation orders and declaring local emergencies.

     Room 108
     F-3:   Weather for Emergency Managers, Part 4
     Bill Sammler, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS
            This final session of the series will include discussions on Hurre-
            vac software, SLOSH, and will allow for open discussion with the
            National Weather Service and Virginia’s Hurricane Program Man-
            ager.

     Room 109
     F-4:   Mass Fatality Planning for Emergency Managers
     Linda Taylor, State Emergency Planner, VDH
            How prepared is your local community for a Mass Casualty Inci-
            dent? This session will highlight the Commonwealth of Virginia,
            Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s role in emergency prepar-
            edness and response. Discussion of Mass Fatality Planning to
            include overview of guidelines, policies and procedures and a
            template that Emergency Manager’s can develop for their local
            community planning and preparedness.
                       Thursday, April 1                                   21
                     3:30 p.m – 5:00 p.m.
                    Concurrent Session F

Room 104
F-5:   Regional Response to the Flu (Panel)
John Delaney, Fire Captain, Arlington County
Dr. Reed Smith, Operational Medical Director, Arlington Fire/ EMS
       and ER Physician
       All emergencies are local, but all catastrophes, or potential catas-
       trophes, are regional. 2009 saw the emergence of the first pan-
       demic in nearly 40 years – a potentially catastrophic incident. The
       historical evidence suggested that this could be the most signifi-
       cant “incident” in our lives, much less our careers. Was the fire
       service ready for this event? No. The presentation will highlight
       why fire fighters, in general, are not willing and able to respond to
       a pandemic; why fire departments fail to prioritize
       “regionalization”; and the efforts undertaken in the NCR to de-
       velop a regional, multidiscipline, cross-state, plan to respond to
       the 2009 pandemic.

Room 105
F-6: How to Implement an Organization Risk
Management Program
Karen Cole, CEO, Assura
       As many organizations are being asked to do more with less,
       business continuity/COOP teams are not immune. More and
       more planners are being asked to implement Enterprise Risk
       Management (ERM) Programs as a way to provide management
       with an organizational view of risk, as well as a way to meet in-
       creasing compliance requirements. This session will provide a
       case study of the implementation of the Enterprise Risk Manage-
       ment Program at the Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV). By
       implementing ERM, DOAV was able to reduce their compliance
       costs by over 20% while exceeding regulatory requirements and
       implementing a best in class program.




Don’t forget to fill out the Symposium Evaluation!! Turn it in to win a
gift card! Drawings held each day! (Must be present to win.)
22                             Friday, April 2
                              8:30 a.m. – Noon
                              General Session

     7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
     Conference Registration Open
     Symposium Lobby


     8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
     GS-3: Metro Transit Train Crash, Washington D.C.
     Dennis Rubin, Fire Chief, Washington, D.C.
     Larry Schultz, Assistant Chief, Washington, D.C.
            During the peak afternoon rush hour of June 22, 2009, D.C.
            Fire and EMS personnel were dispatched to an event that
            would challenge the agency’s personnel and resources as
            the nation’s eyes once again focused on Washington, D.C..
            The initial report from the first engine arriving at the scene,
            “Engine 26 is on the scene of a Metro train derailment with
            one car resting on top of another… there are multiple casu-
            alties.” The deadliest incident in the Metro Transit Authority
            had just occurred in the Northeastern section of the District
            of Columbia. This presentation provides insight into the inci-
            dent, the response and operations, and most importantly,
            the first-hand accounts of those who responded that day,
            including a new video documentary. Fire Chief Dennis L.
            Rubin will describe his role as an agency head in what was
            truly a national event and Assistant Chief Lawrence Schultz
            will provide insight of the operations through his role as the
            Incident Commander.


     10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
     Break - Sponsored by Colonial Pipeline
     Symposium Lobby




                   Thank you for attending the 2010
             Virginia Emergency Management Symposium!
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                      8:30 a.m. – Noon
                      General Session

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
GS-4: Metro Response from an Emergency
       Management Perspective
Peter LaPorte, Metro Director of Emergency Management
       This session will present the metro crash from an Emergency
       Management perspective. Peter LaPorte will discuss the overall
       coordination that took place, with various disciplines, at the local
       and federal levels.


11:45 - Noon
Closing
VEMA President
VDEM Deputy State Coordinator




Special Thanks to our Gift Card Prize Sponsor :




Special Thanks to our Silver Level Sponsor :
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                     Special Thanks to
                   Symposium Sponsors

          Diamond Level………………………$5,000
                  Beck Disaster Recovery

           Gold Level…………………………$3,500
                        CRA

           Silver Level…………………………$3,000
                         Assura, Inc.
                          Dewberry

                         Additional Sponsors:
                           Colonial Pipeline
                          Cooper Notification
           International Association of Emergency Managers
                            Thunder Eagle
                 Twenty First Century Communications




Acknowledgements:
VEMA/VDEM express their appreciation to the Honor Guard, provided by the
City of Hampton, speakers, moderators, exhibitors, sponsors, conference
planning committee & staff, Embassy Suites & Hampton Roads Convention
Center staff, and you the attendees for making the 2010 VEMS successful!

				
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