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 2 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. 3 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. 12 Thursday, April 1 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. 16 Thursday, April 1 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! Friday, April 2 23 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 : 24 Notes: Notes: 25 26 27 28 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!