4:30-5:30PM - Building "Working Groups" Before a Disaster
Moderator: Patrick T. Shull, Director, Security and Risk Assessment, Harrisburg Properties
- Christopher J. Fisher, Deputy Director - Office of Emergency Management, Dauphin County Department of Public Safety
- Brian D. Enterline, Fire Chief, Harrisburg Bureau of Fire
- John Goshert, Chief County Detective, Dauphin County Criminal Investigation Division
- Theresa Sellers, RN, BSN, MHSA, MBA, CPN, Director, Community Health Initiatives
Disasters force public and private sector organizations to coordinate and communicate during their response and recovery efforts to reduce delays, save lives, and get communities and businesses back to "normal" as soon as possible. This cannot be done during the response effort. This must occur during the blue sky days with a focus on common problems and issues that will be encountered during the next disaster.
In this session, representatives from government, law enforcement, fire, emergency management, and industry will discuss how they developed a simple framework to support blue sky day planning that dramatically enhanced their ability to communicate and respond together.
You will learn:
- To develop, maintain, and enhance a localized working group made up of private and public sector partners who share similar challenges
- How they conduct training, share information, and work together to help reduce the impact of those challenges
- Understand how this creates trust and allows "good neighbors" to work together, combine abilities, and share resources to improve resiliency