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ASSESSING DISASTER PREPAREDNESS CONFERENCE

Agenda

Saturday, November 4, 2006
Quail Hill Conference Center, Lynmar Winery, Sebastopol, California

8:00 - 8:30a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
PART 1: WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
8:30 - 8:45a.m. WELCOME

Anisya THOMAS
Managing Director, Fritz Institute, San Francisco

8:45 - 10:00a.m. INTRODUCTIONS of Participants

Moderator - Lynn FRITZ
Director General, Fritz Institute, San Francisco

Participants are invited to introduce themselves and answer the following question in two sentences:

  • What do you see as the biggest gap in Bay Area disaster preparedness?
PART 2: DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT
10:00 - 10:20a.m. Disaster Preparedness in the Bay Area: Challenges and Successes

Rich EISNER
Regional Administrator, Coastal Regional Branch
California Office of Emergency Services

10:20a.m. - 10:50a.m. Standardizing Emergency Management:
The EMAP Approach

Phil PADGETT
Private Sector Committee Chair
Emergency Management Accreditation Program

Dave MCMILLION
Project Manager, Department of Human Services, Planning & Public Service
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

10:50 -11:15a.m. Discussion

Moderator - Kathleen TIERNEY
Director, Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center
University of Colorado at Boulder

11:15 - 11:30a.m. Coffee and Tea Break
PART 3: THE ROLE OF THE FOR-PROFIT AND NON-PROFIT SECTORS IN PREPARING FOR DISASTERS
11:30 - 11:40a.m. The Role of the Red Cross in Preparing for Disasters

Harold BROOKS
CEO
American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter

11:40 - 11:50a.m. CARD: A New Model of Empowerment

Ana-Marie JONES
Executive Director
Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters

11:50 - 12:00p.m. Role of the Private Sector in Disaster Preparedness

Peter OHTAKI
Bay Area Business Force
Business Executives for National Security

12:00 - 12:15p.m. Discussion

Moderator - Anne WILSON
CEO
United Way of the Bay Area

12:15 - 1:45p.m. Lunch
What Philanthropy Needs to Know About Disaster Preparedness

Colin LACON
President and CEO
Northern California Grantmakers

1:45 - 3:00p.m. Discussion
How Can the Government, Private Sector, and Community-Based Organizations Collaborate in Preparing for Disasters?

Moderator - Dennis WENGER
Senior Scholar, Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center
Texas A&M University

3:00-3:15p.m. Coffee and Tea Break
PART 4: DISASTER PREPAREDNESS: A BAY AREA PERSPECTIVE WITH MEASUREMENT AND ACTION
3:15-4:45p.m. Measuring Preparedness: Caveats and Guidance

Kathleen TIERNEY

Dave SIMPSON
Director, Center for Hazards Research and Policy Development
University of Louisville

4:45 - 5:30p.m. Next Steps and the Path to Developing an Agenda for Action
Lynn FRITZ
Anisya THOMAS

Managing Director, Fritz Institute
5:30-6:30p.m. Closing Reception
 
 
 
 
+ Disaster Preparedness Conference
 
There is a sense of urgency in the Bay Area emergency management community. We are facing the prospect of a catastrophic disaster. We know there are vulnerable people who can't survive a disaster. We need to make sure we can tie the resources and services to them quickly to reduce suffering. It's important to address the immediate operational needs of ensuring that we are able to execute when the time comes.

  –Jim Aldrich
   Office of Emergency Services & Homeland Security
   Disaster Preparedness Division
   City and County of San Francisco
 
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