NJEPA to host the 2014 New Jersey Emergency Preparedness ConferenceThursday, April 24th, 2014, 6:45 am
Major Dermot Quinn, Massachusetts State Police, will be the keynote speaker.
Major Dermot Quinn, Massachusetts State Police, has been selected as the Keynote Speaker for the 16th annual NJ Emergency Preparedness Conference held May 5th through the 9th, 2014 in Atlantic City NJ. Major Quinn will be talking about his experiences during the response to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
Major Quinn is the Commanding Officer of the Criminal Information Section and the Commonwealth Fusion Center. Major Quinn also oversees the anti-terrorism efforts of the Massachusetts State Police, which, among other criminal investigatory duties, maintains a strong presence on the Massachusetts JTTF.
The New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference is one of the largest emergency management partnership events of the year. Nearly 1,500 emergency management professionals from both the public and private sectors are expected. With more than 33 Training Courses and 45 breakout sessions, the NJ Emergency Preparedness Conference offers disaster operations and emergency responders unpatrolled access to training and speakers from around the country.
Each year the Conference provides access to hard to get training and certifications including the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s All-Hazards/Strike Team Training Course, New Jersey Transit’s Rail and Bus Emergency Response Procedures Course, Responder Training in Elevator Rescue and Emergencies, and Incident Command Systems Forms and Incident Action Plan Development Course.
The New Jersey Transit’s Rail and Bus Emergency Response Procedures will take a closer look at emergency response situations on public transit and discuss emergency response guidelines.
The FEMA NIMS All-Hazards Strike Team/Task Force Leader Training Program provides in-depth exercises and preparation for the exam. The elevator rescue and emergencies seminar offers instructions for emergency responders to safely rescue elevator passengers.
The NJ Emergency Preparedness Conference will also include discussions and breakout sessions on a variety of topics such as children separated by disaster, social media, Alzheimer’s and emergency response, and school threat analysis.
The school threat analysis breakout session will focus on identifying aggressor profiles and warning signs to help schools reduce risk and prevent school violence from occurring in the first place. The Alzheimer’s and emergency response session will provide training for emergency responders to assist people struggling with Alzheimer’s disease.
The FBI has offered to provide an unclassified Weapons of Mass Destruction threat briefing for attendees that will provide insight into nuclear, biological, radiological, and chemical threats in our country.
The conference will also feature more than 100 exhibitors providing display of emerging technology and resources to aid emergency responders meet the challenges of disaster response and recovery operations.
Registration for the conference is open and more information is available on its website at www.NJEPA.org.