The Governor's Emergency Preparedness Summit 2017 will be held on September 30 through October 4 at the Hershey Lodge, 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033.
The summit is a collaboration between the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH), the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Pennsylvania Governor's Office of Homeland Security.
SUMMIT SPEAKER AND PRESENTATION PREVIEW
A list of the plenary speakers follows. For more information on each speaker, including their biography, what they will speak about and related presentations, click on their name:
Long, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator
- Don Boyce,
United States Department of Health and Human Services
- Dr. Sepi
Yalda, Director of the Millersville Center for Disaster Research and
Education and noted meteorology and climate professor
Chylinski, Survivor of the Boston Marathon Bombing and noted speaker on how
the attack has altered her life
Amparo, Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Brad Kieserman, American Red Cross
Over 100 presentations have been selected! Those
presentations feature a wide range of topics. You will be able to select the
presentations you plan on attending during registration. Some of the great
presentations offered include the following topics:
- Collaboration among the groups that make up the
emergency response framework
- Development of Healthcare Coalitions (HCCs)
- Collaboration for emergency planning in schools
- Severe and Winter Weather Coordination between
HCCs and emergency management
- Crisis critical thinking and moving beyond ‘run,
- Drones and public safety
- Active shooter training
- Traffic incident management training
- Using collaboration to create a regional rescue
- The importance of exercising
- Expectations for collaboration in our
- Cyber hygiene and cyber trends in Pa.
- Human trafficking and suspicious activity
- Social media in emergency management
- And many more!
Registration Fees and Hotel Rooms
All attendees will be responsible
for paying a $50 registration fee for the summit. This fee covers admission to
the summit, lunch each day, and registration for all sessions during the
summit. Attendees staying at the Hershey Lodge will receive an $8 credit per
room for breakfast; coffee and light refreshments will be available during the
In a change of practice from past
events, attendees this year will be responsible for paying for their own lodging.
The block of hotel rooms is open to be reserved at this time. Summit attendees can make reservations here
or by calling 1-800-HERSHEY (1-800-437-7439). When calling, identify yourself as someone who is attending the Governor's Emergency Preparedness Summit. Below is some helpful information before you reserve your room:
rooms will cost $125 plus tax for single or double occupancy.
tax rate is 11%.
rooms will include complimentary in-room WiFi and self-parking. Valet parking
will be available for an additional $25 fee.
- All guests of the Hershey Lodge receive free admission to Hershey Gardens and the Hershey Story Museum.
- Access to complimentary shuttle service to Hershey attractions is available.
For more information about the hotel and amenities, visit www.hersheylodge.com.
For more information about things to do in the Hershey area, visit www.visithersheyharrisburg.org.
Commonwealth employees should be
aware that pursuant to the Commonwealth Travel Procedures Manual 230.1 Amended,
“Commonwealth travelers on official commonwealth business are allowed
lodging expenses when their destination is located more than 50 miles from both
their headquarters and residence. Written pre-approval from an agency head or
designated deputy must be obtained when lodging is required within this 50 mile
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this website for further updates!