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Community Points Of Distribution (C-PODs) Waiting List Only
  Speaker(s): Richard M. Cheek, Director of Emergency Management  (Click name for Bio)
0830 - 0930 on 09/09/2016
  Description: Commodity Points of Distribution (C-PODs) are sites for the public to go to pick up life-sustaining supplies during a catastrophic event that disrupts normal supply chains. C-PODs have proven important for response and recovery in numerous disasters here in the United States and worldwide, and C-POD operations have been formalized and standardized over the past decade. Our presenter, Richard “Dick” Cheek, has worked more than a dozen of these types of disasters and is recognized as a national expert in C-POD operations.
The Fight Against Terrorism 215 of 450 Seats Filled
  Speaker(s): Charles Redlinger, Founder, Mission X Leadership Development  (Click name for Bio)
0900 - 1030 on 09/09/2016
  Description: An insightful overview on terrorists’ attacks and other crisis and challenges facing the country. Based on his last 11 years of experience living in Jordan, Mr. Redlinger will cover the 2005 hotel bombings by Al Qaida, the death of Jordan’s Air Force pilot at the hands of ISIS, and several other significant events to include the current Syrian refugee crisis and his first-hand account of the active shooter that attacked his program. You will gain a deeper understanding of Jordan’s prominent role as a strategic coalition partner and discover its symbolic importance of stability and strength for a troubled region.
Coordinating Public Information Across Multiple Jurisdictions Waiting List Only
  Speaker(s): Jenny Thamer, Director, Crisis Management Services, Nusura Inc. and Kristin Hogan Schilderwachter, San Francisco Department of Emergency Services  (Click name for Bio)
1000 - 1130 on 09/09/2016
  Description: The ability of responders to communicate with the public and other stakeholders in a timely, accurate, accessible and consistent manner has changed significantly over the past decade. Public Information Officers (PIOs) have more tools and systems to support their increasing responsibilities. A Joint Information System (JIS) is a functional network of PIOs from multiple agencies, disciplines, and jurisdictions that work together to coordinate emergency public information. Over the past three years, more than 75 Public Information Officers throughout the Bay Area have collaborated to develop, define, and promote the first ever Bay Area Regional Joint Information System (the Bay Area JIS). This instructional session, led by national experts, will cover key concepts of effective emergency public information including: • Core emergency public information best practices • Crisis communication functions • Evolution of public information practices • The role of a regional JIS in emergency response The session will conclude with examples from the across the country and the Bay Area. Participants will learn how the Bay Area JIS supports emergency response efforts at the first responder, agency, Operational Area, and regional levels. The instructors will share lessons learned through exercising the Bay Area JIS during the Urban Shield Yellow Command exercise.
Wisconsin Sikh Temple Massacre 213 of 450 Seats Filled
  Speaker(s): Lieutenant Brian Murphy (Ret.), Oak Creek, WI Police Department  (Click name for Bio)
1100 - 1230 on 09/09/2016
  Description: A debrief of the Wisconsin Sikh Temple Massacre shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on August 5, 2012, that left 6 dead and 3 wounded. Lt. Murphy was the first officer on the scene of this active shooter incident and engaged the gunman. Lt. Murphy was shot 15 times during the exchange of gunfire. Lt. Murphy will speak to the issue of officer resilience, officer survival and the will to live. The debrief will also include SWT tactics utilized in clearing the temple post-shooting.
The Fuel for a Nuclear Bomb is Now in the Hands of a Black Marketeer 99 of 100 Seats Filled
  Speaker(s): R. Jeffrey Smith, Managing Editor for National Security Center for Public Integrity  (Click name for Bio)
1230 - 1400 on 09/09/2016
  Description: How much nuclear material, capable of being used either to disperse radioactivity or to blow up a city, is presently loose in the world? How might those who wish to do us harm get a hold of what’s loose or steal what’s still in a government’s hands? What can be done to ensure they don’t? We’ve spent two and a half years investigating these questions, and at this talk, I’ll tell you what we’ve found.
San Bernardino Mass Shooting 228 of 450 Seats Filled
  Speaker(s): Sheriff John McMahon, San Bernardino County and Chief Jarrod Burguan, San Bernardino Police Department  (Click name for Bio)
1330 - 1530 on 09/09/2016
  Description: An overview of the events of the San Bernardino mass shooting incident on December 2, 2015, including dispatch information and the initial police response. First responders, upon entry, encountered fear, wounded and deceased victims, extensive searches and medical extractions. The presentation will provide suspect profiles, history, radical ideology and allegiance to Islamic State, investigation for identity of suspects and the search for suspects. The presentation will address the ensuing gun battles, attack timeline, lessons learned as well as the tactical, training and equipment lessons learned.
First Responders and the FBI Role in a WMD Incident and Indicators of Potential WMD Activity 63 of 100 Seats Filled
  Speaker(s): Deborah Frye, Special Agent, WMD Coordinator, San Francisco Division, FBI  (Click name for Bio)
1430 - 1600 on 09/09/2016
  Description: Local first responders to include law enforcement, fire/hazmat, EMS should attend for an overview of the role of the FBI WMD Coordinator and the other FBI WMD assets you might encounter in a WMD incident to include the Special Agent Bomb Techs (SABT) and the Hazardous Evidence Response Team (HERT). The vast majority of calls you go out on will not involve the FBI whatsoever, but it is important to quickly recognize scenes in which there is a potential WMD, and know the process and resources you can expect in an FBI response. In most cases, the FBI will provide assistance to the local responders on the scene, and may collect evidence for future prosecution. The briefing will also address indicators as well as Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR).