This Informative Day-Long Event was held 
May 8, 2013 at the Cromwell Crown Plaza


The 8th Annual Connecticut Emergency Management Symposium is taking place on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Cromwell.

Co-sponsored by CCM, the CT Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, and the CT Department of Public Health, the event grows larger each year and attracts hundreds of local public safety officials and others responsible for responding to mass emergencies.

EMS 2013 is the premiere program in Connecticut that will bring together a cross-section of federal, state and local government officials, public health providers, and municipal decision-makers who oversee or are directly responsible for disaster-response and emergency-management issues.

With Hurricane Sandy and its overwhelming aftermath slamming the state in 2012, the 2013 Emergency Management Symposium is a can't miss event!

For a list of those who exhibited, please click here.

Schedule of Events

8:00 am
Hotel Lobby 
Exhibit Hall  

    Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Exhibit Hall     

    Visit exhibitors displaying the latest products and services in emergency  
    management and public health

8:30 am - 9:15 am      

    General Session
    Welcome and Introductions

    Presentation of Colors- CREC Magnet School - Public Safety Academy,  
    Enfield, CT 
    Students - Matthew Clark; Jasmine Newman; Olivia Riddick; Justin
    Shanahan; Nicole York

    Bag Pipe - Chief William H. Seward III, Fire Chief/EMD, North Branford, CT

    Welcome and Introductions
    William J. Hackett
    State Emergency Management Director, Div. of Emergency Management &
    Homeland Security

    Opening Remarks
    James J. Finley
    Executive Director and CEO, Connecticut Conference of Municipalities 

    William P. Shea
    Deputy Commissioner. CT Div. of Emergency Management & Homeland

    Lisa Davis
    Deputy Commissioner, CT Department of Public Health 

9:15 am - 9:45 am
Grand Ballroom 

    Overview of School Security Planning
William P. Shea
    Deputy Commissioner, DEMHS

    Thomas Vannini
    Region 5 Coordinator, DEMHS

    Lieutenant Louis J. Fusaro
    Office of Counter Terrorism, DEMHS 

9:45 am - 10:15 am
Grand Ballroom   

    Role of Public Health in Emergencies
Jonathan Best
    Director of Preparedness & Response, DPH 

10:15 am - 10:40 am  

    Visit Exhibit Hall

10:40 am - 11:00 am
Grand Ballroom 

    Emergency Planning & Preparedness Initiative Exercise 2013
John Warren
    Operations Training & Exercise Manager, DEMHS 

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Grand Ballroom 

    Cyber Security as an Emerging Threat
William P. Shea
    Deputy Commissioner, DEMHS

    Mark Raymond
    Chief Information Officer, State of Connecticut 

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Grand Ballroom 

    CERT/Medical Reserve Corps Activation Refresher
Brenda M. Bergeron, Esq.
    Principal Attorney, DEMHS 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Lunch and Dessert in Exhibit Hall

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Grand Ballroom 

   CT Disaster Status: Recovery 2013
    William P. Shea
    Deputy Commissioner, DEMHS / CT State Disaster Recovery Coordinator

    Nancy Casper
    Disaster Recovery Coodinator, FEMA 

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm
Grand Ballroom 

     Sheltering Best Practices
Jonathan Best
    Director of Prepardness & Response, DPH

    Jean Flynn
    Emergency Management Director, Town of New Fairfield

    Thomas Vannini
    Region 5 Coordinator, DEMHS 

1:50 pm - 2:00 pm
Grand Ballroom 

    2013 Hurricane Forecast
Douglas Glowacki
    Emergency Management Program Specialist, DEMHS 

2:00 pm- 3:30 pm
Grand Ballroom 

    Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG)
Douglas Glowacki
    Emergency Management Program Specialist, DEMHS

    Megan Sopelak
    Fiscal Grants Manager, DESPP

    Sandra Spinks
    Grants Manager, FEMA 

3:30 pm


 To view select presentations from 2013 EMS please click here.