July 30, 2014 – Disaster Planning and Response – Reading, PA

Register Now – Disaster Planning, Management and Response
For Municipal Officials, EMC’s, Police & Fire Responders, Water & Wastewater Personnel

Hosted by Berks County Water & Sewer Association
Where: Albright College- Campus Center, 13th & Bern Streets, Reading PA
When: July 30, 2014 7:30 am – 4 pm
Morning – Geared to Technical Personnel
Afternoon – Geared to Municipal Officials

To register and for more Information

Dr. Stanley States, Texas A&M
Christian Leinbach, Berks County Commissioner
Robert Schegan, Berks Co. DES
Mike Snyder, PA-AWWA/PA-Warn

Lunch Included – 5 CEU’s available
Questions? Contact Andria Weist 610-929-6503 or email aweist@alb.edu


The events this past year in Charleston, West Virginia where the entire city water supply was contaminated, highlight the need for coordinated response among water and sewer utilities, local governments, police, fire and emergency management coordinators.   Inevitably, disasters impact power, transportation, communications, and emergency response to unrelated issues impacted by the disaster.

Disasters can and will affect our water supplies with contamination by natural or created events or wastewater operations which will be interrupted and create the inevitable impact on further water supply operations.  In addition the seminar will examine disasters which effect water and sewer services.  Likewise power, food and water, accessibility, emergency shelters, damage clearing and cleanup are all byproducts of effective planning and response.

The Berks County Water and Sewer Association, in partnership with the Center for Excellence in Local Government at Albright College, are pleased to offer a full day seminar on Disaster Planning and Response.  The seminar will prepare attendees for the inevitable event where the need for emergency management and response is immediate and required.

Dr. Stanley States of  TEXAS A&M, a FEMA certified instructor, will present a four hour course on the proper preparation and management of disasters and the role of Utility Operators, Public Officials and Emergency Management Coordinators working with Police and Fire personnel, to plan and respond quickly and effectively to emergency and disaster events.

Christian Leinbach, Berks County Commissioner, will present the 10 Keys to Response as developed and implemented in the recent tornado devastation suffered in Moore Oklahoma.

Robert Schegan of the Berks County Department of Emergency Services will present on the issues related to proper SARA Title III reporting.

Mike Snyder of PA-WARN and PA Chapter American Water Works Association will present on the PA-WARN system. PaWARN is a statewide Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN) of “utilities helping utilities” to prepare for the next natural or human-caused emergency.

Register Now – Seating is limited.


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