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Big Sky Economic Development LEPC Preparedness 2017 – In This Together

Join the Yellowstone County LEPC for Preparedness 2017


Planners, Responders, businesses and government agencies all MUST work together in planning, preparedness, and in disasters.  This one day networking and learning summit will provide attendees the opportunity to hear about best practices, and case studies, new techniques and approaches, and area preparedness programs.

Preparedness 2017 – In This Together

March 22, 2017
Vincent Healthcare – Mansfield Center
10am – 3:30pm


10am—10:15am         Welcome—We Are In This Together

10:15am – 11am         Response Is The Bomb!

Billings Police Bomb Squad

11am – 11:15am        Break-Enjoy the Vendor Booths

11:15am – Noon         State of the Climate

                                    Ryan Walsh, Meteorologist at National Weather Service

Noon –12:30pm          Lunch Buffet and Vendor Booths

 12:30pm –1:15pm      Shelter 2020

                                    Abbra Firman, Disaster Program Manager, American Red Cross

                                    Ian Thigpen, State Risk Communications and Mass Care Coordinator

 1:15pm—1:30pm        Break-Enjoy the Vendor Booths

 1:30pm—2:15pm        Oil and Water Apparently Do Mix

                                    Mary Jo Gehnert, Jen Fladager, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Dawson County Health Department

 2:15pm—2:30pm        Break -Enjoy the Vendor Booths

 2:30pm—3:15pm        County Communications

                                    Brad Shoemaker, Yellowstone County Disaster and Emergency Services

 3:15pm—3:30pm        Closing Remarks