WMTA SAFETY DIRECTOR DENNIS TERPIN REGISTRATION FOR ALL HAZARDS CLASS
An All-Hazards Approach to Exercise and Evaluation Program - Part – 1
Let us Design an All-Hazards Tabletop Exercise
An all-hazards approach is an integrated approach to emergency. preparedness planning that focuses on capacities and capabilities that are critical to preparedness. for a full spectrum of emergencies or disasters, including internal emergencies and a man-made. emergency (or both) and natural occurring. An emergency plan is one part of a facility’s emergency preparedness program and provides the framework which includes conducting facility-based risk assessments that will assist a facility in addressing patient needs along with the continuity of business operations.
This course introduces the basics of emergency management exercises. It also builds a foundation for subsequent exercise courses, which provide the specifics of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).Through the use of this course, exercise program managers can learn to develop, execute, and evaluate exercises that address the priorities established by an organization’s leaders. These priorities are based on the National Preparedness Goal, strategy documents, threat and hazard identification/risk assessment processes, capability assessments, and the results from previous exercises and real-world events.
After the completion of the course students will be prepared for take the FEMA IS-120.C: An Introduction to Exercises and the IS-139.A: Exercise Design and Development on-line FEMA test and upon completion receive a FEMA certificate.
Dennis Terpin, Ph.D., O.H.S.T., Retired Emergency Manager for the University of Illinois Chicago. Dr. Terpin is Master Level instructor for FEMA/DHS at the Center for Domestic Preparedness and an instructor at FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute specializing in All Hazard Position Specific Incident Command. He is also a Certified Safety Manager, HSEEP Certified, Certified Fire Officer, EMT-P, World Trade Center Responder, Hazardous Materials and Rescue Specialist. In addition, Dennis was a member of UIC’s Incident Management Team and Deputy Commander of the University’s Emergency Response Team. As a Certified All Hazards Safety Officer, he worked such events as President Obama’s visit to UIC, the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates Conference, the 2012 Chicago NATO Summit, Senate Bill10 in Illinois, PHISH concerts and President Trump Chicago Rally in 2016 and the State of Illinois Bi-Annual certification exercise.
NATIONAL HUNGER & HOMELESS AWARENESS WEEK
Theme: Everybody Needs a Home
November 13th – 21th, 2021
Friday, November 12th -- 10:30
Mayor Michael Victorino will be Reading the HHAW Proclamation
Councilmember Tasha Kama will be making a Council Certificate presentation
o Due to COVID this event is not open to the public
Tuesday, November 16th
o West Maui- Cannery Mall parking lot.
Let us focus the signs on homelessness (No Promotional Signs or Banners) feel free to wear your organizational Shirts. This will show the community that we are not promoting our programs but working in unity to alleviate homelessness. Some sign examples: “Homeless Not Helpless” “Homelessness Hurts Everyone!” “Homelessness is Everyone’s Problem! “Imagine a Maui where everyone lives in a home!” “Paradise is when everyone lives in a home!” It can happen to anyone!” Homelessness can
happen to anyone!” “Think about the Keiki! “Doing nothing costs something!” “Doing nothing costs too much!” “Got Shelter? “Got Home?” “Homelessness affects YOU! You can affect Homelessness!” Homeless not Helpless! Me Casa es No Casa!
Friday November 19th
Questions call: Joyce Kawakami Feed My Sheep
October 1- 2019
President, West Maui Taxpayers Association
Member, Rotary Club of Lahaina
PRESS RELEASE-- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAYOR MICHAEL VICTORINO TO DISCUSS WEST MAUI EMERGENCY PLANNING WITH COMMUNITY ON Tuesday, OCTOBER 29th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Keopuolani Hall of Waiola Church – 535 Wainee Street in Lahaina. Co-Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lahaina and West Maui Taxpayer's Association.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend and there is no cost for attendance. There will be snacks and beverages provided compliments of the WMTA.
After a devastating fire and flood event in Lahaina last year, the Mayor's administration has taken a proactive approach to strategically synergize Maui Emergency Management Planning with the West Maui Taxpayer Association's West Maui Emergency Plan.
The Draft WMTA Emergency Plan can be viewed on their web site at www.westmaui.org. WMTA believes what their consultant emergency expert Dennis Terpin has stated and that is...“All planning processes should take an “All Hazards” Approach and the purpose of After-Action Reports allows all stakeholders to identify strengths and areas for improvement through a review of the effectiveness of preparedness and planning efforts for such an incident or an event. Corrective actions and lessons learned will be identified to create opportunities for improvement.
We look forward to the Mayor's leadership in necessary improvements to Emergency Planning based on his review of these After Action Reports on West Maui.
Please contact WMTA for any questions; Joseph D Pluta, President 808-661-7990
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