August 7 – 11, 2017
BOCA RATON RESORT
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA

Program

Pinnacle engages attendees with no-holds-barred exploration of the most relevant topics in the changing world of EMS. You’ll receive up-to-the-minute information, insight into emerging trends, and real-world tools you can use to get results in your organization.

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Programs with Bruce Moeller, PhD

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  • PINNACLE POWER SEMINARS

    Monday, August 7
    1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

    PINNACLE POWER SEMINARS

    WHAT ICS DOESN’T TEACH LEADERS ABOUT LARGE-SCALE INCIDENTS: RISK, OPERATIONS, RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE

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    Incident management and crisis response are critical functions that span all public safety service missions. A successful response depends on much more than our on-scene actions during the incident. Preparation for large-scale incidents, including risk analysis, development of interagency and stakeholder relationships and improving mission proficiency, requires deliberate actions before, during and after the event.

    Many critical incidents grow rapidly and exponentially and demand skills not practiced during routine responses, such as engaging with public officials and media, deploying a robust liaison network, managing numerous information requests, increasing logistics management capabilities and understanding and effectively employing surge forces.

    In this session, we’ll discuss best practices for addressing each of those topics as well as how to create effective mechanisms to care for your people before, during and after the event.

    Bruce Moeller, PhD, a Senior Associate with Fitch & Associates, is the former Director of Public Safety in Pinellas County, Florida; Todd Sheridan is an Operations Director of a major EMS system in New Jersey; Krista Haugen is the Director of the Survivors Network; and Jim Marshall, MA, is a certified therapist and Director of the 911 Training Institute.


  • MAIN CONFERENCE

    Wednesday, August 9
    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    MAIN CONFERENCE

    TERRORISM, CYBER ATTACKS, AND NATURAL DISASTERS: HOW LEADERS PREPARE & RESPOND IN THE NEW PARADIGM

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    This session is intended to question conventional wisdom and establish new principles for planning for the unthinkable. From terrorist attacks, to hurricanes and pandemics to mass shootings and targeted hackings, leaders must continually reassess their approach to readiness and response.

    How do you maintain an agile organization, able to work collaboratively with local, state, and federal agencies, when the need emerges? Changing digital technologies and social media add an additional layer of challenges, as emergency personnel must continually re-evaluate best practices, standardized approaches and how public expectations for transparency and instant information impact operations. How can leaders best use technology for enhanced situational awareness and communication? How do you build resiliency into the fabric of your community?

    You’ll gain valuable insight from two leaders who have been on the front lines of this transition.  David Paulison is the former Fire Chief of Metro-Dade County. After 9/11, President George W. Bush named Chief Paulison U.S. Fire Administrator; following the response to Hurricane Katrina, he was appointed director of FEMA. He currently serves on the boards of both the NFPA and the Underwriters Laboratory. Bruce Moeller, PhD, is a Senior Associate at Fitch & Associates. He is the former Public Safety Director for Pinellas County, Florida, and served as both the Fire Chief and City Manager in Sunrise, Florida.  

    Sponsored by Deccan International


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