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2014 Programs

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PLEASE NOTE that online payment is preferred for online registrations. Please also note the registration choices available for each event. If you need help or more information, please contact Andrea Weist!



Summer Classes / Events:

Berks County Secretaries Association

Wednesday, June 11, 8:30 a.m., Campus Center, South Lounge

Berks County Boroughs Association, 6:30 p.m.

The “Newly Organized” Boroughs Association of Berks County presents

Friday, July 18, 2014 – 5:30 p.m.

Maier’s Grove, Blandon

Disaster Planning, Management, and Response

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
7:30 AM- 4:00 PM

Albright College - Campus Center

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

Program Fees
BCW&SA & CELG Members/Sponsors: $65 per person for one official - $100 for two officials - $140 for three officials.
Non Member/Sponsors $80 per person for one official - $140 for two officials - $200 for three officials.
Program fees include continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments during the day.
Make Checks payable to Albright College.
5 CEU’s approved for both Water and Waste Water Operators
FEMA Disaster Planning and Response Certificate for all attendees.

Who Should Attend: 
Water & Waste Water Board Members. Local Governing Board Members, Municipal Managers & Secretaries, Water & Waste Water Operators, Police, Fire, and EM Coordinators.

The events this past year in Charleston, West Virginia where the entire city water supply was contaminated highlight the coordinated response required by water and sewer utilities, local governments, police, fire and emergency management coordinators.  This combined by the fact that the Schuylkill River affects the water supply of over 2 million fellow Pennsylvania residents highlights the need for swift and precise response to disasters which could and will threaten our water and sewer supplies and operations.  Inevitably, disasters impact power, transportation, communications, and emergency response to unrelated issues impacted by the disaster.   

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 emergency management and response is an immediate and required. 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.

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-AWWA will present on the PA-WARN system.

During the day there will be roundtable discussions as well as a table top exercise for disaster planning and response.  Don’t be the official who has to explain the lack of preparation in response to a Disaster – Be in attendance on July 30, 2014.
PLEASE NOTE: A FEMA SID is required to register for and participate in any training provided by FEMA. All FEMA training providers’ registration systems and enrollment procedures require a valid FEMA SID. The FEMA SID will serve as your unique identifier and be used to maintain the record of FEMA training you attended. The goal is for your FEMA SID to serve as your personal identification number instead of your Social Security Number (SSN) in support of FEMA’s effort to decrease/cease the use of SSN for identifying and tracking individuals.
In order to receive a credit for the Disaster Management course from FEMA, each attendee must register and receive a FEMA student ID #. Please use the following link to register prior to attending the July 30th conference. https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/

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