Emergency Disaster Incident Training Symposiums (EDITS)
EDITS is a unique biennial regional training opportunity developed by the Eastern Montgomery County PA emergency managers.
It is a two-day, affordable, focused training symposium designed to present nationally recognized keynote speakers and current disaster topics for approximately 300 regional emergency management professionals, police, fire, EMS, health and school officials, and first responders.
The symposium provides training, discussions, networking opportunities, and a select number of exhibitors for both career professionals and volunteers.
EDITS 2012 “Building the Framework for Excellence”
The symposium dates are October 17 and 18, 2012.
The location is Presidential Caterers, 2910 DeKalb Pike, East Norriton, PA.
Participant Registration began July 15, 2012. Exhibitor registration began June 1, 2012.
Early Bird Registration Rates end September 15, 2012.
Topics and Speakers
Gordon Graham, Keynote Speaker
“If you can Predict it, you can Prevent it”
Gordon Graham’s Conference Handout
Dr. Kenneth W. Schor, DO, MPH
“Coordinating National Health in Disasters”
National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health web site
Dr. Schor’s Presentation
“Pre-Planning Large Events”
Lt. Tom Fitzpatrick
“Top Secret Terrorism Exercise-Lessons Learned and Lessons Reinforced”
“Importance of Social Media in Emergency Management”
Dr. Elizabeth Ablah, PhD, MPH
Dr. Richard Gasaway
“Situational Awareness and Decision Making”
Situational Awareness Matters web site
(When placing orders for educational materials on that site use discount code EDITS to save 20%.)
Leo Pratte, Regional Emergency Services Directory Southeastern PA American Red Cross
“Working with Partner Services in Disaster Relief”
Chief Mitch Randles, Joplin, MO
“Tornadoes of 2011”