​​A1. The 411 on the NH Interoperability Initiatives 
The New Hampshire Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee (NHSIEC) and its working groups continue to work to establish and improve interoperability for New Hampshire's public safety responders and partner agencies. This session will provide details on the activities of the NHSIEC, future projects, and answer questions relating to NH interoperability initiatives.

Presented by:
John Stevens, Statewide Interoperability Coordinator, NH Department of Safety
Carol Miller, Director of Broadband Technology, NH Business and Economic Affairs
George Feole, Captain, Derry Police Department
Jon Goldman, Chief Coordinator, Lakes Region Fire Mutual Aid

Panel Moderator: Tom Andross, Director, Grafton County Sherriff's Department

Level: Intermediate

Intended Audience:
Emergency Services - Local, county, state and federal law enforcement, fire, emergency management, dispatch, EMS, and military.






A2. Those Dam EAPs: Who's Responsible? Are You?
Dams are an important part of our infrastructure and affect every town and city in NH. This session will discuss the importance of EAPs (Emergency Action Plans) as they relate to dams and the need for emergency services’ and local governments’ understanding of and involvement with these plans.

Presented by: Nancy Baillargeon, Program Information Officer, NH Department of Environmental Services - Water Division, Dam Bureau 








Level: Intermediate

Intended Audience:

Emergency Services - Local, county, state and federal law enforcement, fire, emergency management, dispatch, EMS, and military.

Municipal/County/State/Federal Government -Government leadership, corrections, health officers, building and code enforcement, and public works.

A3. How Jurisdictional Risk Assessments  Strengthen NH’s Health Care, Behavioral Health, and Public Health Systems
In 2018-2019, NH DHHS, the Granite State Health Care Coalition, and the 13 Public Health Networks conducted health care, behavioral health, and public health-specific Jurisdictional Risk Assessments (JRAs). This process focused on assessing hazard impacts to these systems, assessing system capability to withstand impacts, and identifying strategies to increase preparedness and reduce risk. This session will review the results of the statewide JRA process, including strengths and areas for improvement, as well as prioritized mitigation strategies to address identified gaps. Join us to learn about the results of these assessments and their implications for our future work to prepare our public health, behavioral health, and public health systems!

Presented by:
Alyson Cobb, MPH, Project Director, Community Health Institute/JSI
Amy Cullum, MA, MPH, MSN, CNL, Senior Consultant, Community Health Institute/JSI


















Level: Intermediate

Intended Audience:

Health Care/Behavioral Health/Public Health - Health care providers such as hospitals, primary and specialty care providers, behavioral health providers, home care providers, long term care, and public health professionals.

Emergency Services - Local, county, state and federal law enforcement, fire, emergency management, dispatch, EMS, and military.

Human/Social Services - Children/youth/senior service providers, family services, disabilities services, and other community services and faith based organizations.

Municipal/County/State/Federal Government -Government leadership, corrections, health officers, building and code enforcement, and public works


A4. How You Can Help Plan for Child and Family Care During Emergencies
Join Southern New Hampshire Services’ Child Care Aware of New Hampshire program, the Emergency Services Unit, and members of the Emergency Operations in Child Care Cohort(s) to discuss how we have planned for emergencies with NH child care programs. Come to this information session to understand the regulations currently in place for Child Care and Family Child Care programs, learn about resources available to programs, and find out how YOU may be able to assist during disasters. As valued community members, we need your help to carry our unique needs to local community planners and to help us support children and programs throughout the state.

Presented by: Elizabeth Costa, MA, ECMPWT, Training and Technical Assistance Specialist, Child Care Aware of NH / Southern NH Services

Level: Basic

Intended Audience: All

This presentation is open to all audiences as we are all collaborative partners in this process.




A5. School Emergency Preparedness Planning
Emergency planning for schools takes a community effort. This presentation will talk about why New Hampshire schools are required to have a site-specific Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), what the schools’ EOPs should consist of, and who should be involved with developing the schools’ EOPs.  We will discuss the support NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) provides to schools, including conducting physical security assessments of schools, training that is available, and how HSEM can support developing exercises for schools and their local emergency responders and leadership.

Presented by:
Sean Heichlinger, School Emergency Preparedness Readiness Program Coordinator, NH Department of Safety - Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Dean Jore, Emergency Management Trainer, NH Department of Safety - Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Scott Lambertson, School Emergency Readiness Program, NH Department of Safety - Homeland Security and Emergency Management


Level: Basic

Intended Audience: Education/Child Care - Public and private k-12, higher education, and child care providers.

School and community emergency planners





A6. All I Need Is a Grant from HSEM: How to Make It Happen

This session is an EM Academy equivalent of Grants Funding, Management and Forms.


This session, presented by NH HSEM, will focus on addressing FAQs pertaining to the life cycle, identification of priority projects, reporting requirements, and close out process specific to the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program and Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) funds.

Presented by:
Whitney Welch, Assistant Planning Chief, NH Department of Safety - Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Olivia Bourque, EMPG Program Coordinator, NH Department of Safety - Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Alexx Monastiero, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, NH Department of Safety - Homeland Security and Emergency Management










 


Level: Intermediate

Intended Audience:

Emergency Services - Local, county, state and federal law enforcement, fire, emergency management, dispatch, EMS, and military.

Municipal/County/State/Federal Government -Government leadership, corrections, health officers, building and code enforcement, and public works.

Eligible applicant include, state agencies and local governments (i.e. municipalities and SAUs)


A7. Have I Considered That? Planning for Persons with Disabilities
This presentation will discuss topics specific to addressing the needs of persons with disabilities before, during, and after an emergency. Topics include legal rights and responsibilities under disability-specific laws, service animals, disability etiquette, addressing extra-special needs, identifying facility barriers, access to programs and services, and promoting individual emergency preparedness among persons with disabilities. The presentation will provide time for questions and answers that will focus on resources and solutions to common problems.

Presented by:
Charles Saia, JD, Executive Director, NH Governor's Commission on Disability
Colleen Durkin-Blackburn, Accessibility Specialist, NH Governor's Commission on Disability
Louise McBride, Research & Information Specialist, NH Governor's Commission on Disability
Stacy Hart, Training & Information Specialist, New England ADA Center























 


Level: Basic

Intended Audience:

Health Care/Behavioral Health/Public Health - Health care providers such as hospitals, primary and specialty care providers, behavioral health providers, home care providers, long term care, and public health professionals.

Emergency Services - Local, county, state and federal law enforcement, fire, emergency management, dispatch, EMS, and military.

Human/Social Services - Children/youth/senior service providers, family services, disabilities services, and other community services and faith based organizations.

Municipal/County/State/Federal Government -Government leadership, corrections, health officers, building and code enforcement, and public works.

Presentation is intended for persons in the public and private sector that will interact with persons with a disability during an emergency.

A8. Weather 101: Why Weather Matters for Emergency Management
This session is designed to teach weather basics to those working in the emergency management field in order to give them the tools to better understand forecast information from the National Weather Service. Having an enhanced understanding of basic of weather concepts will allow for better planning and more insightful deployment of resources when natural disasters strike. Combining knowledge from the emergency management and meteorology fields will allow you to make more informed decisions to protect life and property.

Presented by: Vanesa Urango, MS, Public Assistance Coordinator, NH Department of Safety - Homeland Security and Emergency Management



Level: Basic

Intended Audience: All

This is for anyone who is interested in learning more about weather.

A9. The NH Public Health Laboratories: Analyzing Better Preparedness and Response Capabilities
This session will focus on the NH Public Health Laboratories (NH PHL) Water Analysis Laboratory’s various capabilities and roles during a drinking water emergency.  How can emergency responders and state and local officials work with the NH PHL during a drinking water emergency?


This session will also explain the NH Department of Environmental Services’ (NHDES’) role in assisting water suppliers to prepare for an emergency through planning, exercises, and training.

Presented by:
Lucio Barinelli, PhD, Program Manager, NH Public Health Laboratories, Water Analysis Lab
Andrew Madison, MS, Source Protection Coordinator, NH Department of Environmental Services

Level: Basic

Intended Audience: Emergency Services – Local, county, state and federal law enforcement, fire, emergency management, dispatch, EMS, and military.

Municipal/County/State/Federal Government – Government leadership, corrections, health officers, building and code enforcement, and public works.


A10. The NH Mass Fatality Management Plan Is Alive and Well
The State of New Hampshire Mass Fatality Plan has recently been significantly revised.  Partners such as the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the NH Funeral Directors Association, and many state agencies contributed to these plan revisions.  These partners will present and review the new plan and its updated components.

Presented by:
Carole Totzkay, MS, CHES, Public Health Emergency Planner, NH Department of Health and Human Services - Emergency Services Unit
Kim Fallon, Chief Forensic Investigator, NH Department of Justice - Office of Chief Medical Examiner
Peter Morin, CFSP, NH FD & Embalmer, Executive Director, NH Funeral Directors & Embalmers Association
Christopher Wilder, FD, CFSP, Mortality Surveillance Agent, Funeral Director, NH Division of Vital Records Administration, and NH Funeral Directors Association 

Level: Basic
Intended Audience: All
A11. A Lifeline for Those in Greatest Need: 2-1-1 NH as Part of the State Opioid Response
In 2019, the service known as 2-1-1 NH officially helped its 1 millionth person, and it is part of the successful Safe Station program in the greater Manchester area.  This session will feature an introduction to NH’s Hub and Spoke framework, how it has become a model of success, and implementation review with discussions from 2-1-1 NH, The Doorways, and NH BDAS/DHHS.

Presented by:
Shannon Bresaw, Vice President of Public Health, Granite United Way representing 2-1-1 NH
Christine Spring, Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Corey Gately, MLADC, Director of Substance Use Services, LRGH
Kimberly Haney, CRSW, Director, The Doorways at Granite Pathways

Panel Moderator: Amy Pepin, Senior Consultant, Center for Excellence

Level: Intermediate

Intended Audience:
Health Care/Behavioral Health/Public Health – Health care providers such as hospitals, primary and specialty care providers, behavioral health providers, home care providers, long term care, and public health professionals.

Emergency Services – Local, county, state and federal law enforcement, fire, emergency management, dispatch, EMS, and military.

Human/Social Services – Children/youth/senior services providers, family services, disabilities services, and other community services and faith based organizations.

Municipal/County/State/Federal Government – Government leadership, corrections, health officers, building and code enforcement, and public works. 

A12. The New Hampshire Flood Response Toolkit for Municipal Officials:
Forthcoming Guide for Before, During, and After the Flood

The New Hampshire Silver Jackets is a team of individuals from Federal and State agencies working collaboratively on the State’s flood risk management priorities. The team is currently developing a Flood Response Toolkit for town and city officials across the State which is scheduled for release later in 2019. This toolkit is intended to serve as a quick reference guide to help municipal officials understand their roles and responsibilities, as well as resources and assistance available, before, during, and after a flood. In addition to providing an introduction to the NH Silver Jackets team and its mission, this presentation will provide:

  • An overview of the NH Flood Response Toolkit project, including goals, audience, and topics covered;
  • Information about when and how it will be distributed; and
  • A preview of the toolkit’s look and format.


Presented by:
Samara Ebinger, MA, CFM, Principal Planner, NH Office of Strategic Initiatives
Jennifer Gilbert, MA, CFM, ANFI, Senior Planner, NH Office of Strategic Initiatives

Level: Basic

Intended Audience:

Emergency Services – Local, county, state and federal law enforcement, fire, emergency management, dispatch, EMS, and military.

Municipal/County/State/Federal Government – Government leadership, corrections, health officers, building and code enforcement, and public works.

The intended audience of the Flood Response Toolkit guide that will be discussed is local community officials in the state.

 

BLOCK A   9:15-10:30 Concurrent Breakout Session Descriptions