The September 2019 International Public Safety Association Symposium will be Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, located on NOVA's Alexandria Campus in Alexandria, Virginia (DC metro). The theme of our event will be centered on natural and man-made disaster recovery.
We are seeking presenters from law enforcement, fire service, EMS, Emergency Management, 911 telecommunications, emergency room/hospital personnel, as well as federal, state, local and tribal government. Presentations from the private sector will be considered with priority consideration from our event sponsors and exhibitors.
Examples of topics include:
- Lessons learned from a natural disaster recovery
- Lessons learned from a man-made disaster recovery
- Short term recovery considerations
- Peer Support for first responders
- Debris removal and management
- Rapid damage assessments on damaged and impacted buildings and infrastructure
- Critical infrastructure repair/restoration to ensure availability of essential services
- Emergency sheltering or lodging
- Crisis communications media response
- Financial management of donations and gifts
- Long-term recovery considerations
- Crisis support for survivors
- Missings person reporting
- Criminal investigation
- Memorial sites and events
- On-going mental health monitoring and support
- Rebuilding a community
- And all other relevant topics
If you are interested in presenting at our event, please submit your presentation concept for consideration.
The call for presentations will be open through February 28, 2019.
The IPSA will waive the registration fee for all selected presenters. Travel related expenses are not subsidized.