2016 Panhandle Regional Preparedness Conference

Wednesday, September 7th

8:00 - 8:45 AM    Registration Exhibit Hall

8:45 - 9:15 AM    Welcome

9:15 - 10:30 AM  Frank Patterson

West, Texas Fertilizer Plant
Disaster Response and Recovery

10:30 - 10:45 AM Sponsor Break

10:45 - 11:15 AM  Kevin Jaynes

Strategies for Successful
Debris Management 

11:00 - 12:00 PM   Dee Grimm, RN, JD

Recovery & Resiliency for the

Health Care Community

12:00 - 1:00   Lunch by Desperados

12:30 - 1:00   Josh Roberts, CEM

Social Media in the New Millennium

Tips to Stay Ahead of the Rumor Mill

1:00 -1 :30   Exhibit Hall

                    Transition to Breakouts

1:30 - 4:00  Breakout Session


                   Healthcare Facilities

                   Elected Officials, EMC

                   Public Works/City Management


This years conference theme is Disaster Recovery.  Recovering from a disaster is a task that most jurisdictions would never want to participate in.  Unlike response, where emergency managers and responders regularly have after-action reviews and establish improvement measures; Recovery is usually a one-shot thing.


The Recovery process is truly a community endeavor.  Through pre-disaster planning, a community can establish beneficial goals and guidelines to aid local government in finding  fiscally responsible methods to recover from the disaster.  Even policies that encourage residents to sort the debris on their property after a tornado can save the city thousands of dollars in debris management.

The presentations and breakout sessions will offer insight on the pitfalls of ineffective recovery planning and a clearer picture on how employees, responders, citizens and volunteers can work together to not only recover from the disaster but set achievable goals to improve their community following the disaster. 

To view the

2015 Conference Presentations.

September 7, 2016

Amarillo Civic Center

For More Information Contact Emily - 806-372-3381 or enolte@theprpc.org

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Our sponsors have been critical to the success of this conference over the last 7 years.  Through their generous and continued support, our conference remains FREE to our Volunteer Responders.

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Conference  Registration is $20 & Volunteer Responders are always FREE

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Conference at a Glance

Emergency Management through Practiced Partnerships