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Conference at a Glance

September 13, 2017 

Amarillo Civic Center

8:00-8:45      Vendor Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:15      Welcome

9:15-10:00    Decision Making for Outdoor Events

10:00-11:00  Jarrell Tornado Tragedy of 1997

11:00-11:15  Vendor Break

11:15-11:40  Panhandle Disasters 2016-2017

11:45-12:15  Lunch by Desperados

12:15-1:15    Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Incident

1:15-1:30      Vendor Break and Transition

Breakouts:    Radiological Monitoring for 

                      Responders in Rural Communities

                 Mass Fatality Decision Making 

                      Rural Communities

                    More Breakouts To Be Announced


Emergency Management through Practiced Partnerships

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2017 Panhandle Regional Preparedness Conference

September 13, 2017

Amarillo Civic Center

Speaker Topics

Dr. Igor Shepherd

A former Russian military physician and officer, will share with us the “insider” story on the 1986 Chernobyl  Nuclear Plant incident.  His presentations will include details on the hazardous conditions faced by the initial first responders.

Dr. Kevin Kloesel

A University Meteorologist for the University of Oklahoma.  His topic will focus on the decision making that must occur when hosting large outdoor events.  Kevin will put you in the hot seat as to what your decision would have been for recent events that were weather threatened.

Judge Judy Hobbs

Justice of the Peace in Williamson County, Judge Hobbs will take us back to the Jarrell tornado of 1997.  This retrospective view of fatality management practices and lessons from over 20 years ago will enlighten us as to how far our preparedness and training strategies have come.