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Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters Summit “Doing More Together”

SCR VOAD and United States Northern Command

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 7:30 AM - Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 4:30 PM (MDT)

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The strength for response and recovery comes from the VOAD movement, “DOING MORE TOGETHER!” A senior national leader with decades of experience in disaster response once said “America cannot afford what National VOAD organizations do for free…70% of recovery efforts are taken care of by National VOAD organizations.” This year's summit brings together all South Central Region (Colorado) VOAD partners active in every aspect of Response and Recovery. Together with local government planners, emergency managers, military mission partners and volunteers, the Summit will focus on key crisis and disaster issues of today in order to enhance preparedness for the next event across our region.

Agenda and Breakout Offerings

Day 1

Tuesday, 12-June-2018, 07:30am-08:30am-Registration               

Tuesday, 12-June-2018, 08:30am-08:45am-Welcome/Opening Remarks

Day 1 Keynote

Tuesday, 12-June-2018, 08:45am-10:45am-Active Shooter/"I Love U Guys Foundation"

Presented by Stacy Avila (Arvada, Colorado Police Department-Retired)

                      John-Michael Keyes (Executive Dir. of the "I Love U Guys Foundation")

Stacy Avila was the lead negotiator for the Jefferson County Colorado Regional SWAT team at the 2006 Platte Canyon High School shooting in Bailey, CO. She and Mr. Keyes present a riveting account of the day Mr. Keyes lost his daughter, Emily. The point-counterpoint of their actions on that day are only part of the story. The positive outcomes and protocols that are a result of this tragedy are impacting schools across the US and Canada.

Tuesday, 12-June-2018 10:45am-12:30pm-Lunch and Invocation Fajita Bar Lunch provided by Mission Catering including beef, chicken, vegetarian beans, vegetarian rice and corn or flour tortillas. 

Day 1 Breakout Options

Tuesday, 12-June-18, 12:30pm-4:30pm-Psychological First Aid

Presented by the Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment.

How to cope with emergencies and how to prepare, respond to, and recover from trauma. If this four hour class is selected no other breakout can be selected for Day 1. A certificate of completion will be provided.  

Tuesday, 12-June-2018, 12:30pm-02:30pm-Counter-Terrorism:  Europe to US Trends, Why we are not Ready and How we should Prepare. 

Presented by Brent Modral (COO of Mercurial Security Solutions LLC)

                      Natascha Modral (CEO Mercurial Security Solutions LLC)

This session will present on terrorism incidents that are occurring in Europe and how they impact what is manifesting in the US now and in the future. Additionally, we will discuss target selection, surveillance and the various Terrorist tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP’s) in order be better prepared for these events.

Tuesday, 12-June-2018, 12:30pm-02:30pm-Protecting Houses of Worship

Presented by the Office of the US Attorney General, Denver

Tuesday, 12-June-2018, 02:30pm-02:45pm-Break

Tuesday, 12-June-2018, 02:45pm-04:30pm-Builiding Bridges

Presented by J. Robert Eagan (Master of Theology and Ministry: Fuller Theologoical Seminary)

Jeff Eagan will challenge us to think proactively about engaging in constructive relationships across lines of religious and cultural difference in order to establish trust in our communities before disasters strike. He is the Author of Of Strangers & Enemies: A Pathway to Peace for Jews, Christians and Muslims (2016) and co-author of Speaking Peace Together (2016).

Tuesday, 12-June-2018, 02:45pm-04:30pm- FEMA/DHS Overview of National Response Plan

Presented by FEMA Speakers

Tuesday, 12-June-2018, 04:30pm-Conclude

Day 2

Wednesday, 13-June-2018, 08:30am-08:45am-Welcoming Remarks

Day 2 Keynotes

 Wednesday, 13-June-2018, 08:45am-10:15am-Keynote 1-Basic Human Response to Crisis

Presented by Dr. Curt Drennen

Wednesday, 13-June-2018, 10:15am-10:30am-Break

Wednesday, 13-June-2018, 10:30am-12:00pm-Keynote 2-Understanding Community Resilience in the Context of Community Recovery. Lessons from Waldo Canyon and Black Forest Fires.

Presented by Dr. Andy Cain

Disaster Planning is a government function; Disaster Response is a government function; Mitigation is a government function. Recovery is a community function in need of resilience and perseverance.

Wednesday, 13-June-2018, 12:00pm-01:30PM-Lunch On Your Own

Day 2 Breakout Options

Wednesday, 13-June-2018, 01:30pm-02:45:pm-Human Recovery After Events / Response Community Resources

Presented by The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

Wednesday, 13-June-2018, 01:30pm-02:45:pm-Recent Disaster Response Panel

Presented by: A Panel of Colorado First Responders

A panel of Colorado First Responders, including first responders to the recent hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria will each give a ten minute presentation of their experiences/best practices. Q&A to follow.

Wednesday, 13-June-2018, 01:30pm-02:45:pm-Disability Etiquette/Access and Functional Needs

Presented by: The Independence Center

Ensuring equal access for persons with disabilities is equally important and legally-required in times of disaster.  Learn how to make sure your communication, planning and interactions with people with disabilities is well-informed and empowering.

Wednesday, 13-June-2018, 02:45pm-03:00pm-Break

Wednesday, 13-June-2018, 03:00pm-04:30pm-Rural Community Needs: how VOAD can help

Presented by: Mike McHargue and Panel Members

Wednesday, 13-June-2018, 03:00pm-04:30pm-Protecting Houses of Worship:  How to Assess your HOW and Low Cost Methods and Procedures that We Often Overlook

 Presented by Brent Modral (COO of Mercurial Security Solutions LLC)

                       Natascha Modral (CEO Mercurial Security Solutions LLC)

This session will present on how to assess your own HOW in addition to what low cost methods, procedures and training can be implemented to increase your security posture without breaking the bank: the not so obvious security increases that everyone can implement.

Wednesday, 13-June-2018 04:30pm-Conclude


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1st Presbyterian Church
219 East Bijou Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 7:30 AM - Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 4:30 PM (MDT)

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SCR VOAD and United States Northern Command

Colorado's South Central Region Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (SCR VOAD) networks the combined efforts of community, government, faith-based organizations, businesses, and volunteer organizations to provide collective impact and effective relief to people affected by disaster in the Counties of Chaffee, El Paso, Lake, Park and Teller, and the City of Colorado Springs.

U.S. Northern Command partners to conduct homeland defense, civil support and security cooperation to defend and secure the United States and its interests.

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