16th Annual New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference to be held in May

The New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association announced its 16th Annual New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference will be held May 5-9, in Atlantic City.

The conference offers emergency management and public safety professionals an opportunity to receive continuing education and training needed for certification and stay up to date on the changing demands of emergency response, recovery and management.

Attendees will have an opportunity to attend breakout work sessions on nationwide topics as well as regional issues. Session topics include children separated by disaster, addiction issues in shelters, response to mass shootings, communication during crisis situations, winter hazards, social media, mass care standards and maintaining first responder wellness.

The conference will offer training courses in emergency management, rail and bus safety, all-hazards strike team, disaster logistics and amateur radio service, among others. All classes will receive a certificate of completion, and continuing education credits may be available.

The conference is the largest in the Mid-Atlantic region and provides an opportunity for emergency managers to network and share experiences and knowledge. More than 100 exhibitors will present emergency management technology and resources to assist emergency managers and responders with response and recovery during disaster situations.

The NJEPA is a non-profit organization committed to offering timely and informative preparedness information and training.