From: U.S. Fire Administration
2009 All-Hazard Incident Management Team Training and Education Conference
Registration and additional information is at the following website: www.ahimt.net
Tuesday November 3, 2009
Early Check-In: 1530 - 2000
Weary Traveler Reception: 1900 - 2200
Conference Starts Wednesday November 4, 2009
Wednesday: 0800 - 1700
Thursday: 0800 - 1700
Friday: 0800 - 1200
Registration Includes: Breakfast buffet – Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Lunch – Wednesday, Thursday
Incident Management Teams - Where are we today?
This general session will review outcomes from last year’s conference and the report that was generated as a result of the research conducted. What has been achieved and what still needs to be done?
This general session will look at three different AHIMT responses nationally and the lessons the teams learned from them. It will include an overview of their tasking, what went well, what did not, and how they would it next time.
Funding – Incident Business Management
Where are we headed on the training and funding of IMTs? This panel will discuss national, state, and local movements towards funding and support of teams and integrating them into local, state, and national standard operating procedures.
Training Opportunities and best practices
What type of training is offered and at what levels? This discussion will focus on training beyond NIMS including an interactive discussion of what training is of value for teams in real world deployments.
The industry perspective – our partners
How do teams respond to the needs of industry and partner with them at the same time? This discussion will detail the movement to incorporate industrial partners in responses. It will be lead by industry experts who are actively involved in planning and response in our communities.
Memorandums of Understanding – Why you need them.
This session will focus on the formal paperwork necessary to successfully develop and sustain an AHIMT. It will cover why these simple documents are very valuable to the team and protects not only the members of the team but their home agencies as well.
Deployment Models – What works and what does not.
Ok, so you got the call to go…..now what? This panel discussion will cover how to actually get your team moving and be successful downrange. The panel will include various responders with lessons learned.
Succession Planning – What happens when you retire?
So now you are all grey haired and will be retiring. What happens to your local team? This session will be a discussion of the need, procedures, and best practices to make sure we are mentoring replacements for our team members.
Communications – The next generation.
So what is Twitter? Why do I even care about facebook? What’s up with all of these new social networking things I keep hearing about and why do I need to know? This session will discuss the use and ramifications of using social networking to get your message out during an incident.
Web EOC and other tools of the trade.
This session will be a demonstration of selected tools that have work for AHIMTs and a discussion of real-world experiences with those products in the field. This is not a sales oriented session so don’t expect any door prizes, e-mails, or vendor calls afterwards.
Shadowing and Task Books
This breakout session will cover shadowing opportunities and how to find them. Maybe your area just never seems to have the “big one” - which is not a bad thing. However, you may want to get involved with larger incidents to hone your skills, to work on your Position Task Book. How to accomplish those objectives will be discussed during this session.
Working Group Breakouts
Note: These breakout sessions are offered twice so that those individuals who routinely fill more than one role on a team can attend two sessions.
Command and General Staff Working Group
This breakout session will be a facilitated discussion for individuals who are assigned, normally get stuck with, or are interested in the Command and General Staff positions.
Operations Working Group
This breakout session will be a facilitated discussion for individuals who are assigned, normally get stuck with, or are interested in the Operations Section.
Plans Working Group
This breakout session will be a facilitated discussion for individuals who are assigned, normally get stuck with, or are interested in the Planning Section.
Logistics Working Group
This breakout session will be a facilitated discussion for individuals who are assigned, normally get stuck with, or are interested in the Logistics Section
Finance/Administration Working Group
This breakout session will be a facilitated discussion for individuals who are assigned, normally get stuck with, or are interested in the Finance / Admin Section.
Safety Officer Working Group
This breakout is for safety officers and will discuss the best practices on how to ensure the safety of all without stepping on toes during the incident.
PIO and Liaison Working Group
This breakout will focus on the duties and tasks of the public information officers and liaisons on an incident or event. It will also discuss JIC issues as well as navigating the local political scene.
Qualifications and Standards – Where are we headed?
This general session will discuss the hot topic of qualification and standards for IMT personnel. It will include a panel with representation from various agencies who are involved in this matter and discussion. We expect it to be a very interactive session