Annual New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association Conference to be Held in Atlantic City

Apr 02, 2014, 10:15 ET from New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association

MAYS LANDING, N.J., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association Conference, the Mid-Atlantic region's premier emergency management event, returns for a 16th year at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City from May 5-9, 2014.

The sharing of lessons learned between emergency management professionals provides invaluable knowledge for all of the attendees.  The conference features networking opportunities with over 1,500 public and private sector emergency planning professionals, dynamic breakout sessions, cost-effective training seminars, and an exhibit hall with more than 100 exhibitors.

The keynote speaker at this year's conference is Major Dermot Quinn of the Massachusetts State Police, who will discuss the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.  Quinn has nearly 30 years of experience and has served in the Division of Investigative Services for the past 18 years.  As part of his duties he also oversees the anti-terrorism efforts of the Massachusetts State Police. 

The conference offers a variety of training seminars, including:  

  • Amateur Radio License Course & Test
  • New Jersey Transit's Rail & Bus Safety for First Responders
  • Tide & Surge Forecasts Associated with Coastal Storms
  • FEMA NIMS All-Hazards/Strike Team
  • Mass Care/Emergency Assistance Planning and Operations

Breakout sessions will include presentations on Optimizing 30,000 Sandy Volunteers with Crisis Cleanup, Children Separated by Disaster, Latest Drugs of Abuse, and Weather Ready Nation & NWS Decision Support Services for Super Bowl XVIII.  

Registration for the conference is underway.  For additional information or to register go to the NJEPA Conference 2014 website at

SOURCE New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association