October 19, 2022
SPARC is excited to invite you to another great disaster and preparedness conference Weathering the Storm 2022!
The last two years have kept us apart, it is time to come back together and prove our resiliency and begin to build back the strong foundation of community support and preparedness in our region!
Join us for a full day of fantastic Speakers, a wide array of Vendors, exciting Exhibits, and a chance to network and connect with others in the preparedness community.
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Cost

Registration includes:

  • Breakfast and Lunch catered by Crystal's
  • Commemorative T-shirt to mark the 10th year for WTS
  • Challenge Coin- collectable and high quality
  • Full day of education with CEUs- CEU hours pending, see below for more
  • Numerous vendors, exhibits, and networking opportunities.

Location:

The Pavilion   1602 Sioux Dr, Marion, IL 62959

Lodging:

There are several hotels within short distance of the conference location. Visit Marion IL Chamber of Commerce for details.

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Keynote Speaker Tania Glenn, PSYD, LCSW  Tania specializes in the identification and treatment of severe stress and trauma with a focus on the aviation, military, and public safety communities. Tania is an author of books for both adults and children on trauma and stress. In addition to being a sought after speaker and critical incident responder, she continues to work with professionals from federal, state and local arenas to combat PTSD and help those who serve and protect. https://www.taniaglenn.com/outreach/

7:00am            Registration Opens, Breakfast Available (Crystal’s Catering) (Expo Hall)

8:00 – 8:15      Welcome & Introduction of Executive Committee (Expo Hall) Todd Carr- SPARC President

8:15 – 9:45      Opening Address: Live Line Demonstration - Ameren Illinois (Expo Hall)

9:45 – 10:40    Vendors, Exhibits, and Networking Breakout Sessions

-Outside Exhibit Demos

10:40 – 11:30  Concurrent Session #1

  1. (Earthquake) The Essentials of Aggression Management in Healthcare: From Talk down to Take down -Brad Campbell & Dan Wilder – Sorensen, Wilder & Associates
  2. (Tornado) December 10, 2021: How a Collaborative Effort Brought a Region Together to Prepare for the Worst – BJ Newbury & Marty Barnett- West Kentucky HCC & EMS
  3. (Derecho) Cybersecurity for Emergency Communications – James Stromberg- US DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
  4. (Ice Storm) National Weather Service Communication Products and Services: Special highlight information sharing around the December Tornadoes- Christine Wielgos - NOAA

Outside- Landing Zone Safety- AirEvac (Possible Option 1)

11:30 – 1:00     (Expo Hall) – Lunch and Keynote Speaker (12pm) Resilience Through Chaos- Dr. Tania Glenn, PsyD, LCSW, CCTP

1:00 – 1:40      Vendors, Exhibits, and Networking Breakout Sessions   Vendors begin breakdown at 3:45pm

-Outside Exhibit Demos

1:40-2:30    Concurrent Session #2

  1. (Earthquake) Armed Intruder/Active Shooter: Plan, Respond, & Survive the Unthinkable -Brad Campbell & Dan Wilder – Sorensen, Wilder & Associates
  2. (Tornado) Introduction to Lost Person Behavior –Ralph Kuchenbrod- Wilderness Search & Rescue- Illinois Fire Service Institute
  3. (Derecho) CISA Emergency Communications 101 - James Stromberg- US DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
  4. (Ice Storm) Hands only CPR- Arien Herrmann & Marty Hagan- SPARC RHCC

2:30 –2:40       Break

2:40 – 3:30      Concurrent Session #3

  1. (Earthquake) The Essentials of Aggression Management in Healthcare: From Talk down to Take down -Brad Campbell & Dan Wilder – Sorensen, Wilder & Associates
  2. (Tornado) December 10, 2021: How a Collaborative Effort Brought a Region Together to Prepare for the Worst – BJ Newbury & Marty Barnett- West Kentucky HCC & EMS
  3. (Derecho) Education in a Violent World: What do we do now? - Dr. Steve Webb
  4. (Ice Storm) Stop the Bleed- Jessica Chaney & Tamara Caffey-Bey- SPARC RHCC

3:30 – 3:40      Break

3:40 – 4:30      Concurrent Session #4

  1. (Earthquake) Armed Intruder/Active Shooter: Plan, Respond, & Survive the Unthinkable -Brad Campbell & Dan Wilder – Sorensen, Wilder & Associates
  2. (Tornado) Introduction to Lost Person Behavior –Ralph Kuchenbrod- Wilderness Search & Rescue- Illinois Fire Service Institute
  3. (Derecho) Living off Grid, Really!?!?- Shariff Shakir- AES Solar
  4. (Ice Storm) Auxiliary Communications Alternatives - Bruce Tally – Volunteer Communications Williamson County EMA / ITECS11

Outside- Landing Zone Safety- AirEvac (Possible Option 2)

4:30 – 4:35      Break

4:35 – 4:45      (Expo Hall) Special Closing and Awards

Weathering the Storm

Conference Invitation

The Shawnee Preparedness and Response Coalition is pleased to invite you to our Regional Disaster Conference: “Weathering the Storm.” This is the tenth year for this conference, and our intent is to provide a quality disaster preparedness conference in the southern region of the state.

Purpose

This conference is intended to provide relevant disaster preparedness education to members of our community involved or interested in disaster management.

Target Audience

This program will benefit a broad range of individuals and groups involved in personal, professional, and governmental emergency preparedness, planning, and response. EMA, Healthcare, EMS, Law Enforcement, Fire Departments, Private groups and more... Everyone is welcome

Continuing Education

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* Actual amount of continuing education hours awarded to EMTs and nurses is determined by IDPH and based on actual session times. The amount of continuing education hours awarded for Emergency Managers is determined by IEMA. The awarded amount of hours is not guaranteed.

Continuing education credit is being applied for for the following licenses or certifications: Emergency Medical Technician / Medical First Responder, Illinois Emergency Managers, and Illinois licensed nurses.

Training hours have been approved by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency for emergency managers from Illinois who attend this event. Exercise credit will also be given to emergency manager attendees. For more information on training hours and exercise credit available, contact Brandon Hendrix, IEMA - Planning & Training Specialist at brandon.hendrix@illinois.gov  .

Following the conference an evaluation survey will be sent out to the email provided upon registration. To obtain continuing education credit, evaluations must be completed and returned. Certificates will be sent once verification of attendance and evaluation completion is made.

Preparing for the Future:

We are looking for Speakers for the 2023 Weathering the Storm Conference. Email wts.sparc@gmail.com if you are interested!

Want to participate as a Sponsor, Vendor, or with an Exhibit? It's never too early to show your support and dedication to the region's premier disaster and preparedness conference! Email wts.sparc@gmail.com to get started. 

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Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

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Lovisa
Williamson County EMA
Egyptian Electric
Watermark Ford
U of I Extension
Kenya Garner State Farm
Kenya Garner State Farm
Ethos
ILEAS
IDPH
ASPR
IEMA