A Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management

We are starting the search early for Speakers for the 2024 Weathering the Storm Conference. Reach out to 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! Contact us at wts.sparc@gmail.com to get started. 

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October 16, 2024
SPARC is excited to invite you to another great disaster and preparedness conference Weathering the Storm 2024!
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.



Conference Registration Links 

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.


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 are pending approval by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency for emergency managers from Illinois who attend this event.  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.

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