The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), with financial support from U.S. EPA Region 3, conducted a series of emergency preparedness trainings for the water sector in all 67 counties across the state over a three-year period. The training and tabletop exercise brought together local drinking water and wastewater service providers and other emergency responders to provide response training, enhance coordination and communication between all responders, improve understanding of emergency roles and responsibilities, and allow participants to discuss steps to be taken to better prepare for a future water sector-specific incident.
After Action Review:
This free 1/2-day seminar is an opportunity for the water sector and response partners from the federal, state, and local levels to discuss lessons learned from this project, as well as those from the Fall 2011 severe storms.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone who may be involved in an emergency effecting the water sector (e.g., water and wastewater utilities, fire, police, health, emergency management, regulatory agencies, PAWARN). In addition, a special invitation is extended to all those who had an opportunity to participate in one of the trainings, as well as those who responded to the Fall 2011 storms.
Date: May 17, 2012
Time: Check-in 8:00 - 8:30 AM
Seminar 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: PA DEP’s Bureau of Laboratories, 2575 Interstate Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110
For additional information contact:
Horsley Witten Group