EPP Sponsors the 2013 New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference

Hammonton, NJ – January 2013 – For the eleventh year in a row, EPP is providing committee support to the non-profit New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association to prepare for its fourteenth annual Emergency Preparedness Conference. The conference will run from May 6th through May 10th at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City. EPP will be joined by over 100 other companies in exhibiting at the conference.

In 2002, the Conference grew well beyond its original emphasis on hurricane and weather related emergencies to include hazardous materials handling, dealing with a pandemic, and responding to terrorist events and weapons of mass destruction. The conference has become one of the largest and most relevant sources of planning, coordination for emergency managers throughout New Jersey and the Northeast region.  People in field such as logistics, resource mobilization, storm response, and many others attend the conference on an annual basis. EPP has been instrumental in helping the Conference refine and further develop its extensive conference programs, and expand its exhibitor base to include major providers of emergency products and services from throughout the country. EPP is also helping coordinate media-relations arrangements for the conference.

About the Emergency Preparedness Conference

Over the last fourteen years, this annual conference has become one of the largest and most relevant sources of disaster planning, coordination, and emergency management training for New Jersey’s emergency managers. The conference serves as a forum for the state’s public and private sector emergency managers to meet and discuss emergency planning issues affecting them and their regions. It also provides an opportunity to build and nurture relationships that can be critically important during a natural disaster or emergency event. It is expected that the 2013 Emergency Preparedness Conference will be attended by close to 1,400 emergency managers from the Northeast region, including many from the utility industry.

The keynote speaker at this year’s conference will be The Honorable Tom Ridge. Following the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, Tom Ridge became the first Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and, on January 24, 2003, became the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The creation of the country’s 15th Cabinet Department marked the largest reorganization of government since the Truman administration and another call to service for the former soldier, congressman and governor of Pennsylvania.

He is currently the president and CEO of Ridge Global. As the company’s chief executive, Ridge leads a team of international experts that help businesses and governments address a range of needs throughout their organizations, including risk management, global trade security, incident management, strategic growth, infrastructure protection, technology integration, crisis management and other issues that encompass a diverse portfolio.

For additional information on the Emergency Preparedness Conference, please visit www.njepa.org

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