2019 KEMA Conference
PREPAREDNESS FOR TOMORROW'S CHALLENGES
conference days: Sept. 11 - Sept. 13, 2019
Pre-conference: Sept. 10
topeka downtown Ramada hotel & Convention Center
Registration is open! See complete details and find a registration link on our conference details page.
Keynote speakers announced
WEDNESDAY’S KEYNOTE: “OSU Homecoming Vehicle Disaster”
Mr. Rob Hill, Director, Stillwater, OK, Emergency Management Agency, and President of the Oklahoma Emergency Management Association
During the Oklahoma State Homecoming Parade, a driver intentionally drove around barricades, law enforcement and focused on impacting a crowd of spectators and parade participants with her motor vehicle. The impact injured 54 persons, killed 4 and brought a community to its knees with the devastation from the driver’s decision to target a special event.
THURSDAY’S KEYNOTE: “Las Vegas Shooting—Planning for a Mass Fatality/Causality Incident”
Mr. Scott Emerson, CEM, Founder and CEO, Granite Group Solutions, Las Vegas, NV.
On the night of October 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. He killed 58 people and wounded 422, and the ensuing panic brought the injury total to 851. Paddock, a 64-year-old man from Mesquite, Nevada, fired more than 1,100 rounds of ammunition from his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. The incident is the deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in the history of the United States. Scott is an expert on incident planning and is intimately familiar with the Las Vegas incident. He is also an adjunct professor at UNLV.
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