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Sept 27 & 28 | 2023

Anaheim, CA

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Theater 5

Seminar Theaters are some of the most prominent features of The Natural Disaster Expo. With over 200 seminars expected to be delivered at the event, attendees can discover valuable insights and industry knowledge on what’s been happening in disaster prep, management, and recovery to advance their professional capabilities.

    • Wednesday

      Francois Byrne: Speaking in the Theater 5

      11.00 - 11.30

      Francois Byrne
      Hybrid Power Solutions

      The New Frontier: How Clean, Portable Power can Revolutionize Disaster Relief Efforts

      When it comes to disaster relief efforts, access to a safe and reliable power source can mean the difference between life and death. In this seminar, we will explore the shift towards fuel-free portable power alternatives and how to effectively and easily deploy these units for maximum efficiency. We will cover the key benefits and top things you need to know before incorporating fuel-free technology into your plan.

      Flemming Kristensen: Speaking in the Theater 5

      11.45 - 12.15

      Flemming Kristensen
      Tango 5 Advisors LLC

      The 3 P's of a Practical Emergency Management Program.

      An effective Emergency Management Program is more than just developing Incident Response Plans. Applying a back to basics approach, guided by 3 P''s; Policy, Program, Plans, a practical, effective and easily maintained program is simple to create. With a practical policy and program in place, important details needed to create useable Incident Response Plans are less likely to be overlooked.

      Christopher McDonald: Speaking in the Theater 5

      12.30 - 13.00

      Christopher McDonald
      Embers Protection Services, Inc

      Creating a Wildfire-Safe Home or Business

      Our seminar will present information on wildfire mitigation methods property owners can utilize to create a wildfire-safe home or business. We will focus on the three main factors that can drastically reduce the risk of damages from wildfires including hardening of the home, creating defensible space, and the installation of an automated exterior fire suppression system.

      Jay Singh: Speaking in the Theater 5

      13.15 - 13.45

      Jay Singh
      Collins Aerospace, Hoist & Winch Division

      Aircraft Enhanced Vision Systems, Improving Operations in Disastrous Situations

      This seminar is co-hosted with Jim Gourde. Our EVS-3600 is the latest in EVS technology, blending visible, short and a long-wave infrared high resolution cameras into a tri-band system. Ideal for post disaster, degraded airfield, aerial firefighting, and search and rescue operations, the system enhances visual acquisitions with lower weather inhibitors, enabling pilots to see through fog, snow, smoke and degraded visual conditions in disaster environments.

      Professor Mark Wilson: Speaking in the Theater 5

      14.00 - 14.30

      Professor Mark Wilson
      GoodSAM

      Advanced Team Coordination and Instant On Scene Video for Disasters

      This seminar will demonstrate the power of the advanced systems (GoodSAM) to coordinate first responders/volunteers and provide a multiagency communication system in natural disasters and conflicts. It will also demonstrate our “instant-on-scene” video system that can locate anyone, open the caller''s mobile phone camera, and stream video in a fully auditable and controlled way to one or many people. The system can also control video from drones, CCTV, bodycams, etc. The platform is used globally, currently heavily used in Ukraine.

      Tim Harger: Speaking in the Theater 5

      14.45 - 15.15

      Tim Harger
      Lightning Protection Institute

      Be Prepared for a Lightning Strike. You are in Control.

      This seminar is co-hosted by Kelley Collins Come see how to avoid the destruction of a lightning strike. Whether you are an individual homeowner or a facility manager, learn how to make lighting protection systems a part of your disaster preparedness program.  We will discuss how to conduct an initial need assessment as well as the process to properly install lightning protection systems to ensure the safety of individuals, buildings, and the electronic infrastructures.

      Kelley Collins: Speaking in the Theater 5

      14.45 - 15.15

      Kelley Collins
      Lightning Protection Institute

      Be Prepared for a Lightning Strike. You are in Control.

      This seminar is co-hosted by Tim Hager Come see how to avoid the destruction of a lightning strike. Whether you are an individual homeowner or a facility manager, learn how to make lighting protection systems a part of your disaster preparedness program.  We will discuss how to conduct an initial need assessment as well as the process to properly install lightning protection systems to ensure the safety of individuals, buildings, and the electronic infrastructures.

      Robert Atwood: Speaking in the Theater 5

      15.30 - 16.00

      Robert Atwood
      Fire AI

      Unlocking the power of drones on fire landscapes.

      Data collection, processing, and presentation take too much time in a rapidly changing fire landscape to effectively provide firefighters and decision makers with solid information. This endangers lives and costs money. We''re changing this.

      Patrick Thompson: Speaking in the Theater 5

      16.15 - 16.45

      Patrick Thompson
      Terrascale

      Who says Resilience is Futile?

      Real life stories from the field for preventing disasters before they happen by building resilience into infrastructure planning. Why wait for bad things to happen and just be reactive? Get proactive with good practices that work. Alternatives to centralized power, growing new agricultural crops that strengthen the grid, electrifying everything without burning more stuff, energy alternatives that will become mainstream, monetizing externalities to help organizations put a number on them.