Emergency Preparedness Academy 2013


As a community, it is imperative we prepare for emergencies: The American Red Cross is here to help.

Learn strategies to improve your organization’s emergency response from the experts at the Emergency Preparedness Academy, Thursday, March 28. From businesses with developed continuity plans, to schools and community organizations new to preparedness, participants will learn ways to develop and refine their emergency strategies. Topics include:

  • Why People Survive Catastrophic Events
  • Active Shooters: How to Respond
  • School Evacuation and Family Reunification
  • Hands-Only CPR Training and Automatic External Defibrillator Demonstration
  • REGISTER ONLINE for the Academy

    Download registration form (PDF)

    Have questions about registration? Contact Nicole at Nicole.Hawkins@redcross.org or 314-516-2755.

    Informational Package for the 2013 Academy

    Includes the extended agenda, speaker biographies, and map/directions

    Click here to Download (PDF)

    Academy Agenda

    7:30 a.m. Registration, Refreshments, & Exhibition Hall Opens

    8:00 a.m. Morning General Session:

    Computer Intrusion – Special Agent Doug Handyside, Federal Bureau of Investigation

    9:30 a.m. Break (Exhibition Hall will be open)

    9:45 a.m. Breakout Session 1 (Choose one of three presentations)

    11:00 a.m. Lunch General Session: Putting Together: The Story of Baton Rouge Community College After Hurricane Katrina – Dr. Myrtle Dorsey, St. Louis Community College

    12:25 p.m. Breakout Session 2 (Choose one of three presentations)

    1:40 p.m. Break (Exhibition Hall will be open)

    1:55 p.m. Afternoon General Session:

    Active Shooters: How to Respond – Doug Wiese, Monsanto Global Security

    3:10 p.m. Break (Exhibition Hall will be open)

    3:25 p.m. Breakout Session 3 (Choose one of three presentations) and Exhibition Hall closes

    4:40 p.m. Academy Ends

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