33rd Annual Disaster Preparedness Academy

32nd Annual Disaster Preparedness Academy

SAVE THE DATE | 33rd Annual Disaster Preparedness Academy

Honoring 100 years of service to the local community

Click HERE to see the 2017 Course Catalog

Disasters can, and do, strike unexpectedly. In today’s world, disaster preparedness is everyone’s responsibility. Yet nearly 40 percent of small businesses never open their doors after a major disaster. Is your organization ready?

On Thursday, September 21, 2017, the American Red Cross Serving Orange County will host the 33rd Annual Disaster Preparedness Academy (DPA) at the Anaheim Convention Center from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The DPA helps local businesses and civic organizations better prepare for emergencies. The DPA is designed to be interactive and informational through three main sessions and more than 20 workshops.

2017 DPA General Session speakers are:

  • Brad Kieserman, Vice President, Disaster Operations & Logistics, American Red Cross
  • David Ono, Anchor, ABC7 Los Angeles
  • Mark Benthien, Global Coordinator, Great ShakeOut Drills
  • Workshop sessions are led by industry experts on topics such as active shooters, earthquakes, evacuation planning, school and university preparedness, business preparedness and resiliency planning, drills and exercises, and more.

    To contact DPA organizers, please email RedCrossDPA@redcross.org or call (714) 481-5341.