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I wanted to thank our Women In Security panel members for a great discussion at our March meeting! If you missed it, registration is open for our Annual Seminar scheduled for May 12th. Register early and often!
April Monthly Board Meeting will be held Thursday, April 13th at 6:00 PM. Tentatively planning to meet at the Bears Den in Hershey, PA. All members and chapter volunteers are invited to participate in the board meetings.
Our April Monthly Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 20th. Members and Guests are always welcome, but please RSVP so we can provide an accurate breakfast count for the Country Club. Our meeting will begin with networking and breakfast from 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. at the Hershey Country Club located at 1000 E Derry Rd, Hershey, PA 17033. Meeting cost is $10 with an additional $5 if you are having breakfast. We will have short business meeting and announcements followed by our continuing education session.
Speaker: Dr. Duane Hagelgans, Millersville University Center For Disaster Research and Education; and Public Information Officer for the South Central Task Force.
Dr. Duane Hagelgans has been involved in the emergency services for over 30 years. He has been working and volunteering in the field of emergency management for over 14 years. He retired in 2011 from the City of Lancaster, Bureau of Fire, where he held numerous positions including Emergency Management Coordinator for the City. He was recently appointed as the Emergency Management Coordinator for a new regional emergency management zone in Millersville Borough and Manor Township. He holds an A.S. in Fire Science Technology from Harrisburg Area Community College, a B.S. degree in Occupational Safety from Millersville University and Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law.
Dr. Hagelgans currently serves on the South Central Pa. Counter Terrorism Task Force (SCTF) and the Lancaster County Emergency Management Agency. As a member of the SCTF Incident Management Team he was one of the responders to the Nickel Mines Amish School shooting. He is an assistant professor at Millersville University and has taught numerous emergency management courses for the Department of Homeland Security. He specializes in the area of public information and emergency response. Dr. Hagelgans also serves on the admission committee for the MSEM program. He is currently researching better methods to teach emergency preparedness to school age children.
Educational Topic: Crisis Communications: Why some businesses survive a Crisis or Disaster.
Description: A crisis or disaster occurs almost every hour, if not every minute around the world. Some businesses have collapsed under the weight of these events. There is a reason why Tylenol is still on the market, because they had a crisis and they had a plan to deal with the crisis. A crisis or disaster can occur at any moment in time, those companies that have a Crisis Communication plan have the greatest odds of surviving the event. In this session we will look at a few case studies and techniques for making sure your business is prepared to deal with a Crisis of Disaster.
Dr. Hagelgans currently serves on the South Central Pa. Counter Terrorism Task Force (SCTF), an eight county regional emergency management task force, and volunteers for the Lancaster County Emergency Management Agency. As a member of the SCTF Incident Management Team he was one of the responders to the 2006 Nickel Mines Amish School shooting.
I hope to see you at a meeting soon!