Emergency Services conference schedule, April 5-6

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The Institute of Emergency Services and Homeland Security will hold a two-day conference for students focusing on emergency preparedness and disaster response, April 5-6 in the Sorensen Student Center.


The conference will feature keynote speakers, from former FBI members and psychologists to policemen and firefighters, who have a complete background and extensive knowledge of emergency preparedness and disaster relief. The conference will allow those professionals to share their stories with attendees.






10:00-11:00 a.m.

Keynote Address: Spiritual and Existential Themes in Disaster Relief Work

Dr. Mark Yang

Introduction by Dr. Rodger Broome


11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Hero Construct

Dr. Rodger Broome

Emergency Services Department.


1:00-1:50 p.m.

Terrorism Realities in America

Ken Crook, JD

Criminal Justice faculty

Introduction by Eric Russell


2:00-2:50 p.m.

The LEAP Model of Leadership

Dr. Jeff Maxfield

Associate Dean of the College of Technology & Computing.




10:00-11:00 a.m.

Keynote Address: Disasters & 2012: Modern Myth or Future Reality?

Dr. David McEntire

Introduction by Dr. John Fisher


11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Extreme Interrogation Methods

Matt Duffin, JD

Criminal Justice Department


Mass Media Coverage of Disasters: Help or Hindrance?

Dr. John Fisher

Emergency Services Department


1:00-1:50 p.m.

What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate

Gary Noll

Chair of Emergency Services Department


Leadership and Chaos

Andy Byrnes

Emergency Services Department


By Emily Stephenson

Staff Writer