Emergency preparedness is not something that is accomplished easily, much less in a vacuum. It requires much collaboration between “partners” representing businesses, schools, government agencies, the nonprofit sector, emergency management, volunteer organizations and others. So, when opportunities like this week’s 2019 Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference (PIEPC) roll around, it’s always good to take part. And, that’s exactly what BOLDplanning, Inc. is doing April 17-18, 2019, as it attends the event in Lynwood, Washington.

PIEPC, a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization, is the largest and most successful regional emergency preparedness conference in the Pacific Northwest. Its mission is “building stronger partnerships in the emergency management field through encouragement, collaboration and continuous education.” As such, the organization’s annual conference draws in hundreds of people who are eager to hear from top-notch speakers with first-hand knowledge of recent worldwide events, including earthquakes, workplace violence, IT disruptions/security breaches, and public health issues.

PIEPC speakers and presenters provide cutting-edge information on subjects such as business continuity planning, school safety, homeland security, and public information, to name a few.

Among the many presentations on the 2019 conference agenda, are: Responding to Multi-County Mass Fatality or Mass Casualty Incidents: How to Manage the Family Reunification Process, presented by Nick Solari, Public Health, Seattle and King County; and Public Health Radiation Preparedness Capacity Building, co-presented by Lauren Finklea, MS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and J. Ryan Brice from the Washington State Department of Health.

Carlin J. Alford, BOLDplanning’s Regional Director for FEMA Regions IV, V and X, will represent the company in booth #6 during the PIEPC conference. If you’re in attendance, stop by for a demonstration of the BOLDplanning.com platform for emergency, continuity and hazard mitigation planning. And, don’t forget to register to win one of two prizes to be given away—a flatscreen TV and a DJI® Spark mini-drone.

BOLDplanning, like other businesses, universities and government entities view PIEPC not only as a place to collaborate with potential partners, but to develop the relationships needed for better emergency preparedness. Let’s start (or continue) the conversation in Lynwood this week.