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Tuesday, February 16, 2016      RSVP/Register
February Program Meeting
How to be a Hero on a very Bad Day! Overview of Local Business Continuity

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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Time: 11:30:AM - 1:00:PM
Location: Church of the Resurrection, Room C144, Leawood, KS
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Cost: Member $20, Non-Member $30, Student $0

Presentation Overview:

You are not alone, Facilities Managers (FM) in the greater Kansas City area have an array of community resources and tools to help them as they manage incidents and emergencies.  The key is to know what resources you have available to minimize total facility evacuation, loss of equipment, or any other disruption of operation.  There are numerous threats and vulnerabilities that FM’s face every day, these tools and resources can help them manage and become preparedness resilient. 

By learning how to partner with your local emergency management agency, as they have direct control over disaster emergency response operations, can help you be the Hero for your organization. 

The objective of this presentation is provide FM’s with an array of community resources. 

Presentation Objective 1

Identify community resources to assist the FM when incidents and emergencies arise:

Community Resources includes:

  • Federal
    • FEMA
      • Ready.gov
    • OSHA
  • State
    • Missouri
    • Kansas
  • Local
    • County Government
    • LEPC
    • Tier II Reporting
  • Community-based
    • American Red Cross
    • Health Department

Other Resources:

  1. Mass Notification Emergency Communications System (MNEC), n.Form
  2. Agility Recovery
  3. Identify other partners such as Insurance Agent, other businesses located near your location, establish MOU’s with key organizations
  4. How your organization build sustainable internal and external relationships to effectively management incidents

Presentation Objective 2

County Resources

  • Johnson County Emergency Management Resources


Speaker:  Janet Lockridge, MA

Janet Lockridge passionately provides consulting services for small to mid-sized businesses in the areas of Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity.  Prior to consulting, Ms. Lockridge was Director of Support Services for Swope Health Services responsible for five medical clinics and three residential care facilities.  These heavily regulated facilities required a wide range of strategic and operational planning in the areas of Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity.  

Later, Ms. Lockridge became involved in Federal, State and Local community initiatives promoting preparedness.  As an educator, Ms. Lockridge begin to provide community based non-profits workshops and presentations teaching individuals and businesses preparedness.  In addition, she taught an Emergency Preparedness course at Metropolitan Community College-BCC where students received an Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Certification.  Currently Ms. Lockridge volunteers on the LEPC Industry Committee.  



Speaker: Gerard McConaha

Gerard coordinates emergency response planning and procedures for all Johnson County employees and their facilities. He is also the administrator of the County’s Workplace Safety Coordinator Program. This program utilizes over 120 various department appointed safety reps to carry out facility emergency response plans. Gerard coordinates and conducts monthly training for the Coordinators, in addition to cycling facilities through annual inspections and exercises. Johnson County recently adopted an employee mass notification system called JoCo Notify. This system is hosted by the Emergency Management Division, and is also administered by Gerard.

Gerard has worked in the public service sector for the past 14 years, and during such time, has continued to actively serve as a Commissioned Officer in the Army National Guard for the last 24 years.



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Parking :

The presentation is in Building C, which is the east building closest to Roe Ave.
For a parking map and directions to Room C144, click here.  


Registration Deadlines:

Due to catering order requirements, registrations/RSVPs must be received by (or cancelled by) 12:00 noon Friday, February 12th (48 business hours before the Program Meeting). Cancellations not received by the deadline will be charged/billed for the meeting.

If your registration is not received by the deadline, we will not be able to provide you with food or drink. We do, however, encourage you to attend. To do so, join us and pay the regular program fee at the door by cash or check and join us at the meeting.

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