This course will introduce participants to the moving pieces relating to an escalating incident and the logistics management challenges.  The course will touch on the importance of record keeping, the physical space footprint recommendations, best practices of local agency integration and touch on the pros/cons of a donations management strategy in disaster.  Participants will leave with a better understanding and higher level of readiness for the logistics management challenges following a disaster.


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This class will provide a high level overview of UAS/UAV (unmanned aerial systems, or unmanned aerial vehicles, a.k.a., "drones") in various emergency response scenarios. Included in the presentation will be a brief history of the development of UAS/UAV, as well as common capabilities and constraints of these tools. A review of current FAA regulations and requirements for safe UAS operations will be provided. Examples of real world emergency response and management scenarios will be discussed, along with potential pitfalls to avoid while operating UAS during emergency management operations. A comparison of different imagery types and data/image transmission will be discussed. Time for participants to ask specific questions will also be scheduled into the presentation.



This class looks at the best practices of integrating the Public Health Response Coordinators and Emergency Managers.  This class is designed to dispel the myth of silos between the agencies in the counties and cities and what are good practices currently happening within the state.  We can no longer be separate agencies, but an integrated part of the planning, response, and recovery.  No matter what disaster or event, the two should work together to accomplish goals and objectives.


This panel discussion will take a look at the interaction of emergency management, VOAD agencies and the community as it related to preparedness, response and recovery.  The class will cover Niobrara, Johnson and Sweetwater Counties as case studies for lessons learned, best practices and

next steps for all Wyoming communities to ensure readiness for the next time disaster strike.  Panel will include several responders closely integrated to the responses including James Burghard, cindi Shank, Steve Barbour and others.