Central Arizona Meetings 2020

All meetings, unless noted, are on the first Thursday of the month from 9:00am-11:00am, except July and December. Check your email or this site for updated information. 

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Virtual Meeting November 5


Time:  Webinar Setup/Networking - 8:30 am 

Meeting - 9:00 am


Topic: "Incident Command System"

Bradley will discuss the use of Incident Management Teams in the management of planned events and incidents. A review of how the Incident Management Teams are utilized from Type 3 All Hazards events to large scale Type I Nationally significant events.


Speaker: Bradley Johnston, 

Captain/PM/HM/ TLO
Battalion 2 A shift FIT
Phoenix Fire Department

Bradley is currently a 25+ year member of the City of Phoenix Fire Department working in the Homeland Defense Bureau as the lead Special Events Coordinator. He also manages all National Incident Management Training for the City of Phoenix All Hazards Incident Management Team program.  Bradley is the Planning Section Chief for the Phoenix All Hazards Incident Management Team which the city uses to manage all large scale planned events and incidents. He has been a part of managing some of the city’s largest events including Super bowls 42 and 49, NCAA men’s Final Four basketball championships, College football Bowl Championship Series games, Presidential visits and many more. As a member of the Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Arizona Taskforce 1 , Bradley works as the Plans Manager for the taskforce and has been deployed on several hurricanes in Texas, Florida  North and South Carolina.

For the last 26 years Bradley has been working as a member of one of the United States Forest Service Incident Management teams. He is currently the Planning Section Chief on the Southwest Regions Type I Team 2. During his time as a team member he has been deployed across the country on numerous wildfires and nationally significant incidents including the Rodeo- Chediski Fire, Wallow Fire, Los Alamos Fires, Columbia Shuttle Recovery, floods, and Hurricanes.


Location - Virtual*: 


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Kirtida Amin and James Knox were the lucky drawing winners of the free registration to the 2020 virtual Continuity Insights and BCI World conferences. 




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COVID-19 - Impacts to the BCM Profession and the Employment Market
Thursday, October 29, 2020
1:00 PM Eastern | 12:00 PM Central |
11:00 AM Mountain | 10:00 AM Pacific

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In light of Covid-19, our Premier Continuum Executive Vice-President Marie-Hélène Primeau will talk about the greater importance for business continuity practitioners to maintain or enhance their leadership role in increasing the organization’s resilience and adapt the BCMP. Key takeaways from this webinar include how to best use The BCI Good Practice Guidelines, the great evolution of Business Continuity: from mandatory expense to strategic investment, the various sources of leadership.

Presented by:
Cheyene Marling, Hon MBCI, and Alicia Stevens

Preparing For and
Responding to Severe Weather

Thursday, November 5, 2020
1:00 PM Eastern | 12:00 PM Central |
11:00 AM Mountain | 10:00 AM Pacific

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Many people argue that there isn’t anything we can do about weather. While we can’t change the severe weather event, we can take steps to mitigate its impact to our businesses and lives.

In this webinar we will look at examples of
time-phased response planning- its benefits, uses, and outcomes.

Presented by:
Ed Schlichtenmyer
Senior Business Continuity and Quality Manager, Retired

Managing the Behavioral Consequences of COVID-19
Thursday, November 19, 2020
1:00 PM Eastern | 12:00 PM Central |
11:00 AM Mountain | 10:00 AM Pacific

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The current novel Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has already resulted in nearly 24 million infections and 800,000 deaths worldwide so far. The global economy has lost nearly trillions of dollars, with ripple effects causing individuals and businesses serious financial harm. The impact on society, businesses, and especially essential workers has been overwhelming. The psychological effects of a constant news cycle, as well as information on the Internet, can easily become uncomfortable and anxiety-producing.

Disruption of services due to bans on travel or group activities, decreased staffing levels, increased demands for services, and potential problems with the supply chain will strain every part of the global economic system. The impact on those already struggling with mental illnesses and substance abuse problems can represent a critical challenge to their safety and survival, as well as work-related performance and productivity.

Presented by:
Steve Crimando, MA, CHPP, CTM

Safety and Security for the Work-From-Home Workforce
Thursday, December 17, 2020
1:00 PM Eastern | 12:00 PM Central |
11:00 AM Mountain | 10:00 AM Pacific

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Recent research from Stanford suggests that 42 percent of the U.S. labor force now working from home full-time with another 33 percent are not working – a result of the impact of the lockdown recession. The U.S. is a now a working-from-home economy. Almost twice as many employees are working from home as at traditional workplaces.

As the nature of workplace has changed, the nature of workplace violence is also changing. Just because an employee has changed their work location does not mean there is no longer a risk of workplace violence or other safety concerns. Safety and security cannot begin and ends at the walls of the employer’s facilities or the perimeter of their parking lots. The employee working from home may still incur a risk of violence but not enjoy the physical security apparatus or violence prevention programs and practices in place in the traditional workplace, thereby creating a perfect storm of risk. Both employers and employees who are concerned with the possibility of violence encountered on the job would greatly benefit by a discussion of the contemporary workplace violence landscape.

Presented by:
Steve Crimando, MA, CHPP, CTM

Did you miss the August 12 webinar?
Watch it now by visiting ACP's Webinar Archive (member login required).

Visit ACP's website for more details and to register!


The 2020 Continuity Insights
New York Conference

is Going Virtual!

October 19-23, 2020

Creating a Strong Business Continuity Plan

After careful consideration of the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Continuity Insights New York Conference management team has made the decision to hold our 2020 event virtually. This was not an easy decision. The conference is one of the highlights of our year and we know that our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors look forward to it with great anticipation. However, by reimagining the conference as a virtual event, we can still deliver a top-notch interactive and immersive online experience for our attendees. The virtual 2020 New York Conference will take place during the week of October 19-23 with a combination of live and on-demand sessions.
Learn more, view the full agenda, and register here.



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New and Improved IS-315 & IS-317 Courses Available Now

FEMA has two new independent study (IS) courses available on the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) website:

  • IS-315: CERT and the Incident Command System (ICS)—this course now includes more content on how Sponsoring Organizations can use CERT, the innovative ways to integrate CERT programs into your response framework, and more! To learn more, please click here.


  • IS-317: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Team—this course now takes less time to complete; includes revised practices that cover the fundamentals of CERT; and covers various ways CERTs can contribute to communities before, during, and after an emergency! To learn more, please click here.