September 29th, 2021 Virtual Meeting


Planning for Large-Scale Events and Lessons Learned, City of Tampa Emergency Operations Center Update

Robert Paris
Emergency Management Planner
Tampa Fire Rescue, Office of Emergency Management


September 29th, 2021
Virtual Networking 11:00-11:30 PM
Virtual Presentation 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

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Join the September GTBACP meeting and learn about what’s happening at the City of Tampa Emergency Operations Center.
Last year, they participated in the plan to host the Super Bowl during the Pandemic.  That alone brought a number of risks that had to be mitigated through detailed planning.  So, how did it go? Come and hear what they learned about planning for a large-scale event during COVID.  This year, they are working through the new COVID variant challenges as well as preparations and response to severe weather events as we are at the height of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Our speaker will provide an overview of how the EOC has dealt with this series of incidents and lessons they have learned through their planning and responses.



Our speaker for the September meeting is Robert Parris, Emergency Management Planner with Tampa Fire Rescue, Office of Emergency Management. Before joining the City of Tampa, Robert performed a similar role for over six years as an Emergency Management Operations Coordinator with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue. His duties included Emergency Communications, Notifications and Warnings, Logistics, and supporting Emergency Operations Center activities. Other responsibilities include community outreach and presentations, plan development, as well as training. As a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, He served many different roles in Logistics, Transportation, and Fleet Management as well as Emergency Management Command and Control. Robert earned his degree in Emergency Management from the Community College of the Air Force and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration as well as a Master’s Degree in Management, Strategy, and Leadership.




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