Mid-Florida ACP Chapter September (Virtual) Meeting
Topic: Hurricane Preparedness - When Failure is Not an Option
Presenter: Leonard Dionarine, CEM
Date: Thursday, September 17th, 2020; 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Your Computer (If you have a camera, please join us online - it'll be good to see faces)
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Presentation Description: Year after year, we brace for hurricane season. This hurricane season is shaping up to be one of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons on record. What if evacuation was not a viable option? What if you had to keep your business operating and your decisions would have life and death consequences?
Please join us for this presentation and conversation with an emergency manager who prepared and supported 64 hospitals across the United States for over 10 years. As many as 15 acute care hospitals are at risk from tropical storm or hurricane threats at any given time. Protecting and serving as the corporate incident commander for all of these hospitals - 10 of them on the Atlantic coast of Florida, this presenter has a few suggestions to share on hurricane preparedness, response, and recovery.
Leonard G. Deonarine, CEM, OHST, CIT, ABCP
Senior Director, Emergency Preparedness
Hillard Heintze, a Jensen Hughes Company
Leonard joined the Hillard Heintze team at the peak of his emergency preparedness career, having managed the fire and other hazard protection for Fortune 200 healthcare corporations and other establishments at the executive level. Beginning as a firefighter and medical technician in Maryland, Leonard has spent over 40 years in this essential field.
He is specifically adept with hazard analysis, planning, program management, regulatory compliance, business continuity, incident command, curriculum development, and disaster simulation design, planning and evaluation. From 2008 to his current role, Leonard served as the Director for Emergency Management at Tenet Healthcare Corporation in Dallas, where he oversaw the plans and programs for 64 hospitals in nine states.