South Central Kansas 2019 Health & Medical Symposium

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Tuesday March 5, 2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex 5015 E 29th St. N, Wichita, Kansas 67220  (map)

Symposium Summary: The Health and Medical Symposium provides a chance for South Central Kansas Emergency Support Function 8 (ESF8) partners to learn how other ESF 8 disciplines plan to respond during a large disaster/incident. Symposium Objectives:

• Exchange lessons learned and best practices

• Understand how the different ESF-8 disciplines integrate into a disaster response

• Gain an understanding of available ESF-8 resources

• Share and understand roles and responsibilities of partner agencies

• Obtain knowledge about proper resource request processes

• Understand disaster related safety and health issues

The main goal of the symposium is to expand regional collaboration.

Keynote Presenter: Fire Chief Samuel Peña of the Houston Texas Fire Department. Chief Peña is a 24-year veteran of the fire service and led his department in response to flooding that occurred in the Houston area.


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