Jerome Hauer, New York State Commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), and Joseph Bruno, New York City Commissioner of the Office of Emergency Management, will open proceedings at the inaugural Continuity Insights New York conference with a plenary session on The State of Preparedness.
With a division that includes the Office of Counterterrorism, Office of Cyber Security, Office of Fire Prevention and Control, Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications, and the Office of Emergency Management, Commissioner Hauer’s office is responsible for the state’s preparedness and response to terrorism, and other man-made or natural disasters. He brings almost three decades of experience in the public and private sectors, the majority of which was focused in the areas of security and emergency management.
In his first major initiative, Commissioner Bruno successfully oversaw New York City’s adoption and implementation of the Citywide Incident Management System (CIMS). CIMS is now the City’s standard for responding to and managing emergencies and planned events. And with Commissioner Bruno’s support, NYC’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program has grown to over 56 teams and 1,500 volunteers trained in basic emergency response, preparedness and first aid. He also helped create Notify NYC, an emergency notification system for New York City residents that uses text messaging, e-mail and phone to warn subscribers about emergencies.
Commissioners Hauer and Bruno will share their thoughts on the current state of preparedness and update attendees on recent activities and initiatives undertaken by their respective offices. Both gentlemen will field questions from the audience following their presentations.
For the full conference program and registration details, visit www.continuitynewyork.com.