Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey - August 2017

December 13, 2018
Hosted by Alex Fullick, MBCI, CBCP, CBRA, v3ITIL

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Continuing with our speaker series from the Continuity & Resilience Today conference in Toronto (May 2018), we speak with Emergency Management subject matter expert and registered nurse, Dee Grimm who will talk about the Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey (August 2017). Harvey presented unique challenges as it created unprecedented numbers of evacuees and those left homeless. Even today there are over 30,000 displaced persons in shelters and hotels throughout the state. Additionally, the medical challenges of closed or evacuating healthcare facilities, the loss of community health support systems and home health services for these displaced individuals all had to be planned for. Dee with talk about how the State managed the sheltering and medical responses and about the “boots on the ground”. Valuable lessons learned will be discussed and Dee will provide insight into best practices for providing mass care sheltering and medical support during catastrophic events.

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Alex Fullick, MBCI, CBCP, CBRA, v3ITIL

Alex Fullick, MBCI, CBCP, CBRA, v3ITIL

Alex Fullick is Founder and Managing Director of Stone Road Inc (StoneRoad) and has been working in the Business Continuity Management and Disaster Recovery industry for 20 years. During this time, Alex has been instrumental in developing, implementing and managing numerous initiatives, including Pandemic Planning, Policy development, large scale simulation tests, Business Continuity Plan development, Business Impact Assessments, maintenance programs and general Program and Project Management.

Alex holds his MBCI certification with the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), his CBCP with the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI), is certified in ITIL Foundations and has a Certified Business Resiliency Auditor (CBRA) designation. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Directors for The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS).

He's presented at numerous conferences around the globe on various industry-related subjects including Orlando, Phoenix, Montreal, London (UK), Brisbane and Bucharest. He's authored several books including Heads in the Sand, Business Impact Analysis, Testing Business Continuity Plans and his latest Watch Your Step, which all focus on teaching individuals, organizations and communities about BCM and DR. He has also had articles published in trade publications.

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