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Disaster Preparedness Academy

March 9, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Join the American Red Cross, San Diego Regional Chamber, and other community experts, instructors and speakers for the second annual Disaster Preparedness Academy. Participants will gain valuable skills and insights necessary to protect your business, employees, family and community from the potential impacts of disasters or emergencies.

Did you know that:

  • 74 percent of small businesses don’t have a disaster recovery plan?
  • Up to 40 percent of businesses never reopen following a major disaster?
  • Only 7 percent of San Diego residents consider themselves well-prepared for a disaster?

Registration and breakfast will start at 8:00 am, with the program beginning at 8:30 am. Lunch will be provided. Attendees have the option to stay for happy hour following the program from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Sign up today, as space is limited to the first 150 registrants.


8:00 am:      Breakfast & Registration
8:30 am:      Welcome & Introductions | Bill Earley, American Red Cross; Jerry Sanders, San Diego Regional Chamber
9:00 am:      Session 1: Cyber | Joe Oregon, San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center
10:00 am:    Session 2: Earthquake | Dr. Pat Abbott, San Diego State University
11:00 am:    Panel Discussion: El Niño Effects
12:00 pm:    Lunch & Keynote Speaker | Sheriff William Gore, County of San Diego
1:00 pm:      Session 3: Active Shooter | Chris Hydar, San Diego Sheriff’s Department
2:00 pm:      Session 4: Psychological First Aid | Tina Casola, LMFT
3:00 pm:      Optional | Happy Hour & Self-Guided Tours of the Energy Innovation Center


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Date: March 9, 2016
Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm (optional happy hour from 3:00 – 4:30 pm)


SDG&E Energy Innovation Center
4760 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92117
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Contact Details:

Contact for Program Logistics: Megan Blanek
Ph: 858-309-1267
Fax: 858-309-1285

Contact for Registration Questions: Kelsey O’Lea
Ph: 619-544-1343
Fax: 619-744-7443


Ticket Cost:
Individual Ticket (Chamber Member): $85
Individual Ticket (Non-Member): $95
Group discounts are available for four or more tickets. Contact for details.


Parking is complimentary in the lot at the SDG&E Energy Innovation Center.

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March 9, 2016
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Conor Hulett


SDG&E Energy Innovation Center
4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92117 United States
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