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Disaster Preparedness Academy

March 3, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Did you know that:

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

Join the American Red Cross and the San Diego Regional Chamber for the third 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.

Interactive topics presented by the American Red Cross Business Leadership Council and other community experts and instructors:

  • The First 72 Hours | Ron Lane, County of San Diego + Mike Davis, Office of Emergency Services
  • Cyber Security Measures | Dr. Winnie Callahan, University of San Diego
  • Disaster Communication Strategies | Gayle Falkenthal, Falcon Valley Group
  • Active Threat Response | Jeff Hulson, Barney & Barney + Ty Smith, Vigilance Risk Solutions
  • Emergency Drill Scenarios | George Condon, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
  • Panel Discussion | Employee Preparedness Engagement
  • Hands-on Disaster Kit Building

Registration and breakfast will start at 8:00 am, with the program beginning at 8:30 am. Lunch will be provided. 

Event Details

Date: March 3, 2017
Time: 8:00 am – 3:30 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
Email: megan.blanek@redcross.org

Contact for Registration Questions: Conor Hulett
Ph: 619-544-1385
Email: eventsintern@sdchamber.org

Ticket Cost:

Individual Ticket (Chamber Member): $55
Individual Ticket (Non-Member): $65

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

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Online registration is now closed. However, walk-ins are welcome.  We hope to see you there.


March 3, 2017
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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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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