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Best Practices in Preparing for and Responding to Domestic Terrorism & Mass Casualty Incidents


Best Practices in Preparing for and Responding to Domestic Terrorism & Mass Casualty Incidents

Date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Location: 

Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center

Register online: 

On November 15-16. 2017, the Insight Exchange Network, in partnership with START, will host an event called "Best Practices in Preparing for and Responding to Domestic Terrorism & Mass Casualty Incidents" at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, DC. Click here for more information about the event and click here to register. 

Terrorism has changed: are you changing with it?  Vehicle rammings, nightclub attacks, school shooters, the Boston Marathon attack...the list goes on. How can you best prepare for this new face of terrorism and mass casualty incidents? What do you need to know—both in terms of best-practice preparation and response? Insight Exchange Network's conference brings together federal, state and local authorities, along with industry subject matter experts, in a unique discussion aimed at keeping our country safe—don’t miss it!​

Who Should Attend?

From federal, state and local agencies:

  • First responders (law enforcement, fire, police, EMT)
  • Those involved in emergency preparedness and incident response
  • Terrorism analysts, homeland security and other professionals allied to the field
  • Community policing and information professionals
  • Hospital and ER coordinators
  • Vendors and suppliers of related technology and supplies 

Key Topics

  • Understanding the new face of terrorism
  • Threat assessment: the first (yet often neglected!) step in preparing for incident response
  • Best practice response in an era of vehicle ramming and lone/active shooters: perspectives from local law enforcement, fire, and medical
  • Keys to effective use of state and federal resources and multi-jurisdictional response options
  • Preparing for and responding to a complex, coordinated attack
  • Case studies: learn from real-life incidents!
  • Preparing for the latest terrorist phenomenon: vehicle ramming attacks
  • The aftermath: coping with the mental health issues post-incident
  • Nuances and outside-the-box strategies in active shooter and knife attack response
  • Special security considerations for schools, churches and businesses

Benefits of Attending

  • Hear from a variety of presenters from the state, federal and local levels about their perspectives on best-practice response
  • Get up-to-speed on the new face of terrorism: what’s changed and what can you do about it?
  • Learn directly from case study incidents: the Aurora shooting, and bombing at a 5k run in New Jersey
  • Dive into the details behind thorough threat assessments
  • Focus in on the phenomena of vehicle ramming, knife attacks and active shooters
  • Discover the keys to an effective multi-jurisdictional response
  • Delve into the complexities of a complex, coordinated, attack
  • Meet in small groups to discuss your challenges and learn from your peers
  • Get a new perspective on social media’s effect on terrorism
  • Gain insight into the mental health issues that can arise after an incident
  • Learn new methods for foiling a knife or active shooter attack
  • Take away insights about best-practice security for schools, churches and businesses
  • Evaluate how to make a strong community activism approach work for you
  • Mix and mingle with a variety of leaders and experts in the field