Dinner Meeting Registration: Please pre-register for the meeting here
(pre-registration is open until midnight, March 11, 2020):
Fees will be collected at the door by cash, check, or credit card ($1 processing fee for credit cards).
Please note that in order to avoid unnecessary costs to the Chapter, you may be charged for no-shows.
6 pm Social Hour
7 pm Dinner
8 pm Technical Presentation
City of Santa Clara Fire Department
Gail Carter is a career firefighter and hazardous materials specialist for the City of Santa Clara Fire Department. He has a career specialty in public safety emergency radiological response, and is qualified as an NFPA 472 Radiation Specialist. He is also among the first typed and deployable FEMA-CBRN Radiological Operations Support Specialist (R.O.S.S.) responders in California. In addition to being an active first responder, he also serves as a state-certified HAZMAT outreach instructor for CalOES and a state fire marshal certified training Instructor. He has been involved in preventative radiological/nuclear detection (PRND) operations in the Bay Area since the preparation phase leading up to Super Bowl 50 in 2016, and continues to play an active role in steady-state joint hazard assessment team (JHAT) operations for his agency. He joined the Health Physics Society in 2016 with a Homeland Security focus. His background prior to the fire service includes service in the Naval Nuclear Power Program and operations work in the commercial nuclear power industry
Topic: Ready for the Unthinkable: The State of Public Safety Radiological Preparedness in the Bay Area
This presentation will discuss the current state of radiological and nuclear preparedness efforts in the San Francisco Bay Area by municipal public safety agencies, including how forging strong partnerships with allied agencies and the private sector can increase success in protecting our communities. An overview of the basic training level, equipment loadout, and capabilities of a typical public safety HAZMAT team will be presented. Additionally, the lessons-learned from select regional exercises and real-world missions will be discussed. This presentation will cover both the preventative "left-of-boom" mission to detect and interdict threats, as well as the "right-of-boom" consequence management mission to deal with the aftermath of a radiological/nuclear event, with the goal of a successful response ultimately leading to community recovery.
Trader Vic's Restaurant
9 Anchor Dr, Emeryville
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