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2020 Virtual National Preparedness Symposium

K8520 National Preparedness Symposium Agenda

EMI will host the 2020 Virtual National Preparedness Symposium via Adobe Connect

The virtual event will provide a forum for attendees to share best practices and case studies related to the training of SLTT responders and emergency managers. Some of the sessions on the agenda include:

  • Moving Training Forward with Virtual Learning
  • Reset of the National Continuity Training Program
  • Psychological Preparedness for Responders
  • Airborne International Response Team (AIRT); Training Remote Pilots for Disaster Operations

The virtual symposium will take place from 1:00 – 4:00 PM EDT, Thursday, September 17, 2020, and at 1:00 PM each of the following Thursdays through October 8, 2020.

Symposium Point of Contact:

For additional information or comments, contact the course manager, EMI Preparedness Branch by email at

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