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County hosts Command Officer Informational Symposium

(Clayton, NJ) – Gloucester County Department of Emergency Response will be hosting a Command Officer Informational Symposium for all Gloucester County emergency response agencies on Sat. Feb. 11, 2017.

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "Gloucester County is fortunate to have many highly trained experts in their particular field of emergency response and this symposium will provide the participants with updates and information so they can take that knowledge back and better serve their communities."

Freeholder Deputy Director Giuseppe 'Joe' Chila, said, "The more informed and educated our emergency responders are, the better equipped they will be to protect the health and safety of the residents of Gloucester County. Our first responders are an amazing group of people who are dedicated to helping others." Chila is the Liaison to the Department of Public Safety.

The agenda will include presentations by:

New Jersey Division of Fire Safety---Rick Farletta, Supervisor of the Office of Fire Department Preparedness Unit
Gloucester County Fire Chief's ---Matt Cardile, GCFC Assoc. President
Gloucester County Fire Marshal’s Office---Ed Johnson, Chief Fire Marshal
Gloucester County OEM---Dennis McNulty, Coordinator
Gloucester County EMS---Andy Lovell, EMS Chief
Gloucester County Fire Coordinator, Dennis Kappler County Fire Coordinator
Gloucester County HazMat--- Dennis Kappler, County HazMat Chief
Pro Phoenix Team---Gerard Moore, Public Safety Telecommunicator
Gloucester County Communications---Jim Schmidt, Director of Fire Services
NJSP Incident Management/SAFR Highway Task Force---Chief Bill Robb, Task Force Committee Chair
New Jersey PEOSHA--- Eric Weren, Field Representative
New Jersey Forest Fire Service--- Bill Donnelly, Division Fire Warden

Following the presentations, representatives of the listed disciplines will be available to meet individually to answer any questions or discuss a specific concern.

The symposium will be held at Clearview Regional High School, 625 Breakneck Road, Harrison. Registration and breakfast are at 8 a.m. and the presentation and breakout session are from 9 a.m. to Noon.

Please RSVP to Mike Gallagher via email with the total number of personnel attending from your agency.