Jul

10-11

Incident Command System Leadership (Jul 10-11)

Emergency events and integrated response requirements are increasingly dependent on energy company operations to provide core support in emergency management situations. The National Incident Management System is a structure for management of large-scale or multi-jurisdictional incidents. It is being phased in at the federal, state and local levels. Eventually, any jurisdiction seeking federal Homeland Security grant money will have to demonstrate that it is NIMS compliant. Within a utility organization, the Incident Command System strengthens the company's response to avoid emergencies developing into crises. WEI's ICS Leadership program supports our Members as they build utility-based ICS training programs for their companies, using examples and sharing training materials to efficiently and effectively implement and maintain ICS in their organizations.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Keith Garcia

    • Program Location
    • Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
    • 111 North Hope St.
      Los Angeles, CA 90012
    • Who Should Attend
    • This program is developed by and provided for electricity and natural gas employees with responsibilities in business continuity and emergency management, business resilience, incident command system training, first responders, those wanting to share US and Canada ICS best practices, and others considering ICS for their organizations.

  • Registration Options
  • Member: $349 USD
    Regular: $649 USD

    Registration prices increase $100 after June 17, 2019. Registration includes all meals and program materials.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to contractual obligations, cancellations received 15 business days prior to the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 6 to 14 business days prior to the event will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. No shows and last minute cancellations, 5 business days prior to the event or less, will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions from your organization for the same event are always welcome.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public.
  • For more information contact Beverly Woolf, Program Manager at (503) 688-2790.

Agenda

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Registration

Make some time to greet each other and settle in before the program begins at 1 pm.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Welcome
Speaker(s): Keith Garcia, Emergency Coordinator, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, Andy Kendall, Senior Assistant General Manager Power System Construction, Maintenance and Operations, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Overview
Speaker(s): Keith Garcia, Emergency Coordinator, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Implementing ICS: Pluses and Deltas
Speaker(s): Don Daigler, Director of Business Resiliency, Southern California Edison

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Liaison in a Wildfire ICS Structure
Speaker(s): Dan Face, Fire Management Officer, Southern California Edison

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Break

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Optimizing Operations
Speaker(s): Rod Price, Chief Engineering & Operations Officer, Eugene Water & Electric Board

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Growing Your Program
Speaker(s): Keith Garcia, Emergency Coordinator, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

WEI Hosted Dinner

Enjoy dinner and additional networking time at PS213.

PS213
612 Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, July 11, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

The IMT and the Storm Boss in Practice
Speaker(s): Bret Marchese, Director, Distribution Maintenance, Salt River Project

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

The After Action Report
Facilitator(s): Keith Garcia, Emergency Coordinator, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Please bring an example of an After Action Report from your company to share with the group.

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Break

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Needs in Your Utility ICS Training Program
Facilitator(s): Keith Garcia, Emergency Coordinator, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
Panelist(s): Lydia Mertyris, Program Coordinator, Emergency Planning and Preparedness, Hawaiian Electric Company, Ken Lewis, Principal Emergency Management Program Analyst, Salt River Project, Crystal Chambers, Senior Advisor - Business Resiliency, Southern California Edison

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Plans and Plans and Plans
Facilitator(s): Keith Garcia, Emergency Coordinator, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
Panelist(s): Lydia Mertyris, Program Coordinator, Emergency Planning and Preparedness, Hawaiian Electric Company, Crystal Chambers, Senior Advisor - Business Resiliency, Southern California Edison

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Closing Roundtable
Facilitator(s): Keith Garcia, Emergency Coordinator, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Wrap-Up

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (888) 444-6664 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with “WEI Leadership” to receive a special rate of $225 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until June 18, 2019 or until the WEI room block is full.

Meet The Speakers

Keith Garcia

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Emergency Coordinator

Donald Daigler

Southern California Edison

Director of Business Resiliency

Rod Price

Eugene Water & Electric Board

Chief Engineering & Operations Officer

Bret Marchese

Salt River Project

Director, Distribution Maintenance

Lydia Mertyris

Hawaiian Electric Company

Program Coordinator, Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Kenneth Lewis

Salt River Project

Principal Emergency Management Program Analyst

Andy Kendall

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Senior Assistant General Manager Power System Construction, Maintenance and Operations

Crystal Chambers

Southern California Edison

Senior Advisor - Business Resiliency

Daniel Face

Southern California Edison

Fire Management Officer