Spring 2019 Lecture Series Announced: NYSDHSES, NYCEM, Citizens Budget Commission Lined Up

The Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies (RaCERS) is pleased to announce our Spring 2019 lecture series. This series bring representatives of State, local, and non-profit sectors to discuss timely and important issues for the emergency management and response community.

Our first talk (2/28/19) brings New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (NYSDHSES) Senior Advisor Terry Hastings to campus. He will present on an innovative program on crisis leadership for senior elected officials in a their talk entitled “Managing Chaos: Helping Senior Officials Survive and Thrive During a Crisis.”

The challenge of integrating access and functional needs people into all phases of emergency planning and response was thrown into relief in New York City following Hurricane Sandy. Our second lecture will feature two personnel from New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) who will bring us up to date on the numerous efforts in this area and programmatic responses. This promises to be an informative and important update in this dynamic area.

The balance of resources between the FDNY’s traditional fire and burgeoning EMS missions is the subject of our third talk, on 5/1/19. Maria Doulis, Vice President of the Citizens Budget Commission of New York, will present the CBC’s newest report “Reviving EMS: Restructuring Emergency Medical Services in New York City.” The report, which has predictably generated controversy, will be discussed, and a moderated discussion will follow.

For more information on these events or to register, please visit our Events page.

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