By - Jon Brown

Managing Emergencies – Fundamentals for Energy Professionals
December 12, 2018 | Garden Grove, CA

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This is an introductory course to guide energy personnel through the fundamentals necessary to respond to any emergency or business continuity situation and allow them to rapidly deploy a meaningful structure to respond to the incident. Energy organizations (public and private) are routinely faced with emergency situations but may not have an enterprise solution designed to allow an expandable and contractible system to be able to respond and manage by objectives as well as measure the performance of the response to be able to strengthen it for the next time. Understanding complexity and duration; being able to obtain a common operating picture; devise activation levels; pre-identify roles and job action checklists; effectively and efficiently manage resources; and communicate an enterprise operational plan for the team are all components that make an organization successful and allow them to return to “normal” operations as soon as possible.

The goal of this course is to provide better response to an energy emergency which translates into stronger safety practices, business performance, rapid restoration and improvements in customer and community outcomes.


Learning Outcomes

  • Strengthen your capacity and capabilities across the enterprise for an All Hazards approach
  • Identify the Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA) and how it can strengthen your planning
  • Ensure all staff understands their emergency role
  • Discuss the flexibility of operational periods and how to establish them for the situation
  • Review the impacts and implications of a variety of scenarios
  • Assess the criticality of backup communications and fuel planning
  • Discuss staff augmentation and working in austere conditions – having a Shelter-in-Place program
  • Review Resource Management and planning for future needs
  • Discuss real cases’ experiences



EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.8 CEUs for this event.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the conference to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

This symposium will use case studies and PowerPoint presentations.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00  – 8:30 a.m. :: Welcome & Introductions, Course Overview

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. :: Flavors of Emergencies, Case Studies

  • Large Natural or Weather Incident, Cybersecurity, Building Evacuation or Active Shooter
  • Loss of: People, Facilities, Systems, Infrastructure

9:00  – 10:00 a.m. :: Incident Management Fundamentals

  • Roles and Job Action Sheets
  • Activation Levels and Staffing the Incident Management Team
  • Integration Externally (i.e., Public Information Officer/Joint Information Center)
  • Operational Periods

10:00– 10:15 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Incident Complexity and Duration

  • Assessment and Analysis
  • Policies vs. Operational Issues, Legal and Ethical Considerations, Reporting and Compliance
  • Virtual Emergency Operations Center (VEOC)
  • Situational Awareness, Common Operating Picture, Damage Assessment

12:00– 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

1:00– 1:30 p.m. :: SMART Objectives, Strategies and Group Think

1:30– 2:30 p.m. :: Resources and Tactical Planning

  • ICS 215 & 215A Planning Worksheets

2:30  – 2:45 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

2:45  – 4:00 p.m. :: Operational Period Briefing

  • Final Incident Action Plan (IAP) and Dissemination of Information

4:00  – 4:30 p.m. :: Top “50” Hit List of Consumable Supplies Depending on Emergency Type

4:30– 5:00 p.m. :: Wrapping Up

  • Transfer of Command
  • Demobilization
  • Close Out (After Action Reporting and Improvement Plans)


Ann Steeves, MBCP, MEP – Consultant/Coach, HC-EMI, LLC

The instructor, Ann Steeves has over 25 year of experience within the business continuity and emergency management arenas and has responded to real life emergencies including multiple storm/weather incidents, wildfires and planning for a large Earthquake/Tsunami.  Ann has held leadership positions in federal, state, local (city/county) and private arenas.  Ann is certified as a Master Business Continuity Practitioner (MBCP) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), certified by the Disaster Recovery Institute International as a Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP) and certified as a Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) through FEMA.  Ann recently served as the Vice Chair of the Western Regional Mutual Assistance Group (WRMAG) and as a representative to the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Mutual Assistance Agreement Leadership Team.  Ann has developed, designed and refined multiple emergency response systems over the last several years and has designed and managed Emergency Operations Centers (EOC).  Ann is a certified instructor in the Incident Command System (ICS), Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), Continuity of Operations (COOP), and is trained in Multi-Agency Coordination Group (MACG) and All Hazard Incident Management Teams (AHIMT). 


Hyatt Regency Orange County

11999 Harbor Blvd

Garden Grove, CA 92840

Reserve your room:

please call 1-714-750-1234

Room Block Reserved For:

Nights of December 12 – 13, 2018

Room rate through EUCI:

$129.00 single or double plus applicable taxes
Make your reservations prior to November 19, 2018.

Venue Information


Please Note: Confirmed speakers do not need to register and are encouraged to participate in all sessions of the event. If you are a speaker and have any questions please contact our offices at 1.303.770.8800

EventEarly Bird Before
Friday, November 23, 2018
Standard RateAttendees
Managing Emergencies - Fundamentals for Energy ProfessionalsUS $ 895.00US $ 995.00

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Western Utility Emergency PlanningUS $ 895.00US $ 995.00

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  • Attend the Course and Western Utility Emergency Planning and pay US $ 1,695.00 per attendee (save US $ 95.00 each)

Cancellation Policy

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before November 09, 2018 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

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