2016 Conference

Jeremiah Laster

The NJEPA is proud to announce the

18th Annual Conference Keynote Speaker !

Jeremiah Laster

Deputy Commissioner Emergency Medical Services


Presentation will be Wednesday May 4th, 2016 beginning at 3:00 PM. 




Thursday Night Networking Reception

Join NJEPA, and your colleagues, on Thursday night of the conference for a networking reception featuring a brief presentation by Jeremiah Laster, Deputy Commissioner Emergency Medical Services.

Jeremiah Laster has been sworn in as the new Deputy Commissioner of Emergency Medical Services. After 24 years of professional service and dedication to the Philadelphia Fire Department, Jeremiah Laster was selected to take the helm of Emergency Medical Services as its new Deputy Commissioner.

Jeremiah will also be presenting a special award honoring one of New Jersey’s premiere Emergency Managers. Join us on Thursday, May 5th from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM in Salon 2/3 in the North Tower. Program begins at 6:30 PM. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Emergency Manager of the year Award

The purpose of this award is for the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association to recognize and give honor to an individual or program, public or private, that embodies the values and leadership displayed by Emergency Coordinator Kevin H. Tuno during his Thirty-three years of service to the Emergency Management Community in New Jersey, including seventeen years as the Emergency Management Coordinator in Burlington County, NJ. The recipient will be an individual or program who, through their long-term commitment to emergency preparedness efforts, have clearly influenced the Emergency Management profession in New Jersey, in a positive and insightful manner.  This award is to be awarded on an annual basis at the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Annual Conference during the Thursday Night Networking Reception.





Friday, May 6, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

May 2 – May 6, 2016
Tropicana Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, NJ

May 2 – May 4, 2016 – Training
May 4, 5 & 6, 2016 – Breakout Sessions
May 4 & 5, 2016 – Exhibits

The New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference is designed to meet the needs of New Jersey’s Emergency Managers and our private partners in the emergency management community. Our commitment is to present timely and informative, up-to-date preparedness information and training to better prepare Emergency Managers and ultimately the public we serve. The following is a quick overview of some of the opportunities available at the conference. Please review the rest of the site for more detailed information on what is available.

Cost of the conference will be $90 until February 28, 2016 then $135 until May 1, 2016. On site registration will be $150.

 Emergency Preparedness Conferences  Cost  Days
 Emergency Preparedness and Hazmat Response Conference, PA  $200  4
 Preparedness, Emergency Response, and Recovery Consortium and Exposition, FL  $450  3
 Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference, WA  $325  3
 Assoc. of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals, NE  $295  3
 Joint Commission Emergency Preparedness Conference, LA  $749  2
 Preparedness Summit, TX  $535  4
 Cal Hospital Assoc Disaster Planning Conference, CA  $695  3
 International Association of Emergency Managers, NV  $595  6
 NJ League of Municipalities, AC, NJ  $125  3

NJ Emergency Preparedness Conference, NJ $90 @ 5 days



An application to the NJDOH Office of Local Public Health will be submitted for Public Health CE/LE credits for all Training and Conference Sessions. Each hour may be equal to 1 Public Health CE/LE.


A variety of training opportunities are available to emergency responders, both public and private, to enhance response capabilities. These classes cover a wide range of topics and we attempt to present offerings in multiple disciplines. All classes receive certification and CEUs may be available.

These programs are offered as part of the conference registration fee but class sizes are limited and only available on a first come first serve basis. Registration confirmation is required to attend.

Breakout Sessions

The breakout sessions incorporate general sessions and smaller group sessions.

The general sessions feature regionally and nationally recognized experts who present information related to the conference theme as well as on topics relevant to today’s Emergency Managers.

Breakout sessions are incorporated to enhance and emphasize, in a smaller group format, specific emergency management programs and objectives. These smaller sessions allow for close interaction with State and regional experts. Once again, a variety of topic tracks are offered to cover many aspects of emergency preparedness.

Networking and Partnership Building

With the conference focusing on the local emergency manager, there are many opportunities for interaction with counterparts in the field. This forum is intended to bring New Jersey’s emergency management professionals, career and volunteer, together to exchange ideas and information. There are many opportunities during training for formal interaction as well as scheduled social sessions to mix and mingle and share ideas.

Exhibits and Displays

A large display area has been developed with over 100 exhibit spaces at the Tropicana. This area is strictly reserved for organizations and companies that provide equipment, supplies and services to support emergency management. Many of our corporate sponsors are also available in this area to discuss programs and opportunities that they offer.  The exhibit hall also serves as the focal point of the conference activities.  Check back often as we start to register exhibitors!

We hope to see you in Atlantic City this year!