23rd Annual New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference

Special Events and Programs

We are very excited that you will be attending the 2022 New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference! In addition to the training and breakout sessions being offered, please take a few moments to review the other exciting opportunities that are being offered throughout the week. We looking forward to meeting with you! Please check the conference app for exact times and locations of these events.

Young Professionals Awards and Networking Reception Exhibit Hall and Reception Conference Luncheon Friday Special Event


Tuesday- Young Professionals Engagement Event

NJEPA is proud to once again offer the Young Professionals Event at our upcoming conference.  This session is designed for those who are new to Emergency Management or looking to get started in the field.  Attendees will have the opportunity to ask industry leaders questions about the field, get career advice, network and learn how Emergency Management touches every industry in the public and private sector.  Program elements will include a panel discussion with veteran Emergency Management professionals, a presentation from a higher education institution, networking opportunities, and a chance to win free attendance at the 2023 NJEPA Conference.  

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Event Agenda:

1:00 PM Kick-off 3:15 PM Higher Ed Presentation
1:30 PM Panelist Introductions 3:20 PM Emergency Management Trivia
2:15 PM Q&A with Panelists 3:45 PM Networking with Panelists and Attendees

2022 Professional Panelists:

Christian Davidson, Air Force Emergency Management Specialist, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
Seth Ditmer, Director of Emergency Disaster Services, The Salvation Army, New Jersey Division
Mitzi Kaiura, Bureau Chief- Emergency Management Program, Bureau of Emergency Response, NJDEP
Eric Martin, Operations and Training Officer- Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management
April Sudol- New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, Recovery Bureau


Tuesday- Awards and Networking Reception


Join us for the Annual Awards and Networking Reception!  The conference is just getting started and this is an opportunity to meet with our colleagues (new and old) to look forward to the weeks' remaining events...as we honor emergency managers and future emergency managers during our awards program. This event will feature light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. There is a nominal $15 fee for this event so please remember to sign up when you register. Seating is limited.

Program Highlights:
Tentative Agenda

* Welcome from the NJEPA President *

* Update from the State Director of Emergency Management- Invited *

* Atlantic City Electric "Award of Merit" Presentation *

* Presentation of 2022 Scholarship Awards *

* "Kevin H. Tuno Emergency Manager of the Year" Award Presentation *

The Menu for the Reception will be posted on our Fees Page when it is finalized.

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Wednesday- Exhibit Hall Opening and Vendor Reception


Come out and meet our vendors and sponsors! This will be the first look at the 2022 NJEPA Conference Exhibit Hall and Outdoor Exhibit Area. Enjoy the Vendor Reception buffet while you view services and equipment available to Public Safety Professionals. And make sure to take some time to connect with collegues from around the State, Region and Country.

Wednesday 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open
Wednesday 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hall Open,Vender Reception
Thursday 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open



Thursday- Conference Luncheon

Make sure you join us for the Annual Conference Luncheon, it’s a great opportunity to take a break from the training sessions, indulge in a delicious meal, enjoy time with friends new and old and visit the Exhibit Hall and Outdoor Exhibit Area.  The luncheon is included with your Registration! The menu will be posted on our Fees Page when it is finalized. See you there!


Friday- Special Event- 2019 Jersey City Shooting

Key members of the On-Scene Incident Command of the Jersey City Police Department, and Jersey City Office of Emergency Management/Homeland Security will discuss the response, mitigation, and aftermath of the Active-Shooter event that occurred on December 10th, 2019 in Jersey City. This incident ultimately claimed the life of Det. Joseph Seals and disrupted the community of Jersey City for several days.

Speakers will provide a brief overview and analysis of the events and throughout their discussion will identify areas of strength in their response capabilities, agency interoperability, and communications; as well discuss the lessons learned from this event that have helped plan for the future.

This is a unique opportunity for all attendees to see firsthand the intricacies of a multi-agency response to a large-scale incident where various major threats rapidly presented themselves with limited information. The challenges faced by Senior Leadership not only involved the hundreds of rounds fired in between two schools and multiple businesses, but also involved confirmed IED’s, multiple crime scenes, and hundreds of Law Enforcement Officers from dozens of jurisdictions.

This presentation includes insight into the considerations and plans made to secure the businesses, schools, students, residents, and crime-scenes; while also making all attempts to facilitate responder safety during this rapidly evolving, geographically challenging, multijurisdictional event.

Presented by: Mike Kenny, Deputy Chief (Retired), Jersey City Police Department

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