Township of Westfield, NJ

Somerset County Park System

Fall Workshop

The NJRPA Community Recreation Section is sponsoring a workshop entitled

All-Hazard Preparedness for Park & Recreation Professionals 
 Planning for the Best Response and Outcomes

The workshop is available in two locations:

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant
Cherry Hill, NJ                                               

Friday, October 5, 2018
Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant
Bridgewater, NJ     


11:00-11:30       Registration
11:30                 Lunch is Served
12:00 – 4:00      All-Hazards Preparedness Workshop  

This course provides a forum for park and recreation officials to understand strategic and executive-level issues related to all-hazard preparedness, to share proven strategies and best practices, and to enhance coordination among community officials responsible for emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. This 4-hour workshop emphasizes planning, operational coordination, and public information and warning through extensive group discussions and exercises utilizing real life parks and recreation scenarios such as special events and facility management. Participants will then develop an action plan to improve the preparedness posture of their agency. We encourage recreation agencies to invite other departments involved in emergency management.

Participants will:

1.   Participants will understand the importance of planning in order to accomplish department preparedness objectives.

2.   Participants will consider the value of establishing operational structures that integrate all critical stakeholders.

3.   Participants will analyze their ability to respond to a locally relevant event utilizing current plans and policies.

4.   Participants will assess the benefit of developing and delivering effective public information/warning to their residents.

5.   Participants will analyze their agencies ability to recover from a locally relevant scenario.

6.   Create an action plan to address key areas of concern identified during the workshop.

Presented by: Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, home of the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center. The course will be taught by experts in the field of the National Preparedness System. Funds provided by: FEMA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Preparedness Directorate and the National Training and Education Division.

CEU's:  .4 (pending)

$ 55.00 per person NJRPA member
$ 75.00 per person non-member

Register for Cherry Hill Register for Bridgewater

New Jersey Recreation & Park Association |  1 Wheeler Way  Princeton, NJ 08549 

Phone: 609-356-0480 | Fax: 609-356-0475 | Email:

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