September 27, 2017

7:00 AM (breakfast) to Noon | The program begins at 8:00AM.

The Falls – Gilbert, Arizona

4635 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234.
The main hall on the west will be the site of the meeting, while the large conference and small conference areas will be offering breakfast.

Purpose: The purpose of the Significant Event Readiness Forum (SERF) is to provide an environment for exploring gaps and opportunities along the disaster response continuum. The SERF is not a disaster preparedness exercise, but instead is a facilitated discussion to foster information sharing.

Support: The SERF is a project of the Arizona Department of Homeland Security (ADOHS), Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (ADEM), and the Arizona Department of Education, Health and Nutrition Services Division, School Health and Safety Program. It is staffed and supported by Coyote Crisis Collaborative, a multi-disciplinary preparedness network supporting robust healthcare and other community sector emergency management programs.

Host: This event is hosted by Coyote Crisis Collaborative, with the support of the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Proposed Target Audience: This meeting is by invitation only. It targets leadership and IT/IS from access and functional needs, business, colleges, communications companies, emergency management, EMS, fire, forest services, healthcare (including behavioral/mental health, community health centers, health care coalitions, and long-term care), other local government (including water departments), military, police, prisons, public health, school districts, tribal government, transportation, and utilities.

Proposed Objectives: To identify by the end of the meeting some best practices and disaster plan action steps to improve practices in the following areas (core capabilities):

  1. Cybersecurity
  2. Access Control
  3. Identity Verification
  4. Public Notification, Information, and Warning
  5. Screening, Search, and Detection
  6. Operational Coordination
  7. Critical Transportation
  8. Infrastructure Systems
  9. Situational Assessment
  10. Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services