Emergency management experts from across North America are in Winnipeg this week to attend the 2015 Manitoba Disaster Management Conference.
The conference runs October 14-16 and will feature discussions, updates and best practices on a number of topics.
Up for discussion will be the Lac Megantic runaway train disaster, natural gas pipeline explosion near Otterburne, Manitoba, the Parliament Hill shooter, planning for a mass-casualty response, the Elliot Lake mall roof collapse, and other disasters.
Other sessions will feature topics such as:
• what motivates people to volunteer in disaster situations;
• how to cope and communicate with a variety of people in challenging situations;
• critical elements of responding and communicating in a crisis;
• resilience, the new buzz word or evolution of emergency management.
The three-day conference is being held at Canad Inns Polo Park.