This week, BOLDplanning representatives are in the Lone Star State, where the annual Texas Emergency Management Conference (TEMC) is taking place in San Antonio. The event, sponsored by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), runs through Thursday, April 18th. Even larger than last year’s conference, TEMC 2019 features over 200 workshops, engaging panel discussions, and a slew of presenters from every segment of the emergency management profession. Among them, is BOLDplannning’s own Cathleen Atchison, MEP, PCP, who will speak on the topic of “Identifying and Mitigating Points of Failure.”

A weak link in a chain can produce disastrous results. This age-old principle applies directly and dramatically to preparedness planning. In this session, you’ll explore how to identify points of failure in preparedness planning. You’ll also learn how to mitigate these “weak links” for greater confidence that plans will work effectively when needed.

The workshop session is scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 18th, from 9:30-10:30 AM Central in Room 008. Conference attendees should check the official agenda to confirm dates, times and room numbers, just in case there are any last-minute changes. Everyone is encouraged to stop by the BOLDplanning booth, #404, to visit with Cathleen, and John Taylor, CBCP, and Regional Director for the State of Texas. The company is giving away its display flat screen TV and a DJI® Spark Mini-Drone.

Special thanks to TDEM, as it continues to implement programs to increase public awareness about threats and hazards; coordinate emergency planning; provide an extensive array of specialized training for emergency responders and local officials; and admin