Media Contact: 
William G. Dressel, Jr., Treasurer,
NJLM Educational Foundation
609-695-3481 ext 122


For Immediate Release

Community Leaders Review Lessons at 
“Emergency Management:  Utilities and Weather Emergencies”

TRENTON, NJ (September 29, 2011) The NJLM Educational Foundation hosted a special educational event on emergency management and utilities September 28, 2011, at the Scullville Fire Company in Egg Harbor Twp., NJ.

This event educated New Jersey communities most affected by weather emergencies on the resources available to them from the utilities that service them including electric, phone, gas, cable, and water.  The utilities shared their emergency planning, communication procedures, and provide contact information for cohesive coordination during weather emergencies.  The Atlantic County Office of Emergency Management reviewed lessons learned from recent storm events and plans for new developing new procedures.  Among the lessons learned were the effectiveness of mandatory evacuations, development of partnerships with other agencies, and the importance of pre-planning resource suppliers from outside affected areas.

During the afternoon attendees learned nuclear utility planning and preparations and related community coordination.  In addition, attendees were given a detailed explanation of the Japan earthquake and tsunami and how New Jersey nuclear power is protected from similar circumstances.

The distinguished presenters include:
Anthony Aquila, Homeland Security Specialist, NJNG – Natural Gas Sector
Gordon Ball, Senior Procurement Specialist, Department of Community Affairs
Jeff Mittler, Regional Resource Manager, Atlantic City Electric
Kevin Carr, Program Resiliency Manager, PSEG Services Corp.
Kevin Chambliss, Special Projects, PSEG Nuclear
Sam Delgado, Vice President of External Affairs, Verizon
Vincent J. Jones III, Director, Dept. of Public Safety, Office of Emergency Preparedness, Atlantic County
Elizabeth Murray, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, Comcast
Scott Para Security Manager, New Jersey American Water
Lt. Thomas Scardino , Assistant Bureau Chief, Emergency Preparedness Bureau Emergency Management Section; Homeland Security Branch, NJ State Police
Ed Unger, Director - Work and Process Management, South Jersey Gas

Event morning Panel Gordon Ball presents Procurement Guidance
Kevin Chambliss and Lt. Scardino Mittler-Murray-Unger-Aquila-Ondish