Rebuilding Vermont's Infrastructure
Following Tropical Storm Irene
Following Tropical Storm Irene, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) established the Dummerston Region Incident Command Center (ICC), one of three temporary headquarters, to coordinate emergency road and bridge repairs. The Dummerston command center, which covered 56 towns in the state’s southeast region, was critical to restoring mobility along Vermont’s storm-damaged state highway network.
“Everyone associated with the Dummerston ICC took part in the challenge and experience of a lifetime,” said Joe Flynn, Dummerston’s incident commander. “Road and bridge repairs initially believed to need months were accomplished in just weeks because of the unwavering determination by all who were involved in what became a very tight-knit group of extremely dedicated professionals who worked incredibly long hours to get the job done as quickly as possible.”
“It is impossible to put into words how much the Dummerston team has done for Vermont,” said VTrans Secretary Brian Searles. “The vast majority of the state highway system has been repaired and is now ready for winter in large part due to the dedication and sacrifice of the many public and private employees who were stationed in Dummerston.” For more information, click to read the VTrans Press Release of 11/09/2011.
Speaker: Joe Flynn
Joe Flynn is currently the Director of Emergency Management for the Vermont Department of Public Safety. Joe has extensive experience in emergency services; serving as Chief at the South Hero Volunteer Fire Department, Chair of Local Emergency Planning Committee 13, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator for the Town of Grand Isle and is a sworn law enforcement officer and Deputy Sheriff with the Grand Isle County Sheriff's Department.
Earn 2 PDUs while enjoying an engaging presentation and a delicious dinner.
Date: September 20, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Doubletree Hotel, 1117 Williston Rd., South Burlington
Registration Deadline: September 15th