BOMA West Michigan
PO Box 68731

Grand Rapids, MI 49516
Phone: 616.301.0091







BOMA WM Natural Disaster Training

  • 11/14/2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Grand River Ballroom: 333 Bridge Street, NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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Natural Disaster Training

November 14, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Grand River Ballroom
333 Bridge Street, NW
2nd Floor
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

"We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn't have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness." 


Are you prepared? Join BOMA West Michigan members and guests for lunch and an hour of specialized training by Jack Stewart, Kent County Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Tops will include:

  • FEMA Initiatives
  • Preparation for the top 5 natural hazards: Severe Winter Weather (Temperature, Snow, Ice, Blizzard), Thunderstorm (Hail, Lightning, Wind), Tornado, Riverine Flooding and Urban Flooding
  • Disaster Reimbursement and Mitigation
  • The 2017 Greater Grand Rapids Hazard Mitigation Plan: A condition for receiving federal hazard mitigation funding, local jurisdictions must have a FEMA approved hazard mitigation plan. The plan identifies risks, vulnerabilities, and mitigative efforts to deal with hazards present in the communities involved. The Greater Grand Rapids Hazard Mitigation Plan (GGRHMP) is a joint effort between Kent County, Ottawa County, and the City of Grand Rapids. Public meetings were also held to receive input from the local communities involved. The plan is dedicated to improve the health and safety of the citizens of the Greater Grand Rapids Area.

A question and answer period will follow his presentation. Whether you are new to the industry or an experienced professional, this is a great opportunity to strengthen your knowledge.


11:30 am - 11:45 am Registration and networking 
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Lunch is served, welcome and sponsorship commercial
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Presentation by Jack Stewart, Kent County Emergency Management and Homeland Security
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm Q & A and wrap up

About the Kent County Emergency Management and Homeland Security

The Emergency Management Division is charged with planning for and responding to emergencies or disasters that could occur in the county. All cities and communities in the County are part of the Kent County Emergency Management Program. The Emergency Management Office is responsible for maintaining and updating the Kent County Emergency Action Guidelines, which has now included the requirements of the National Response Plan and National Incident Management System (NIMS).

The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating reimbursements related to declared disasters; the most recent being the flooding in the spring of 2013.

PLEASE RSVP BY November 12.

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