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Disaster & Emergency Preparedness Symposium

2nd Annual
Disaster & Emergency
Preparedness Symposium

October 23rd, 8am-5pm
The Well @ Williston State College
1410 University Ave
Williston, ND 58801
$89 per person (Before October 5th)
Early Bird registration closes October 5th, if you register after this date the cost will be $129 per person.
Refunds on registration are not available, transfers will be allowed.

The purpose of this event is to bring industries, public emergency response officials, and interested parties in the Bakken Region together to learn about potential disasters and how our communities prepare for and respond to them. This year’s symposium will focus on various kinds of disasters. Some of the topics we are considering are industry-related explosions, counter terrorism, active shooter, disease outbreaks, the opioid crisis, and more. Response equipment from ND Civil Support Team, Williams County Emergency Management, and others will be on display.

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81st Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team (WMD-CST): 
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This session will describe what a Civil Support Team is, what we do, and the services we provide.  We will discuss initial response and assessment if a Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear, Explosive (CBRNE) event is suspected.  The session will also cover case studies of current events in the world-wide news, as well as Department of Defense (DoD) response to CBRNE events.

Bio: MAJ Tomac enlisted in the the ND Army National Guard in July 2002 with the 957th Multi-Role Bridge Company.  He accepted his commission as a Medical Service Corps officer in December, 2005 with the ND Medical Detachment as the Occupational Health Manager and Patient Administration Officer, and he served as the Deputy State Surgeon from June 2009 to September 2010.  He was hired by the 81st WMD-CST in September 2012 as the Nuclear Medicine Science Officer, where he was promoted to MAJ in September 2016.  He is currently serving as the Deputy Commander of the 81st CST since October 2017. 
MAJ Tomac grew up south of Mandan near the town of Saint Anthony.  He attended the University of Mary receiving degrees in Respiratory Therapy, Chemistry and Theology, and is working on his Master’s in Public Health from Des Moines University.  He maintains his licensure as a Registered Respiratory Therapist, Environmental Health Practitioner, and Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist.  He is trained as a HazMat Technician, HazMat Safety Officer, and Radiation Safety Officer.       
MAJ Tomac is married to Jamie, and together they have 4 children ages 13, 11, 9, and 5.  They run a cattle ranch west of Mandan in their free time where the kids enjoy their horses, bottle calves, dog, and lots of barn cats.  His hobbies include playing guitar and mandolin, hunting, skiing and spending time with his family.       

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