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PDC 4 - Flood Disaster Response and Resilienc​y

Emergency Respon​se and Preparedness​ Track

Introductory | Credits: 4 CM Credit Hours 

Saturday, October 28 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Limit 40


This course will start with a role playing game that gives participants a taste of what it takes to build community resilience in the face of disaster – Flooding in the City. Players work together to make decisions and solve problems during an engaging, fast-paced disaster simulation. Following the game, case histories will be used to illustrate environmental issues that must be addressed in disaster response. Resources available to the IH community to help employers, communities, and the nation build resilience to extreme events, save lives, and reduce the physical and economic costs of disasters will be provided.​​

*Please note: Only participants registering for two (2) half-day PDCs on the same day will receive a boxed lunch.

Course Outline

  • Coalitions of People Help the Overall Community 
  • Investing in Both Short-term and Long-term Resources 
  • Different Sectors in a Community Bring Different Resources 
  • Case Histories 
  • Resources to Help Build Resilience

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Build critical thinking on disaster resilience.
  • Develop 21st century literacy related to disaster resilience. 
  • Describe environmental issues and responses common to disasters. 
  • Use resources to assist employers and communities with resilience planning.

Transfer of Knowledge

Instructors will evaluate participants’ understanding of the materials presented based on:

  • Group activities
  • Interactive games​


Name and Bio


​Frank (Mitch) Reiber, RG, CIH, Corporate Industrial Hygiene, Terracon Consultants, Inc., Olathe, KS.

Mitch Reiber, CIH, PG is received a BS in Geology from Kansas University and an MS in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Central Missouri and has over 30 years of experience in environmental services and industrial hygiene. He has been a Certified Industrial Hygienist since 2009, a licensed geologist since 1999 and has extensive experience with indoor air quality, mold, asbestos, soil contamination, environmental issues and disaster response. He has worked for both state government and top environmental/industrial hygiene/engineering firms, including owning his own small firm for 20 years. He has extensive experience in assessing, identifying and remediating environmental, safety and health issues. He is a long-term member of both the Geologic Society of America and AIHA®.

Thomas Holley, CHMM, CIH, CSP, Senior Industrial Hygienist, Terracon Consultants, Inc., Tampa, FL.​