CESA Training and Annual Conference 2017

Fish Camp, California
Monday, October 09, 2017

CESA Annual Training & Conference 2017

October 9-12, 2017

Online registration is now closed.
All new registrations and payments will need to be made in person at the conference.

John Muir asserted, “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” In emergency management, we have many mountains to climb to be effective in our daily jobs, as well as the unique challenges we face with each disaster response. It is our own ability to respond to those mountains that allows us to succeed, whether it is through knowledge, relationships, or previous experience. To be successful in emergency management it is important to continue to educate ourselves by sharing our lessons learned, the unique solutions each of us have found, and to build those relationships needed in response between sectors, agencies and even regions. The CESA Annual Training and Conference offers California’s emergency managers this opportunity for growth and success.

In addition to 20 breakout sessions, the Conference Committee is excited to announce its plenary program as well! Robyn Benicasa, an Adventure Racer and San Diego Firefighter, will kick off our conference with her lessons of building teams and relationships that literally helped her scale the world’s mountains and cross its seas. 
The Yosemite National Park Emergency Response and Search and Rescue team will give us insight into how their agency, as the sole authority for law enforcement, fire response, search and rescue, and medical response within Yosemite’s borders, achieves its mission through stories of real responses and rescues.  Wednesday we have the opportunity to recognize our peers for their achievements in the last year, as well as hear updates from the Directors of Cal OES and FEMA Region 9. In closing the Conference on Thursday, we are excited to announce a series of speakers who will reflect on an unprecedented winter storm season, including urban flooding, potential levee failures, the importance of special district outreach, and Oroville Dam response.

Interested in staying a little longer? Consider signing up for one of the pre-conference training sessions on Monday or the half day tour of Yosemite Search and Rescue Operations
 (with some pretty fantastic demonstrations) on Thursday afternoon for additional learning opportunities as well as fresh mountain air.

The Conference Committee believes that we have developed an amazing program providing the emergency management community an opportunity to learn, grow, and network, while also experiencing a beautiful part of California.

“The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go” - Come join me at the 2017 Conference!

Kelly Hubbard

CESA 2017 Conference Chair 


Contact Information

  • Contact the CESA office for registration questions (805) 520-5854

    Contact Beth Ramirez for sponsorship and exhibitor information: beth@cesa.net 

    All registrations will incur a service fee of 1.95% + $3.95. 

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