Emergency Preparedness & Restoration Conference

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Emergency Preparedness & Restoration Conference

Emergency Preparedness & Restoration Conference

Date: January 25-26, 2022
  • Day 1: Jan 25, 2022 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2: Jan 26, 2022 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Holiday Inn, 75 South 37th Avenue, St. Cloud, MN
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Join other utility & city professionals at the 2022 Emergency Preparedness & Restoration Conference. Here you will engage in active discussion and idea sharing—an ideal venue to increase your understanding of best practices, gain valuable insight to improve your effectiveness in an emergency, and develop or deepen relationships with fellow industry professionals. NOTE: Must be an MMUA member to attend.

Training, exercising & planning provides an opportunity to collaborate—whether it’s within your utility or with your local or statewide responders. These valuable activities are sure to enhance your Emergency Action Plan and can help you identify shortcomings, anticipate deficiencies, and proactively address potential consequences that an emergency may bring about.

The focus of this year’s Conference will be on the management and system operations of a mutual aid event.

Topics/discussion will include:

  • How to prioritize and organize a large-scale mutual aid event
  • Leading MMUA’s standardized damage assessment system
  • Locating, allocating and managing crews, equipment & resources
  • Internal and external communication in an emergency
  • Mapping and prioritizing system restoration (i.e. critical customer base)
  • Lessons learned
    -  Requesting mutual aid
    -  The importance of a written pay policy
    -  Documenting mutual aid approval by authorized entity
    -  Work narrative, equipment operation & use
    -  Receipts, time sheets & other documentation


Tuesday, January 25

Noon-1:00 pm  Registration/Check In
1:00 pm  Welcome & Opening Remarks
1:15 - 2:15 pm    2021 Mutual Aid Year in Review
2:15 - 2:45 pm    Break
2:45 - 3:30 pm    Hurricane Irma & Lessons Learned
3:30 - 4:00 pm    Comprehensive Review of MMUA’s Mutual Aid Resources and Forms

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

8:00 - 9:00 am    2021 Overhead School Review
9:00 - 9:15 am    Intro to Tabletop Exercise
9:15 - 9:45 am    Break
9:45 - 12:00 pm  Tabletop Exercise
12:00 pm    Adjourn

*Agenda subject to change without notice.

Hotel Information

Holiday Inn, 75 37th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56302

MMUA has secured a room rate of $99 per night + tax. Use our special link for online reservations. You can also call the hotel directly at 320.253.0606 and ask for MMUA's room block. Cutoff date is January 1, 2022. After that date, reservations are accepted on a space available basis at prevailing rates.

Registration Fees

This Conference is for Members only: $300 per person if registered by December 19.
Registration fee includes tuition, materials, refreshment breaks. Registration fee will increase $50 on December 20, 2021. 
Deadline to register is December 30, 2021.


MMUA will issue a refund, minus $30 per person processing fee, if notified of cancellation by 4:30 pm on December 30, 2021. No refunds issued after December 30.

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Contact Theresa Neddermeyer by calling 763.551.1230 or email tneddermeyer@mmua.org.


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