News

2018 ASSP Florida Suncoast PDC – November 30

Posted: Nov 02, 2018

1/2 day PDC

“Fall into Safety 2018”

7:30 am to 1 pm

At the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, FL

Multiple Technical Sessions including Lunch

Our Featured Speakers:

Kelly Bernish, CSP – Global SHE Solutions LLC

Rebecca (Becca) Loiacano, PT – Lee Health Rehabilitation Services

James D. Smith, M.S., CSP – Past 2017-2018 ASSP Society President, Regional Leader-Loss Control/Safety Services

Resgister here.

October Meeting – Active Shooter Training – ALICE

Posted: Oct 11, 2018

Join us for our October Meeting, graciously hosted by the Cape Coral Risk Management Department, as we conduct an interactive program for response to a violent critical incident, often referred to as an active shooter.

Session Description

ALICE is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. The ALICE program is a pro-active, option based plan for civilian response to a Violent Critical Incident. ALICE empowers individuals to utilize human action, building infrastructure, and communication options to increase their chances of survival.

Mr. Loebs is a current employee with the City of Cape Coral as the Safety, Health and Environmental Officer under the Risk Management Department. Mr. Loebs primary job function is to mitigate and prevent injuries and accidents, through trend tracking, education, and root cause analysis. Mr. Loebs has implemented numerous programs saving the City millions of dollars. Mr. Loebs is also a Sergeant First Class in the Army Reserves as an Operations Sergeant for a Sapper Combat Engineer Company. As an Operations Non Commissioned Officer SFC Loebs is responsible for the overall Risk analysis of all Company mission which can range from vehicle movement to jumping out of Blackhawks. SFC Loebs has earned a Bronze Star for the destruction of Chemical Weapons in Iraq along with numerous other awards over his 14-year career. Mr. Loebs has a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management from the University of Maryland and is current attending Clemson University for a Master’s in Public Administration.

Networking will begin at 11:30, to be followed by lunch, and we will get in to the interactive presentation. Meeting will be held in the Green Room of the Public Works building.

Registration for the October Meeting is available by accessing the Chapter website here.

Please register before 12:00 pm on October 25 to ensure you spot at this event.

September Meeting – Multi-use Performance Space: Safety & Security Challenges

Posted: Sep 10, 2018

Topic – “Multi-use Performance Space: Safety & Security Challenges”

Speaker – Joel Poppert, Artis-Naples Safety & Security Director 

When –  September 20, 2018   11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Where –  5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples, FL 34108

Join us for our September Meeting, graciously hosted by Artis-Naples, the premier center for the visual and performing arts in Southwest Florida.

Our host and tour guide Mr. Joel Poppert, Safety & Security Director will provide us an interactive tour and discussion of the safety and security challenges with multiple moving parts including large number of crowds, disorderly patrons, emergency medical services, back stage set up and break downs, which, includes working from heights, high voltage electrical systems, high sound levels, respiratory irritants, fire hazards, and even security of fine arts, are just some of the responsibilities of the department.

Born and raised in Chicago, IL Studied Studio Music and Jazz at Univ. of Miami / Piano & Voice Principal After college I spent 10 years to try to get a recording deal, but … no record deal. Moved to Naples in 1990, same year as the Philharmonic Center for the Arts Opened. Worked as a stagehand/rigger backstage at the Phil for 10 years and also toured as a professional juggler with the Comedy, Music and Juggling team CATCH THIS. In 2000, I accepted the position of Technical Operations Director backstage at Artis— Naples. As Tech Director there were endless hours, working with every big star you can think of, Broadway shows, dance, opera, theatre, rock shows … you name it, we did it! In 2017, I accepted the position of Safety & Security Director. My institutional knowledge has been key during the transition between departments, and I learn something new about Safety & Security every day. We are embarking on a campus expansion project that will span the next 10 years and more, and I am looking forward to being in on the ground floor of future planning for both safety and security. Still no record deal!

Networking will begin at 11:30, to be followed by lunch, and we will get in to the interactive tour and discussion. 

Register here