Session Spotlight: Public Health & Safety
Ensuring public health and safety are fundamental duties of municipal governance. Dive into these sessions to explore a range of topics, from enhancing emergency services response to understanding the intricacies of police licensing. Equip yourself with the essential knowledge to safeguard your communities. For CEU and speaker information, please visit the Conference website or download the Conference app.
Tuesday, November 14
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Elected Officials & Senior Management ICS 402 Training, Room 201/202
FEMA’s ICS402 course for Elected Officials & Senior Management explores emergency operations plans, standard operating procedures/guidelines, & delegation. This course, which is mandated in NJ, will provide elected officials & senior management with an understanding of the Incident Command System, the use of the Emergency Operations Center, Multiagency Coordination Group, & the core components of the Joint Information System.
10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Operation Helping Hand – Part 1, Room 404
Panel discusses perceptions of substance abuse, their outreach program, goals, and recovery. MCAANJ session.
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Operation Helping Hand – Part 2, Room 404
Program will continue to discuss their state-wide outreach program, goals, and helping people with recovery. MCAANJ session.
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Consideration for Facility Security Briefing, Hall A
Designed to help attendees defend against urgent threats and hazards and teach organizations how to strengthen critical infrastructure and address long-term risks. A RANJ session.
Improving Community Health with the Mayors Wellness Campaign, Room 414
Learn innovative strategies from MWC mayors. The panel will share their experience, give tips on starting a program in your community, and share the benefits of bringing health and wellness to your towns. This presentation is a must for any community members looking to begin or enhance their MWC.
Building Healthy Communities through the Arts, Room 416
In a world filled with tension, anxiety, and disconnection, the need to enhance mental and physical health in our communities is greater than ever. Learn how innovative arts programs lift spirits and bodies, relieve stress, improve public health, and remind us of how connected we are as community members.
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Care Disparity in the Healthcare System: Sickle Cell Disease, Room 415
Sickle Cell is a disease of healthcare disparities, under-researched, a lack of therapies, and with those impacted belonging to historically marginalized populations. This panel will discuss the disparity, how unmet needs can be met, and the need for a unified approach to care throughout the state.
Wednesday, November 15
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Innovative Approaches to Integrated Emergency Service Delivery, Room 309
Session explores how municipalities can improve response times & overall emergency management with integrate emergency services such as police, fire, & EMS; their role in facilitating collaboration & coordination between different emergency services; highlight successful integrated emergency services implementation, including regional partnerships & shared resources; & the use of technology.
10 Reasons to Know our Health Department, Room 404
Do you know what your health department does? Find out how your health department can take your municipality to the next level by working collaboratively with other municipal agencies and why having a well-staffed local health department is crucial to a town's sustainability over the next decade.
10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
NJ State Fire Commission Meeting, Hall A
Regular Meeting of the New Jersey Fire Safety Commission. All fire service personnel and all Conference attendees with an interest in fire safety should attend this meeting. Topics discussed include firefighter training, incident command, homeland security, the Uniform Fire Code, and public fire education. A NJ State Fire Prevention & Protection session.
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sober Living Group Homes, Room 313
In 2018, NJ DCA sober living regulation fell under a “Class F” rooming and boarding license called a “Cooperative Sober Living Residence”. The sober living mandates no more than 10 residents per house only in a single family or duplex style homes. These valuable resources have become a recent issue for local planning. Come and hear a lively discussion about this land use. CEUs are free to NJPO members; non-members’ all-inclusive conference fee is $50. Courses require NJPO & League Conference registrations.
State of Health, Room 402
Acting Commissioner Kaitlan Baston will discuss the current state of health in New Jersey, highlighting the lingering challenges since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Traffic Incident Management for First Responders, Room 310
TIM consists of a planned, multi-disciplinary process to detect, respond to, & clear traffic incidents so traffic flow is restored as safely/quickly as possible to reduce duration & impacts, improve safety & reduce secondary crashes. APWANJ session.
Safety and Security at Community Events and Programs, Room 315
As park and recreation professionals we plan all types of events where many people gather whether it is indoors or outdoors. This may become a predator’s dream scenario. Avoid having your event be the news headline by learning what you can do to ensure safety at events and in park operations.
New Jersey Division of Fire Safety Update, Room 415
A broad base overview of the New Jersey Uniformed Fire Code, departmental monitoring and annual reporting requirements, and the Division’s transition to a new registration and inspection management system.
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Traffic Control Updates for Your Roads MUTCD 11th Edition, Room 316
This session provides an overview of important changes in the 11th Edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) that you must account for on your roads including the use of notable new traffic control options and devices. APWANJ session.
Thursday, November 16
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Police Licensing Requirements and Standards, Room 309
The Police Training Commission created new rules for the Police Licensure Act, requiring law enforcement officers to obtain a license. A must-attend for chief law enforcement officers, as we review the requirements of each agency, as well as discuss license denials, suspensions, and revocations.
Opioid Abatement: State Updates & Ideas for Subdivision Spending, Room 401
Understand how municipalities are engaging the public and deciding to spend opioid abatement funds. Learn the latest in State activities on opioid settlement including the Opioid Advisory Council, an overview of public listening session feedback, and highlights of subdivision spending reports.
The Municipal Cannabis Matrix Reloaded, Room 414
This fast-paced municipal cannabis seminar will begin with a very brief (87 PowerPoint slides in 10 minutes) introduction to Municipal Cannabis 101. We then hear from municipal officials as to what is working and what’s not working with cannabis in their cities. Followed by a discussion from cannabis litigation attorneys as to how to avoid getting sued (i.e., municipal cannabis litigation). Other topics will include a checklist for governing bodies to consider when drafting or amending cannabis ordinances, police enforcement, smoke free laws, and (time permitting) cannabis taxation for municipal tax assessors and CFOs. NJILGA session co-sponsored with NJLM.
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
EMS Crisis: How to Respond, Room 418
Options for municipalities struggling to provide EMS services due to increased need and decline of volunteer EMS availability. Co-Sponsored with NJLM.