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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Emergency Preparedness Summit & Fair


2019 Burgess Emerg Prep Summit FLYER v3Weather in our region is unpredictable and can change in an instant. To help North Texas families prepare for any emergency they may encounter, Congressman Michael Burgess, M.D. will host his annual Emergency Preparedness Summit & Fair on Saturday, March 23rd at the Trophy Club Town Hall. 

In partnership with the Town of Trophy Club, the Tarrant County Office of Emergency Management, Denton County Emergency Services, and other organizations, Dr. Burgess has designed this FREE and informative event to be enjoyable for the whole family.

The Emergency Preparedness Summit and Fair will feature educational opportunities and free resources to equip North Texans to handle emergencies they could encounter at home, school, or work. Dan Henry, Chief Meteorologist for KDFW/Fox 4, will deliver a keynote address on “Making Sense of North Texas Weather” with the National Weather Service. Other speakers will discuss school safety and community preparedness at the local, state and federal levels.

Children are invited to tour Emergency/Disaster Response vehicles and “Touch the Trucks,” as well as participate in a Make & Take craft inside the Kid Zone.

The event will open to the public at 8:00 am with access to the fair, and presentations will begin at 8:30 am; the event will conclude at 12:00 pm.

Emergency Preparedness Summit & Fair

Saturday, March 23, 2019
8:00am - 12:00pm
Trophy Club Town Hall
1 Trophy Wood Drive
Trophy Club, TX 76262

Presentations and Fair/Demonstrations:

8:00 AM     Exhibits Open

8:30 AM     Presentations Begin - Welcome to Trophy Club

8:45 AM     Personal Preparedness Panel: How can my family be prepared for crisis situations?

“Health Preparedness in the Community & at Home”: Suzanne Dotson: Facility Safety Mgr/Emergency Management - Baylor Scott & White, Grapevine

“Make a Family Go-Kit”: Cynthia Matthews: Volunteer Services Specialist/ Health & Safety Instructor - American Red Cross, North Texas Region

“Make a Family Plan/Special Needs”: Brenda Gormley: Emergency Management Officer – Denton County Emergency Services

“Don’t Forget Your Pets!”: Carole Novielli & Buster, the CERT Dog: Denton County CERT

“Safety in the Home/Shelter in Place/TC Alerts/Outdoor Warning Sirens” Sara Stockstrom: Firefighter - Trophy Club Fire Department

9:05 AM     Personal Preparedness Q&A

9:15 AM     School Safety Briefing

9:25 AM     School Safety Briefing Q&A

9:35 AM     Community Preparedness: How are communities prepared to respond and recover from a crisis?

Molly McFadden: Director - Emergency Preparedness Department Moderator: Regional: North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)

Panelists: Local: Wade Carroll: Chief – Trophy Club Fire Department

Local: Eric Gildersleeve: Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator/Homeland Security Coordinator – Denton County Emergency Services

Local: Dave McCurdy: Emergency Management Coordinator –Tarrant County Office of Emergency Management

State: Brian Brumfield: District Coordinator - Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM)

Federal: Tony Robinson: Regional Administrator- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – Region 6

10:20 AM   Community Preparedness Q&A

10:30 AM   Weather Preparedness: Making sense of the North Texas Weather

Jennifer Dunn: Warning Coordination Meteorologist -National Weather Service - Fort Worth

Weather Keynote: Dan Henry: Chief Meteorologist – KDFW/Fox4

11:00 AM   Weather Preparedness Q&A

11:10 AM   Closing Remarks

12:00 PM   Event Concludes


For more information, visit Congressman Burgess’ website ( or contact Robin Vaughan, in Congressman Burgess’ district office by phone (940-497-5031) or email ( 

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