Oak Ridge Emergency Management Forum


OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Office (ORO)  hosted another Oak Ridge Emergency Management Forum  today.

The DOE-ORO and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) collaborated today at The New Hope Center , in Oak Ridge. The keynote speaker, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Deputy Administrator Richard Serino, spoke about current innovations in emergency management partnerships. The all-day Forum also included  panels and breakout sessions on a variety of topics.

The Oak Ridge Emergency Management Forum has been a great venue for interacting with emergency response professionals in the East Tennessee region who would actually respond in the event of an emergency on the Oak Ridge Reservation,

Attendees today visited approximately 43 indoor and outdoor exhibits that highlighted  the emergency management community’s newest technologies and services. They  also had the opportunity to view some live demonstrations of equipment, capabilities and services.

The Forum held today, provides an opportunity for emergency managers, first responders, hospitals, health departments and emergency management organizations to discuss emergency management issues that affect the DOE Oak Ridge Reservation and neighboring cities and counties. It also gives emergency response workers a venue to network with other professionals in the East Tennessee region

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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