2021 Conference: Thomas Rivalis Presents “Drafting and Developing High Quality School Emergency Operations Plans”
During his presentation Thomas Rivalis will share how to draft and develop high quality school emergency operations plans. Rivalis is the project manager for the Grant-Funded School Emergency Management initiative jointly administered by the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). He has been an EMS provider for 17 years. In this time, he has held a variety of roles including U.S. Army combat medic and 9-1-1 paramedic in New York City, where he also operated a business continuity consulting firm. He holds a B.A. in Fire and Emergency Services with a concentration in Emergency Management from John Jay College. He is currently pursuing his M.S. in Emergency Health Services and graduate certificate in Instructional Systems Design at UMBC. In his spare time, he enjoys backpacking and camping and hopes to one day thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.
Education Administrators, Teachers, School Psychologists/Guidance Counselors, School Resource Officers (SROs), Law Enforcement, Local/State Emergency Managers, Fusion Center Analysts, Crisis Intervention Units, Counselors & Mental Health Specialists, School Social Workers, School Safety Professionals, and other school safety stakeholders interested in attending Thomas Rivalis’ presentation should register for the July 2021 MCSS School Safety Summer Conference at http://conference2021.safeschoolsmd.org/.