Thursday Schedule Detail
Session Name: Utilities~~Fleet Movement and Response from Across North America
Utilities, such as electric, natural gas, communications and water and waterwater treatment, have either mutual aid agreements, or can be contacted directly to request their assistance for like utilities. This aid can come from across the United States as well as Canada and South America. In most cases, the responding crews travel to their requested locations over-the-road, driving their utility vehicles, and transporting equipment and materials. A single incident, such as an issue at a weigh or toll station, or the lack of a permit, can delay their ability to respond in a timely fashion. This then delays the impacted utility’s ability to restore services which delays the community’s ability to recover. We will discuss the work that has been done since Hurricane Sandy to address fleet movement across the U.S. We will highlight the education initiative that has recently taken place and the information now available to ensure effective mutual aid fleet movement. We will also discuss lessons learned from a recent exercise.
Day of Week: Thursday
Time Start: 10:30AM