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Join us at the 2023 Hazards & Healthcare Conference.

Hazards and Healthcare is the Tampa Bay region’s annual healthcare preparedness conference, attended by hundreds of health care professionals and first responders. Each year, the planning team strives to bring the most pertinent and relevant information, lessons learned, preparedness exhibitors, and community partners to support our front line healthcare and first responder community. This is the only conference designed for our community, with a focus on enhancing preparedness efforts at the local level.

The theme for this year’s conference is Resiliency through Preparedness. After all that our healthcare workers and first responders have endured these past few years, continuing to build and invest in their resiliency is of the utmost importance.

Hazards & Healthcare 2023 Tracks

Take part in our conference sessions focused on three primary tracks:

  1. Healthcare Emergency Management and Incident Command

    This track will focus on an all-hazards healthcare emergency management, integrating incident command and emergency management principles in the healthcare setting. Course content will include; development and implementation of exercises and drill at the facility/organization level, healthcare incident command principles, and health care emergency management concepts. This track will conclude with a healthcare focused table top exercise.

  2. Active Shooter/Assailant Preparedness

    This track offers a first-hand account of the response and lessons learned from Pulse Night Club, and other events from around the nation from Special Agent in Charge (ret) Hopper. Registrants of this track will also undergo Stop the Bleed training, be provided with tools and resources to develop an active shooter plan at their facility/organization, and have the opportunity to participate in an Active Shooter/Assailant table top exercise.

  3. Healthcare Emergency Plan Development

    This track offers registrants the opportunity to further develop their organizations Continuity of Operation Plan, and Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. This track will include examples, templates, development tools, and subject matter experts in these areas.

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KeyNote Speaker

Brett Culp

Brett Culp is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and founder of the not-for-profit, The Rising Heroes Project. He is known for the films, Legends of the Knight, and his latest, Look to the Sky, both of which explore the power of heroic stories and heroic individuals to inspire us to believe in a better tomorrow. On stage, he encourages audiences to find the superhero within and their own path to “everyday leadership.” His insights on connecting individuals to an organization's mission and goals resonate, help us realize our greatest personal and business potential, and renew our collective sense of hope for the future and belief that our efforts can make an impact.


Dr. Tania Glenn

Dr. Tania Glenn is the president of Tania Glenn and Associates, a clinical practice in Central TX that is focused on promoting resilience and providing critical care to first responders and veterans.  As a leading national clinician in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Dr. Glenn specializes in creating effective programs designed to mitigate traumatic stress and to assist patients with their return to normalcy as quickly as possible.

As a licensed clinician with thirty years of experience, Dr. Glenn deployed to the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, New York City in 2001, New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Dallas in 2016 for the aftermath of the attack on the Dallas Police Department, and to Uvalde for the school shooter in 2022. Recognized nationally, Dr. Glenn’s clients include a host of Texas and Arizona Police, Fire and EMS Departments, Federal Law Enforcement agencies, commercial aviation, and air medical programs.  She is the Clinical Director for several peer support teams with her unique perspective on special operations competencies.

​Dr. Glenn is a noted author with numerous books dealing with mental health, PTSD, first responders, military, and family. Additionally, she has been involved in several documentaries dealing directly with mental health trauma.

(ASAC) Ronald Hopper

Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Ronald Hopper began his law enforcement career in 1992 as a Deputy Sheriff with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office in Florida where he served as a Patrol Officer, an Undercover Vice and Narcotics Detective, Honor Guard member, Field Training Officer, and a SWAT Team Operator.

            In December of 1997, ASAC Hopper reported to Quantico as a newly appointed FBI Special Agent.  He was subsequently assigned to the New Orleans Division, Shreveport Resident Agency (RA), where he served as the Safe Streets/HIDTA/Violent Crime Task Force Coordinator and SWAT Team Operator. 

            In October 2002, ASAC Hopper was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) of the Domestic Terrorism Operations Unit (DTOU) at FBIHQ in Washington D.C.  He was then selected to be the Unit Chief of the DTOU, where he provided oversight for all FBI domestic terrorism investigations and operations throughout the United States.

            In July 2006 and continuing through 2015, ASAC Hopper was assigned to the Tampa Division, Orlando RA, where he served in various capacities, to include SSA for the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Safe Streets/Violent Crimes Squad, the White Collar Crime/Cyber Squad, and the Tampa Division SWAT team.

            In July 2015, ASAC Hopper was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge. As ASAC, he oversees Tampa Division’s Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence Squads, Orlando’s Safe Streets/Violent Crimes and White Collar Crime/Cyber Squads and serves as the Tampa Division SWAT Team Commander.  In June 2016, ASAC Hopper served as the On-Scene Commander of the Pulse Night Club Terror Attack crisis response.

        In July 2021, ASAC Hopper retired from the FBI and joined the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office where he serves as the Captain over the Domestic Security Division with responsibilities including Counterterrorism, Fugitives, Major Offenders, Criminal Street Gangs and the Real Time Crime Center (intelligence center).

Hotel Reservations

Sheraton Tampa Brandon

10221 Princess Palm Avenue

Tampa, FL 33610

Reservations: (813) 371-5900 (reservations)

Group Rate: Hazards & Healthcare

Conference Room Rate:

$169 per night

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