Joseph Bruno, New York City Commissioner Of The Office Of Emergency Management (OEM), will join Jerome Hauer, New York State Commissioner Of The Division Of Homeland Security & Emergency Services, as the opening speakers at the inaugural Continuity Insights New York conference, October 29-30, 2012, at the Hotel Pennsylvania. After updating attendees on recent activities and initiatives at the NY OEM, commissioners Bruno and Hauer will field questions from the audience.
In March 2004, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Joseph Bruno commissioner of the New York City OEM. His first major initiative was to adopt and implement the Citywide Incident Management System (CIMS). CIMS is now the City's standard for responding to and managing emergencies and planned events.
Highlighting the importance of preparedness, more than 10 million emergency preparedness guides have been distributed through the Ready New York campaign under Commissioner Bruno’s leadership. And with the commissioner’s support, NYC’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program has grown to over 56 teams and 1,500 volunteers trained in basic emergency response, preparedness, and first aid. Commissioner Bruno also added OEM’s technological expertise to the creation of Notify NYC, an emergency notification system for New York City residents that uses text messaging, e-mail and phone to warn subscribers about emergencies.
Commissioner Bruno has a long and distinguished record of public service in New York City. In 1971, he joined the City Law Department as a trial attorney. In 1987, he became the City’s Fire Commissioner. Subsequently, Commissioner Bruno was elected in 1991 and 2001 as a Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York and in 2002 as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. A lifelong New York City resident, Commissioner Bruno holds a B.S. in Economics from City College and a J.D. from St. John's University Law School.
For the full Continuity insights New York program and registration details, go to www.continuitynewyork.com.