GTBACP 2022 Resilience Conference

October 28, 2022

Tampa International Airport Event Space (between Airsides E/F in the main terminal)

08:30 Registration

09:00 am – 04:00 pm Conference


  • Agility Recovery
  • DRII
  • Everbridge
  • USF Nicholson School of Communication and Media
  • FEMA
  • Disney


ACP Member Early Registration: $35

ACP Member: $45

Non-Member: $75

Full agenda and registration details coming soon!  Download the conference flyer here.

For more information contact


Tampa OEM ICS Refresher Training

The City of Tampa Office of Emergency Management will be hosting a 2 hour Incident Command System (ICS) Refresher Training on September 20, 2022 from 9:00AM – 11:00AM.  This training will be held in a hybrid format to best meet your needs.  You can attend in-person at the City of Tampa EOC at 711 E. Henderson Ave or join via Microsoft Teams thru this calendar invite.

This ICS Refresher training will NOT take the place of any FEMA authorized mandatory ICS trainings (see EM Training Guidelines here). It will however review ICS concepts and provide employees with an opportunity to review past training material as we enter the height of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Please sign-up for this training by accepting the meeting invitation and feel free to forward to employees within your area of responsibility that may benefit from this refresher.  If you plan to attend in-person at the EOC, please reach out to Benjamin Caskey at to RSVP.


DHS Active Shooter Webinar

9/14/2022 13:00 (ET)

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Region 4 (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) invites you to join a two-hour security webinar to enhance awareness of and response to an active shooter event.

Preparing employees for a potential active shooter incident is an integral component of an organization’s incident response planning. Because active shooter incidents are unpredictable and evolve quickly, preparing for and knowing what to do in an active shooter situation can be the difference between life and death. Every second counts.
 Discuss the elements of active shooter incident response planning with guidance from expert instructors.
 Describe common behaviors, conditions, and situations associated with active shooter events.
 Discuss how to recognize potential workplace violence indicators.
 Provide information about best practices, communications protocols, and resources that will assist stakeholders to develop or enhance their emergency planning, preparedness, and response to active shooter incidents.

Understanding Liability and Risk Exposure: The webinar focuses on providing awareness training that supports the development of emergency action planning capabilities. These capabilities may better position organizations in receiving important legal liability protections from the DHS Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act of 2002. To learn more about the SAFETY Act and the types of products, services, and layered security programs that have received protections, visit

Registration is free and is available at this link:  Webinar Registration

Registration is limited to 350 participants and will close no later than 9/13/2022 @ 14:00 (ET)

Webinar flyer: ASWeb_14-SEP-22_R4-Invitation

2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predictions

National Hurricane Center

You can find the detailed NHC forecast article by clicking here.


Colorado State University

Forecast Parameters CSU Forecast for 2022 Average for 1991-2020
Named Storms 19 14.4
Named Storm Days 90 69.4
Hurricanes 9 7.2
Hurricane Days 35 27.0
Major Hurricanes 4 3.2
Major Hurricane Days 9 7.4
Accumulated Cyclone Energy+ 160 123
+A measure of a named storm’s potential for wind and storm surge destruction defined as the sum of the square of a named storm’s maximum wind speed (in 104 knots2) for each 6-hour period of its existence.

More detailed information regarding CSU’s forecast can be found by clicking here.

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Shields Up Program

While there are no specific or credible cyber threats to the U.S. homeland at this time, Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine, which has involved cyber-attacks on the Ukrainian government and critical infrastructure organizations, may impact organizations both within and beyond the region. Every organization—large and small—must be prepared to respond to disruptive cyber activity. As the nation’s cyber defense agency, CISA stands ready to help organizations prepare for, respond to, and mitigate the impact of cyber-attacks. When cyber incidents are reported quickly, we can use this information to render assistance and as a warning to prevent other organizations and entities from falling victim to a similar attack.

Click here to be taken to CISA’s Shields Up web page for the latest updates, technical guidance, recommendations, and additional resources.


SBDC Business Continuity and Disaster Preparedness

The Florida SBDC Network serves as the statewide single point of contact for the advancement of an entrepreneurial environment; thus, creating a positive foundation for the development and growth of existing and emerging businesses in Florida. The Network’s focus on the critical needs of businesses drives its direction and performance expectations.  The FSBDCN is the most experienced economic development network serving Floridians statewide.

When disaster strikes, businesses in the Tampa Bay region can find the education, training, and assistance needed to survive through the SBDC at USF’s Business Continuation Services.  Their professionally certified business consultants provide consulting at no cost, and training events to help you minimize losses and increase survivability when affected by natural and man-made disasters.  They can help business owners develop a plan tailored for your business, at no cost.

Find out more by clicking here.

Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County “Bounce Back 21” Small Business Resiliency Webinar Series

Join us for a weekly no-cost, two-hour webinar panel discussion series with industry experts to learn about ways to help your business weather all types of disasters and navigate the changing post-pandemic business landscape.

Bounce Back 21 Flyer

Register for the webinars on the SBDC site by clicking here.


Project Phoenix 2.0: The Recovery (Hurricane Simulation)

In 2009, the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC) developed the Tampa Bay Catastrophic Plan: Project Phoenix, a plan to address the challenges of response and recovery during a catastrophic event in the Tampa Bay area. Hurricane Phoenix, a fictitious storm, was created to simulate the effects of a worst‐case scenario in our region; a direct strike from a Category 5 hurricane. A 10-minute video portrays the scenario using realistic weather reports and archived video footage.

Project Phoenix 2.0: The Recovery is a facilitated training exercise that examines critical issues and capabilities of Tampa Bay area small businesses and emergency management agencies during disaster recovery. A series of videos supplement the exercise; illustrating a simulated Category 5 hurricane hitting Tampa Bay paralleled with lessons learned and words of advice from small business owners impacted by Hurricane Michael in 2018.  Project Phoenix 2.0: The Recovery leads participants through a facilitated discussion of roles, procedures, and responsibilities in the context of a Category 5 hurricane in the Greater Tampa Bay Area. The exercise is divided into four modules that cover a range of emergency preparedness and recovery topics, including:

  • Module 1 – One Day Later: Immediate impacts and damage assessments
  • Module 2 – One Week Later: Short-term recovery operations
  • Module 3 – One to Six Months Later: Long-term recovery operations
  • Module 4 – One Year Later: Long-term recovery operations

Exercise participants respond to questions that define the overlapping issues faced by small business owners and emergency managers, improving communications and preparedness efforts throughout the disaster scenario.

For supporting training videos and materials, go to


Public Sector Programs

City of Tampa Hurricane Re-Entry Program

The City of Tampa Hurricane Re-Entry Program is for residents and businesses in the areas most likely to be evacuated during a hurricane event (within Zip Code areas: 33602, 33605, 33606, 33609, 33611, 33616, 33619, 33629 and MacDill Air Force Base 33621 shown on the map). It is designed to make it easier for residents and business representatives to re-enter the area after evacuation orders have been lifted – and to prevent gawkers and potential criminals from entering the area.  For more information, click here.

Secure Florida is an initiative of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Secure Florida’s mission is to protect the citizens and economy of Florida by safeguarding our information systems, reducing our vulnerability to cyberattacks, and increasing our responsiveness to any threat.