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Terpin to discuss ‘The Importance of After- Action Reports in Emergency Planning’

By Staff | Sep 12, 2019

Dr. Dennis Terpin has over 47 years of experience in the Occupational Safety and Health, Laboratory Safety and Emergency Management fields.

KAANAPALI – Come join the Rotary Club of Lahaina at noon on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Royal Lahaina Ocean Terrance Restaurant as members present Dr. Dennis A. Terpin as the guest speaker.

Terpin recently retired from the University of Illinois at Chicago as its emergency manager.

The presentation will cover the importance of after-action reports.

Terpin, a master-level instructor for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security, was quoted as saying: “All planning processes should take an ‘all hazards approach,’ and the purpose of after-action reports allows all stakeholders to identify strengths and areas for improvement through a review of the effectiveness of preparedness and planning efforts for such an incident or an event. Corrective actions and lessons learned will be identified to create opportunities for improvement.”

The public is invited and encouraged to attend. There is no cost to attend, and guests may purchase lunch off the Ocean Terrace menu at the Rotary discount.

Contact WMTA President and Rotary Club of Lahaina member Joseph Pluta for more information at 661- 7990 or pluta@maui.net.