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Our mission is to provide exceptional education, networking, career development and leadership opportunities that support and advance the Facility Management profession in Northern Illinois.

Our chapter meets the first Tuesday of every month at various locations.  We offer a tour of the facility, networking time, dinner and a presentation.  On April 4th, we will be meeting at AAOMS in Rosemont. 

About our Presentation:

This presentation will address an all hazards approach that focuses on emergency preparedness.  An all hazards approach prepares for all kinds of emergencies since emergency plans rarely cover everything that might be required for an incident.  Because the evacuation requirements for a fire may differ significantly from those for a hazardous materials spill, the plan needs to be adaptable to circumstances, innovative, and, when necessary, improvisational.  An all hazards plan provides a basic framework for responding to a wide variety of emergencies.

About our Presenter:

Mike Verden draws his experience as owner of The Lake Forest Group, Director of Security for the NBA, and as an agent in his 21 year career with the United States Secret Service.  He has led security projects with property management firms, commercial properties, entertainment venues, gaming operations, educational institutions, pharmaceutical facilities, utility companies, financial services, manufacturing and distribution plants and professional sports.  

About our Site:

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Founded in 1933, the Academy is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world. Its continuing medical education activities include a world-renowned Annual Meeting, multiple CME courses held around the country and at the Orthopaedic Learning Center, and various medical and scientific publications and electronic media materials.  The building was completed in December 2014 and is 180,000 sq. ft.

The OLC Education and Conference Center has 11,000+ square feet of flexible multi-purpose meeting and educational space which are all conveniently on one floor. The largest executive conference space has room for 180 people and can be divided in to three separate meeting rooms. The center was designed to meet the demanding requirements of high-tech learning environments complete with a fully equipped HD video studio capable of recording and live video streaming across the globe. Conveniently located five minutes from O'Hare International Airport and with ample parking for those who may be driving to a meeting or an event at the OLC.



April 04, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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9400 W. Higgins
Rosemont, IL 60018

All Hazards Approach to Emergency Preparedness

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