8/15/18 Hurricane Preparedness: Lessons Learned from Harvey, Irma & Maria

Hurricane Preparedness: Lessons Learned from Harvey, Irma & Maria

August 15, 2018 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am HST.


As we get ready to enter another hurricane season, Chris Crabtree, Director of Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management (HHEM), will share critical information for healthcare organizations who are actively preparing for the season.

Chris will examine lessons learned from the 2017 hurricane season, discussing the effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.  We’ll look at the impact the hurricanes had on the healthcare system, including infrastructure and supply chains.  Having been deployed to assist with Hurricane Irma, Chris will share his unique experience and address elements to consider such as special populations, staffing, and security.  He will also review emergency preparedness steps and share how HHEM supports and responds in an emergency situation.

Those attending the session will:
1. Explore the anatomy of Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria
2. Review the impact on the heathcare system
3. Identify lessons learned to reduce the impact or mitigate in similar circumstances

Target Audience:
Healthcare leadership and staff involved in emergency preparedness

Speaker: Chris Crabtree, DrPH, CEM, CEDP

Chris Crabtree began his career as a Firefighter Paramedic in Maryland from 2000 to 2004.  He then served as a paramedic and fight paramedic for the City and County of Honolulu and Hawaii Air Ambulance from 2000 to 2007.  From 2005 to 2012, Chris was an Assistant Professor in the Emergency Medical Services Department at Kapiolani Community College.  He taught entry level EMTs and Paramedic, coordinated and lead instruction for the continuing medical education program which consisted of national certification courses and the development and implementation of new programs such as the critical care emergency transport program and the Emergency Pediatric Care program.

He became a member of the Hawaii Disaster Medical Assistance Team in 2006 and was appointed Training Officer and Planning Section Chief until 2015.  In 2016, he was promoted to acting Deputy Commander.  He joined the Healthcare Association of Hawaii in June of 2013 as the Manager of Program Development in the Emergency Services division now known as Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management. In July of 2016, he was appointed Director of the program.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Asian Studies, a Master of Public Administration and a Doctor of Public Health Degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  He is also a Board Certified Emergency Manager.

Valid for the live webinar only: This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers – Hawai’i Chapter (Approval Hi62792018-18) for 1 Social Work continuing education contact hour.

Valid for the live webinar and archived webinar: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by Oregon Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for 1 nursing contact hour. Approval valid through 5/30/2020; OCEAN ID #2018-20.

One (1) nursing contact hour was approved for the archived webinar by the Oregon Nurses Association, an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. See above disclosure.

There is no conflict of interest for any planner or presenter with this learning activity.

To receive a Certificate of Completion, the registration fee must be paid, and each individual wanting a Certificate of Completion must complete the Evaluation after the webinar and attest to their attendance at the session.  The HAH Evaluation will be made available to registrants through SurveyMonkey.

Please allow 30 days for processing.  For more information contact Lori Henning at lhenning@hah.org.


  • HAH Members: FREE
  • Non Members: $35 per registrant

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Healthcare Association of Hawaii
707 Richards Street, PH2
Honolulu, HI 96813

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To receive a Certificate of Completion each person must pay for the session if applicable (see Fees tab), view the recording, and complete the evaluation form. Please allow 30 days for processing.