2020 Emergency preparedness conference cancelled

Due to COVID-19 and the health and safety concerns for all event participants, the 2020 NH Emergency Preparedness Conference has been cancelled. 

All exhibitors and session presenters will be contacted directly with information.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2021 EP Conference and wish that everyone remain safe and healthy in the interim.

For questions and concerns, please email epconference@jsi.com.



The NH Emergency Preparedness Conference is an annual event that brings together emergency responders from across our state to explore a wide spectrum of emergency management topics using an all hazards approach.


Entering its 16th year in 2020, the conference continues to draw a crowd of 800 participants and 60 exhibitors. With more than 40 breakout sessions delivered by local, state, and national experts throughout the day, the conference is the not-to-be-missed event for NH's emergency responders.

The event is offered at no cost to participants thanks to the event's funders - the NH Division of Public Health Services, and NH Homeland Security.

The goal of the NH Emergency Preparedness Conference is to offer a program that provides NH's emergency planners and responders with the opportunity to:

  • learn new ideas and practices to meet emergency preparedness challenges,
  • hear lessons learned from previous planning, response, mitigation, and recovery efforts,
  • connect with key individuals and organizations across the emergency preparedness spectrum. 

who should attend

Emergency Services – Local, county, state and federal law enforcement, fire, emergency management, dispatch, EMS, and military.

Municipal/County/State/Federal Government – Government leadership, corrections, health officers, building and code enforcement, and public works.

Health Care/Behavioral Health/Public Health – Health care providers such as hospitals, primary and specialty care providers, behavioral health providers, home care providers, long term care, and public health professionals.

Human/Social Services – Children/youth/senior service providers, family services, disabilities services, and other community services and faith based organizations.

Business/Critical Infrastructure Partners –Retail, transit, small business, media, banking, telecommunications, utilities and agriculture.

Education/Child Care – Public and private K-12, higher education, and child care providers.


  This conference is brought to you by the NH Department of Health and Human Services & the NH Department of Safety with the help of planning partners from the NH Department of Environmental Services, NH Department of Resources & Economic Development, Community Health Institute/JSI, NH Health Officers Association, Volunteer NH, Public Health Network Coordinators, NH Public Works Mutual Aid, NH Building Officials Association, and representatives from local CERT teams.

Funding for this conference is made possible (in part) by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded by the NH Department of Health Human Services and from FEMA's Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program awarded by NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers or moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the NH Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices imply endorsement by the US Government.