Chapter Meeting

Posted: Apr 23, 2018

  • June 6, 2018
    7:00 am - 8:45 am

Topic: Corporate Responsibilities for Emergency Management and Preparedness

Determining a corporate approach for emergency events can be daunting. This discussion will outline emergency planning options and organizational tips, provide training suggestions, and offer guidance for working with local authorities to maximize response efforts.

Speaker: Joseph Cobb, Spill and Emergency Response Coordinator, Aera Energy LLC

As Aera Energy’s Emergency Response Coordinator, Joseph is responsible for emergency preparedness planning and development. He supervises the execution of drills and exercises, performs hazard evaluations, and conducts training for Aera’s wide variety of response teams. He regularly interacts with agency representatives, and acts as the Incident Command System (ICS) coach during live responses.

Prior to joining Aera in 2010, Joseph pursued a career in municipal emergency response, working as a firefighter, paramedic, and hazardous materials specialist for a number of California organizations, including Hall Ambulance here in Bakersfield. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Technology from Allan Hancock College, a Bachelor of Science Degree from the ERM Program at California State University, Bakersfield, and is currently completing his Graduate work in Crisis and Emergency Management at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Mr. Cobb was recently appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the Oil Spill Technical Advisory Committee, where he represents the Oil Production Industry.

$13 per person, Cash/Check/Credit/debit cards accepted/$5 Student Members of ASSE/$5 Emeritus Members of ASSE



5917 Knudsen Dr., Bakersfield, California, United States