Due to my time as a Ski Patroller and Paramedic, I had the chance to help with the National Radiological Emergency Preparedness Conference Inc. This event brought back memories from my training days during paramedic school, as a Ski Patroller I get that feeling occasionally but not too much due to being a seasoned Patroller these days.
I spent time helping people setup their booths, getting a first look at the new devices and practices as well. Even getting a chance to meet a few of the keynote speakers and getting a chance to ask those who were going to lead the workshops throughout the day.
Rottier, J. (April 12th 2017) Amway Grand Hotel, Grand Rapids Michigan.
Picture above is a behind the scenes look at the main area of booths, few hours before people start to arrive (calm before the storm)
Rottier, J. (April 12th 2017) Amway Grand Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Here is a list of vendors and companies that are present for the conference, people from RadResponder Network were some of my favorite people to talk to and learn from.
Only reason I had the chance to volunteer and help with this event was because of past network connections, connections I made from past work experiences and just chatting and getting to know people.