About AHF

About AHF

The Mid-Atlantic All Hazards Forum (AHF) is a first of its kind, grass roots, regional effort created in 2004 to solve the emergency management and homeland security issues at the local, county, and state levels in the states of North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, DC, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.Focusing on all three phases of a hazard; readiness, response and recovery, the AHF’s mission is to help build communication and relationship between the states in the mid-Atlantic region (NC, VA, WV, DC, MD, PA, DE, & NJ) through a year round program of sustained interactions between its stakeholders. The All Hazards Forum provides the demand for government, industry, and universities to meet face-to-face.

The AHF is the only state-endorsed emergency management and homeland security conference and exhibition dedicated to ensuring the continued safety, preparedness and growth of the Mid-Atlantic region. No regional forum currently exists to connect, educate, equip, train, and motivate state the best fishing rods and local homeland security planners and practitioners to better preserve our freedoms and protect our region.

The Mid-Atlantic All Hazards Forum has a desired outcome that meets the common needs of government and industry, which include education, relationships, and coordinated procurements. The 2006 AHF will:

  • Bring together a critical mass of public- and private-sector homeland security and emergency management planners, practitioners, and stakeholders
  • Facilitate networking and information sharing between government, higher education, and industry
  • Address critical readiness, response, and recovery issues
  • Organize educational and training sessions, project and technology briefings, and business development forums

At this year’s event, attendees from around the region can look forward to meeting in one place to learn what their peers in other states are doing, listen to “best practice” stories with lessons learned, discuss technologies and demonstrations, and develop new regional contacts.

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