Join AtHoc and The Port of Houston Authority to learn how a unique port environment is preparing to communicate and collaborate in times of crisis.The Port of Houston Authority owns and manages multiple terminals and facilities within the Port of Houston. The Port is a 25-mile-long complex of diversified public and private facilities and is consistently ranked first in the United States in foreign waterborne tonnage.

In an emergency, the Port Authority faces the daunting challenge of rapidly alerting employees, dock workers, truck drivers and Port Authority tenants in a timely manner. Additionally, the Port Authority must coordinate with federal, state and other local agencies to facilitate mitigation efforts during emergencies such as chemical spill cleanups or marine fires – a significant concern given that the Houston area's petrochemical complex is one of the largest in the world.

Join this Webinar to learn how the Port Authority will be able to securely exchange alerts, share multi-media content and geographical-based information within the PHA employee base or with other organizations in its ecosystem.


John Linstrom
Community Manager, Aviation, State & Local Government/Public Safety at AtHoc

John Linstrom is a Community Manager for AtHoc assigned to the State, Local & Commercial Team. He has spent the past thirty years in military, municipal, state and federal government agencies as an emergency manager, emergency responder and team commander. John is currently the federal Team Commander for two of the ten National Disaster Medical System mass fatalities response team (DMORT) serving the Western U.S. and Pacific states and territories.

Colin Rizzo
Emergency Manager for the Port of Houston Authority

Colin Rizzo is the Emergency Manager for the Port of Houston Authority. Prior to being selected for his current position at the Port of Houston Authority Colin held multiple positions within the Galveston County Office of Emergency Management. These positions included Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) Coordinator, Homeland Security Coordinator, and Operations Coordinator. He also served as the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Friendswood, Texas before his time at Galveston County.

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