The next RMMWA monthly meeting will be held November 9th, 2023 at the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (290 Speer Boulevard in Denver) and we’ll also broadcast a live, interactive hybrid meeting via Zoom. Please join us in-person or via Zoom to hear military veteran James Burghard discuss CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high-yield Explosives) and learn how to apply it realistically to your writing.

The meeting at CADA will start at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) with drinks and networking, and dinner will be served at 6:30. Zoom attendees may sign on shortly before 7:00 for the start of the program. See the full agenda below.

To register to attend in person, please use the link below. Please sign up before Monday, November 6th to reserve your spot.

Zoom attendance is free and there is no need to register. Members will receive the meeting link via email. Non-members, please send an email to to request access.

Dinner menu:

  • Sautéed chicken breast in apricot-ginger sauce*
  • Fragrant basmati rice
  • Seasonal greens salad
  • Baked rolls and butter
  • Dessert tray
  • Beverages
    • Tea, coffee, and water included. Wine and beer are available for a suggested cash donation of $3.00 per drink.

* Diary free and gluten free, although not prepared in a gluten free kitchen.

Note: Please contact our Caterer Director directly if you have allergies or specific food issues. We will try to accommodate you if we can. 

RMMWA November Meeting Registration

Meeting Agenda:

  • 6:15 Networking and drinks
  • 6:30 Dinner
  • 7:00 Introductions and Member News
  • 7:30 Mystery Minute
  • 7:40 Program

Meeting Program:

Destruction on the Page: Understanding CBRNE

Portrait of James Burghard

CBRNE is an acronym for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high-yield Explosives. These types of weapons have the ability to create both mass casualties as well as mass disruption. But understanding what these weapons actually do, how they work, and how the event is managed is key to writing a realistic disaster. Please join us for a talk with Dr. James Burghard to learn more about CBRNE.

Speaker Bio


James is a 23-year military veteran that served in several branches of the military, including a specialized unit designed to help first responders in such an event. He is also a 20-year volunteer firefighter, hazmat specialist, and currently teaches for Texas A&M around the country training police, firefighters, and various other agencies how to manage large scale disasters.