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FEMA’s Continuity Practitioner and Training Programs

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Please join National Continity Programs (NCP) for our fifth installment of the Continuity Webinar Series titled, FEMA’s Continuity Practitioner and Training Programs. This webinar will examine the benefits of obtaining Level I and Level II status for the Continuity Excellence Series (Professional and Master Continuity Practitioners Program). These programs were designed to enhance excellence in the development and implementation of the Nation’s continuity programs. We will be joined by two continuity practitioners who have taken the courses and obtained their Level I and II certification. They will share their experiences on how obtaining their status as practitioners has both improved their continuity plans and programs, as well as their careers in the field of continuity and emergency management. You don’t want to miss this exciting and informative discussion.

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About the Presenters

Roger L Jones
Management Program Analyst and HRD Emergency Coordinator
Program Support Office, Personnel Payroll Systems Division
Human Resources Directorate
National Business Center
U.S. Department of the Interior

Jim Palmer
Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator
City of Houston
Office of Emergency Management

After serving 21 years as an Army Scout, Jim Palmer retired 2006 and from the Military and began a civilian career with the City of Houston’s Office of Emergency Management. Starting out as an Emergency Management Planner, his responsibilities included all Planning, Training, and Exercise activities. In 2007, Jim assumed additional responsibilities as the City’s COOP Manager. In 2008, he was promoted to Assistant Deputy EMC over Preparedness and served as the City’s EOC Manager during Tropical Storm Eduard, Hurricane Gustav, and Hurricane Ike Response Operations. In 2010, Jim was promoted to Deputy EMC with responsibilities over Preparedness and Response and Daily OEM Operations. Jim earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Crisis and Disaster Management, graduating Suma Cum Laude, from the University of Central Missouri and has attained credentials with the International Association of Emergency Managers as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) and is currently one of the few individuals in the country certified as a FEMA Master Continuity Practitioner (MCP).

Additional details on this webinar

This webinar will last approximately 45 minutes. After the presentation is complete, you will have an opportunity to ask questions via the chat feature in the webinar system. This webinar is free to the public and will accommodate the first 500 visitors that enter the site. In addition to airing live, the webinar will be recorded and viewable at your convenience after it completes.

Information on how to view our webinars

The Continuity Webinar Series is conducted in DHS's HSIN Connect system. You do not need to register in advance, nor do you need a HSIN account in order to view our webinars. Audio for this webinar will be broadcast within HSIN Connect; there will not be a concurrent, phone-based teleconference. Questions and answers will be moderated via text-based chat inside the webinar. In order to ensure that your computer is capable of viewing our webinars and webcasts, we highly recommend that you read the below documents and perform the compatibility test prior to the start of the event. In addition, please ensure your computer's speakers are working prior to the webinar. If for any reason you have trouble accessing the system, please send an email to

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Accommodations for Those with Special Needs

This webcast will offer closed captioning.

Last Updated: 
04/15/2015 - 12:07