FEMA Speakers Series – 35th Anniversary, The Evolution of Emergency Management
Panel Discussion - The Evolution of Emergency Management
Hosted by the Office of External Affairs this monthly Speaker’s Series is to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of FEMA over three and a half decades and provide FEMA employees with a better understanding of how emergency management operations have evolved to become the mission we support today. Selected panelists will speak on the past, present and future of emergency management.
DATE: Thursday April 10, 2014
TIME: 2:30 – 3:30
- 500 C St., M01, Washington, DC
- FEMA Channel 13 (NCR Employees)
- VTC available to all FEMA locations
- Conference bridge: 1-800-320-4330, Pin #161160
- CART Services and ASL interpretation
FEMA 35th Anniversary Open House celebrations
Regions and HQ Directorates/Offices will be encouraged to attend the panel discussion and also host an employee Open House celebration within their offices between the hours of 11:30-1:30 local time.
Save the Date: Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2014
Join us on April 24th as we celebrate the 21st annual, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Since its inception, this initiative has inspired a future generation of girls and boys by bringing them into the workplace to explore the many life choices they have. This year’s theme is “Plant a Seed, Grow a Future.” FEMA employees with children ages 7-12 in the National Capital Region who are interested in participating in the Washington, DC event, are encouraged to register using the link below:
DATE: Thursday April 24, 2014
LOCATION: 500 C St., M01, Washington, DC
Active Shooter Training
In coordination with DHS Office of Security, FEMA’s Office of the Chief Security Officer is offering active shooter training. The training is designed, oriented around protecting employees and their assets, preventing work place violence, and discusses what to do during an active shooter. Furthermore, describe the difference of shelter in place for a weather emergency and a shelter in place for an active shooter/work violence scenario, and what to expect once Law Enforcement arrives.
All FEMA employees or contractor personnel in the National Capital Region are encouraged to attend to gain an understanding of an active shooter/work place violence scenario as it relates primarily to FEMA facilities or site protection and the assets contained within a facility or specified area.
DATE: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
TIME: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Voice of America/Wilbur J. Cohen Auditorium, Room 1525, 330 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20202. No food or drinks are permitted inside the auditorium
CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT: Attendees will need their FEMA badge to pass thru security and enter the building.
National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week, April 6-13, 2014, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of National Volunteer Week, demonstrating the enduring importance of recognizing our country’s volunteers for their vital contributions. To locate volunteer opportunities in your community, visit www.serve.gov.