This monthly update is produced in an effort to keep hazardous materials program personnel up to date in the areas of exercises, training, and planning. If you have a contribution or wish other items posted in this "Update", please contact Mike Hammond at FEMA Region X headquarters at (425) 487 4775 or email at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This update is for the period of 3-1-99 to 6-1-99.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
"I believe the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction presents the greatest threat that the world has ever known. We are finding more and more countries who are acquiring technology - not only missile technology - and are developing chemical weapons and biological weapons capabilities to be used in theater and also on a long range basis. So I think that it is perhaps the greatest threat that any of us will face in the coming years." Secretary of Defense William Cohen, January 1997
WEB PAGE HIGHLIGHT (YOUR ADDITIONS ARE WELCOME)
R T K NET.
http://www.rtk.net provides free access to databases, documents, and conferences on the environment, housing, and sustainable development.
B.C. Ministry of the Environment
www.env.gov.bc.ca Provides a great deal of information on spills in Canada and other environmental related issues.
State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) & Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) MEETINGS
3-31-1999, Bellevue. In conjunction with a Statewide Emergency Preparedness conference and LEPC workshop.
April 30, 1999, Salem, Quarterly LEPC meeting
To be announced
4-13-99, Juneau, SERC
4-12-99, Juneau, LEPC planning meet
(CONTACT THE PROVIDER OR MIKE HAMMOND FOR MORE INFORMATION. COURSE DATES AND TIMES MAY CHANGE, BE SURE TO CHECK BEFORE THE CLASS
3-16-99 Incident Command System (ICS) Field Operatins/Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) Integration, Beaverton, OR
3-17-99 Camp Murray, WA. Y2K tabletop, WA State & FEMA
3-23-99 to 3-24-99. ICS Planning Section, Multnomah County, Oregon
3-23-99 to 3-24-99. Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) First Responders/Pre-Hospital Course, Hermiston, Oregon
4-13-99 to 4-17-99. Exercise Design and Evaluation, Spokane, WA
4-14-99 to 4-14-99. Introduction to ICS, Washington County, Oregon
4-27-99 to 4-29-99. ICS Information Officer, Hood River, Oregon
5-7-99 to 5-9-99. Mitigation for Emergency Managers, Boise
5-17-99 to Effective Communication (Professional Development Series) [PDS] Richland, WA.
5-10-99 to 5-14-99. E227 Emergency Planning Course, Emmitsburg.
5-10-99 to 5-14-99. E362 Multihazard Safety Program for Schools, Emmitsburg
5-12-99 to 5-13-99. Mass Fatalities Incident, Twin Falls, ID
5-20-99 Developing Volunteer Resources. Richland, WA.
5-21-99 to 5-23-99. Exercise Design. Idaho Falls
5-17-99 to 5-21-99. Exercise Design & Evaluation, Bend, OR