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Please see below for information about webinars and other events of interest to the emergency management Whole of Community – including the general public, governments, and voluntary, community-based and faith-based organizations active in disaster.
 

Events Quick-List (see below for details)

September 2014

  • 9/12 (Friday) – 20th Anniversary, Corporation for National and Community Service
  • 9/15 (Monday) – Evacuation Planning & Response: Integrating Access & Functional Needs
  • 9/17 (Wednesday) – National Mass Care Strategy Webinar: Donated Resources Policy
  • 9/17-18 (Wednesday-Thursday) – FEMA National Advisory Council (NAC) Public Meeting
  • 9/30 (Tuesday) – America’s PrepareAthon! National Day of Action

October 2014

  • 10/16 (Thursday) – Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills

Extended / Recurring Events

  • Month of September – National Preparedness Month
  • Weekly (Wednesdays) through September – National Preparedness Month Webinar Series: Business Preparedness
  • Various dates/locations – Faithful Readiness: An Emergency Preparedness Workshop for the Faith Community

Select Conference / Training Announcements

  • 10/30-31 (Thursday-Friday) – Fall 2014 National Member Meeting, National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
  • 11/14-19 (Friday-Wednesday) – IAEM Annual Conference and EMEX: “Navigating the New Normal”
  • 1/26-29/2014 (Monday-Thursday) – E289: State Volunteer and Donations Management
  • 1/20/2014 (Friday) – E489: Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disaster

 

September 2014

 

► Wednesday, September 4, 2-4pm ET
     Whole Community Briefing: Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake Scenario

We are pleased to invite you to participate in a briefing for Whole Community Mass Care/Emergency Assistance partners, delivered by Region X planners who have engaged in extensive planning efforts with the states of Washington and Oregon. The presentation includes HAZUS modeling as well as impact statistics.

The CSZ scenario will present significant challenges for Mass Care/Emergency Assistance, as extensive infrastructure damage could isolate coastal communities for a year or more. The devastation will require FEMA to implement innovative solutions to provide recovery assistance to survivors and to restore essential services. Please extend the invitation to your Mass Care/Emergency Assistance partners.

 

► Friday, September 12
    AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary

AmeriCorps turns 20 this year!  Visit their 20th Anniversary website to check out AmeriStories, learn more about the program’s impact and milestones, and find an event or pledge to serve!

 

► Monday, September 15, 1:00 – 2:30pm ET
     Evacuation Planning & Response: Integrating Access and Functional Needs

  • Presented by Richard Devylder, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
  • Audio-Visual: Please join online via webinar and/or closed captioning

This webinar will introduction participants to the topic of emergency evacuation and transportation planning inclusive of the needs of individuals with access and functional needs. Webinar objectives include:

  • Learn how to incorporate access and functional needs in all phases of evacuation and transportation emergency planning and response
  • Identify resources to assist in planning with and for adults and children with disabilities and others with access and functional needs

If you have any questions, please view the event flyer or contact LesleyAnne.Ezelle@fema.dhs.gov.

 

Wednesday, September 17, 2-3:15pm ET
    National Mass Care Strategy Webinar: Benefits of Implementing the Donated Resources Policy

This National Mass Care Strategy webinar will provide an overview of the revised Donated Resources Policy, the process for applying the Policy during disasters, actual State implementation experience and benefits derived, and its relevance to Emergency Management Program Grants (EMPG). Presenters include:

  • Greg Bosko, FEMA
  • Dante Gliniecki, State of Missouri
  • Kam Kennedy, American Red Cross
  • Mike Pickerel, FEMA
  • Jennifer Poitras, State of Colorado
  • Susamma Seeley, Catholic Charities

Please share this webinar offering with your federal, state, private and organizational partners via your websites and/or email. Thank you for your support; we hope that you will join us for this informative presentation.

 

Wednesday, September 17 (8:30am-5pm) & 18 (8:30-11:45am PDT)
     FEMA National Advisory Council (NAC) Public Meeting

  • Location: Los Angeles Emergency Operations Center, 500 E. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The National Advisory Council (NAC) was established to ensure effective and ongoing coordination of federal preparedness, protection, response, recovery, mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other man-made disasters. The NAC advises the FEMA Administrator on all aspects of emergency management and incorporates input from federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, and non-profit and private sector partners, into the development and revision of FEMA policies and strategies.

During the meeting, the NAC will meet with the FEMA Administrator and leadership to receive program briefings; review the progress and potential recommendations of its subcommittees; and discuss other topics including America’s PrepareAthon!, FEMA’s Strategic Plan, Public Health and Medical Integration in Emergency Management, 2015 Special Olympics Preparations, and Emergency Management Coordination on Colleges and Universities.

Visit the NAC website for more information, or the Federal Register Notice for directions on how to submit public comments. Please contact the Office of the NAC at FEMA-NAC@fema.dhs.gov if planning to attend in person, or inquiring about facility information or meeting accommodation requests.

 

► Tuesday, September 30
     America’s PrepareAthon! National Day of Action

America's PrepareAthon! is an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities to prepare for specific hazards through drills, group discussions, and exercises. The second National PrepareAthon! Day is September 30, 2014, and will revolve around taking the actions to prepare for six season-specific hazards: Earthquakes, Floods, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Wildfires, and Winter Storms.  Take time to:

 

October 2014

 

► Thursday, October 16, 10:16am (in your time zone!)
     Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills

Everyone, everywhere, should know how to protect themselves in an earthquake. Even if earthquakes are rare where you live, they may happen where you or your family travel. Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills are an annual opportunity for people in homes, schools, and organizations to practice what to do during earthquakes, and to improve preparedness.

Check out current event registrations, plan a drill with your group (business, school, faith-based organization, community group, government agency, or other), and to share what you're doing with others. Visit online for guidance and resources, including flyers with customized ideas for what you or your organization can do!

 

Extended / Recurring Events

 

► National Preparedness Month, September 2014: “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

Every September, the emergency management community campaigns to raise awareness about natural disasters as part of National Preparedness Month (NPM)America’s PrepareAthon! (AP!) – which occurs each spring and fall – encourages communities across the nation to learn about their risks and safety options, and take simple steps for preparedness.

These two campaigns will culminate with the fall AP! National Day of Actionwhen FEMA asks you, your family, community, and workplace to take action and/or plan an event on or around September 30th. For more on how get involved, and ideas and materials for spreading the word:

 

► National Preparedness Month Webinar Series: Business Preparedness

Hosted by: U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery, in collaboration with FEMA’s Ready Campaign

Each year small businesses nationwide are forced to close their doors in the aftermath of severe storms, flooding, tornadoes, wildfires and hurricanes. Business interruptions, even if they last just a few hours, are costly in terms of lost productivity and profits. Get help with your own business preparedness planning: take charge of company well-being, employee safety, and sustaining the local economy by being prepared to rebound quickly from any kind of disaster.

Schedule: Wednesdays throughout September, 2-2:30pm ET

  • 9/3: Crisis Communications for Any Organization. Learn best practices for developing an emergency communication strategy.
  • 9/10: How to Plan for a Power Interruption…and Recover Fast. Tips on how to make your company resilient and better prepared to mitigate losses during power outages.
  • 9/17: The Top 5 Steps for Preparedness This Year. The top five ways to prepare for disaster-related business interruptions will be discussed.
  • 9/24: If You Do Nothing Else This Year. Simple, low-cost tips on building a solid business continuity plan.

Registration / Audio-Visual: Please register online for attendance details

 

► Faithful Readiness: An Emergency Preparedness Workshop for the Faith Community

Presented by State and local area partners, in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency

This workshop will give faith and/or community leaders the opportunity to:

  • Start “Developing a High Quality Emergency Operations Plan for your House of Worship” to respond to an emergency/incident, including guidance to address an active shooter scenario
  • Connect with new partners ready to help support your house of worship & community prepare for emergencies
  • Begin the process to receive a certificate from the FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) and earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Schedule: Various dates/locations

  • Tuesday, September 16 @ Redmond, WA
    Time: Workshop 9am – 2pm, Optional Sessions after 2pm (with local emergency managers)
    Location: Muslim Association of Puget Sound, 17550 NE 67th Ct, Redmond, WA 98052
    RSVP subject: “WA RSVP”  |  Request deadline: Wednesday, September 10
    Partners: King County, City of Seattle, City of Redmond, City of Bellevue, the Muslim Association of Puget Sound and the State of Washington
    Note: Includes information on FEMA EMI Course IS-907: Active Shooter: What You Can Do
  • Monday, September 22 @ West Houston / Sugar Land, TX*
    Time: Workshop 6:30 – 8:30pm
    Location: Christ United Methodist Church, 3300 Austin Pkwy, Sugar Land, TX 77479
    RSVP subject: “1 HOU RSVP”  |  Request deadline: Wednesday, September 10
    Partners: Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston's Houston Interfaith Disaster Response Alliance (HIDRA), Islamic Relief USA, Harris County, City of Houston, and surrounding area partners
    Note: Includes information on FEMA EMI Course IS-907: Active Shooter: What You Can Do
  • Tuesday, September 23 @ South/Central Houston & Galveston/Brazoria Counties, TX*
    Time: Workshop 9am – 2pm, Optional Sessions after 2pm (with local emergency managers)
    Location: Clear Lake Islamic Center, 17511 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77058
    RSVP subject: “2 HOU RSVP”  |  Request deadline: Wednesday, September 10
    Partners: Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston's Houston Interfaith Disaster Response Alliance (HIDRA), Islamic Relief USA, Harris County, City of Houston, and surrounding area partners
    Note: Includes information on FEMA EMI Course IS-907: Active Shooter: What You Can Do

* All are welcome to one or both of the Houston area training options!

  • Tuesday, September 30 @ Washington, DC
    Time: Workshop 9am – 2pm, Optional Sessions after 2pm (with local emergency managers)
    Location: Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C St SW, Washington, DC 20472
    RSVP subject: “NCR RSVP”  |  Request deadline: Friday, September 12
    Partners: State and local partners of Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia

Registration and Accommodations: Email Partnerships@fema.dhs.gov with your session in the RSVP subject line; your contact information (name, organization, title, work phone, and e-mail); and any language or accommodation requests by the requested deadline. (See RSVP subject line and deadlines in date/location details above.)

 

Select Conference and Training Announcements

 

► Thursday – Friday, October 30-31
    
Fall 2014 National Member Meeting, National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

  • Location: American Red Cross, 2025 E St NW, Washington, DC 20006
  • Additional Information: Please see the event website.

 

► Friday – Wednesday, November 14-19
    
IAEM Annual Conference and EMEX: “Navigating the New Normal”

  • Location: Grand Hyatt & Jenry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Additional Information: Please see the event website.

 

► Monday – Thursday, January 26-29, 2014
    
E289: State Volunteer and Donations Management

  • Location: National Emergency Training Center, 16825 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
  • Additional Information: Please see the EMI website.

 

► Friday, January 30, 2014 
    
E489: Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disaster

  • Location: National Emergency Training Center, 16825 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
  • Additional Information: Please see the EMI website.

 

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09/12/2014 - 17:14
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