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  > IAEM-Canada Seeks Feedback by June 15th on Inaugural Conference. If you attended the IAEM-Canada Leadership & Innovation in Emergency Management Conference in Calgary, June 5-8, please let the organizers know what you thought about the conference by completing a short survey by June 15, 2018.

 

IAEM 2018 Annual Conference registration is open — learn how to take pre- and post-conference training at no charge

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

IAEM provides many learning opportunities before, during and after the annual conference. Review the online program to discover why the IAEM Annual Conference is consistently described as the premiere emergency management event of the year. New for 2018: all EMI, NDPC and EMAP training courses are free for registered attendees at the full, basic and student rates. Register today and save up to $100 off your registration fee for the 66th IAEM Annual Conference & EMEX in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Oct. 19-24, 2018. Complete details and video highlights from the 2017 Annual Conference are available at on the conference website.

"Springing into Summer" Scholarship Program online auction closes on June 21 — place your bids now

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

Help IAEM raise money for scholarships. The IAEM Scholarship Program Springing into Summer Benefit Auction is open for bids until 5:00 p.m. June 21, 2018. There are many wonderful items, including: jewelry, FBI collectibles, EM collectibles, vacation packages and unique experiences, books, gourmet foods, and a subscription to the Journal of Emergency Management. Visit the auction site to see and bid on all 27 items. Please help IAEM out by telling your friends about this auction and sharing on social media to increase the pool of participants.

Feature articles on "Climate Change: An Emerging Threat" are sought by July 10 for an upcoming IAEM Bulletin special focus issue

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

The IAEM Editorial Work Group asks that you consider writing an article for the upcoming IAEM Bulletin special focus issue on “Climate Change: An Emerging Threat.” The deadline for article submissions is July 10, 2018. Articles might include, but are not limited to: coastal mitigation; increased needs for shelters (heating shelters, cooling shelters); how adaptation to climate change is defined; demographic changes; immigration; U.S. federal government website with resources on climate change; NASA resources with worldwide information available via database; global responses to climate change/climate adaptation, anticipated increase in weather extremes, case studies. These are just examples of articles. You may identify another aspect of climate change as it relates to emergency management that you would like to write about. Article length is 750-1,500 words. Please refer to the author guidelines for details, and email any questions to Editor Karen Thompson.

Plan to attend the Asia Risk and Resilience Conference, Aug. 29-31, Singapore, co-organized by IAEM

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

The 2018 Asia Risk and Resilience Conference (ARRC), “Corporate Governance, Risk, and Resilience: Planning in Action,” will take place Aug. 29-31, 2018, at the Hilton in Singapore. The event is co-organized by IAEM, BCP ASIA, and RIMAS. Rebranded from the 13-year running Asia Business Continuity Conference, the ARRC is a premier regional networking and knowledge-sharing platform for industry representatives and professionals from around the world to further their knowledge and get to know the trends in business continuity management, emergency management, enterprise risk management, and resiliency, as well as other related areas such as crisis management, disaster recovery, terrorism, and cybersecurity. Delegates come from Asian markets such as Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Myanmmar, and Taiwan.

IAEM-Canada seeks feedback on inaugural conference

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

IAEM-Canada’s premier Leadership and Innovation in Emergency Management Conference was in Calgary, June 5-8, 2018. Conference attendees experienced global, expert keynote speakers who inspired their audiences with current, real-life events, their challenges and lessons learned, and attendees left with new EM tools to take back to their organizations. Attendees networked in breaks and during workshops with other colleagues who share their understanding of the diverse challenges EM and industry professionals in Canada face every day. If you attended the conference, please let the organizers know how what you thought about the inaugural IAEM Canada conference by completing a short survey. The deadline for survey responses is tomorrow, Friday, June 15.

IAEM-USA Council and Regions announce call for nominations for Second Vice President and Secretary

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

The IAEM-USA Council on June 1 announced by email the call for nominations for the officer positions of Second Vice President and Secretary. Candidates must submit their credentials by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, on Monday, July 2, 2018, to IAEM Headquarters via email to info@iaem.com, to be reviewed by the IAEM-USA Nominations & Credentials Committee. For details, visit the IAEM-USA News web page. If you are a member who resides in Region 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10, you also received an emailed call for regional officer nominations. For details, visit your Region’s web page. An IAEM webinar, “Becoming a Candidate for IAEM Office,” will be held Friday, June 15, 2018, 1:30-2:00 p.m. EDT. Speakers will be Nick Crossley, CEM, IAEM-USA President, Marty Shaub, CEM, IAEM-USA 1st Vice President, and others to be named. Do you want to learn more about what it means to be an IAEM officer or regional president? Attend this webinar, and hear from current officers and regional presidents about their IAEM roles. Register online.

Will 2 major floods prompt development changes in Ellicott City?

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

In the wake of its second devastating flood in two years, Ellicott City, Maryland is once again facing the long haul of rebuilding. For some people, recovery is simply continuing work started after the 2016 flood. For others, it’s begun anew.

IAEM-USA Membership Committee seeks participants

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

Sharpen your leadership skills and take ownership — everyone has a voice! Association members who participate consistently report that they receive more benefits from their membership. The IAEM-USA Membership Committee seeks members who want to make a difference, share their ideas, and be a part of a dynamic group working towards goals. Contact the chair, Tyra Gore, to participate in the committee’s work.

FEMA wants local governments to step up

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

FEMA Administrator Brock Long recently told the assembled audience at the annual Governor's Hurricane Conference that "If you're waiting on FEMA to run your commodities, that's not the solution." He went on to caution that FEMA's operational capacity does not grow based on the number of disasters.

Coastal flooding likely to continue breaking records

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

High-tide flooding happens twice as often in coastal areas as it did 30 years ago due to rising sea levels, and flood records are likely to be broken in the coming year, according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Tornado season numbers down across US

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

We are in the heart of tornado season across the U.S. So far this year, the number of tornadoes striking the U.S. is significantly lower than average. Through early June 2018, 449 tornadoes have touched down across the U.S. This is almost 50 percent lower than the historical long-term average.

FEMA rules can deny help to poor hurricane victims who need it most — here's why

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

The month of June marks the opening of hurricane season in the Atlantic. Residents of the Southeastern US and Caribbean are bracing for the possibility of a catastrophic storm and the life-changing devastation that follows. For homeowners who cannot afford insurance to cover hurricane damage, the Federal Emergency Management Agency may be their only source of aid.

Why were the experts unable to predict the Fuego volcano eruption?

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

Why is it that volcanologists were unable to predict the fatal eruptions of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala?

Campus Resilience Program releases new Exercise Starter Kits for cybersecurity, hurricanes, and active shooter scenarios

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Academic Engagement (OAE) released three Exercise Starter Kits for the academic community as part of the Campus Resilience (CR) Program. The CR Program’s Exercise Starter Kits are self-conducted tabletop exercises (TTX) designed for institutions of higher education (IHE). The Exercise Starter Kit provide IHEs with a set of scalable tools and documents to develop a TTX that can be tailored to match pressing threats and hazards, while validating specific emergency plans, protocols, and procedures. The Exercise Starter Kits are complementary to the CR Program’s TTX series, which offers the NTTX, RTTX, and LTTX events annually. The Exercise Starter Kits allow an IHE’s campus law enforcement, emergency management staff, and leadership to continually test and strengthen current emergency preparedness plans outside of an in-person TTX Series event. Exercise Starter Kits scenarios currently focus on cyber breaches, hurricanes, and active shooter incidents. Each Exercise Starter Kit includes a set of planning documents that contain pre-populated exercise content. For more information on the CR Program’s Exercise Starter Kits, read the Exercise Starter Kit one-pager. To obtain an Exercise Starter Kit, please fill out this survey.

Use technology to whittle flood of tweets after transportation incidents, industry urged

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

News agencies, eyewitnesses and first responders are increasingly using social media as a platform to break and update news on emergencies as they unfold. Twitter is highly regarded as a useful tool for reporting information in real time.

Airbnb is testing a new service that lets hosts offer their homes during emergencies

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

Summer 2017 saw a number of devastating hurricanes and wildfires leaving many families displaced. This year, Airbnb is testing a new service that will help displaced families find places to stay. The program, called Open Homes, is going through a testing phase in San Jose, California, where community members can sign up to offer their homes to help those in need in an emergency.

Deadlines must be met to receive certification diploma at 2018 IAEM Annual Conference

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

AEM®/CEM® candidates in the Class of 2018 who are interested in receiving their diploma at the IAEM Annual Conference during the awards ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, must have their initial AEM®/CEM® credential application approved no later than the July 2018 online review meeting (application submission deadline is June 30, 2018) and must take and return their completed exam to IAEM by Sept. 20, 2018, as well as receive a passing grade.

Support research about project management in emergency management

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

Take a brief (5 minute) survey to support a master’s degree project that is studying how project management principles are being used in the emergency management profession and what daily challenges are experienced in managing programs and projects. Your input will be tremendously valued. This survey is completely anonymous and does not require that you identify yourself or your agency. Anyone who takes the survey will have the opportunity to receive a copy of the final project upon completion. The survey will close on June 22, 2018. If you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns, contact Marcelo Ferreira.

EMI announces e-Forum topics for June 2018

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is hosting a series of “One Link, One Bridge, Many Voices” e-Forums every Wednesday from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT. EMI e-Forums are one-hour, moderated webinar discussions that provide an opportunity for EMI and the emergency management community to discuss matters of interest on national preparedness training. The e-Forums showcase whole community partners and peers, sharing their experiences. The panel format offers opportunities to provide technical assistance in training management by facilitating peer-to-peer sharing of best practices. The remaining dates and topics for June 2018 are: June 20, Training with Digital Volunteer Networks to Build Capabilities; and June 27, Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency in Disasters Train the Trainer.

Flooding in France is causing major destruction and deaths

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

Severe weather caused the deaths of at least four people in France over the last two weeks, according to The Local, with more rain expected to come. As The Local reported, the body of a 37-year-old man was found in his car in northern France in early June. He is believed to have drowned when his car became encased in flood water.

Typhoon Ewiniar causes nearly 300 mln yuan of damage in Guangdong

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

Typhoon Ewiniar has caused nearly 300 million yuan (47 million U.S. dollars) of damage in south China's Guangdong Province, provincial insurance regulatory authorities said Monday. So far, insurance companies have received 39,000 claims related to the typhoon, with an initially assessed damage value of 290 million yuan, said a statement issued by the Guangdong Bureau of China Insurance Regulatory Commission.

Schools closed, heavy rain, severe gales, thunderstorms and flooding strike New Zealand's North Island

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

Dozens of roads are closed and thousands of homes are without power across the North Island. There are major power outages in Taranaki, Rotorua and Hawke’s Bay. State Highway 2 between Gisborne and Opotiki is closed and the township of Te Karaka is cut off.

Lava from Hawaii volcano destroys up to 700 homes, and there's no end in sight

Published: 13 Jun 2018 15:47:19 CDT

Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has destroyed about 600 to 700 homes since it began flowing early last month and there's no sign of it stopping anytime soon, officials said Monday. Punctuating that point, Kilauea again erupted early Tuesday with a blast similar to a series of explosions that have sent towering columns of ash high above the island. A 5.3-magnitude earthquake accompanied the latest eruption.

> 7th Annual IAEM-USA Region 3 Symposium, June 27, 2018, Fairfax, VA 
> IAEM 2018 Thursday Learning Webinar Series #1: Cybersecurity 101: Understanding Basic Threats and Preventions, July 19, 2018, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
> Asia Risk & Resilience Conference, Aug. 29-31, Singapore Co-organized by IAEM!
> IAEM Annual Conference, Oct. 19-24, Grand Rapids, MI 
> 2018 IAEM-USA Region 1 Conference, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, MA
> Future IAEM Annual Conference Dates 
> EM Calendar
 

June 2018 | July-Sept 2018 | Oct-Dec 2018 | Jan-June 2019 | July-Dec 2019 

IAEM Calendar: June 2018

June 2018

June 20, 2018, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
FEMA/EMI e-Forum: "Training with Digital Volunteer Networks to Build Capabilities"

access online or call-in at 800-320-4330, PIN 107622
FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is hosting a series of “One Link, One Bridge, Many Voices” e-Forums every Wednesday from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT. EMI e-Forums are one-hour, moderated webinar discussions that provide an opportunity for EMI and the emergency management community to discuss matters of interest on national preparedness training. The e-Forums showcase whole community partners and peers, sharing their experiences. The panel format offers opportunities to provide technical assistance in training management by facilitating peer-to-peer sharing of best practices. Here are the dates and topics for June 2018: June 13, Preparing School Districts for Armed Assailants; June 20, Training with Digital Volunteer Networks to Build Capabilities; and June 27, Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency in Disasters Train the Trainer.

June 26-29, 2018
2018 National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (11NCEE)

Los Angeles, California
event website | Call for papers is open until June 25, 2017.
The 2018 National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (11NCEE), hosted by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, is in its 11th year. With the theme, "Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy," the 11NCEE will bring together nearly 1,000 earthquake professionals from a broad range of disciplines, including architecture, structural engineering, seismology, geology, geophysics, geotechnical engineering, business, public policy, social sciences, regional planning, emergency response planning, and regulation. Visit the event website for more details.

June 27, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 a.m.
7th Annual IAEM-USA Region 3 Symposium

Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center
Fairfax, Virginia
event site
The agenda has been posted, plus online registration is open now. As information becomes available, it will be posted on the event site.

June 27, 2018, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
FEMA/EMI e-Forum: "Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency in Disasters Train the Trainer"

access online or call-in at 800-320-4330, PIN 107622
FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is hosting a series of “One Link, One Bridge, Many Voices” e-Forums every Wednesday from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT. EMI e-Forums are one-hour, moderated webinar discussions that provide an opportunity for EMI and the emergency management community to discuss matters of interest on national preparedness training. The e-Forums showcase whole community partners and peers, sharing their experiences. The panel format offers opportunities to provide technical assistance in training management by facilitating peer-to-peer sharing of best practices. Here are the dates and topics for June 2018: June 13, Preparing School Districts for Armed Assailants; June 20, Training with Digital Volunteer Networks to Build Capabilities; and June 27, Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency in Disasters Train the Trainer.

 
June 30, 2018
AEM/CEM Exam

AEM/CEM Exam (Saturday, June 30, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
Florida International University, Academy for International Disaster Preparedness
11200 SW 8th Street, PG-5 Room 215 

Miami, Florida
complete details on registration  
The AEM/CEM Exam will be offered on Friday, June 30, 2018, at Florida International University, Academy for International Disaster Preparedness, in Miami, Florida. 
Deadline to register is June 15, 2018
Note: There will be limited seats available after the registration deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

> Springing into Summer Benefit Auction is now open with auction items ranging from exotic vacation getaways to donated items guaranteed to delight and surprise. The online auction will run June 1 through June 21, 2018. Let the bidding begin!