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IAEM Thursday Learning Webinar Series continues today at 1:00 p.m. EST — register now to learn about dam and levee emergency action plans

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

As part of the IAEM Thursday Learning Webinar Series, IAEM will host a webinar today, Nov. 15, 2018, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST, on “Increased Preparedness Working with Non-Traditional Partners.” Emergency managers often work with schools and hospitals to develop and exercise emergency action plans. However, dams and levee owners often have plans as well. Fort Bend County has integrated levee emergency action plans into their plans through a multi-departmental approach to planning, training and response. This coordination has improved preparedness of levee improvement districts throughout the county. The country is traversed by the Brazos River and has a long history of flooding. This system has been tested through multiple flood events in recent years; the county experienced three riverine floods between Memorial Day 2015 and Memorial Day 2016. The system was once again tested during Hurricane Harvey when record rainfall throughout the area caused massive flooding. The presenter will be Rita Anderson, an environmental scientist with Freese and Nichols, Inc., in Houston, Texas. Register online.

2018 IAEM Poster Showcase participants receive recognition

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

The IAEM Poster Showcase at the 66th Annual Conference in Grand Rapids this past October was well received and successful. Several participants entered in the competitive and non-competitive divisions. In addition, several IAEM-USA Committees and Caucuses chose to display posters highlighting their accomplishments and work during the past year. The competitive division was judged by a panel of judges following a formal presentation by the poster’s author. The following participants received recognition: Gold – Emily Craig, Long Beach, California, and Alexander Falcone, - Coral Spring, Florida; Silver – Stephanie Brown, San Marcos, Texas, Keily Linger, Albany, New York, Eric Marble, Jacksonville, Florida, and Walter Topp, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; and Bronze – Dr. Abdulmajeed (Majeed) M. AlShowair, Houston, Texas. For more detailed information regarding all participants and the topics they presented, click here.

Please give to the IAEM Scholarship Program on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 27, 2018

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

Since 2002, the IAEM Scholarship Program has provided $107,000 in scholarships through a competitive process to 59 deserving students working towards degrees in emergency management, disaster management or a closely related program of study. On Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, please make a donation that will help IAEM promote disaster preparedness and resistance by furthering the education of students earning degrees in emergency management, disaster management or a closely related program. You may make your donation at www.iaem.com/donate.

British Columbia releases emergency response action plan in wake of natural disasters

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

Victoria — The Province of British Columbia has released a series of steps it intends to take to improve its response to wildfires and floods following a report on the devastating impact natural disasters had in 2017. The action plan stems from the Abbott/Chapman report which gave officials 108 recommendations. The province noted it also considered input from other recent reports.

Election is underway for IAEM-Oceania vice president and treasurer

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

Voting has begun in the online election for IAEM-Oceania vice president and treasurer. Visit the voting web page for information on the candidates and instructions on voting. All current Individual, Affiliate, and Lifetime IAEM-Oceania Council members are eligible to vote in this election. The voting period will end at 9:00 a.m. AEDT on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018.

Nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert system announced

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management have announced a nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system will take place this month. The alert will be sent out to Kiwis' phones between 6pm and 7pm on Sunday, November 25.

How well did wireless carriers respond to natural disasters? The FCC wants to know

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

Numerous natural disasters have had a dramatic impact on the U.S. this year, including Hurricanes Florence and Michael. How are wireless networks coping with the aftermath and will they prepare for the next emergency? That's what the Federal Communications Commission wants to know. The FCC announced that it is launching a review of the Wireless Resiliency Cooperative Framework.

FEMA releases 2018 National Preparedness Report

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

Yesterday, FEMA released the 2018 National Preparedness Report. In its seventh year, this report summarizes the nation's progress toward becoming a more secure and resilient nation. The report highlights lessons learned from previous responses, along with findings from preparedness activities. The events and activities captured in the report allow responders and emergency managers throughout the nation to better understand capabilities, identify shortfalls, and build capacity in preparation for future large-scale and catastrophic incidents. The 2018 National Preparedness Report also identifies gains made in preparedness across the nation and identifies where challenges remain.

DHS S&T begins program to test flood sensors for industry-local government disaster mitigation efforts

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate will begin testing Internet-of-Things flood sensors, which will be installed in five communities across the U.S. in an effort to generate reliable water level information. S&T said Tuesday under the Flood Apex Program three small businesses were chosen to prototype, manufacture and deliver 100 flood sensors that are to be situated near flood-prone areas within these communities.

FEMA publishes Informational Summary on 2018 Risk MAP Guidelines and Standards Annual Maintenance Cycle

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

FEMA has published an Informational Summary outlining its maintenance plan for the Risk MAP guidelines and standards. The notice provides information about the 2018 annual update, which will be released in February 2019. In addition to the annual maintenance, there is an off-cycle update occurring now to cover standards updates related to the Coastal Barrier Resources System changes. The Risk MAP guidelines and standards define the specific implementation of the statutory and regulatory requirements for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). These also outline the performance of Flood Risk Projects, processing of Letters of Map Change (LOMCs) and related Risk MAP activities. More information is available at FEMA.gov. Download the Information Summary.

After Trump criticizes wildfire management, California governor-elect and firefighters speak out

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to withhold federal payments to California, saying "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires" and calling its forest management "so poor." His early morning Twitter attack as fires raged out of control, deaths were announced and more than 300,000 people were evacuated from their homes drew strong reaction from leaders, celebrities and residents throughout the state.

To state's surprise, FEMA has had West Virginia under heightened oversight*

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

Federal concern about West Virginia’s state emergency management agency led to the agency being placed under tighter financial restrictions over the past few years. West Virginia appears to be the only state under such scrutiny by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, aside from Puerto Rico. What’s more, higher ups in West Virginia’s Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety don’t seem to have been made aware of the heightened federal scrutiny.

Experts: Puerto Rico in danger without disaster plan*

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

More than a year after Hurricane Maria, the government of Puerto Rico remains unprepared for future natural disasters. Officials there recently admitted that they have not made a new disaster plan. And it is not clear when they will, the Associated Press reports.

Report: Trump wants to end federal relief money for Puerto Rico

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

President Donald Trump reportedly wants to end federal relief money for Puerto Rico to aid its recovery from Hurricane Maria, the worst natural disaster on record to affect the island. Axios reported on Sunday that Trump has told GOP leaders and appropriators he does not want to provide more disaster relief funds to Puerto Rico, claiming without evidence that the money is being misused and mismanaged.

Studying landslides in order to survive them

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

People who live in the Basin and Range of Nevada are accustomed to earthquakes, flash floods and wildfires. But researchers say this part of the United States has generated numerous, large landslides as well. This landslide-prone region includes parts of California, Utah and Arizona. Landslides get far less attention than other natural disasters because they typically occur in less populous areas, but they can be devastating.

Waffle House serves up emergency preparedness with a side of CSR

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

Waffle House, a cultural icon, is perhaps best known for it's 24/7 service. In fact, the restaurants so rarely cease operations that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) even has a Waffle House test — an informal measure of how badly a community has been hit by disaster and how quickly it's expected to rebound.

All-hazards recovery plan in the works in 'disaster laboratory' East Baton Rouge Parish*

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

East Baton Rouge Parish is still in recovery mode from devastating flooding in August 2016, and with some residents still out of their homes, East Baton Rouge has begun developing a more efficient, all-hazards recovery plan. The plan is the vision of Sharon Weston Broome, who in the year after being elected Mayor-President and dealing with the ongoing recovery efforts, as well as other scenarios, such as police shootings, wanted the old recovery plan scrapped and a new, all-hazards one developed in the mold of the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF).

New CSB 'Safety Digest' focuses on emergency planning, response

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

Proper emergency response training and planning – coupled with early, coordinated communication among companies, first responders and communities – can help prevent chemical incident-related injuries and fatalities, a new Safety Digest from the Chemical Safety Board states. Released on Oct. 31, the resource outlines responsibilities of first responders, companies and communities when preparing to chemical incidents.

DHS releases new Faith-Based and Community Toolkit

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a new Faith-Based and Community Toolkit. The DHS Blue Campaign and the Center for Faith and Opportunity developed the toolkit. It’s available in both English and Spanish. The Faith-Based and Community Toolkit has tips and resources for communities and houses of worship to raise awareness of human trafficking. This toolkit gives faith leadership tools to recognize and respond to human trafficking. It can also help leaders build stronger partnerships with social service agencies, advocacy groups, and law enforcement. The toolkit has posters to display in houses of worship, community events, and public places. It also shows the next steps in developing trauma-informed approaches in houses of worship. Learn more about other DHS Blue Campaign Resources, including the General Awareness Videos.

Healthcare cyber threat is a wake-up call for patient safety

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

Throughout our environment of interdependent critical infrastructure, the distributed and indiscriminate risk to patient safety in the health industry due to cybersecurity vulnerabilities is ever increasing. Consider going to your health service provider to receive lifesaving treatment and being turned away because the medical devices and electronic health records in the hospital have been incapacitated by ransomware, rendered unusable until the ransom is paid – and even if the ransom is paid, there is no guarantee the data held hostage will be operational or recoverable.

FEMA aid misses both the big and small picture

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

As a Houstonian, the images coming out of the Carolinas and Florida in the wake of Florence and Michael were particularly painful. They brought back vivid memories of Houston’s own experience being underwater just about a year ago, when Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston. More than 200,000 households in the city experienced damage from Harvey, and floodwaters covered 64 percent of our territory.

Are there really more wildfires nowadays? New Utah study separates fact from fiction

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

There are far fewer wildfires in Utah and other Western U.S. states nowadays than there once were, and that might not be a good thing, according to a new study. The study, which was released Oct. 23 by researchers from Utah State University, puts the blame on public misconceptions and news reports for leaving out historical context when describing the “unprecedented” number of wildfires today.

Hurricane Michael teaches new home building lessons

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

The midterm elections, synagogue massacre and mail bombs have pushed Hurricane Michael out of the headlines, but its survivors are still digging out from the massive storm that crashed into the Florida panhandle on October 10. The Federal Emergency Management Agency describes Michael as “one of the strongest storms to ever make landfall in [the] Continental U.S.”

In Florida Panhandle, resilience battles uncertain ability to rebuild*

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

The line is endless. Cars arrive soon after daylight, snaking in a semicircle around Grand Ridge, Fla., Town Hall as volunteers dole out cases of water, baby diapers, hygiene kits, and cleaning supplies. Inside the red brick building, town manager J.R. Moneyham stares at a card on his desk: “There is always hope!” it proclaims in looping cursive. But things don’t feel very hopeful.

Forest management, WUI planning, humanity needed in California wildfires

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

The most recent rash of fires, the Camp fire in northern California and the Woolsey fire near Malibu, provide further evidence that the once limited fire season has become a year-long threat. The Camp fire has now been declared the most destructive in California history, having incinerated everything in its path, including people trying to escape.

Megafires more frequent because of climate change and forest management

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

Strong, dry winds are expected to continue through the early part of this week in California as the state battles several wildfires. The Camp Fire in Northern California, which started Thursday, is the state's most destructive fire ever, scorching more than 113,000 acres north of Sacramento and killing 29 people so far, according to state officials on Monday.

DHS-funded tech could help calculate the costs of cyberattacks

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

The Homeland Security Department is devoting nearly $1.3 million to researchers trying to figure out how organizations can get the most bang for their bucks when investing in cybersecurity. The agency on Thursday announced it would fund teams at the University of California, San Diego, and University of Illinois, Chicago, which are building tools to spot and measure the costs of potential cyber threats.

How tech can save lives after a natural disaster

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

Most of us do everything within our control to keep ourselves and our families and friends safe. We follow traffic laws, we lock our doors, and we avoid stepping on cracks — lest we break our mothers’ respective backs. But even with all of that, we can’t control nature (as much as we have tried to attain some sort of X-Men like manipulation of the weather).

Recertification candidates must submit applications by Dec. 31

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

Candidates due to recertify in 2018 should submit their application by 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 31, 2018. Keep in mind that the recertification fee must be applied to the candidate’s account before submitting the application. Payments made online are processed the next business day, so plan accordingly.

Forsyth names emergency management director

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

Chris Grimes, a 12-year veteran of emergency operations in Forsyth County, has been named the county’s director of emergency management. He had been serving as interim director since the Oct. 16 retirement of Fire Chief/Director of Emergency Management Danny Bowman, and was appointed director by County Manager Eric Johnson.

FEMA accepting Fire Prevention and Safety Grants

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

The application period is open for $35 million in available Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (FP&S). The grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants and support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. The primary goal is to reduce injury and prevent death among high-risk populations. FP&S grants focus within the areas of research and development. The FP&S Program Office will host two webinars on Nov. 14 and 15 to help with applications. The webinars will provide potential applicants with general information about the FP&S Grant Program, how to navigate the grant application, and tips for preparing an application. FP&S program officers will be available to answer questions. Eligible applicants must submit their materials no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. For more information on the grants and the webinars, visit the FP&S grants page.

CDC to offer webinar today on crisis and emergency risk communication principles in a radiation/nuclear disaster

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice will present a webinar today, Nov. 15, 2018, 1:30-2:30 p.m. EST, on “Are You Rad-Savvy? Applying Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication Principles in a Radiation/Nuclear Disaster.” Vivi Siegel, MPH, association director of communications, Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice, National Center for Environmental Health, will discuss how to apply emergency communications principles in a radiological or nuclear disaster. Learn about how to communicate radiation basics, how to dispel radiation misconceptions, and how to develop the right messages for your audiences during a radiation disaster. The findings from CDC’s audience research and other available communications resources and tools also will be discussed. This presentation will incorporate the principles of CDC’s Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) program, which draws from lessons learned during past public health emergencies and research in the fields of public health, psychology, and emergency risk communication. Connect to the webinar online, or call in at 888-677-5809, using passcode 8130407.

Disaster Management Congress to be held in Mumbai

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

With a focus of building resilience, the fourth World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) would be held in Mumbai early next year. More than 1,200 to 1,500 delegates from across India and the world are expected to attend the mega event to be held from 29 January-1 February 2019 - the theme of which is 'Building Resilience to Disasters: Bridging Gaps between Promises and Action'.

FEMA to hold Nov. 29 GETS/WPS User Council Webinar to assist in preparing for emergency events

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

The National Continuity Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will offer a webinar on Nov. 29, 2018, 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST, focused on program updates of the Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS) and the Wireless Priority Service (WPS). Continuity professionals are invited to participate. Download the latest GETS/WPS NewsNotes to learn about Hurricane Florence, the new iPhone dialer app, updated WPS charge information, and other useful program information. RSVP to register and receive further details. If you are new to the programs, you are asked to review the information on the GETS web site and the WPS web site prior to the webinar.

Mumbai: New disaster management centre on cards

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

Mumbia is set to get a new disaster management centre, which will be a replica of its disaster control room at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters, by early December. The new centre will be located at BMC’s City Institute of Disaster Management in Parelm near the BEST colony.

Call for new district-level task forces for disaster management

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

The Kerala Fire Force Officers Association (KFOA) has called for the setting up of task forces under the Fire and Rescue Services Department in all district headquarters for disaster management. An intensive training programme on the lines of that for police commandos has also been sought for fire services personnel to equip them to handle disasters.

Cyclone Gaja: Why India's east coast is a magnet for cyclones

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

Cyclone Gaja is threatening to bombard the coast of northern Tamil Nadu and southern Andhra Pradesh Tuesday. When it does make landfall, it will be the second cyclone to hit the eastern coast of the country within a month after Cyclone Titli battered Odisha between 11 October and 14 October.

CDC director warns that Congo's Ebola outbreak may not be containable

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said Monday that the Ebola outbreak in conflict-ridden Congo has become so serious that international public health experts need to consider the possibility that it cannot be brought under control and instead will become entrenched.

Japan enacts extra budget worth $8.3B for disaster recovery

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

Japanese lawmakers enacted Wednesday an extra budget worth 935.6 billion yen ($8.3 billion) for fiscal 2018 to fund recovery efforts in the wake of a string of natural disasters across the country earlier this year.

Quakes, mudslides, an active volcano: Inside the world's riskiest city

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

On the evening of 13 November 1985, Luz Estrella Arías was at home with her young daughter in Rio Claro, a hamlet in Caldas in the heart of Colombia’s coffee region. When she heard the roar, at first she thought it was a truck overturning. Then she heard the screams.

1 dead, 2 injured as storms, tornadoes hit south

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

Severe storms sweeping across the South with tornadoes on Tuesday killed a person and injured at least two others, knocking down trees and leaving thousands without power, officials said. The weather disrupted Election Day voting in some places, forcing citizens to use paper ballots instead of electronic voting machines.

California's camp fire becomes the deadliest wildfire in state history

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

Fire investigators in Northern California say they found the human remains of 6 more individuals, bringing the death toll to at least 48 people who have died in the wildfire that burned through the town of Paradise with shocking speed, making the Camp Fire the deadliest wildfire in state history.

Jordan: Flash floods kill 12 and force tourists to flee*

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

The death toll from flash floods unleashed by heavy rains in Jordan has risen to 12, according to local media, and forced authorities to evacuate more then 4,000 tourists from the ancient city of Petra. Saturday’s reports came a day after floods struck in several areas of Jordan, including Petra, and the searches for missing people continue.

Death toll from Niteroi mudslide rises to 15

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

The death toll from Saturday’s tragic mudslide that engulfed a group of houses at Morro Da Boa Esperança in Niterói has risen to fifteen. The latest victim, a three-year-old boy, succumbed to cardiac arrest at the Azevedo Lima hospital on Sunday (November 11th), according to government officials.

Floods kill 12 in Jordan and force tourists to flee Petra

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

The death toll from flash floods in Jordan rose to 12 on Saturday and nearly 4,000 tourists were evacuated from the ancient city of Petra amid a four-meter-high deluge. In the southern town of Maan, authorities opened a shelter for dozens of people whose homes were surrounded by water.

Powerful underwater earthquake strikes off Norwegian Arctic island

Published: 15 Nov 2018 07:39:40 CDT

No injuries or damage were immediately reported. The Norwegian earthquake centre Norsar said the quake was recorded in the sea between the volcanic island of Jan Mayen and Greenland. The tremor was centred some 74 miles off Jan Mayen at a depth of approximately 6.2 miles.

> 2018 IAEM-USA Region 1 Conference, Nov. 16-17, 2018, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, MA
> 2018 IAEM-USA Universities & Colleges Caucus (UCC) New England Higher Education EM Symposium, Dec. 13-14, 2018, Babson Executive Conference Center (BECC), Babson College, Wellesley, MA
> 
IAEM Thursday Learning Webinar Series"Budgeting for Disasters: Challenges and Innovative Practices in Times of Uncertainty," Jan. 17, 2019, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
> 2019 IAEM-Canada Annual Conference, June 4-7, 2019, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
> 2019 IAEM Annual Conference, Nov. 15-20, 2019, Savannah, Georgia
> Future IAEM Annual Conference Dates 
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IAEM Calendar: November 2018

Multiple Offerings: Nov. 16, 2018, 2:30-3:30 p.m. EST
FEMA Housing Task Force Webinars

FEMA’s National Integration Center on Nov. 1 released for public feedback four documents that provide guidance regarding the Housing core capability under the National Preparedness Goal. Your feedback on these products will help to ensure that agencies having jurisdiction and personnel functioning in this capacity have the knowledge, experience, training, and capability to perform the duties of their assigned roles. The four draft documents are: one National Incident Management System (NIMS) Job Title/Position Qualification and Resource Typing Definition and three National Qualification System Job Title/ Position Qualifications and Position Task Books. NIMS Job Titles/Position Qualifications and Resource Typing Definitions define minimum qualifications and capabilities for personnel and their equipment within their assigned teams which helps to manage all threats and hazards, regardless of an incident’s cause or size. FEMA will host a series of webinars to discuss the draft documents and answer questions. All Housing Task Force webinars are open to the whole community and will includeNov. 7, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Nov. 9, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Nov. 13, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; and Nov. 16, 2:30-3:30 p.m. EST. To obtain more details, review draft documents, and provide comments, visit the NIMS national engagement website. Submit the feedback form to fema-nims@fema.dhs.gov.

Nov. 13-16, 2018 
TIEMS 25th Annual Conference

University of Santo Tomas
Manila, Philippines
website
The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) will hold its 25th Annual Conference, Nov. 13-16, 2018, at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. In an interconnected and interdependent world, coordination and collaboration between cities, provincial, national, international agencies and non-governmental organizations have become critical to the promotion of disaster management, disaster risk reduction and climate change mitigation. The TIEMS 2018 Annual Conference will explore best practices and emerging technologies, to facilitate the coordination of valuable resources and urban planning strategies to build resilient communities.

Nov. 16-17, 2018
2018 IAEM-USA Region 1 Conference

Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
event site
IAEM-USA Region 1 has put together a great slate of speakers for its 2018 Region 1 Conference, so don't miss out! Register online today, and plan to attend. The event site includes the draft agenda, hotel information, sponsors and exhibitors prospectus, and online registration.

Nov. 17, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST
Regional Rail Response

Hamilton County Emergency Management Office
1133 U.S. Highway 41, NW, Suite 1, Jasper, Florida
register online
The Assistance for Local Emergency Response Training (ALERT) grant provides hazmat training for volunteer or remote emergency responders. Awarded by U.S. DOT and PHMSA, the ALERT grant program focuses on emergency response activities involving the transportation of crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids by rail. The IAFC and ISFSI worked with rail industry experts to develop this Regional Rail Response Training. The training is designed to bring local and regional agencies together to understand the response efforts and roles better should a derailment or incident occur and discuss unified and coordinated response activities to a train derailment scenario, involving crude oil.

Nov. 28-29, 2018
International Security Expo 2018: "Evolving Security Through Innovation"

London, UK
event site
International Security Expo (ISE) provides a unique platform for the entire security industry to come together to source products, share experience and gain the knowledge needed to address current and emerging security challenges. In addition to the expo, this event includes 13 conferences, 8 technology workshops, and live demonstrations.

Nov. 29, 2018, 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST
FEMA Webinar: "Program Updates of the Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS) and the Wireless Priority Service (WPS)"

The National Continuity Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will present this webinar, focused on program updates of the Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS) and the Wireless Priority Service (WPS). Continuity professionals are invited to participate. Download the latest GETS/WPS NewsNotes to learn about Hurricane Florence, the new iPhone dialer app, updated WPS charge information, and other useful program information. RSVP to register and receive further details. If you are new to the programs, you are asked to review the information on the GETS web site and the WPS web site prior to the webinar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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