> IAEM Annual Conference, Oct. 19-24, Grand Rapids, MI 
> IAEM Thursday Learning Webinar Series"Increased Preparedness Working with Non-Traditional Partners," Nov. 15, 2018, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
> 2018 IAEM-USA Region 1 Conference, Nov. 16-17, 2018, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, 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 
> EM Calendar
 

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

IAEM Calendar: October 2018

Oct. 16, 2018, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT
FEMA Higher Education Program Webinar: "Storytelling in Emergency Management Education"

Register onlinee, or call in at 1-800-320-4330, PIN: 376368#.
This webinar will focus on sharing and gathering information through storytelling, as it relates to planning for emergencies, understanding community values to promote preparedness, improving our ability to effectively teach, and generally work toward honing our storytelling skills. Examples will be shared of how to develop and extract the stories, as well as explore the theoretical approaches that guide and strengthen storytelling. The purpose is to inspire you to experiment more with storytelling as an effective way to teach, connect, and learn. Presenters will include: Robert Frietag, Ph.D., University of Washington; Alessandra Jerolleman, Ph.D., Jacksonville State University; Thaddeus Hicks, Ph.D., Ohio Christian University; and Wendy Walsh, Higher Education Program Manager.

Oct. 16, 2018
DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop

New York, New York
Download flyer for details and registration link
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will hold 11 offerings of this workshop during the months of September and October, each at a different location. Participants will learn about: developing an emergency action; identifying strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in physical security and planning considerations via break-out sessions; how to prevent active shooter incidents by recognizing behavioral indicators on the pathway to violence; and understanding the history of significant active shooter incidents through survivor stories and expert perspectives.

Oct. 17, 2018, 1:00 p.m. EDT
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Webinar: "Hurricane Recovery"

register online 
Hurricanes can have long-lasting effects. After the storm, affected communities may deal with challenging physical, mental, emotional, and environmental consequences. Please join CDC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for a discussion about hurricane recovery. This webinar will discuss the health issues and mental health concerns that may linger after a hurricane.

Oct. 17, 2018, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
FEMA/EMI e-Forum: "Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management"

To Attend: Participate online, or call-in at 800-320-4330, PIN 107622.
About FEMA/EMI e-Forums: FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) hosts “One Link, One Bridge, Many Voices” e-Forums on Wednesdays at 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT. EMI e-Forums are one-hour, moderated webinar panel discussions, where EMI and the emergency management community discuss matters of interest related to emergency management and national preparedness with whole-community partners and peers. Through these forums, participants share their experiences in an informal exchange of ideas. EMI e-Forums are free of charge and available to anyone who wishes to participate.

Oct. 19, 2018, 1:30-3:00 p.m. EDT
Office for Victims of Crime Webinar: "Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism: 48 Hours and Beyond"

Register online
The Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice, is presenting this webinar, which will discuss the transition from short-term to long-term assistance, how to execute productive outreach plans, understanding immediate/acute, intermediate/transitional, and long-term needs of survivors, how to honor victims and survivors, and how to get involved in exercise planning.

Oct. 19, 2018
DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop

White Plains, New York
Download flyer for details and registration link
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will hold 11 offerings of this workshop during the months of September and October, each at a different location. Participants will learn about: developing an emergency action; identifying strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in physical security and planning considerations via break-out sessions; how to prevent active shooter incidents by recognizing behavioral indicators on the pathway to violence; and understanding the history of significant active shooter incidents through survivor stories and expert perspectives.


Oct. 19-24, 2018
IAEM 66th Annual Conference & EMEX
"Op
portunities & Innovations in Emergency Management"

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Visit the IAEM Conference Website for up-to-date details and to register:

http://iaemconference.info

 
Oct. 21, 2018, AEM/CEM Prep Course & Exam

  • AEM/CEM Preparatory Course Date/Time: Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • AEM/CEM Exam Date/Time: Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Location: IAEM 2018 Annual Conference, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, 187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
  • Complete details on registration, which is separate from conference registration.
  • Registration DeadlineOct. 5, 2018
  • Note: There will be limited seats available after the registration deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.
     

Oct. 23, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CDT
Regional Rail Response

Pelican Landing
Moss Point, Mississippi
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.

Oct. 24, 2018, 8:30 a.m. PT/11:30 a.m. ET
University of Southern California: USC Safe Schools Digital Summit

The University of Southern California (USC) is presenting the National Safe Schools Digital Summit. This event is being offered exclusively online and is free to view. The summit begins at 8:30 AM PT/11:30 AM ET, and the first panel starts at 9 AM PT/12 PM ET. Visit the event website at usc.edu/safeschools to explore the panelists and panels and to add the event to your calendar. Join us for these conversations that can move us toward a new understanding of school safety. The summit will feature three panel discussions:

  • Panel 1: Students are the Nation’s Greatest Asset – Students from schools affected by violence will share insights into their experience, their concerns, and the role they can play in supporting safer schools. Panelists include students who survived mass shootings at Virginia Tech and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
  • Panel 2: There is No Profile for School Security – Experts from the security, public safety and public health professions will discuss trends in school violence, best practices for creating a more secure campus, and approaches that can enhance school safety.
  • Panel 3: When a School Shooting is the Story – Panelists from the journalism industry will explain how decisions are made when covering school violence and the considerations journalists weigh when reporting. The panel will include journalists from TV, radio, print and digital outlets.

Three Offerings on Oct. 30, Oct. 31, and Nov. 1, 2018
FEMA/EMI VTTX Tabletop Exercise: "Cyber Coordination"

To participate: Locations interested in participating in the VTTX series should submit an email request to participate in the exercise to Doug Kahn at douglas.kahn@fema.dhs.gov, phone (301) 447-7645, with preferred date of participation. Learn about other VTTX progams here.
About the exercise: The VTTX program is designed for a “community-based” group (not individual participation) of at least five or more personnel from local or State emergency management organizations with representation from all emergency management disciplines - public safety, public works, public health, health care, government, administrative, communications, military, private sector, non-governmental, and critical stress professionals. In this exercise, participants will examine the implementation of national policy, frameworks, and guidance for whole community stakeholders on relevant authorities, plans, procedures, and available resources for cyber incident coordination.

Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2018
Canadian Risk & Hazards Network (CRHNET) Conference
"Dealing with Uncertainty: Innovation and Practice"

Sheraton Wall Center
Vancouver, BC, Canada
event site 
For 2018, CRHNet will offer its delegates a unique opportunity. In partnership and collaboration with the Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference (EPBCC), the two organizations are enhancing both networking and learning opportunities for the delegates of both conferences. There is a full program with presentations and panels reflecting both academic and practitioner perspectives.

Oct. 31, 2018, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
FEMA/EMI e-Forum: "Red Cross Emergency Management Programs"

To Attend: Participate online, or call-in at 800-320-4330, PIN 107622.
About FEMA/EMI e-Forums: FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) hosts “One Link, One Bridge, Many Voices” e-Forums on Wednesdays at 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT. EMI e-Forums are one-hour, moderated webinar panel discussions, where EMI and the emergency management community discuss matters of interest related to emergency management and national preparedness with whole-community partners and peers. Through these forums, participants share their experiences in an informal exchange of ideas. EMI e-Forums are free of charge and available to anyone who wishes to participate.

Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2018
2018 Common Alerting Prototol (CAP) Implementation Workshop

Co-Sponsored by IAEM, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), ITU, OASIS (the international standards organization that actually maintains the CAP standard), and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Hosted by Hong Kong Observatory
Hong Kong
provisional list of speakers | 2018 flyer
Call for ParticipationDownload the Call for Participation. If you have CAP implementation experiences or insights to share, please let the Program Committee know, by email to eliot.j.christian@gmail.com, that you want to give one of the presentations. As usual, presentations are limited to 20 minutes each.
About the Workshop: The 2018 CAP Implementation Workshop will be hosted by Hong Kong Observatory, with the meetings at or nearby the HKO main office. The CAP Implementation Workshop will be on Wednesday, 31 October, and Thursday, 1 November. A CAP Training session will be offered for the afternoon of Tuesday, 30 October. Two other side meetings are anticipated. Prior to the CAP Workshop, ASEAN countries will be invited to participate in a technical meeting at the same venue. The meeting will focus on an Asian component of the WMO Global Multi-hazard Alert System. It will be all day on Monday, Oct. 29, and half-day on the morning of Oct. 30. After the CAP Workshop, on Friday, Nov. 2, in the same venue will be an all-day session on the Filtered Alert Hub technology, which is being used for a prototype of the WMO Alert Hub.