> IAEM & Harvard NPLI Think Tank: "FEMA Corps in Disasters – The Wildfire Experience," Mar. 5, 2019, 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST
 IAEM Thursday Learning Webinar Series: "It’s 2019 – Why is Protecting Children in Disasters Still Innovative?" Feb. 21, 2019, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST
> 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: March-April 2019

March 2019

Mar. 4-6, 2019
National Tornado Summit & Disaster Symposium 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Mar. 4: Pre-Summit Disaster Symposium (optional)
Mar. 4-6: Oklahoma City Tours (optional)
Mar. 5-6: National Tornado Summit
The National Tornado Summit is an annual conference aimed at saving lives and helping communities quickly recover from tornadoes. Target audience includes: anyone who prepares for and responds to tornadoes. Many NTS attendees work in the fields of insurance, emergency
management and meteorology. During the National Tornado Summit, attendees will have the opportunity to attend five general sessions and seven breakout sessions in five different tracks: adjusters, emergency management, risk management, disaster/special interest, and national severe weather workshop.

Mar. 5, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
2019 PrepTalks Symposium

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Santa Rosa, California
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Please join leaders from the nation’s emergency management organizations for the next live taping of PrepTalks on Mar. 5, 2019, in Sonoma County, California. The program will include eight PrepTalks from subject matter experts and international thought leaders on the issues confronting emergency managers today and in the future. Audience members will also be able to ask questions of the speakers. PrepTalks are brought to the emergency management community through a partnership that includes: FEMA, IAEM, NEMA, NHSC and NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Visit the PrepTalks website to learn more about the talks and view videos of past speakers.

Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2019, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST
IAEM & Harvard NPLI Think Tank: 
"FEMA Corps in Disasters - The Wildfire Experience"

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On Mar. 5, IAEM and Harvard NPLI will host a Think Tank call from the heart of the wildfires in California. We will discuss how local emergency management and FEMA Corps has aided in fire response and recovery. This year marks the 7th Anniversary of the foundation of FEMA Corps, which Richard Serino created along with his founders while he was Deputy Administrator of FEMA. Participating and discussing in this call will be a few current and former FEMA Corps members, along with the founders of FEMA Corps, a county emergency manager, and the Red Cross vice president of disaster operations. Moderated by Rich Serino, the Think Tank panel will include Robert J. Fenton, Jr., FEMA Region IX administrator; Jennifer Lieb, FEMA Corps Team Jade 6; and more panelists to come! See speaker bios.

Mar. 6, 2019
Taking Enterprise Risk Management to the Next Level: ERM 2019

Toronto, ON, Canada 
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See our exciting agenda here. Use rebate code PRM3 in the final stages of registration to save $100 off your registration.
Is your ERM program not living up to its full potential? Find out what to do about it. Risk management failures can have costly consequences. Protect your organization and learn about the tools and practices your peers are using to up their ERM game. Join the Conference Board of Canada for Taking Enterprise Risk Management to the Next Level: ERM 2019, and discover how Canada’s top organizations are managing risk.

Mar. 12-13, 2019
National Academies Workshop: "Challenges in Initiating and Conducting Long-Term Health Monitoring of Populations Following Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies in the United States"

Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, D.C.
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Participants will discuss: existing international inclusion criteria for radiation registries and possible alternative approaches; challenges associated with communicating inclusion criteria for a registry with the affected population; considerations regarding health screening of the affected population, such as thyroid screening; and operational considerations for setting up and maintaining a registry, taking into account practicality and implementation issues. See the agenda and register online.

Three Offerings on Mar. 12, Mar. 13, and Mar. 14, 2018
FEMA/EMI VTTX Tabletop Exercise: "Tornado"

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 ability of the whole community to deliver life-saving and life-sustaining capabilities to survivors following a catastrophic incident that severely affects communities and critical infrastructure.

Mar. 16-20, 2019 
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

Beijing College of Politics and Law
Beijing, China
The class size is limited to 25 participants, and a minimum enrollment 10 is required. For more information, phone 021-35072362 or email info@IAEM.asia. Sponsors are: IAEM, GSEC+, and Beijing College of Politics and Law.
The training enhances capabilities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters, covering such skills as: disaster preparedness, fire suppression and utility control; disaster medical skills; light search and rescue; threats and terrorism response; psychology and team organization; and practice skills. Sessions are taught by emergency management professionals, such as Victor Bai, CEM, Asia president of IAEM. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded an international certificate of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Target audience includes: occupational safety and security practitioners, security managers, risk and resilience managers, EHS personnel, or others with equivalent experience in safety, health and security.

Mar. 16-23, 2019
Center for Domestic Preparedness: Tribal Nations Training Week

CDP Campus
Anniston, Alabama
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Registration is now open for free emergency response training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness’ (CDP) 4th Annual Tribal Nations Training Week, March 16-23, 2019, at the CDP Campus, Anniston, Alabama. CDP training is completely funded for state, local, tribal and territorial emergency responders, to include roundtrip airfare, meals, lodging, and any equipment required during training. Anyone working in an emergency response capacity who is affiliated with one or more tribal nations or the Indian Health Service, as well as those who work directly with Tribal Nations, are authorized to attend Tribal Nations Training Week. While CDP training is open year-round to those affiliated with tribal nations, the CDP’s Tribal Nations Training Week courses and scenarios are tailored specifically to help tribal nations prepare their communities and healthcare, public health, and environmental health resources to respond to catastrophic natural or man-made disasters. 

Mar. 28, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
EMAP Webinar: "Chapter 3 Standard Review Webinar"

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Have you struggled to understand the documentation needed for the standards contained within Chapter 3? Do you struggle to understand the breadth of the documentation required? These are all questions that the webinar will strive to address. Chapter 3 requires jurisdictions to establish and empower an Emergency Management Program. The Emergency Management Program is required to establish a Strategic Plan, seek the input of an advisory committee, work with stakeholders to manage the fiscal and administrative functions associated with disasters, and account for and execute their laws and authorities. Come and learn more about the intent and application of Chapter 3.

April 2019

Apr. 23-24, 2019
National Hurricane Conference (2019 ExpoNHC)

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, Louisiana
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The National Hurricane Conference provides a national forum for education and professional training in hurricane preparedness. With more than 1,500 attendees from around the United States, the conference covers all major aspects of hurricane preparedness, response and recovery.

Apr. 23-25, 2019, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EST daily
Emergency Management Virtual Conference

Registration: You can register for the entire conference, or register for a single day. Registration will be available soon
About the Conference:
 Join representatives of ACUI, Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA), and URMIA, as well as the IAEM-USA Universities & Colleges Caucus, for this multi-day online event that will cover:

  • Four Phases of Emergency Management
  • Building Resilient Organizations
  • Creating Incident Action Plans
  • What Our Campus Police Wish We Knew
  • The Goldilocks Principle: Tailoring a Contract Management Review Process to be “Just Right” for Your Institution
  • Divided Campus: Controversial Speakers, Free Speech, and the Rise of Campus Violence and Unrest
  • Best Practices for Resolving Indoor Air Quality Problems

Apr. 29-May 3, 2019
FEMA/EMI Course E0388: Advanced Public Information Officers

National Emergency Training Center
Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
Emmitsburg, Maryland
details and registration 

Apr. 29-May 3, 2019
2019 New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference

Tropicana Casino & Resort
Atlantic City, New Jersey 
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Hosted by the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association, the annual conference serves as a forum for public and private sector emergency managers to meet and discuss emergency planning issues affecting them and their regions. The conference also provides an opportunity for attendees to learn the latest trends in planning and technology in emergency preparedness and homeland security. The conference brings together experts in a wide variety of disciplines that are applicable to the emergency management field to deliver certified training courses and informative breakout sessions. The objective is to prepare the attendees to deal with the disasters that may occur in their community.

Apr. 30, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. EST
EMAP Webinar: "Hazard Mitigation Standard Review Webinar"

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Have you struggled to understand the documentation needed for the Hazard Mitigation Standard Area? Do you understand the requirements of the Hazard Mitigation Standard Area? These are all questions that the webinar will strive to address. The Hazard Mitigation Standard Area requires Programs to establish and implement a mitigation program for their jurisdiction, documented in a mitigation plan(s). How does the FEMA Approved Hazard Mitigation Plan stack up against the Hazard Mitigation Standard Area? How can you use the Hazard Mitigation Standard Area to build a mitigation program? Come and learn more about the intent and application of the Hazard Mitigation Standard Area.