“Academic Perspective On Increasing Engagement With Faith-based Organizations in Disaster Preparedness”

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FEMA- Emergency Management Institute

Higher Education Program & National Training Liaison

Presents

Academic Perspective On Increasing Engagement With Faith-based Organizations in Disaster Preparedness

 

 April 12, 2017          2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT

Description:

The webinar is a collaborative effort between the DHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the FEMA Higher Education Program to ensure emergency managers, faith-based and community organizations are aware of academic partner resources and engagement opportunities.

The objectives for the webinar include:

  • Increasing the number of academic institutions familiar with FEMA’s Higher Education Program
  • Elevating best practices for partnering with academic institutions who work to engage faith-based and community organizations in disaster preparedness activities
  • Increasing the knowledge of emergency managers on the resources and work being produced by academic partners regarding faith-based and community organization engagement in emergency management.

Presenters:

  • EMI Leadership
  • Marcus Coleman, Special Assistant, DHS Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships
  • Brie Loskota, Executive Director of the Center for Religious and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • Jamie Aten, Ph.D., Founder & Co-Director, Wheaton College Humanitarian Disaster Institute
  • Wendy Walsh, Higher Education Program Manager, Moderator

 

Registration link is:

https://fema.connectsolutions.com/e4eg8e383ze/event/registration.html  

 

Conference Call-In: 800-320-4330, PIN: 376368

For additional information: Contact Wendy Walsh, EMI Higher Education PM- wendy.walsh@fema.dhs.gov

Apply to Become a Trainer for the National Emergency Management Basic Academy

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EMI is offering a Train-the-Trainer course for the National Emergency Management Basic Academy. To qualify to enroll in the Train-the-Trainer course, individuals must have at least five years of experience working in the field of emergency management and at least three years of experience delivering emergency management instruction to adults.

The entry-point for individuals pursuing a career in emergency management, the Basic Academy offers the tools to develop comprehensive foundational skills. For those who are new to emergency management, the Basic Academy also provides a unique opportunity to build camaraderie, to establish professional contacts, and to understand the roles, responsibilities, and legal boundaries associated with emergency management.

Course Dates: May 1-5 and August 7-11, 2017
Location: Emergency Management Institute, National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, MD
Application Deadlines: March 20, and June 26, respectively

For additional information, contact Jeff Januchowski at 301-447-1356 or jeffrey.januchowski@fema.dhs.gov.

Advanced Public Information Officer Training

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Advanced Public Information Officer Training

EMI is offering the Advanced Public Information Officer (PIO) course May 15-19 at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The course provides public information officers the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills for establishing, managing and working in a joint information center (JIC). The training fosters an environment where participants can apply advanced skills during a multi-day functional exercise designed to test ability to analyze, coordinate, process and create information in a fast-paced, realistic environment.

 

Interested individuals should contact Phil Politano at Philip.Politano@fema.dhs.gov by March 30, 2017, to register for the course. For information on prerequisites and course schedules go tohttp://training.femac.gov/programs/pio/.

National Emergency Management Advanced Academy Application Period Begins Now………….

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National Emergency Management Advanced Academy Application Period Begins in March
EMI is accepting applications for the National Emergency Management Advanced Academy. This program addresses program management and oversight, effective communication, integrated collaboration, and strategic thinking skills. The target audience is mid-level managers who have a minimum of three years of experience in an emergency management position to include government, non-profit, voluntary organization, and private sector leaders who are responsible for emergency management or homeland security.

The Advanced Academy Program consists of four resident courses and is five days in length. Classes begin in October, November, or December 2017 and are ideally taken sequentially through September 2018. Applications will be accepted from March 1 – May 31, 2017, with selections in June and announcements in July.

For more information, contact fema-empp-advanced-academy@fema.dhs.gov.

FEMA Seeks Applications for Youth Preparedness Council

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FEMA is seeking applicants for its Youth Preparedness Council. Council members are selected based on their dedication to public service, efforts in making a difference in their communities, and potential to expand their impact as national advocates for preparedness. Students in grades 8 through 11 are eligible to apply.

The Youth Preparedness Council offers an opportunity for youth leaders to serve on a distinguished national council and participate in the Youth Preparedness Council Summit in Washington, D.C. During their two-year term, the leaders will complete both a local and national-level project and share their ideas regarding youth disaster preparedness with the leadership of FEMA and national organizations.

Youth interested in applying to the Council must submit a completed application form, two letters of recommendation, and academic records. Information about completing and submitting the application and attachments can be found in the application instructions. All applications and supporting materials must be received no later than March 31, 2017, 11:59 p.m. PT to be eligible. New members will be announced in May 2017.

To access the application materials, read about the current members, and for more general information, visit www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness-council.

EMI Offers Cyber Virtual Tabletop Exercise

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EMI’s Virtual Tabletop Exercise (VTTX) program will offer a cyber security breach scenario April 27, 2017. The VTTX is designed to help emergency management professionals exercise their response to the impact of a cyber-attack on their community. The VTTX involves key personnel discussing simulated scenarios in an informal setting, and can be used to assess plans, policies, training, and procedures during a cyber security challenge.

 

The VTTX occurs 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET. To participate, send an email to Doug Kahn atdouglas.kahn@fema.dhs.gov or call 301-447-7645. Also, send a courtesy copy email to fema-emi-iemb@fema.dhs.gov or call 301-447-1381. The application deadline is March 15. Additional information is available at https://training.fema.gov/programs/emivttx.aspx.

EMI Offers Hurricane Virtual Tabletop Exercise

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FEMA’s EMI Virtual Tabletop Exercise (VTTX) program will offer sessions of a hurricane scenario onApril 11, 12, and 13. The VTTX helps communities prepare for the upcoming hurricane season using historical events and recovery actions.  The application deadline to participate in these sessions isMarch 14. Content is the same each day, and participants would attend only one session. The VTTX involves key personnel discussing simulated scenarios in an informal setting and can be used to assess plans, policies, training, and procedures.

 

The VTTX will occur 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET on each of the days listed above. To participate, send an email to Doug Kahn at douglas.kahn@fema.dhs.gov or call 301-447-7645. Also, send a courtesy copy email to the Integrated Emergency Management Branch at fema-emi-iemb@fema.dhs.gov or call 301-447-1381. Additional information is available at https://training.fema.gov/programs/emivttx.aspx.