FEMA Seeks Applicants for National Advisory Council

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FEMA is requesting individuals who are interested in serving on the FEMA National Advisory Council(NAC) To apply to be considered for appointment.

The NAC is a federal advisory committee established to ensure effective and ongoing coordination of federal preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-mDSC_0133_medium.JPGade disasters.

The NAC is a geographically diverse mix of officials, emergency managers, and emergency response providers from state, local, and tribal governments, t
he private sector, and nongovernmental organizations who advise the FEMA Administrator on all aspects of emergency management.

All appointments are for three-year terms starting in September 2017. Applications must be received by the close of business on March 15, 2017.

Qualified individuals interested in serving on the NAC are invited to apply for appointment. https://www.fema.gov/membership-applications?utm_so


Seeking rural fire department members!

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NFPA is hosting a fire and life safety symposium on May 12 & 13, 2017 in the Boston area to bring together representatives from rural fire departments across North America.

The symposium will help NFPA assess fire and life safety education needs and gain a clear picture of rural fire department challenges related to prevention. Participants will help us better serve rural and volunteer fire departments in their public education, prevention, and Community Risk Reduction efforts.


Who should attend?

Symposium attendees will be members of rural fire departments within North America and should have an interest in fire and life safety education.  We hope to bring together a dynamic group of representatives who span fire department roles, geographical regions, and levels of experience in education and prevention.

If you are interested in attending, please complete the online survey. Your input on this survey will help us invite the right mix of rural firefighters. The survey will be open through March 15, 2017. Invitations will be extended to selected participants by March 20, 2017.

NFPA will cover travel, lodging, and meal expenses for invited participants. For more information about the Rural Fire and Life Safety Symposium, go to http://www.nfpa.org/rural or contact Karen Berard-Reed at kbreed@nfpa.org. Web address to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RuralInterest

Respond Wyoming Training Conference

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The 2017 Respond Wyoming  Training Conference is rapidly approaching. This multi-discipline public safety conference is being held March 15-17, 2017 in Riverton,
WY at Central Wyoming College.


 Registration for the conference is FREE.

Get all the details and enroll at www.respondwyoming.com


 Check out this lineup of training opportunities:

  • Keynote Address – Casselton ND Train Derailment
  • Active Threat Training (Law Enforcement Only)
  • ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate)
  • National Center for Missing and exploited Children -Technical Assistance and Support for Missing and Exploited Child Cases
  • What’s New with Medical Sheltering in Wyoming
  • Enhancing Planning for At-Risk Populations during Public Health and All-Hazards
  • Emergencies through community and County Partnerships
    What’s New with Medical Sheltering in Wyoming
  • Enhancing Planning for At-Risk Populations during Public Health and All-Hazards
  • Emergencies through community and County Partnerships
  • Selection, Care and Use of Chemical Protective Clothing
  • Responding to Crude Oil Incidents
  • Responding to Ethanol Incidents
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness for Rural Departments
  • Railroad Emergency Response and Hazmat Awareness
  • Responding to Ammonium Nitrate Incidents
  • 2015 Wyoming Floods Panel – Lessons Learned
  • Coaching Volunteers
  • Disaster Assessment for First Responders/Local Government
  • Warehousing/Logistics Management for Locals
  • Children in Disaster
  • Urban vs. Rural Disaster Paradigms – Panel
  • Recover, an EM Perspective
  • Cybersecurity
  • PHRC’s and EMA’s – Integration Best Practices
  • UAS/UAV in Emergencies Response Scenarios
  • Whole Community Disaster Simulation – TtT
  • Amateur Radio and Emergency Management in Wyoming
  • Hoarders and Public Education Resources from NFPA
  • Firestopping Requirements of the IBC
  • NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
  • Youth Firesetter Intervention
  • Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Awareness

Get all the details and enroll at www.respondwyoming.com

National Emergency Management Advanced Academy Application Period Begins in March

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FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is accepting applications for the National Emergency Management Advanced Academy (NEMAA). 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 NEMAA 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.

EMI Training Update: Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance Application Review and Evaluation

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Course Description:
This course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills required for effective grant application and sub-application review and evaluation, and equip participants with knowledge of how a grant is awarded.

Target Audience:
This course is intended for State and Tribal mitigation staff and FEMA staff assisting State
Unified HMA staff, reviewing applications or monitoring grant awards. Local jurisdictions, tribal governments, non-profit organizations, and public or private sector organizations that offer consulting services to Unified HMA grant applicants. Secondary audience includes tribal liaisons, Mission Support personnel, Grants Program Directorate staff, and fiscal managers

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