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The August 2018 IAEM Bulletin is now online: includes special focus on "Climate Change – An Emerging Threat"


Lock in 'early bird' savings for the 2018 IAEM Annual Conference before it ends on Sept. 21

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

Time is running out to save up to $100 off the registration fee for the IAEM 66th Annual Conference & EMEX in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Oct. 19-24, 2018. Hear from others in this short video why this conference is consistently described as the preeminent event of the year for emergency management. Plus, add free training from EMI, NDPC and EMAP before or after the conference. View the conference program on the conference website and register now.

Church body calls for speedy creation of disaster management department

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

The National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA)/Caritas Philippines urged lawmakers to speed up the creation of a disaster management department. The social action arm of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)'s remarks came after floods caused by heavy rains due to the enhanced southwest monsoon battered Metro Manila and nearby provinces over the weekend.

Europe needs coastal adaptation measures to avoid catastrophic flooding by the end of the century

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

Without increased investment in coastal adaptation, the expected annual damage caused by coastal floods in Europe could increase from €1.25 billion today to between €93 billion and €961 billion by the end of the century. Due to an increase in extreme sea levels driven by global warming, these coastal floods could impact up to 3.65 million people every year in Europe by 2100, compared to around 102,000 today.

Remember to vote: IAEM-USA council officers' election and five regional officers' elections will close on Aug. 31, 5:00 p.m. EDT

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

Voting began on Aug. 1 in the IAEM-USA Council officers’ election, as well as in the regional elections for IAEM-USA Regions 2, 3, 4, 6, and 10. Individual, Affiliate, and Lifetime members are encouraged to learn about the candidates and then place their votes online. Voting will close on Aug. 31, 2018, 5:00 p.m. EDT. Note: A second call for nominations was announced on Aug. 2, 2018, for the Region 8 officers’ election, and the Region 8 nominations period will close on Aug. 22, 2018.

FEMA seeks comments on NQS Supporting Tools and offers six webinars to gather data

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

FEMA’s National Integration Center is seeking public feedback on several National Qualification System (NQS) documents that enhance interoperability and the effectiveness of mutual aid. This National Engagement Period will conclude at 5:00 p.m. EDT on Sept. 5, 2018. The National Engagement Period provides an opportunity for interested parties to comment on newly developed supporting tools. These include: NQS Job Titles/Position Qualifications for the Recovery mission area, Mitigation, Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP), and Incident/Exercise Evaluator, that define minimum qualifications criteria for personnel serving in these positions; and NQS Position Task Books (PTB) for the Recovery mission area, Mitigation, EHP, and Incident/Exercise Evaluator, that identify the competencies, behaviors, and tasks that personnel should demonstrate to become qualified for a these positions. To review the documents and obtain the feedback form for submitting comments, go online. Additionally, FEMA is hosting a series of 60-minute public webinars to discuss the NQS supporting tools and answer questions. Webinar participants will be able to provide feedback to NIMS representatives. The webinars are scheduled for Aug. 21, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT; Aug. 23, 5:00-6:00 p.m. EDT; Aug. 28, 5:00-6:00 p.m. EDT; Aug. 30, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT; Sept. 4, 10:00-11:00 a.m., and Sept. 4, 5:00-6:00 p.m. EDT.

FEMA seeks feedback on planning considerations: evacuation and shelter-in-place

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Aug. 9 released the draft version of "Planning Considerations: Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place." Feedback and recommendations received will help ensure that the final version of the guide is an effective resource for U.S. emergency managers. FEMA will host a series of 45-minute engagement webinars to describe the draft document and answer participants’ questions about providing feedback. The webinars will be open to the whole community. The National Engagement Period will conclude at 5:00 p.m. EDT on Aug. 31, 2018. To review the draft document and for additional webinar information, please visit https://www.fema.gov/plan.

California wildfires headed to Capitol Hill

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

Lawmakers thought they fixed the U.S. Forest Service’s “fire borrowing” problem earlier this year. But the breadth and intensity of fires scorching the West this year is likely to prompt the agency to raid other accounts one last time before budgetary changes go into effect in fiscal 2020.

Wildfire smoke is smothering the US — even where you don't expect it*

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

America is on fire ... again. More than a million and a half acres are burning in 15 states, from Arizona to Alaska. More than 3,000 firefighters are working to contain the Mendocino Complex Fire 100 miles north of San Francisco, now the largest in California history, and over the weekend, lightning strikes sparked dozens of new wildfires across the state of Washington. Near Mount Shasta, the deadly Carr Fire has so far incinerated 1,077 homes, forced mass evacuations, and killed eight.

National Emergency Management Advanced Academy reaches milestone with 500 graduates

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

FEMA’s National Emergency Management Advanced Academy is designed for mid-level managers seeking to advance their skills, and provides the strategic level training and education essential for emergency management professionals to effectively design and lead cutting-edge programs. On Friday, Aug. 10, the Advanced Academy reached an important milestone on the road to building a nationwide cadre of trained emergency managers, commemorating its 500th graduate. The Advanced Academy is the second of a three-level Academy series in the Emergency Management Professional Program (EMPP). The EMPP curriculum is designed to guide and educate emergency management professionals as they progress through their careers, providing a lifetime of learning. The EMPP builds from the Basic Academy to the Advanced Academy and culminates in the Executive Academy. For more information about the Advanced Academy program, contact fema-empp-advanced-academy@fema.dhs.gov or visit www.training.fema.gov/empp.

FEMA: We incorporate lessons in real time

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

The 2017 hurricane season was historic and impacted millions of American lives. While responding to the immediate crisis of three catastrophic hurricanes, the Federal Emergency Management Agency was also responding to dozens of other disasters across the nation, including historic wildfires in California.

GAO: DHS should take actions to measure reduction in chemical facility vulnerability, share info with first responder

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

Since 2013, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has strengthened its processes for identifying high-risk chemical facilities and assigning them to tiers under its Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program. Among other things, DHS implemented a quality assurance review process to verify the accuracy of facility self-reported information used to identify high-risk facilities.

This is your last chance to add your name to the Student Annual Conference Registration Fee Stipend Lottery

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

IAEM Headquarters is maintaining a list of IAEM members who have a current student membership and wish to be considered for a student registration fee stipend in the amount of $310 (early bird rate) which can be used towards either the IAEM Annual Conference registration fee or to help support travel expenses to attend the IAEM 2018 Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Students should email their interest to be considered for the registration fee stipend lottery to IAEM Membership Manager Sharon Kelly at info@iaem.com no later than Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, along with the following information: your name, your complete contact information, and the university that you are attending.

IAEM Scholarship Program seeks EM challenge coins, patches and other EM collectibles for benefit auctions

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

Challenge coins, patches, and EM collectibles (especially Civil Defense-era memorabilia) donated by members are a highlight in the IAEM Scholarship Program benefit auctions. The Scholarship Commission is soliciting donations of coins, especially rare event coins, patches, and EM collectibles that will be auctioned in upcoming online and live auctions. To donate, please send the coin, patch, or collectible to Dawn Shiley, IAEM Scholarship Program director, 201 Park Washington Ct., Falls Church, VA 22046. Please be sure to include the donor’s name and contact information (including e-mail) and an estimated value for the donation. Email the program director to coordinate delivery of large donations.

Articles needed by Sept. 10 for <i>IAEM Bulletin</i> conference issue on 'Opportunities & Innovations in Emergency Management'

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

The IAEM Editorial Work Group seeks article submissions for the October 2018 conference issue of the IAEM Bulletin. Articles should be related in some way to the overall conference theme of “Opportunities & Innovations in Emergency Management.” Visit the Bulletin web page for details, and be sure to read the author guidelines. Articles should be 750-1,500 words, emailed as a Word attachment to Karen Thompson, editor, at Thompson@iaem.com, no later than Sept. 10, 2018.

How California is improving cyber threat information sharing*

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

The California Cybersecurity Integration Center alerted its partners to the Thomas Fire along Interstate 5, before the largest wildfire in the state’s modern history was phoned in last December. Someone had taken to Twitter to first report the blaze, and Cal-CSIC’s media scrapers — which plug into its automated threat feed — noticed.

A pandemic simulation has revealed that we are woefully unprepared to deal with such a problem*

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

Researchers have created a simulation to see how the world would deal with a pandemic like a disease should one break out. And the bad news is that we are completely unprepared. Experts at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security have designed a scenario to gauge how actual policy experts and governments would deal with a disease of a serious nature.

NWS proposes to trim watches, warnings for flooding

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

The National Weather Service has proposed changes to the long list of advisories, watches and warnings for all modes of flooding to better communicate the threat of flooding to the public. There are many types of flooding that occur over varying spans of time, driven by different forces of nature — which means there are just as many types of flood advisories, watches and warnings that the government uses to convey the threat of flooding to the public.

In California's new wildfire reality, facing the need for periodic fires to clear fuel

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

When a wall of flames raced up the hillside at Avalanche Creek on a recent afternoon, firefighters in Yosemite National Park had to act quickly. The giant Ferguson Fire was headed toward the south rim of Yosemite Valley, and if crews didn’t stop it here, the fire would open up on the edge of the park’s most beloved spot.

NOAA forecasters lower Atlantic hurricane season prediction

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

Conditions in the ocean and the atmosphere are conspiring to produce a less active Atlantic hurricane season than initially predicted in May, though NOAA and FEMA are raising caution as the season enters its peak months. “There are still more storms to come – the hurricane season is far from being over. We urge continued preparedness and vigilance,” said Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.

Call for Campus Safety Director of the Year nominations

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

Campus Safety magazine is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for the Director of the Year program. If you know a school, university or hospital police chief, security director or emergency manager who goes above and beyond the call of duty, demonstrating outstanding leadership skills, ingenuity, selflessness and overall achievement, we encourage you to submit his or her (or your) nomination.

More bridges will collapse

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

There’s an old chestnut about infrastructure that goes, Infrastructure is everything you don’t notice — until it fails. It’s a definition that works for any kind of infrastructure, too: big or small, visible or invisible, bridges and garage doors, electric grids and Wi-Fi routers. Infrastructure is everything you take for granted.

Is a lack of institutional knowledge plaguing emergency management?*

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

As the emergency management field grows and evolves, it does so in the face of a warming climate, a proliferation of new technologies and a changing of the guard as baby boomers retire and are replaced with younger workers. Some say those younger workers aren’t provided with the knowledge of their predecessors, creating a situation of having to reinvent the wheel or as one emergency manager called it, “discovering fire and wheel.”

Wildfires are inevitable — increasing home losses, fatalities and costs are no*

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

Wildfire has been an integral part of California ecosystems for centuries. Now, however, nearly a third of homes in California are in wildland urban interface areas where houses intermingling with wildlands and fire is a natural phenomenon. Just as Californians must live with earthquake risk, they must live with wildfires.

The hidden danger of wildfires — flash floods on burn scars

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

The historic wildfires in the western part of the United States are causing an array of problems ranging from the fires themselves to degraded air quality. Closer to the fires, lives and property are being destroyed while smoke is being detected as far east as New York. This week the National Weather Service office in Albuquerque, New Mexico tweeted a warning about another danger that is often associated with wildfires that many people may not familiar with.

Forget doorframes: Expert advice on earthquake survival strategies

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok and the adjacent Gili Islands this week, and was felt on the nearby tourist island of Bali. Leaving more than 300 dead and around 84,000 others displaced, the event is yet another chapter in the age-old seismic story of humans trying to cope with an unpredictably rattling planet.

Climate change and wildfires — how do we know if there is a link?

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

Once again, the summer of 2018 in the Northern Hemisphere has brought us an epidemic of major wildfires. These burn forests, houses and other structures, displace thousands of people and animals, and cause major disruptions in people’s lives. To many people, it has become very clear that human-induced climate change plays a major role by greatly increasing the risk of wildfire.

Technology behind the next heat emergency

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

According to the National Weather Service, there were 107 fatalities across the United States related to heat in 2017 – more than the deaths related to tornados, hurricanes, and cold weather combined. Local emergency management agencies must work closely with the National Weather Service – as well as other agencies and organizations – to monitor extreme heat and related threats that can affect local communities.

Register now for the IAEM's Certification Prep Course to be held at the annual conference

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

Registration is open for the largest IAEM Certification Preparatory Course of the year scheduled for Oct. 21, 2018, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at the IAEM Annual Conference. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the certification process and receive answers to all of your questions. Registration information is available on the IAEM website.

New Jersey Institute of Technology publishes infographic about levees in the United States

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

The New Jersey Institute of Technology has published an infographic, “Levees in the United States.” U.S. levees stretch out for more than 100,000 miles, with the federal government operating around 2,100 miles of the system. The Congressional Research Service states that an estimated 22 percent of counties across the U.S., which represent about half of the population in the country, contain levees. To learn more, check out the infographic, which was created by the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Online Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree program.

Disaster recovery guidance series: Gender equality and women's empowerment in disaster recovery

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

It is often assumed that all members of a population experience the impact of disasters in the same way. However, natural disasters are not neutral: They affect women, men, girls, and boys differently due to gender inequalities caused by socioeconomic conditions, cultural beliefs, and traditional practices which have repeatedly put females at a disadvantage.

IAEM mourns the loss of IAEM Past President (1988-1989) John H. Pickett Jr, CEM

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

John Howell Pickett Jr, CEM, 83, passed away on Aug. 11, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. Visitation and memorial service will be on Aug. 16, 2018. See obituary for details. In 1958, John was commissioned as a U.S. Army officer. During that time, he and his family lived in Virginia, Washington State, Germany, and Texas, and John served his country for a year in Vietnam. He left active duty in 1969, but continued to serve for many years in the U.S. Army Reserve. John found a job with the City of Dallas, where his talent and work ethic eventually made him director of the city’s Office of Emergency Preparedness. He received a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and a MLA from Southern Methodist University. John retired from the City in 1990, but remained active in the emergency management community, becoming 1988-1989 president of the National Coordinating Council for Emergency Management (now IAEM). John is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dana Rhea Welborne Pickett; children Tina Gay Pickett Holmes, Bonny Kay Pickett Green, and David Alan Pickett; five grandchildren; two great-grandsons; two brothers, three nieces; two nephews; and numerous cousins. The benefits of John’s kind and generous spirit, innate leadership qualities, and engaging intellect spread well beyond his family. IAEM expresses its sympathy to John’s wife Dana, his family, friends, and former colleagues. Learn more about John online.

Space is limited for Sept. 6 PrepTalks in Washington, D.C. — register today

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

FEMA, IAEM and other partnering organizations will be live taping the next series of the very popular PrepTalks on Sept. 6, 2018, in Washington, D.C., and IAEM members are invited to be in the audience and participate in the Q&A sessions. PrepTalks spread new ideas, spark conversation, and promote innovative leadership on the issues confronting emergency managers today and in the future. Subject matter experts and international thought leaders are invited to present PrepTalks. The invitation and diverse speaker agenda is available on the IAEM website. Attendees may register at no cost for the morning, afternoon or both sessions. Seating is limited and is filling fast. FEMA will provide certificates of attendance and training hours to requesting attendees. Register today online so that you do not miss a chance to have a seat at this unique learning experience. You may view previous PrepTalks, including discussion guides and Q&A sessions at http://www.fema.gov/preptalks.

ATC to offer free Sept. 6 webinar on school safety and natural hazards

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

The Applied Technology Council (ATC), a nonprofit corporation advancing engineering applications for hazard mitigation, will hold a free webinar, Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazards Safety, on Sept. 6, 2018, 12:00-1:30 p.m. Pacific time. This webinar will provide an overview of the recently released guidebook, FEMA P-1000, Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety. FEMA P-1000 aims to equip school safety advocates and stakeholders with the information, tools, and resources they need to promote safer schools in their communities, and it aims to empower and support decision-makers by providing actionable advice. The webinar will offer concrete guidance on making schools safer. The presenter will be Lori Peek, Ph.D., director of the natural Hazards Center and professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder. The webinar is funded by the FEMA’s National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program and is free to U.S. registrants. Learn more and register online. Links to a PDF of the FEMA P-1000 guide and the training presentation will be provided before the webinar.

Death toll from earthquake near Indonesian island tops 430

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

More than 430 people have now been confirmed dead from last week's devastating earthquake that struck off the Indonesian island of Lombok. The death toll continues to rise as search and rescue crews reach affected villages cut off from the outside world by the disaster, according to a statement issued Monday by Sutopo Purow Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia's Natural Disaster Agency.

Typhoon Yagi makes landfall in east China's Zhejiang

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

Typhoon Yagi, the 14th this year, made landfall at around 11:35 p.m. Sunday in Wenling County, east China’s Zhejiang Province, bringing gales of up to force 10, or 102 kilometers per hour at its eye, according to the provincial flood control headquarters.

Water rescues, flooded roads as flash floods overtake parts of Delaware Valley

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

Downpours and flash floods caused traffic nightmares and damage throughout the Delaware Valley on Monday. Action News viewers have been sending in photos of videos of what they have been witnessing via the hashtag #6abcAction on social media.

Death toll in Genoa bridge collapse rises to 39

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

A day after the sudden collapse of a section of highway bridge in Genoa, Italy, shock has given way to anger and blame as the number of people killed, which includes several children, climbs to 39. The head of Italy's Civil Protection Department, Angelo Borrelli, confirmed the new death toll on Wednesday, also saying that at least 15 people were injured.

Nearly 700,000 people affected by damage from monsoon rains

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

Nearly 700,000 individuals were affected by the effects of the enhanced Southwest Monsoon in Regions I, II, III, CALABARZON, Cordillera Administrative Region, and National Capital Region, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said on Tuesday. A total of 154,571 families or 691,574 persons were affected in 469 barangays, of which 36,877 families or 173,255 persons are receiving support inside and outside evacuation centers.

Hawaiian town rocked by up to 800 earthquakes daily as volcano erupts

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

It’s been a strange three months for the Hawaii island village of Volcano, where thousands of earthquakes have rattled the residents of this small mountainside town since Kilauea began erupting in May. Now, after a week of waning quakes, residents are holding their breath, waiting to see if this, finally, could signal the end of the eruption that has crippled the easternmost part of the island.

'Unprecedented' floods in Indian tourist hotspot kill dozens; 40,000 evacuated

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

Dozens of people have been killed, and tens of thousands more evacuated, after "unprecedented" flash flooding in a tourist hotspot in southern India. At least 37 people have died since heavy monsoonal rains first struck the state of Kerala on Wednesday, the state's relief commissioner P.H. Kurian told CNN on Sunday.

Strongest-ever earthquake strikes Alaska's North Slope region

Published: 16 Aug 2018 07:56:04 CDT

Alaska's North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state's seismologist said. At 6:58 a.m. Sunday, the magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck an area 42 miles east of Kavik River Camp and 343 miles northeast of Fairbanks, the state's second-biggest city. The agency says the earthquake had a depth of about six miles.

> Asia Risk & Resilience Conference, Aug. 29-31, Singapore Co-organized by IAEM!
> IAEM Thursday Learning Webinar Series: "It's 2018 - Why Is Protecting Children in Disasters Still Innovative?" Sept. 13, 2018, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
> IAEM Think Tank: ""Smart Cities – How New Technology, Including Nanotechnology, Can Enhance All Phases of Emergency Management," Sept. 25, 2018, 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT
> 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

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IAEM Calendar: August 2018

August 2018

Aug. 22, 2018, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
FEMA/EMI Weekly e-Forum Webinar: "TEEX: Bigger than just NERRTC"

How to participate: Details are online. Log-in at https://fema.connectsolutions.com/emieforums, or take advantage of conference call availability at 800-320-4330, pin 107622.
About the Weekly e-Forum Webinar series: FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers weekly e-Forums that provide one-hour, moderated, webinar discussion forums on matters of interest to the emergency management community regarding national preparedness training. EMI e-Forums facilitate a discussion of whole community-presented best practices. The panel members are whole community, with topics relevant to whole community. The webinars are free of charge and available to anyone who wishes to participate.

Aug, 23, 2018

AEM/CEM Exam (7:00-9:00 a.m.)
Arizona Emergency Services Association Conference
Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel, 4000 N Drinkwater Blvd, 
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
complete registration details
The AEM/CEM Exam will be offered on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2018, in conjunction with the Arizona Emergency Services Association Conference, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Deadline to register is Aug. 9, 2018. Proctor will be Sheri Gibbons, CEM. Note: There will be limited seats available after the registration deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.

Aug. 27-30, 2018
FEMA/EMI Course E0273: Managing Floodplain Development through the National Flood Insurance Program

Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
National Emergency Training Center (NETC)
Emmitsburg, Maryland 
complete details 
This course will be offered on three dates: Jan. 22-25, May 7-10, and Aug. 27-30, 2017. This course provides an opportunity for local officials responsible for administering their floodplain regulations. The course will focus on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and concepts of floodplain management, maps and studies, ordinance administration, and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance.

Aug. 29, 2018, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
FEMA/EMI Weekly e-Forum Webinar: "NIMS Training 2018"

How to participate: Details are online. Log-in at https://fema.connectsolutions.com/emieforums, or take advantage of conference call availability at 800-320-4330, pin 107622.
About the Weekly e-Forum Webinar series: FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers weekly e-Forums that provide one-hour, moderated, webinar discussion forums on matters of interest to the emergency management community regarding national preparedness training. EMI e-Forums facilitate a discussion of whole community-presented best practices. The panel members are whole community, with topics relevant to whole community. The webinars are free of charge and available to anyone who wishes to participate.

Aug. 29-31, 2018 
Asia Risk and Resilience Conference 2018
"Corporate Governance, Risk, and Resilience: Planning in Action"

Co-organized by IAEM, BCP ASIA, and RIMAS
Hilton, Singapore
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Rebranded from the 13-year running Asia Business Continuity Conference, the ARRC is a premier regional networking & knowledge-sharing platform for industry representatives & professionals from around the world to further their knowledge and get to know the trends in Business Continuity Management, Emergency Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Resiliency & other related areas such as Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, Terrorism, Cyber-Security & others. Our delegates come come Asian markets such as Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Myanmmar, Taiwan, and many other countries.

Aug. 30, 2018, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT 
NISC and FirstNet: Webinar on FirstNet Network Status Tool and Uplift Request Tool

register online 
The National Information Sharing Consortium (NISC) and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will host the webinar, which will  provide an introduction and overview to the FirstNet Network Status Tool and Uplift Request Tool. These are unique tools to the FirstNet network, the only nationwide public safety communications platform dedicated to America’s first responders. Learn about features crucial to public safety on FirstNet. Speakers will include: Sean McSpaden, executive director, NISC; Jennifer Harder, Ph.D., senior product director, FirstNet; and Dave Buchanan, executive director of public safety advocacy, FirstNet.













> Voting Is Open in the 2018 IAEM-USA Council Officers Election from 9:00 a.m. EDT on Aug. 1 to 5:00 p.m. EDT on Aug. 31, 2018Learn about the candidates and vote.
> IAEM Bulletin Call for Articles: "Opportunities & Innovations in Emergency Management." Deadline: Sept. 10details
> Register to Attend the IAEM 66th Annual Conference & EMEX, Oct. 19-24, 2018, Grand Rapids Michigan. details