> 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
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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 
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IAEM Calendar: November 2018

Multiple Offerings: Nov. 13, 2018, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST
FEMA Housing Task Force Webinars

FEMA’s National Integration Center on Nov. 1 released for public feedback four documents that provide guidance regarding the Housing core capability under the National Preparedness Goal. Your feedback on these products will help to ensure that agencies having jurisdiction and personnel functioning in this capacity have the knowledge, experience, training, and capability to perform the duties of their assigned roles. The four draft documents are: one National Incident Management System (NIMS) Job Title/Position Qualification and Resource Typing Definition and three National Qualification System Job Title/ Position Qualifications and Position Task Books. NIMS Job Titles/Position Qualifications and Resource Typing Definitions define minimum qualifications and capabilities for personnel and their equipment within their assigned teams which helps to manage all threats and hazards, regardless of an incident’s cause or size. FEMA will host a series of webinars to discuss the draft documents and answer questions. All Housing Task Force webinars are open to the whole community and will includeNov. 7, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Nov. 9, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Nov. 13, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; and Nov. 16, 2:30-3:30 p.m. EST. To obtain more details, review draft documents, and provide comments, visit the NIMS national engagement website. Submit the feedback form to fema-nims@fema.dhs.gov.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST
IAEM Thursday Learning Webinar Series: "Increased Preparedness Working with Non-Traditional Partners"

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About the webinar: Emergency managers often work with schools and hospitals to develop and exercise emergency action plans. However, dams and levee owners often have plans as well. Fort Bend County has integrated levee emergency action plans into their plans through a multi-departmental approach to planning, training and response. This coordination has improved preparedness of levee improvement districts throughout the county. The county is traversed by the Brazos River and has a long history of flooding. This system has been tested through multiple flood events in recent years; the county experienced three riverine floods between Memorial Day 2015 and Memorial Day 2016. The system was once again tested during Hurricane Harvey when record rainfall throughout the area caused massive flooding.
About the presenter: Rita Anderson is an environmental scientist with Freese and Nichols, Inc. in Houston, Texas. She has a BA from Harding University and an MS from Oklahoma State University. Her planning experience includes working with cities, counties and tribes in Oklahoma; and with dam and levee owners in Texas. She previously served as the Blackwell/Kay County Oklahoma Director of Emergency Management and served as Chair of the Kay County Local Emergency Planning Committee. She was also a Vice-Chair of the Audit and Enforcement Subgroup of the Alliance for Uniform HAMAT Transportation Procedures under the U S Department of Transportation. Her experience ranges from field work, site Incident Command, HAZWOPER trainer and NEPA analysis for the US Army. Currently she is primarily tasked with working with dam and levee owners to develop and improve their emergency preparedness practices.

Nov. 15, 2018, 1:30-2:30 p.m. EST
CDC Webinar: "Are You Rad-Savvy? Applying Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication Principles in a Radiation/Nuclear Disaster"

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Vivi Siegel, MPH, association director of communications, Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will discuss how to apply emergency communications principles in a radiological or nuclear disaster. Learn about how to communicate radiation basics, how to dispel radiation misconceptions, how to develop the right messages for your audiences during a radiation disaster. The findings from CDC’s audience research and other available communications resources and tools also will be discussed. This presentation will incorporate the principles of CDC’s Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) program, which draws from lessons learned during past public health emergencies and research in the fields of public health, psychology, and emergency risk communication.

Multiple Offerings: Nov. 16, 2018, 2:30-3:30 p.m. EST
FEMA Housing Task Force Webinars

FEMA’s National Integration Center on Nov. 1 released for public feedback four documents that provide guidance regarding the Housing core capability under the National Preparedness Goal. Your feedback on these products will help to ensure that agencies having jurisdiction and personnel functioning in this capacity have the knowledge, experience, training, and capability to perform the duties of their assigned roles. The four draft documents are: one National Incident Management System (NIMS) Job Title/Position Qualification and Resource Typing Definition and three National Qualification System Job Title/ Position Qualifications and Position Task Books. NIMS Job Titles/Position Qualifications and Resource Typing Definitions define minimum qualifications and capabilities for personnel and their equipment within their assigned teams which helps to manage all threats and hazards, regardless of an incident’s cause or size. FEMA will host a series of webinars to discuss the draft documents and answer questions. All Housing Task Force webinars are open to the whole community and will includeNov. 7, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Nov. 9, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Nov. 13, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; and Nov. 16, 2:30-3:30 p.m. EST. To obtain more details, review draft documents, and provide comments, visit the NIMS national engagement website. Submit the feedback form to fema-nims@fema.dhs.gov.

Nov. 13-16, 2018 
TIEMS 25th Annual Conference

University of Santo Tomas
Manila, Philippines
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The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) will hold its 25th Annual Conference, Nov. 13-16, 2018, at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. In an interconnected and interdependent world, coordination and collaboration between cities, provincial, national, international agencies and non-governmental organizations have become critical to the promotion of disaster management, disaster risk reduction and climate change mitigation. The TIEMS 2018 Annual Conference will explore best practices and emerging technologies, to facilitate the coordination of valuable resources and urban planning strategies to build resilient communities.

Nov. 16-17, 2018
2018 IAEM-USA Region 1 Conference

Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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IAEM-USA Region 1 has put together a great slate of speakers for its 2018 Region 1 Conference, so don't miss out! Register online today, and plan to attend. The event site includes the draft agenda, hotel information, sponsors and exhibitors prospectus, and online registration.

Nov. 17, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST
Regional Rail Response

Hamilton County Emergency Management Office
1133 U.S. Highway 41, NW, Suite 1, Jasper, Florida
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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.

Nov. 28-29, 2018
International Security Expo 2018: "Evolving Security Through Innovation"

London, UK
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International Security Expo (ISE) provides a unique platform for the entire security industry to come together to source products, share experience and gain the knowledge needed to address current and emerging security challenges. In addition to the expo, this event includes 13 conferences, 8 technology workshops, and live demonstrations.

Nov. 29, 2018, 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST
FEMA Webinar: "Program Updates of the Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS) and the Wireless Priority Service (WPS)"

The National Continuity Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will present this webinar, focused on program updates of the Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS) and the Wireless Priority Service (WPS). Continuity professionals are invited to participate. Download the latest GETS/WPS NewsNotes to learn about Hurricane Florence, the new iPhone dialer app, updated WPS charge information, and other useful program information. RSVP to register and receive further details. If you are new to the programs, you are asked to review the information on the GETS web site and the WPS web site prior to the webinar.