IAEM-USA's Accessibility and Whole Community Caucus is hosting a webinar on "Keeping Everyone in the Loop Through Engagement Strategies." The topic will be promoting inclusivity in communication before, during, and after an emergency. Panelists include Kathleen Madigan, Disability Integration Advisor in FEMA Region 2; Brent Michael Houston, Regional Disability Integration Specialist in FEMA Region 8; and Carolyn Nava, Disability Action Center, Diversability Advocacy Network Chair. The webinar will be hosted by Regina Zick, New York University OTR/L, OTDS.
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The North Carolina Emergency Management Association is hosting their fall conference from October 9-12 at the Hotel Ballast in Wilmington, North Carolina. The conference will be in-person and promises to provide participants with an opportunity to learn from recent events that have occurred within North Carolina as well as hear best practices and brainstorm new ideas. Registration includes timely and engaging sessions, NCEM certification training, and networking opportunities.North Carolina Emergency Management Association Fall 2022 Conference
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The University of Colorado's Natural Hazards Center is hosting a "Floodplain Buyout Implementation" webinar on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, from 11a.m to 12p.m. MDT. As continuing floodplain development and climate change drives U.S. flood risk, retreat - removing development from and moving people out of high flood-risk areas - is an increasingly necessary and widespread practice. While local, state, and federal governments have been involved in funding and implementing buyouts for about 40 years, little information is available that describes how these agencies design buyouts and how implementation practices impact costs and outcomes. This knowledge gap is relevant because local and state government agencies have significant latitude in choosing how they design and implement buyout projects, which leads to a diverse range of buyout program approaches. This online seminar will use the findings from two recent studies on floodplain buyout implementation practices to discuss opportunities to reduce costs, increase the speed with which buyouts are made available to prospective participants, and increase equity in floodplain buyouts.
CISA's ChemLock program provides the ChemLock: Introduction to Chemical Security training course quarterly on a first-come, first-serve basis. This course provides an introduction to identifying, assessing, evaluating, and mitigating chemical security risks. This easy-to-understand overview identifies key components and best practices of chemical security awareness and planning to help kick start chemical security discussions at your facility. The upcoming course offers run between one to two hours and is appropriate for all personnel regardless of their level of involvement with dangerous chemicals.
The emergency management community is going through a transformation as they are increasingly called upon to address an increasing series of complex challenges including the “new normal” of the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, pandemics, civil disorders, and other issues. In addition to the response and recovery from these events, emergency managers are also serving as leaders in preparedness planning and pre-disaster mitigation efforts. The webinar will explore the implications of this evolving change on our efforts to improve incident management operations as well as resilience planning and programs. Among the issues we will explore is the relationship between the changing relationship between the federal government and state and local emergency management agencies; the critical role and evolving relationships with the private sector; the importance of technology, including the crucial role of data as a key currency to improve planning and operations; and an exploration of the kind of training and education required for the “new” emergency management leadership. It will feature forward-leaning EM leaders who are acting on it now.
Moderator – Rich Serino, Seniro Fellow Harvard NPLI and 8th FEMA deputy Administrator
Robert Greenberg - Founder, CEO of GH International Services, Inc
Dan Cotter, Principal Director Office of Science and Engineering, DHS S&T
Sonya L. McCormick, MPH, Public/Private Partnership (P3) Program Manager, Oregon Department of Emergency Management
Halil (Hal) Grieg, Emergency Management Director, Jefferson County
Ask questions during the event by tweeting using the hashtag: #IAEMThinkTank
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EMAI 2022 will highlight the theme “Changing the Challenge.” The conference features keynotes, breakouts, tours of the Indianapolis Airport EOC, vendor hall, silent auction, and evening networking sessions. IAEM-USA Treasurer Walter English, CEM, will be presenting “Why Being Like Ted Lasso Makes You A Better Emergency Manager” as one of the breakout sessions. The IAEM Certification Examination will be offered on Oct. 18 as a pre-conference event.
The Emergency Management Alliance of Indiana (EMAI) will host their annual conference from October 19-21 in Indianapolis, IN. This year's theme is "Changing the Challenge." Participants can expect to hear from engaging keynote speakers, attend breakout sessions, tour the Indianapolis Airport EOC, visit the vendor hall, and participate in a silent auction and networking events.
You are invited to the first edition of the Cannes International Resilience Forum (CIRF), an international congress focused on building resilience strategies to face the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic as well as on sanitary crises management. CIRF will take place at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes, France from Oct. 23-26, 2022. The Chair of the Cannes International Resilience Forum 2022 will be General Abraham Bachar, Founder and CEO of IsraTeam Ltd., former Chief of Staff, Israeli Home Front Command and Former Head of the Israeli National Emergency Management Agency. Topics to be covered include: COVID-19 – Lessons Learned, POST–COVID-19 Era - Health Systems Preparedness, Radiological Disaster Management, The Cyber World - threats and responses, The World of Terrorism - counter-terrorism and responses, Building Resilience, and many others.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is hosting a free, three-day virtual National Summit on K-12 School Safety and Security. The Summit combines discussion, education, networking, and knowledge-sharing among federal, state, and local stakeholders. Sessions are planned for all members of the K-12 community and will include keynote remarks, one-on-one interviews, and panel discussions on issues such as targeted violence, violence prevention, cybersecurity, emergency planning, and physical security. The event is designed to foster a nationwide dialogue on school safety, as well as equip stakeholders and personnel with resources, training, and expertise to apply in their local school settings and communities. Attendees will hear from government, private sector, and community leaders in the field, who will speak about current and critical school safety issues, threats, and solutions. Each day of the Summit will consist of sessions held between 2-4 p.m. ET on the themes of violence prevention (day 1); cybersecurity and online safety (day 2); and physical security (day 3).
Savannah International Trade & Convention Center
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EUC-CERIDES is hosting the Nicosia Risk Forum on November 15-16, 2022, with the support of the Union-for-the-Mediterranean, and the co-organization of the Cyprus Fire Service and the Cyprus Civil Defence. The theme #NRF2022 will focus on "Challenges of the Effects of Climate Crisis." As disasters have always been and will always be part of our lives, the way societies respond to them is of critical importance. Preventing disasters from occurring, preparing for their possible occurrence, and mitigate the potential effects, is a matter of life and death. Man-made and natural catastrophes know no borders and the aim of this year's #NRF2022 aims to be the catalyst for the promotion of innovative actions and initiatives fostered by governmental organizations, universities, and research organizations interested in promoting societal safety. Scientists, decision- and policymakers, entrepreneurs, opinion-leaders, practitioners, and citizens will dicuss topics in the global disaster risk reduction community with an exciting line up of high-level stakeholders from the DG ECHO, Ministries, Embassies, and European Networks. The #NRF2022 is hosting a hybrid/online model for those who cannot attend live in Cyprus. For more information on the event, visit the Nicosia Risk Forum's website. Registration is open online.
The 2023 Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience North America (CIRPNA) Conference will be held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on March 7-9, 2023. CIRPNA brings together leading stakeholders from industry, operators, agencies, and governments to debate and collaborate on securing America's critical infrastructure and smart cities. The ever-changing nature of threats, whether natural through climate change, or man-made through terrorism activities, either physical or cyber-attacks means the need to continually review and update policies, practices, and technologies to meet these growing demands. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from leading decision makers from corporate and government establishments tasked with critical infrastructure protection and resilience and safer cities. Take advantage of the chance to share your knowledge, experience, and network. Registration is open now.
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The New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association presents the 24th annual conference to provide education and training for New Jersey's emergency managers, first responders, and government and elected officials with an interest in preparing their communities for any disaster or emergency that may strike. The event provides training, collaboration, and promotes the development of public & private partnerships in planning, response, recovery, and mitigation in all types of emergencies. Join the NJEPA in Atlantic City, New Jersey from April 17-21, 2023. If you would like to present at the 2023 conference, the call for presentations is open until November 29th, 2022. Submit your presentation here.