2018 National Preparedness Report

The 2018 National Preparedness Report, the seventh edition of the annual report, offers practical insights into preparedness to support decisions about program priorities, resource allocation, and community actions. The 2018 edition presents a revised approach that includes an in-depth analysis of five core capabilities that have been identified in past National Preparedness Reports as facing persistent challenges: Operational Coordination, Infrastructure Systems, Housing, Economic Recovery, and Cybersecurity.

https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/170861

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IAEM Call for Speakers – Deadline – 16 Feb

The IAEM Call for Speakers deadline is just 2 days away, Friday, February 16th at 5:00pm ET.

Link to the website – https://iaemconference.info/2018/speakers-2/

Release of the Refreshed NIMS Doctrine

FEMA released the refreshed National Incident Management System (NIMS) doctrine on October 17, 2017. NIMS provides a common, nationwide approach to enable the whole community to work together to manage all threats and hazards. NIMS applies to all incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity.

In April and May 2016, FEMA held a 30-day National Engagement Period, in which stakeholders submitted nearly 3,000 comments and provided feedback on the draft NIMS update, ensuring that it reflects the collective expertise and experience of the whole community.

FEMA will host a series of 60-minute webinars with stakeholders to discuss the updates in the refreshed NIMS and answer questions related to NIMS. All webinars are open to the whole community. For webinar dates, times, and registration information, please go here: https://www.fema.gov/latest-news-updates.

Webinar 7: Thursday, November 9, 3:00 p.m. EST

Webinar 8: Monday, November 13, 2:00 p.m. EST

Webinar 10: Wednesday, November 29, 6:00 p.m. EST

Webinar 11: Thursday, November 30, 2017, 1:00 p.m. EST

Webinar 12: Monday, December 4, 2017, 12:00 p.m. EST

Webinar 13: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 2:00 p.m. EST

Recent hurricanes have the Coast Guard rethinking social media’s role in rescue and response – FederalNewsRadio.com

Recent hurricanes have the Coast Guard rethinking social media’s role in rescue and response – FederalNewsRadio.com

https://federalnewsradio.com/management/2017/09/recent-hurricanes-have-the-coast-guard-rethinking-social-medias-role-in-rescue-and-response/