Disaster apps for your digital go bag

Lots of disaster apps listed here including at least one from Hawaii:



Honolulu Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

The Honolulu Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a volunteer organization charged with bringing together local government, communities, academia, and industries as a resource for enhanced hazardous materials (HAZMAT) preparedness, planning and emergency response within the City and County of Honolulu. The LEPC ensures local hazard analysis is incorporated into planning for HAZMAT incidents into the local emergency management plan and annexes; assessing capabilities and developing HAZMAT response capability using local resources, contractors; training responders; and exercising the plan.

The Honolulu LEPC serves as a focal point for information and discussion about planning for emergencies involving hazardous substances as required under Public Law 99-499, the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986 (SARA Title III), also known as the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The intention of EPCRA is to increase the public’s knowledge of and access to information about the presence of hazardous chemicals in their local communities, including chemical releases to land, air and water.

Meetings of the Honolulu LEPC are open to the public and posted in accordance to the Open Meeting Law. Meetings are held quarterly, typically in the City and County of Honolulu, Emergency Operation Center (EOC), at the Frank F. Fasi Municipal Building, 650 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, Basement, at 0900-1100 hrs. A copy of the agenda for each meeting is available at the City Clerk’s Office and Department of Emergency Management at least six (6) days in advance of the meeting. We encouraged the public to attend Honolulu LEPC meetings.

Honolulu Local Emergency Planning Committee (LECP) 2017 meeting dates:

21 March 2017

20 June 2017

19 September 2017

12 December 2017

POC: Robert H-H Harter, rharter, http://www.honolulu.gov/demresources/lepc.html.

Participation Needed Now in the IAEM Annual EMPG Survey

Once again IAEM is conducting our annual survey on EMPG funding. Through the years, IAEM has helped educate Members of Congress on the importance of emergency management programming at the local level and the role funding, particularly EMPG funding, plays in building and maintaining these programs. Your response to this survey will help IAEM continue this work.

As IAEM-USA President Lanita Lloyd, MS, CEM, noted in a message to local and tribal government emergency managers, while we are pleased that the House and Senate both appropriated $350 million for FY2017, we face much uncertainty in the coming years and will need to be prepared to defend and maintain the current appropriation for EMPG. We will also need to be ready with ironclad data to make a case for a long over-due funding increase for EMPG.

The online IAEM EMPG survey is available HERE.

Deadline to complete the survey is Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. EST.

Use of cases in teaching emergency management higher education programs

December 6, 2016 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST

Registration link is: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/overviewandcaseforcase/event/registration.html

Conference Call-In: 800-320-4330, PIN: 376368

FEMA- Emergency Management Institute Higher Education Program & National Training Liaison Presents Teaching with Cases Webinar Series- Session X
“Webinar #1: Overview and "The Case for the Case”

This webinar series provides an overview of the use of cases in teaching emergency management higher education programs. The first session is designed to stimulate thinking about the diversity of ways in which cases can be used in teaching. During the webinar, the rationale for using cases to support learning and assessment will be explained, and three different types of learning outcomes associated with the use of cases will be offered. Examples of a variety of approaches to using cases at both the undergraduate and graduate levels will be offered, and principles for designing case-based learning activities will be discussed. The remaining webinars in this series will focus in more detail on specific approaches to the use of cases in teaching in emergency management higher education programs for both teaching and assessment.

• Jane Kushma, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Emergency Management, Jacksonville State University
• Jean Slick, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Disaster and Emergency Management Program, Royal Roads University
• Wendy Walsh, Higher Education Program Manager, Moderator

Awareness Training Courses in March 2017

This eight-hour course focuses on training responders to meet the requirements established in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472, Chapter 4, “Competencies for Awareness Level Personnel,” and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q) (6) (i) (a–f) “First Responder Awareness Level” competencies.

This course takes an all-hazards approach to Hazardous Materials (HazMat) incidents, including acts of terrorism where Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) materials may have been used. It provides participants the knowledge to recognize the hazardous material, protect themselves, notify others, and secure the scene.


Exploring Complexity: Sense-Making at the Confluence of Humanity, Technology and the Environment

Please see information below to sign-up for the 2016 Leadership Symposium at the IAEM Annual Conference in October

Future uncertainties, expectation management and operating in complexity are just a few of the strategic level challenges facing today’s leaders as they are “Working in a Complex World.” The seminar will be organized to explore the idea of complexity in the emergency management context especially as it occurs within the interactions and intersections of humanity, technology, and our planet. This growing area of interest presents opportunities for non-traditional approaches and unconventional thinking that can help leaders navigate the emerging trends and issues in an exponentially evolving environment. This interactive and thought-provoking program encourages participants to confront preconceived concepts of leadership and introduces practical approaches and methods to help achieve desired outcomes.

Participants in this graduate-level session will advance their critical thinking and strategic-leadership skills through facilitated discussions and small group problem-solving exercises. Learn first-hand from other leaders how to apply smart practices and emerging frameworks to strengthen emergency management partnerships, as well as address the evolving environment, dynamic policy issues and strategic decision-making.

Sunday, October 16, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Maximum Participation 40, Cost $65* (continental breakfast and lunch provided)

The Leadership Symposium program is funded and provided by the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security and IAEM.

*Registration fee supports IAEM conference administrative costs.

See more information at the IAEM conference website at iaemconference.info/2016/program/prepost-conference-trainings/