Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT
IAEM Think Tank: "Large Event Crisis Planning – A Private Sector Perspective"
Description: Crisis planning for large events is now on the mind of many emergency managers due to the recent awful attacks overseas. This concern is especially high for private sector companies that host thousands of people at events or on their sites. Our upcoming IAEM Think Tank will provide a behind-the-scenes look at large event crisis planning from a private sector perspective and explain how to engage with government responders to develop a seamless response plan.
Lots of disaster apps listed here including at least one from Hawaii:
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.
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.
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