Controlled Burning and Short-term Stem Mortality Webinar, Apr 24

10am to 11am EDT


Join us for a webinar from Dr. Tara Keyser with USDAs Forest Service’s Southern Research Station.  She will present the background, methods and findings from her popular paper “Shor-term stem mortality of 10 deciduous broad-leaved species following prescribed burning in upland forests of the Southern US”.


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Release of National Preparedness System Independent Study Program Courses

FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute, in coordination with the National Integration Center, has released revised Independent Study courses for the National Preparedness Goal and National Planning Frameworks. These courses introduce participants to the concept and principles of the Goal and Frameworks. The courses are intended for government executives, private-sector and nongovernmental organization (NGO) leaders, and emergency management practitioners. This includes senior elected and appointed leaders, such as Federal department or agency heads, State Governors, mayors, tribal leaders, and city or county officials.


The National Preparedness Goal defines what it means for the whole community to be prepared for all types of disasters and emergencies. These risks include events such as natural disasters, disease pandemics, chemical spills and other manmade hazards, terrorist attacks and cyber-attacks. The National Preparedness Goal also describes 32 activities, called core capabilities, which address the greatest risks to the nation.


The National Planning Frameworks, which are part of the National Preparedness System, set the strategy and doctrine for building, sustaining, and delivering the core capabilities identified in the National Preparedness Goal. They describe the coordinating structures and alignment of key roles and responsibilities for the whole community and ensure interoperability across all mission areas.


The updates to the Independent Study Courses focus on discrete, critical content revisions as a result of the 2015 and 2016 National Preparedness Goal and National Planning Framework refresh efforts. Additional changes in the courses are the result of the lessons learned from implementing the Frameworks through recent real world events, as well as the findings of the National Preparedness Report. The course web links are listed below. A revised course for the refreshed National Disaster Recovery Framework will be released at a later date.


IS-2000: National Preparedness Goal and System Overview:


IS-2500: National Prevention Framework, An Introduction:


IS-2600: National Protection Framework, An Introduction:


IS-2700: National Mitigation Framework, An Introduction:


IS-800.c: National Response Framework, An Introduction:

Participate in Canada Emergency Preparedness Week — May 6-12, 2018

Canada’s Emergency Preparedness Week 2018 (EP Week), May 6-12, is fast approaching. This year’s theme is “Be Emergency Ready.” Information is available on the Public Safety Canada EP Week event webpage. Download resources to help your organization promote EP Week. Follow Public Safety Canada’s Twitter (@Safety_Canada / @securite_canada) using these hashtags #EPWeek2018 / #SemainedelaSC2018 and #EPWeek #SemaineSC and Get Prepared account @Get_Prepared/ @Preparez_Vous, using these hashtags. Like Public Safety Canada’s Facebook page to get daily highlights on “Emergency Ready in Canada.” Finally, join the conversation with IAEM Canada using the hashtag: #IAEMCANEP2018.

IAEM, NEMA, and NACo submit a joint statement for the record to the Senate Homeland Security Committee

In conjunction with their hearing last week entitled “FEMA: Prioritizing a Culture of Preparedness,” the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee individually asked the National Association of Counties (NACo), the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA), and IAEM to submit a statement for the record. To demonstrate a united front to Capitol Hill, the three organizations opted to submit a joint statement to the Committee. Click here to read the joint statement submitted by IAEM, NEMA, and NACo.

Funding availability announced to support innovative research for the development of next-generation cybersecurity technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) made a $25 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support energy sector cybersecurity. Under this FOA, the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) program will seek applications to conduct research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) for innovative approaches to advance cyber resilient energy delivery systems. Applicant submissions must include a demonstration of the developed technology at a relevant end-user site to validate a clear path to industry acceptance. Selected applications will involve advanced tools technologies that are interoperable, scalable, and readily manageable. They will also include a strategy for transitioning solutions into practice throughout the energy sector through commercialization or by making the solution available through open source. The due date for submitting an application is June 18, 2018.

Be Ready Financially: Resources to Help Individuals and Families with Financial Preparedness Webinar, Apr 26

This webinar will provide financial tools and resources to use when working with families and individuals. The topics include steps to better prepare for and bounce back from unexpected events. This webinar will include various presenters from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other FLEC agencies.


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