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The Emergency Manager's Weekly Report distributes news articles and resources that benefits Emergency Management, Civil Protection, and Humanitarian, Homeland Security professionals and other professionals around the world.

Forest & Fire Management Lunch and Learn Webinar, June 4

Thursday, June 4, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


COVID-19 has profoundly affected how our communities are functioning. No area of our lives has been untouched by the pandemic including how we are managing our forests and how we are preparing for wildfire season. If you are curious to learn about how local officials are adjusting forest restoration and management projects and adapting our wildfire emergency management plans to deal with how COVID, please join CPRW for a one hour Lunch & Learn Webinar on June 4th, 12 – 1pm.  Representatives from the Forest Service, the Fort Collins Conservation District, and Larimer County’s Sheriff Office will discuss how their operations may or may not be changing in response to the pandemic. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to and you will receive the Zoom webinar link.

Leadership During Covid19: Supporting our Mental Health Webinar, May 27



Guest Facilitator: Mike Taigman


In recognition of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, our May 27 Leadership Webinar will explore how leaders can support mental health. Mental health often gets overlooked, especially in times of stress, despite the increased need to take care of ourselves and others. This conversation will be an opportunity to pause and ask how we as leaders can support the mental health of ourselves and of those around us. Our guest facilitator, Mike Taigman, will lead us through a guided meditation and teach you to do so, too, as one way to promote continued mental well-being. We’ll also discuss the things you have seen that promotes a safe and mentally healthy environment. Join our conversation to share your ideas and stories.

We invite a broad definition of leadership – if you identify as a leader in any respect, you are welcome here. To register for the call, please follow the WebEx instructions below. If you have any questions, please reach out to This call series is facilitated by the 100 Million Healthier Lives team at IHI.

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Hurricane Center Track Forecast Cone Survey

NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) is respectfully requesting your assistance in completing a short, web-based survey to understand how our partners use the National Hurricane Center’s track forecast cone (Cone of Uncertainty) in their operational decision-making. We are particularly interested in surveying partners from four particular sectors that experience high impacts from tropical cyclones: marine, transportation, energy/utilities, and tourism/recreation.


For those in these sectors of interest, your assistance in completing the survey would be greatly appreciated. In addition, please help us by sharing the survey link:  to other partners within the sectors of interest, especially meteorologists within the organizations. We are particularly interested in reaching those individuals who use NWS/NHC products to make or inform decisions.


The survey does not take long to complete and closes June 1, 2020.


Center for Homeland Defense and Security seeks input on COVID-19 resources and education needed

The Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) is working with experts from around the globe to provide real-time educational opportunities, identify emergent practices, and develop resources to support executives, practitioners, and educators during the pandemic. To determine topics of interest as you navigate the current environment in your organization, jurisdiction or community, CHDS requests participation in this short survey. CHDS is committed to supporting you, and will use the feedback provided to develop materials to meet current and evolving needs.

FEMA announces $200 million for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program

FEMA announced that the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) National Board will allocate $200 million to communities across the country to assist organizations providing critical resources to people with economic emergencies, including our nation’s hungry and homeless populations. These funds were appropriated in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to ease financial hardship caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding will go to organizations dedicated to feeding, sheltering, and providing critical resources to people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, hunger and homelessness. In addition to the $200 million supplemental funding from the CARES Act, Congress also appropriated $120 million in FY 2019 annual funding to the EFSP. The funding, totaling $320 million, will be distributed beginning in early June 2020 to human service organizations assisting those in need throughout the country. EFSP funding is allocated to qualifying local jurisdictions (counties and cities) based on a formula using the most recent national population, unemployment, and poverty data. Each funded jurisdiction establishes a local board that awards the grant funds to local social service organizations, both nonprofit and governmental, that can best address the identified needs of the community. A state-by-state list of the eligible jurisdictions and allocation amounts is available on the EFSP website.

State of 911 May Webinar, May 12, July 14 and Sept 8

Tue, May 12, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Tue, Jul 14, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Tue, Sep 8, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT


As the 911 industry works to improve GIS data for the transition to NG911, other benefits include accurate COVID-19-related data. Join the Maryland Department of Information Technology Geographic Information Office, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency and the Maryland Department of Health to learn how they strive to maintain and improve access to accurate and timely data related to COVID-19 in Maryland.


The second topic addresses challenges individuals with limited English proficiency may experience in emergency situations when communicating with public safety officials. As Text-to-911 becomes common across the nation, public safety telecommunicators will receive more non-English texts, resulting in increased needs for translation services.


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Human Trafficking Webinar, May 14

Thursday, May 14 at 12:00 p.m. ET


Human trafficking is a complex crime that is rooted in the exploitation of an individual for their labor through intricate power dynamics. Join Ms. Resener as she talks about the who, what, where, and why of human trafficking, as well as where you can learn more about the global context.

Camerron Resener is the Human Trafficking Training Coordinator for the Office for Victim Programs at the Colorado Department of Public Safety. She has worked on human trafficking issues since 2009, earning degrees in Psychology from the University of Virginia and a Masters in International Human Rights with concentrations in Forced Labor & Human Trafficking and Qualitative & Quantitative Research from the University of Denver. She has worked and volunteered with groups such as the Human Trafficking Center, International Justice Mission, and co-founded an NGO in Charlottesville, Virginia that focused on general awareness of local trafficking and trainings to government agencies within the area.


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