Posts Tagged ‘EMI’

Training Opportunity for Colleges and Universities

Posted on: July 23rd, 2015 by Cat Schaad | AFR

FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is offering training to teams of higher education campus personnel and their emergency partners who are responsible for creating, reviewing, implementing and exercising emergency operations plans (EOPs). The target audience for this course is people who have traditional response or strategic experience, but minimal experience in emergency management planning. The three-day course is primarily interactive presentations coupled with numerous individual and group activities and exercises.

 

Topics to be covered include:

  • An overview of emergency management
  • Identifying hazards and using a risk assessment process
  • Managing your Emergency Operations Center (EOC) using ICS (Incident Command System)
  • Partnering with your internal and external community
  • Developing and/or revising your Emergency Operations Plan
  • Training and testing your plan

 

If you work at an institution of higher education, encourage your Office of Emergency Management to apply to host this free course on campus. The application deadline is August 14, 2015. For more information, click here.

 

Free Webinar on College and University Emergency Response Training

Posted on: April 9th, 2015 by Jessica Unger | SHEP

As part of FEMA’s Emergency Management Higher Education Program, the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is offering the following webinar:

“In Emergency Response, Great Plans Are a Smart Thing: Training is Everything!”

April 23, 2015
11:00 am – 2:00 pm EDT
Presenter: Bo Mitchell, President/Founder 911 Consulting

Smart plans are critical. But, if we don’t get the words off the paper and into people’s heads, we have failed. Thus, training is everything given that people can’t and won’t run to look at binders for response in a real emergency. What are the legal requirements for training? What are the current practices and obstacles on campuses regarding training? What are the proven ways to train for emergency response? How does your campus compare?

Learning Objectives:

  1. What are the laws, regulations and standards that control emergency plan training?
  2. How will lawsuits affect you and your campus?
  3. What are – versus what should be – the overriding attitude of administrators in training employees in emergency response?
  4. What are the obstacles and consistent mistakes administrations make in emergency training?
  5. Do we need to train the Emergency Team differently than the rest of employees?
  6. How to protect your administration?

Conference Number: 800-320-4330
Participant Code: 316172

To join the meeting: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/he/

For additional information, contact Lillian Virgil, Chief, Mitigation Branch, Emergency Management Institute, Lillian.Virgil@fema.dhs.gov or call 301-447-1490.

 

Free Webinar on College and University Emergency Response Training

Posted on: April 7th, 2015 by Jessica Unger | AFR

As part of FEMA’s Emergency Management Higher Education Program, the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is offering the following webinar:

 

“In Emergency Response, Great Plans Are a Smart Thing: Training is Everything!”

April 23, 2015

11:00 am – 2:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Bo Mitchell, President/Founder 911 Consulting

 

Smart plans are critical. But, if we don’t get the words off the paper and into people’s heads, we have failed. Thus, training is everything given that people can’t and won’t run to look at binders for response in a real emergency. What are the legal requirements for training? What are the current practices and obstacles on campuses regarding training? What are the proven ways to train for emergency response? How does your campus compare?

 

Learning Objectives:

 

1. What are the laws, regulations and standards that control emergency plan training?

2. How will lawsuits affect you and your campus?

3. What are – versus what should be – the overriding attitude of administrators in training employees in emergency response?

4. What are the obstacles and consistent mistakes administrations make in emergency training?

5. Do we need to train the Emergency Team differently than the rest of employees?

7. How to protect your administration?

 

Conference Number: 800-320-4330
Participant Code: 316172

To join the meeting: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/he/
For additional information, contact Lillian Virgil, Chief, Mitigation Branch, Emergency Management Institute, Lillian.Virgil@fema.dhs.gov or call 301-447-1490.

 

 

Participate in EMI’s Flooding Virtual Tabletop Exercise (VTTX)

Posted on: January 12th, 2015 by Jessica Unger | SHEP

Flooding is the most common disaster our communities face, and as such, we should all be prepared to respond. As part of the 2015 VTTX series, FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute is conducting a four-hour exercise to help participants better coordinate their response operations with counterparts from local governments, state governments, federal agencies, private-sector organizations, and nongovernmental organizations. This March 2015 exercise will provide another excellent opportunity for state cultural agencies to engage with their emergency management agency (and vice versa) to incorporate cultural and historic resources into a well-run exercise.

Click here for more information. The deadline for your EMA to apply to participate in this exercise is March 13, 2015.

 

Participate in EMI’s Earthquake Focus Virtual Tabletop Exercise (VTTX)

Posted on: November 10th, 2014 by Jessica Unger | SHEP

FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is offering a four-hour Earthquake Focus Virtual Tabletop Exercises (VTTX) in January. The VTTX involves key personnel discussing simulated scenarios in an informal setting and can be used to assess plans, policies, training, and procedures. This exercise will provide an excellent opportunity for cultural agencies to engage with their EMA (and vice versa) to further customize the scenario to include cultural and historic resources. All 50 states and 5 US territories are at some risk for earthquakes. How prepared is your state to respond?

The VTTX differs from other tabletop exercises in that it is conducted using Video-Teleconference (VTC) technology (not web-based), and is intended to provide an opportunity for responders across the nation to participate simultaneously in a hazard-specific facilitated discussion. Lead facilitation for the exercise will be coordinated by EMI, with local facilitation provided by the participating EMA. This is a great opportunity to prepare for a potentially devastating earthquake.

Click here for more information. The deadline for your EMA to apply to participate in the exercise is December 22, 2014.

Participate in EMI’s Virtual Tabletop Exercise (VTTX) Series

Posted on: November 21st, 2013 by Jessica Unger | SHEP

FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is offering monthly Virtual Tabletop Exercises (VTTX). The VTTX involves key personnel discussing simulated scenarios in an informal setting and can be used to assess plans, policies, training, and procedures. These exercises provide an excellent opportunity for your cultural agencies to engage with your EMA to further customize the scenario to include cultural and historic resources. Upcoming VTTX include tornado, wildland fire, flood, and hurricane scenarios.

The VTTX differs from other tabletop exercises in that it is conducted using Video-Teleconference (VTC) technology (not web based), and is intended to provide an opportunity for responders across the nation to participate simultaneously in a hazard-specific facilitated discussion. Lead facilitation for the exercise will be coordinated by EMI, with local facilitation provided by the participating EMA. This format will allow the common delivery of exercise materials, scenarios, modules, and discussion questions among those participating in the exercise.

The cultural heritage emergency network COSTEP MA (Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness in Massachusetts) participated in the EMI tornado VTTX offered in early 2013. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency worked with COSTEP MA to further customize the scenario to focus specifically on cultural and historic resource issues. The collaboration has since led to the drafting of a document that will establish Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines to be used by COSTEP MA personnel following a major disaster. Great things can result when you collaborate!

Click here for the VTTX schedule and more information.