Posts Tagged ‘webinar’

Alliance for Response Miami Meeting Summary Feb 21, 2017

Posted on: February 28th, 2017 by Jessica Unger | Miami, FL

Get Tips on Protecting Your Place of Business at a Free Webinar

Posted on: July 29th, 2016 by Jessica Unger | AFR, SHEP

Hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery

 

WASHINGTON – Recent attacks in office buildings and other public places by assailants armed with deadly weapons have heightened the necessity for an increased focus on security as a vital aspect of business continuity.

 

A crisis unfolding at or near your workplace could put your staff, customers and passersby in danger. And there are many scenarios to consider as reminders of your vulnerability to physical threats. But with careful planning and well-orchestrated drills, your office can be prepared for emergencies by knowing where and how to take shelter inside your building or evacuate efficiently, quickly, and safely.

 

Join Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration Wednesday, August 10, for a live online discussion on how to develop both shelter-in place and evacuation plans. Tips will also be shared on how to conduct drills that will protect the safety of your staff, clients, and the community where you do business.

 

The SBA has partnered with Agility Recovery to offer business continuity strategies at its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access past webinars and to download disaster preparedness checklists.

 

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.

 

 

WHAT:          “Creating Evacuation & Shelter-In-Place Plans”   
                      
A presentation followed by a question-and-answer session

WHEN:          Wednesday, August 10, 2016 — 2 to 2:30 p.m. ET

HOW:            Space is limited. Register at http://agil.me/SBAevacshelter

 

 

“AFR: A Public-Private Partnership for the Arts and Culture Sector” Recording

Posted on: March 3rd, 2016 by Jessica Unger | AFR

A recording of the February 11, 2016 webinar “Alliance for Response: A Public-Private Partnership for the Arts and Culture Sector” is now available to view on AIC’s YouTube channel.

 

The program featured FAIC’s Emergency Programs Coordinator Jessica Unger, AFR Miami Co-chairs Steve Detwiler and Kim Bergen, and Heritage Emergency National Task Force Administrator Lori Foley.

 

Be sure to check out the recording for yourself and share the link with others!

Save the Date: Feb 11 Webinar

Posted on: December 2nd, 2015 by Jessica Unger | AFR

Save the Date:

Thursday, February 11, 2016

1:00 – 2:30 pm Eastern

 

Alliance for Response: A Public-Private Partnership for the Arts and Culture Sector 

 

The “whole community” concept underscores the importance of cross-sector collaboration in strengthening a community’s resilience. This 90-minute webinar will explore a unique public-private partnership between cultural heritage and emergency management professionals called Alliance for Response (AFR). Launched in 2003, this program has connected more than 800 museums, libraries, archives, and other collecting institutions across the country with their local first responders and emergency managers.

 

An overview of the program, administered by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation, will be followed by a close look at one AFR network – AFR-Miami – which is co-chaired by an emergency manager and a cultural steward. Other AFR networks will likewise share how their network has influenced local planning efforts and enhanced the protection of cultural and historic resources. The webinar will conclude with examples of federal guidance on protecting these resources. Each segment will offer ample time for Q&A from participants.

 

Speakers:

  • Jessica Unger, Emergency Programs Coordinator, Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works
  • Steve Detwiler, Emergency Management Planner (Recovery & Public-Private Partnership), Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management, AFR Miami Co-chair
  • Kim Bergen, Registrar, FIU Wolfsonian, AFR Miami Co-chair
  • Lori Foley, Administrator, Heritage Emergency National Task Force, FEMA/Smithsonian Institution

 

You can register for this webinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/324068228757202177

 

Upcoming Webinar: The Essential Role of Records in Disaster Response

Posted on: July 31st, 2015 by Jessica Unger | AFR, SHEP

On Wed., August 5, 2015, FEMA-Continuity Webinar will present a free, one-hour webinar by David Carmicheal, Pennsylvania State Archivist. David will discuss the role of essential records and essential records maintenance in disaster response and recovery operations.  Additionally, he will explain how to identify essential records before a disaster occurs, as well as outline strategies for protecting essential records during and after disasters.

David is also the author of Implementing the Incident Command System at the Institutional Level: A Handbook for Libraries, Archives, Museums, and other Cultural Institutions.

Host:     FEMA-Continuity Webinar

When:  Wed., August 5, 2015

Time:     2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern

Connection options for webinar:

1) Webinar (No need to dial into audio conference. Webinar can be heard through computer speakers.)

Go to:   https://share.dhs.gov/aug2015

  • Enter as a guest.
  • Type your FIRST and LAST name.
  • Click “Enter Room.”

2) Audio Conference (Can be used if having trouble hearing webinar through computer speakers. Please dial in prior to the meeting start time.)

While participating in the teleconference, please mute your phone.

  • Audio Conference Dial-In Number: 1-800-320-4330
  • Audio Conference pin: # 164994

Questions? Contact FEMA-Continuity Webinar. 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.

 

 

FEMA Implements New Disaster Grant Obligations Process

Posted on: February 24th, 2015 by Jessica Unger | SHEP

FEMA will be implementing a new process to award Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program project funds to grantees for disasters declared after March 1, 2015. After this change is initiated in the financial management system, grantees will be able to see project-by-project obligations and disbursements. Grantees will also be required to request and draw down funding by project.

Benefits of this new disaster grant obligations process include enhanced controls for both FEMA and grantees, simplification of data analytics and a streamlined reporting process. This enhancement to the system will assist grantees in tracking funds on a project-by-project basis. It will also allow FEMA to better understand which funds are being drawn down and for which purposes. This will allow a more transparent platform for tracking funds, required quarterly reporting and audit purposes.

This new process will not be applied retroactively to prior disasters. Previously, FEMA obligates Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds into a single large account where grantees can draw down funds from. Disasters declared before March 1, 2015 will not be affected by this new change and will continue to operate as they always have in a lump sum format.

A webinar will be held on February 25 at 1 p.m. ET to provide an overview of the system enhancement as well as training on how to use the new interface and draw down project funding. Participants can join the webinar via Adobe Connect or by dialing 1-800-320-4330 and entering 455513 for the conference PIN.

National Continuity Programs Webinar Now Available              

Posted on: December 5th, 2014 by Jessica Unger | SHEP

FEMA’s “Continuity Tools and Support” webinar is now available to be viewed here. Presented by Eric Kretz, Continuity of Operations Division Director, the webinar covers current and upcoming initiatives in the continuity community. A brief overview of continuity planning is followed by discussion of resources and publications created by the division.

For more information on continuity planning, view Heritage Preservation’s webinar on Continuity Planning here. Presenter Kiran Dhanji, Preparedness Section Administrator in the Texas Division of Emergency Management, focuses on the development of continuity plans specific to cultural institutions.

Federal Disaster Recovery Assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for Private, Nonprofit Organizations Webinar Approaching

Posted on: November 26th, 2014 by Jessica Unger | SHEP

There is still one week to register to attend the Federal Disaster Recovery Assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for Private, Nonprofit Organizations webinar, presented by Heritage Preservation and Mark Randle, Small Business Administration Public Information Officer. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, December 3, from 3:00 – 4:30 EST. For more information, see our previous post about this series of webinars, or register here.