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Mitigation and Mitigation Planning  

Posted on: November 14th, 2014 by Jessica Unger | SHEP

Mitigation is a subject often overlooked until a disaster comes to pass. Yesterday, Scott Baldwin, Mitigation Specialist with the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, presented a terrific webinar on the subject. Some of the topics Scott covered included the importance of establishing a relationship with your local emergency manager and planning committee, hazard identification and risk assessment, and funding that might be available in the event of a major disaster. For private nonprofits (PNPs), funding is available through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP); other funding programs include Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA). Flood mitigation is notably in the news today: FEMA awarded a hazard mitigation grant to the village of Glenview, Illinois, to acquire and demolish flood prone structures.

If you missed the webinar, it is available online in its entirety here, along with many resources to help you get cultural resources incorporated into local mitigation plans.

This webinar is the second in a series produced with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information on future webinars, see “Disaster and Continuity Planning and Preparedness” and “Federal Disaster Recovery Assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for Private, Nonprofit Organizations.”

Mitigation and Mitigation Planning Webinar Today; Disaster and Continuity Planning and Preparedness Webinar Approaching;

Posted on: November 13th, 2014 by Jessica Unger | SHEP

There is still time to register to attend the Mitigation and Mitigation Planning webinar, with Scott Baldwin, Mitigation Specialist, Colorado Office of Emergency Management. The webinar will take place today from 3:00 – 4:30 EST. For more information on what topics will be covered, click here and register here.

There is still one week to register to attend the Disaster and Continuity Planning and Preparedness webinar, presented by Heritage Preservation and Kiran Dhanji, Section Administrator, Preparedness, Texas Division of Emergency Management. The webinar will take place on Thursday, November 20, from 3:00 – 4:30 EST. For more information, see our previous post about this series of webinars, or register here.

Mitigation and Mitigation Planning Webinar Approaching

Posted on: November 6th, 2014 by Jessica Unger | SHEP

There is still one week to register to attend the Mitigation and Mitigation Planning webinar, presented by Heritage Preservation and Scott Baldwin, Mitigation Specialist, Colorado Office of Emergency Management. The webinar will take place on Thursday, November 13, from 3:00 – 4:30 EST. For more information, see our previous post about this series of webinars, or register here.

Webinar Series to Cover Mitigation, Continuity Planning, and Federal Disaster Recovery Assistance

Posted on: October 31st, 2014 by Jessica Unger | SHEP

Heritage Preservation is hosting a series of webinars this fall to raise awareness about important emergency management programs offered at the state and federal levels. Each 90-minute webinar will include time for attendees to confer with the presenters during a Q&A session.

Scott Baldwin, Mitigation Specialist, Colorado Office of Emergency Management, will be presenting on Mitigation and Mitigation Planning. Topics to be discussed include hazard identification, risk assessment, and how to obtain funding and communicate the necessity of cultural resource inclusion in state and local hazard mitigation plans. The webinar will take place on Thursday, November 13, 3:00 – 4:30 EST. Register for this webinar here.

Kiran Dhanji, Section Administrator, Preparedness, Texas Division of Emergency Management, will be presenting on Disaster and Continuity Planning and Preparedness. Topics to be discussed include the link between disaster response and continuity of operations plans, planning essential functions, and the planning process as a whole. The webinar will take place on Thursday, November 20, 3:00 – 4:30 EST. Register for this webinar here.

Mark Randle, Small Business Administration Public Information Officer, will be presenting on Federal Disaster Recovery Assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for Private, Nonprofit Organizations. Topics to be discussed include the SBA federal declaration process, types of loans available to organizations, eligibility, and the application and disbursement processes. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, December 3, 3:00 – 4:30 EST. Register for this webinar here.

Interested members of state cultural heritage emergency networks are welcome to register for the webinars. Our aim is to keep participation manageable to facilitate the discussion, so feel free to share registration details with colleagues at the state level, but please bear in mind that these webinars are aimed at providing information that’s most useful to network members, who will then be better equipped to help their constituents.

Thanks to the support and funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the webinars are presented free of charge. However, if you cannot attend, the webinars will be recorded and will be available as soon as possible at the State Heritage Emergency Partnership website, www.heritagepreservation.org/shep. We encourage you to share the recordings as widely as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact Katelin Lee, Emergency Programs Assistant, 202-233-0835.

Small Business Administration Free Webinars

Posted on: August 29th, 2014 by Jessica Unger | AFR

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) is hosting a series of free webinars as part of National Preparedness Month. The half-hour webinars will be presented at 2 pm Eastern each Wednesday in September:

 

9/3: Crisis Communication for Any Organization. Promising practices for developing an emergency communication strategy

9/10: How to Plan for a Power Interruption . . . and Recover Fast. Tips on how to make your organization resilient and better prepared to mitigate losses during power outages

9/17: The Top 5 Steps for Preparedness This Year. Five ways to prepare for disaster-related business interruptions

9/24: If You Do Nothing Else This Year. Simple, low-cost tips on building a solid business continuity plan

 

Visit http://snurl.com/296yw4e to register and learn more about the webinars.

 

 

September is National Preparedness Month

Posted on: August 29th, 2014 by Jessica Unger | SHEP

The 2014 National Preparedness Month theme is: “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare.” NPM will culminate with National PrepareAthon! Day on September 30. Throughout the month of September, the NPM website will offer valuable preparedness information to raise awareness about disasters and encourage participation on the last day of the campaign on National PrepareAthon! Day. Here are some of the resources available on the NPM website to help you get started:

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) is hosting a series of free webinars as part of National Preparedness Month. The half-hour webinars will be presented at 2 pm Eastern each Wednesday in September. The first, Crisis Communication for Any Organization, will be held on September 3.

Visit http://snurl.com/296yw4e to register and learn more about the webinars.

SHERN Meeting

Posted on: June 27th, 2014 by Jessica Unger | Seattle, WA

Gary Menges reported on “Navigating Public Assistance Following a Disaster” webinar and the meeting of the City of Seattle Disaster Recovery Planning Committee. Discussions on Frye as an alternate or second location for supply cache and on expanding membership.

Save the Date! Navigating Public Assistance Following a Disaster

Posted on: May 30th, 2014 by Jessica Unger | SHEP
A Webinar and Live Chat Event
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 3:30 – 5:00 pm Eastern
Instructor: Kristy Barbier, Program Specialist – Appeals Team, Public Assistance, FEMA Region VI
Following a Presidentially declared disaster, federal funding through FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program is available to help cultural institutions recover. The aim of this free 90-minute webinar is to provide an overview of the PA process to both state cultural agencies and emergency management agencies, so you in turn can provide proper guidance to affected cultural institutions.Details and registration information to follow shortly.

Note: Participation in this webinar will be limited to members of state heritage emergency networks. A recording of the webinar will be posted to the State Heritage Emergency Partnership website and made available free of charge to cultural institutions and interested individuals at a later date.

This program, the first in a series of four webinars on topics relevant to the State Heritage Emergency Partnership, is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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The Supercharged Management System: Applying the Incident Command System in Cultural Repositories

Posted on: April 11th, 2014 by Jessica Unger | SHEP

A Webinar and Live Chat Event

Take part in this free webinar on Thursday, April 17, at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). We encourage you to share the event announcement with your constituents.

Every cultural repository needs two management structures: the day-to-day, business-as-usual hierarchy, and a “supercharged” management structure that takes over temporarily during a crisis or whenever events threaten to overwhelm normal business routines. Emergency responders have used just such a supercharged structure for years: the Incident Command System (ICS). Whether you are preparing for fires and floods—or planning a major public event—the Incident Command System is a proven management tool that safeguards lives, property, and priceless collections. Learn how to put it to use at your organization!

Follow this link to access the webinar. You do not need to be a registered member of the Online Community to participate. Simply click on the green “Access Meeting Room” button on the right-hand side of the home page. Once there, enter your name and location and click enter. You will be redirected to the webinar. If you’re having difficulty, please take a look at our help page.

Preparing for Severe Spring Weather Webinar

Posted on: March 4th, 2014 by Jessica Unger | SHEP

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 2:00 pm to 3:00 PM EDT

Registration Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/191715953

Check out this webinar which addresses risks associated with the upcoming Spring season. Please be sure to share with your constituents!

“We have all witnessed the devastating effects Mother Nature can cause throughout the year. As we look ahead to Spring, now is the time to prepare for the threats posed by spring storms and floodwaters. Your organization is more than just a place of business to your customers, employees and stakeholders. Your organization is a key aspect of their lives, and one that must be protected. If your organization is affected by adverse weather conditions, how well will you be prepared to serve those who depend on you in their time of need?

Join the SBA and co-sponsor Agility Recovery as we welcome Agility CEO Bob Boyd who will share practical, applicable tips and best practices to mitigate the risks posed by spring weather conditions.  These recommended steps and strategies are based on the thousands of successful business recoveries following weather disasters, including those related to flooding, tornadoes and severe storms.

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