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FEMA’s Higher Education Program

Bits and Pieces




National Emergency Training Center, Emmitsburg, MD




1

March

2012


Hi Ed Website (submitted today to webmaster for posting

next week
)
:




EM Hi Ed Reports


http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/activityRA2012.asp




February 24




Higher Education Conference
-

http://training
.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/educonference12.asp




Conference Draft Agenda



Conference Workshop Schedule, June 4, 2012




College List


EM Programs


Masters
-

http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/edu/collegelist/EMMasterLevel/




Nova Southeastern University


Master of Science degree in Disaster and Emergency Preparedness




College List


EM Programs


Masters Certificate, Specialization, Minor
-

http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/edu/collegelist/EMMasterLevel/certificate.asp




Nova Southeastern University
-

Master of Science in Criminal Justice with Specialty Track in
Emergency P
reparedness Leadership



Nova Southeastern University


Master of Human Services in Child Protection with Emergency
Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations Specialty Track




Free College Course, Textbooks, Materials


Courses Under Development



http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/coursesunderdev.asp




Session 2
-

Introduction to Hazards Risk Management



Session 2


Power Point


All comments
concerning website materials
should be
emailed to

Barbara.Johnson3@fema.dhs.gov
.






1
4
th

Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference Update




15
th

Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference
is

scheduled

June 4
-
7,
2012.

Conference theme:
Preparing for the Future of Emergency Management and Homeland Security





Those interested in presenting at the Higher Education Conference can a
ccess the “Call for
Papers/Presentations” on the Hi Ed website at
http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/educonference12.asp
.
Make sure

to include the form with
your one page proposal.

Email b
oth to
Barbara.Johnson3@fema.dhs.gov
.




STUDENT VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
FOR THE HI ED CONFERENCE
:



Students currently enrolled in a college/university emergency management program are needed as
student volunteers for the 15
th

Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference.


Students
will be given reporting assignments and general conference duties. The reports

will be incorporated into
the post
-
conference proceedings posted to the FEMA Emergency Management Higher Edu
cation
Program website
--

Conferences section.




Generally graduate students will be assigned

primarily to take detailed notes during the concurrent
breakout sessions and to write summaries of those breakout sessions for incorporating into the post
-
confer
ence “proceedings”.

Reports will be 3
-
4 pages per session and will highlight the most significant
aspects of the session. Graduate students will be assigned at least one breakout session to report but
may be assigned up to three reports during the confer
ence.


Generally undergraduate students are assigned various aspects of the conference i.e., passing
microphones during plenary sessions, assisting with conference registration, passing out conference
notebooks, taking hard copies of presentation materia
ls to classrooms, posting breakout session
classroom assignments and various other duties.


In addition one or more students will be assigned to assist the Higher Education Program Manager and
as well as the Hi Ed Program Assistant through out the week.



Student volunteers
are required to attend 100% of the conference

beginning with Monday workshops
and ending on Thursday afternoon with the last breakout sessions. The typical volunteer obligations
comprise about 20% of the conference. When not actin
g in a volunteer capacity students are free to
attend breakout sessions at their leisure.


Student volunteers are encouraged to participate in all conference activities.



Student Volunteer Criteria:




Student must be enrolled in a
collegiate

Emergency Management program listed in the Emergency
Management section of

"The College List" on the FEMA EM Hi Ed Program website
--



http://training.fema.gov/EM
IWeb/edu/collegelist/.





Student should have the recommendation of a faculty member or department chair





Students must be

at least 18 years of age.





Student volunteers must pay own transportation to and from the conference.





Student volunteers mus
t be able to participate in the
entire

four day conference.




Student volunteers will receive from the Higher Education Program reimbursement of the NETC
meal ticket for the week and a no
-
cost, on
-
campus dorm room
(International students can not be
reimbu
rsed for the meal ticket and will be required to pay $40.00 per night for the dorm room
and must go through a 8
-
12 week security clearance.)





Students currently employed in
any

capacity by FEMA
, receiving funding of any sort from DHS or
another federal a
gency

are not eligible for reimbursement of the meal ticket.




Student should be capable of taking good detailed notes.




Student will need to prepare a comprehensive report based on notes from the assigned breakout
session.


These reports will be

incorpora
ted into the Higher Education Program website conference
proceedings.





In the event we do not have enough graduate volunteers students may be asked to participate in
additional breakout sessions.





Student will be contacted by the Student Volunteer
Coordinator for their respective assigned break
out session and to collect the final reports.





Students must submit a conference application form and must return all requested
information to the Mitigation secretary in a timely manner in order to be reim
bursed for the
meal ticket.




If you have questions about the Higher Education Conference Student Volunteer positions please
contact the Higher Education Program Assistant Barbara Johnson at
Barbara.Johns
on3@fema.dhs.gov

or (301) 447
-
1452. More information
will be

available on the Hi
Ed website conference section at
http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/educonference12.asp

next
week.




STUDENT RESEARCH BREAKOUT SESSION:


Each year during the Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference a breakout session
is reserved for graduate and doctoral students currently enrolled in an emergency management program.
The reserved breako
ut session is an opportunity for students to present thesis or dissertation research. In
past years this has proven to be a very popular session with conference attendees. Students wishing to
present their research must be graduate or doctoral students c
urrently enrolled in an emergency
management program and have the recommendation of a faculty advisor. Presentation is “one student
only” delivery. We do not allow group presentations for this session. Presentation should be 10 minutes
or less in length
. For more information contact Barbara Johnson,
Barbara.Johnson3@fema.dhs.gov

or
Shannon Cool,
Shannon.Cool@associates.fema.dhs.gov
.


College

and University News:




Hi Ed Statistical Update for
March 2
,

2012
:



Emergency Management Higher Education Programs


2
49

o

6
0

-

Certificate, Diploma, Focus
-
Area, Minor in EM Collegiate Programs

o

4
7

-

Schools Offer Associate Degree Programs

o

4
5

-

Schools Offer
Bachelor Degree Programs

o

8
7

-

Schools with Master
-
Level/Concentrations/Tracks/Specializations/Emphasis


Areas/Degrees

o

10
-

Schools Offer Doctoral
-
Level Programs



1
31
-

U.S. Homeland Security/Defense and Terrorism Hi Ed Programs



1
6

-

U.S.
International Disaster Relief/Humanitarian Assistance Programs



31

-

Public Healt
h, Medical and Related Program




2
8
-

Listing of Related Programs




North Dakota State University
is seeking

nominations for the Dr. B. Wayne Blanchard Award


North Dakota Sta
te University is proud to sponsor the Dr. B. Wayne Blanchard Award for Academic
Excellence in Emergency Management Higher Education


To honor the contributions and spirit of excellence cultivated by Dr. B. Wayne Blanchard in emergency
management higher edu
cation, North Dakota State University (NDSU) seeks nominations for an award
it has created in his name to honor like contributions in the emergency management higher education
community.


The Dr. B. Wayne Blanchard Award for Academic Excellence in Emergenc
y Management Higher
Education will annually honor the contributions of one esteemed member of the emergency management
higher education community who has advanced emergency management higher education through his or
her efforts.


NDSU is proud to support t
his award and appreciates its value as a mechanism by which the
higher education community can recognize excellence within its own ranks.


Nominations can be submitted on behalf of oneself or others.


Nominations should be presented in a one
page narrative that summarizes the contributions made to emergency management higher education by
the nominated individual.


If pertinent and available,
the CV of the nominee may also be presented with
the nomination.


Nominations will be accepted via email from February 27, 2012
-

March 28, 2012.


Nominations should be emailed to
carol.cwiak@ndsu.edu
.


A receipt

confirmation email will be sent
upon receipt of nominations.


Due to the international composition of the Award Committee, only email
submissions will be considered.


The members of the Award Committee will review the nominations and notify the recipient
in mid
-
April.


The recipient will be presented a plaque commemorating the award at the Higher Education
Conference in June (if recipient is unable to attend the conference the plaque will be mailed) and will
have their photograph and biography featured on
the Dr. B. Wayne Blanchard Award for Academic
Excellence in Emergency Management Higher Education web page located at
www.ndsu.edu/emgt/blanchard_award/
.


For questions about the award, contact Caro
l Cwiak at NDSU at
carol.cwiak@ndsu.edu

or (701)231
-
5847.




Floodplain Management Degree Survey: Help Make a FPM Higher Education Degree Possible!


Background

In 2011 the Association of State Floodplain Managers (
ASFPM) began a partnership with Clinton
Andersen and the Community College of Aurora, Colorado. ASFPM has been assisting Clinton to
develop an online Floodplain Management Associate's Degree and Certificate Program. ASFPM Board
Members, Chapter Representat
ives, Committee Chairs, and Certification Board Regents have
collaborated with Clinton to help identify and recommend floodplain management topics to be offered.




Action Needed

The next phase in the approval process is to demonstrate need and market dema
nd for a stand
-
alone
Floodplain Management Degree and Certificate Program.
We need your help, as floodplain
management professionals to establish this need and demand!

We ask that you take 5
-
10 minutes to
respond to this short survey. Your participation ca
n make a Floodplain Management Degree and
Certificate Program a reality and identify critical knowledge areas for each course of study. The
formation of an online degree and certificate program will also provide a new source of continuing
education for CFM
s nationwide. Responses will be kept confidential and are being collected by the
Community College of Aurora. Your prompt response is appreciated!







Please respond to the survey by March 9th, 2012
.

Click here to respond:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3N
PWJJ6


Spread the Word

Please help us spread the word and encourage other floodplain management professionals to
respond to the survey. Feel free to distribute this information and reprint this article with a link to
the survey. Consider running this
article in your member alerts, newsletters, and posting to your
websites, blogs, Facebook and LinkedIn pages. If you have any questions or would like to help
start a program in your state, please contact

K
ait@floods.org
.







FEMA Summer Hires Program


T
he links to the job postings for the Summer Hires
program (STEP Intern positions) is posted below.
The first posting is for the Washington, DC area, the second is for several non
-
DC/regional offices.


The
announcements

will

close on March 12
th
, so all interested candidates

must

apply through USAJOBS
before the closing date.


HR will not accept any applicants if they have not applied through USAJOBS.


http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/310373800?share=email


http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/310440100?share=email


Who May Apply for the STEP Program?





High school students




High School Graduates enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education.




College students enrolled or accepted for enrollment for at least a half
-
time course
load at an
accredited institution of higher education.


This position is ideal for students looking to gain valuable work skills necessary to prepare you for your
future career goals. Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a part of the Student Te
mporary
Employment Program. The STEP Program allows students to gain real, paid work experience while
pursuing a college degree.


At the agency's option, students hired under the STEP Program may be
converted to the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP
).


Under the SCEP students who
successfully complete all work, study, qualifications, and other eligibility requirements may be offered
permanent positions with our agency upon graduation.



Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


KEY
REQUIREMENTS




You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.



You must be able to pass a credit and criminal check.



This position has no promotion potential.



Must be at least 16 years old



Direct Deposit is mandatory.



Males born after 12/31/59
-

Sele
ctive Service Registration required.


Emergency Management and Homeland Security

News:




Winter Weather
.

C
heck the FEMA website when preparing your home, car
and

work place for
cold
weather
emergenc
ies
. Important information can be found at
http://www.ready.gov/





Received from: Greta E. Marlatt; email:
gmarlatt@nps.edu/
:



New or Updated Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports:

o

The Federal Communications
Commission: Current Structure and Its Role in the Changing
Telecommunications Landscape. RL32589

o

An Examination of Federal Disaster Relief Under the Budget Control Act. R42352

o

The Federal Budget: Issues for FY2013 and Beyond. R42362

o

Representatives and Sen
ators: Trends in Member Characteristics Since 1945. R42365

o

Keeping America’s Pipelines Safe and Secure: Key Issues for Congress. R41536

o

Closing Yucca Mountain: Litigation Associated with Attempts to Abandon the Planned Nuclear
Waste Repository. R41675

o

Redu
cing the Budget Deficit: Policy Issues. R41778

o

Votes on Measures to Adjust the Statutory Debt Limit, 1978 to Present. R41814



Center for American Progress

o

Time for the Oil Reserves? President Obama Should Tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to
Lower Gasolin
e Prices
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2012/02/obama_spr.html




Center for Court Innovation

o

Law Enforcement and Public Health: Sharing Resources and Strategies to Make Communities
Safer
http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/files/RIC/Publications/e11117411_LE+Publi
cHealth.pdf




Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)

o

Homeland Security Affairs (HSA) Journal
, 2012, v. 3
http://www.hsaj.org/?home=8.1


1.

The All Needs Approach to Emergency Response

2.

The Next Meltdown? Re
sponding to a Nuclear Accident in the Developing World

3.

Dispensing Mass Prophylaxis
-

The Search for the Perfect Solution

4.

Pandemic Vaccine Policy for the Twenty
-
first Century



Department of Homeland Security Inspector General

o

OIG
-
04
-
02 National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) Access Control
System
http://www.oig.dhs.gov/assets/Mgmt/OIG_04
-
02_Dec03.pdf




Department of Health and Human Services
(DHHS)

o

2010 National Vaccine Plan
http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/vacc_plan/index.html




FAZD Center

o

Recommendations for Establishing Policies and Concepts of Operations for Use of Agricultural
Screening
Tools in a Disease Outbreak
http://fazd.tamu.edu/files/2012/01/AST
-
III
-
Report
-
FINAL.pdf




Government Accountability Office (GAO)

o

National Preparedness:


Countermeasures for Thermal
Burns, GAO
-
12
-
304R
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO
-
12
-
304R


o

Emergency Communications: Various Challenges Likely to Slow Implementation of a Public
Safety Broadband Network, GAO
-
12
-
343
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO
-
12
-
343




Heritage Foundation

o

Tax Extenders and the AMT Patch

Time to Pull the Plug on Congress’s Annual Dance
http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/pdf/bg2654.pdf


o

Homeland Security: The Latest Research and Analysis
http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/pdf/ib3515.pdf




National Academies Press

o

Prepositioning Antibiotics for Anthrax
http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13218




President’s Council of Economic Advisers

o

2012 Economic Report of the President
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/ERP
-
2012/pdf/ERP
-
2012.pdf




United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

o

Stop Disasters!
-

A Disaster Simulation Game
http://www.stopdisastersgame.org/en/home.html


o

Towards a Palestinian Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction: Workshop Report
http:/
/www.unisdr.org/we/inform/publications/25170


o

Towards a Post
-
2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
http://www.unisdr.org/files/25129_towardsapost2015frameworkfor
disaste.pdf





National Emergency Management Agency Learning Resource Center (NETC LRC)
Update

Current Awareness: Weekly News Roundups
-

Just updated



All
-
Hazards News and Information
:



http://www.lrc.fema.gov/news_allhaz.html




Some of what you’ll find includes
-




H5N1 bird flu infection may be more common, less deadly, than thought



The All Needs Approach to Emerg
ency Response



High season for tornadoes ahead, eyes on Southeast



National Preparedness: Countermeasures for Thermal Burns



CDC Warns That New
Swine Flu Strain Has 'Pandemic Potential'


New at the LRC Last Week




All new library materials

(140 new items this week)



Downloadable titles




Selected Fire/EMS/Emergency M
gmt

topics
:



Campus safety




Disaster planning/preparednes
s




Emergency Management




Geographic Information Systems




Homeland Security




Mass Evacuation





Natural disasters




Public Health




Resiliency/Critical Infrastructure




Risk communications/social media




Terrorism




Training
-

Emergency M
gmt




Wildfires






Apply Now for the Mary Fran Myers Scholarship

The Mary Fran Myers Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications. Recipients will receive
financial support allowing them to attend the

2011 Natural Hazards Research and Applications
Workshop

in Broomfield, Colorado, July 14
-
17. Recipients may also stay through July 18 to attend
either the International
Research Committee on Disasters or the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association
add
-
on events for researchers and practitioners, respectively. Scholarships can cover part or all of
transportation, meals, and registration costs.


The Mary Fran Myers Scholarshi
p is awarded annually to at least one potential Workshop participant.
Recipients are recognized at the Workshop and may be asked to serve as panelists, where they can
highlight their research or practical experiences with hazards and disasters.


As the lon
gtime co
-
director of the Natural Hazards Center, Myers recognized that many of the people
and organizations that could benefit from and contribute to the Workshop

including local practitioners,
students, and international professionals

were among those lea
st likely to afford it. The scholarship
was established in 2003 to fulfill Myers’ request that qualified and talented individuals receive support
to attend.


Hazards practitioners, students, and researchers with a strong commitment to disaster management a
nd
mitigation and who reside
in

North America or the Caribbean are eligible to enter. Eligibility is based on
current place of residence, not citizenship.


Applicants from outside North America and the Caribbean will be eligible for the scholarship in 2013
.
Previous attendees of the Natural Hazards Workshop are
not
eligible for the 2012 Mary Fran Myers
Scholarship. Preference is given to those who can demonstrate financial need.


For more information on past scholarship winners and how to apply, visit the

Mary Fran Myers
Scholarship page
at the Natural Hazards Center Web site.
Applications must be received by March
26.





EMForum.org,

Communication with Vulnerable Populations: A Transportation an
d Emergency Management Toolkit


The

text transcript

of the February 22nd EMForum.org program, "Communication
with Vulnerable
Populations: A Transportation and Emergency Management Toolkit," with Deborah Matherly and Kelly
Reinhardt,

is now available.


Please see the complete announcement,
connection instructions
,
speaker biography
,

and
related links

at:
http://www.emforum.org/WCI/moreinfo.htm
. As always, please feel free to
extend this invitation to
your colleagues
.


Engaging the Whole Community in Emergency
Management


The
Live Meeting recording

of the February 29th EMForum.org special event, "Engaging the Whole
Community in Emergency Management," with David Kaufman, is now available. Thi
s is a large file and
requires
Windows Media Player

or
Windows Media Components for Qu
ickTime

or a similar product to
view. The
Audio Podcast

and presentation
Slides

are also available from the
Background Page
.


Thanks to all who participated.



Please note: You may now post comments on the Strategic Foresight Initiative on FEMA's IdeaScale
Colla
borative Community, and in the near future for the Whole Community
Initiative
.


See
http://fema.ideascale.com



EIIP and Jacksonville State University are now partnering to offer CEUs

for attending EMForum.org
Webinars.


See

http://www.emforum.org/CEUs.htm

for details.



Is your organization interested in becoming an EIIP Partner?
Click here

to review our Mission, Vision,
and Guiding Principles and access the
Memorandum of Partnership
.




International
Network of Women in Emergency Management (inWEM)

inWEM Celebrates International Women’s Day


Thursday, March 8
th

9:00 am, Eastern

In honor of International Women’s Day, FEMA is hosting a multi
-
agency briefing on the work being
done regarding issues that i
mpact women and children during disasters and emergencies. The meeting
will take place from 9:00am


11:30am: Eastern at The Washington Design Center, at 300 D Street SW,
Washington DC, there will also be an option to join

via webinar
.


Some of the topics that have been suggested by FEMA and/or Stakeholders includ
e:



FEMA’s Children and Disasters Update



DHS Blue Campaign on Human Trafficking Update



Department of Education update on youth initiatives and emergency preparedness programs in
schools



Department of Health and Human Services Update on emergency preparedne
ss for women and
at
-
risk youth



Department of Justice update on emergency preparedness plans for juvenile justice systems


Click here To RSVP to attend via webinar

and if you plan to attend in person, please email A
lison
Hathaway at
Alison.Hathaway@associates.dhs.gov


12:00 Noon,

Eastern


International Women’s Day

Celebration & 71
st
Anniversary of Women in Homeland Security

and
Emergency
Management will honor First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
-

Posthumous, The 2011 Hall of Fame
Inductees, and The "First Women's Network in Civil Defense" (1950)

Also, we will salute participants of the "1984 Conference for Women in Emergency and Fire Service
Mana
gement".

"Imagine
-

Believe
-

Dream"

Luncheon Reception at the

The Channel Inn

650
Water St, S.W.

Washington
, DC 20024
-
2422

Keynote Address will be delivered by the Honorable Richard L. Skinner, former Inspector General, U. S.
Department of Homeland
Security.


Luncheon cost: $27.00

Please RSVP before February 27, 2012 by visiting

www.worldcares.org/content/events/upcoming
-
events/inwem
-
image
-
dream
-
believe
-
luncheon
.


For additional Information, contact Dr. Jacqueline McBride,
drjmcbride@yahoo.com



Newsletters/Periodicals
/Bookstore
:




American Journal of Disaster Medicine


What exactly is
disaster medicine
?


Even to practitioners, the discipline's definition can be fuzzy and somewhat confusing. If it appeared in
dictionaries (which it doesn't

yet
), it would look like this:


dis.as.ter
med.i.cine

(di zas' tor med'i sin) n
1.

the study and collaborative application of the
professional skills of diverse medical and public health specialties to provide "crisis management"
(altered standards of care) in mass casualty incidents
2.

not the sam
e as conventional medical care
3.

requires a fundamental change in the approach to the care of patients in order to achieve the objective of
providing the "greatest good for the greatest number of patients
4.

requires knowledge of the
fundamentals of disas
ter management, specific injury patterns commonly encountered in disasters and
the ability to work as part of a multi
-
organizational response team


Independent and strictly peer
-
reviewed, guided by a internationally recognized editorial review board
and
accepted for inclusion in the National Library of Medicine's prestigious PUBMED database
,
American Journal of Disaster Medicine
is designed for those of us who will find ourselves on the
frontlines of a major disaster. It offers practical, real time guidan
ce as we seek to combine emergency
medical and trauma skills with crisis management and new forms of triage in the effort to save lives.


To subscribe to the American Journal of Disaster
Medicine
at

http://shop.pnpco.com/category.sc?categoryId=3



About the Publisher

At Weston Medical Publishing, our mission is simple: to provide the highest quality professional journals and we
take great pr
ide in our company, our commitment to customer service and in the journals we publish.




CE
MR Network Broadcast:
http://cemr
-
network.org/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Please feel free to invite
other EM professionals, researchers, professors, or others that you think would
be interested in participating in the CEMR Network. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding
the CEMR Network, please feel free to post on the CEMR Network profile wal
l or send us an email.


If you would like to broadcast an announcement to the CEMR Network, please let us know at
inqury@cem
-
research.org
.




New York City Citizen Corps Council News:

The
NYC Citizen Corps
Council News

is an excellent source for emergency preparedness information.


This robust weekly newsletter for organizations includes information about:





NYC Citizen Corps Council Initiatives
:



Webinars




Confere
nces/Workshops/Exercises/Events:



Resources:



Upcoming Meeting Dates:


Organizations wishing to subscribe should contact
Justin Land,
Community

Outreach Coordinator


NYC Office of Emergency Management at

citizencorps@oem.nyc.gov
.




Black Emergency Managers Association (BEMA)

MISSION:



Provide information, networking, professional development opportunities to African
-
American
emergency managers.



To advance the emergency management and homeland security profession within African
-
Amer
ican communities.



To assist and ensure African
-
American and minority community involvement in all phases of
emergency management to include grant opportunities, training, preparedness, etc. with
emphasis on the long
-
term recovery of the community.



To pro
vide
mentoring opportunities to high
school and college level students so that these
individuals will return with skills for their communities.


BEMA is an 'all inclusive' association and does not exclude any individual, organization, or entity that
adher
es to our primary mission & vision
.


To join send an email to

BlackEmergManagersAssociation@verizon.net





Emergency Management Solutions

is a free monthly newsletter written by Lucien G. Canton, CEM.
It is intended to share ideas, tips and tricks that will help improve your emergency programs.


To subscribe to the newsletter or to view the current issue

http://www.luciencanton.com/newsletter.html
.





Natural Hazards Center


DR 58
3



February
3
, 2012



No Nukes is Good Nukes? New U.S. Reactor Approval Sidesteps Issues of Safety



All My E
-
mail Scanda
ls: The Climate Change Soap Opera Continues



Update: Flu Data to Flow Free



Hazards and Disasters Student Paper Competition Now Open



Call Outs: Calls for Papers, Abstracts, Proposals, and More

o

Applications



Technical Assistance Grant



FEMA National Advisory Council



STEM Career Development Grants



Some New Web Resources

o

The State of FEMA 2012

o

Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Shop

o

Japanese Tsunami Debris FAQ

o

Guidelines for Developing Emergency Simulations and Drills

o

Towards a Post
-
2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction



Conferences, Training, and Events

o

The First Australian Conference on Natural Disasters and Family Violence

o

Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

o

International Association o
f Fire Chiefs

o

Hydrologic Engineering Center River Analysis System Workshop

o

National Planning Conference

o

Hazardous Materials Transportation Conference

o

Sustainable City 2012


Wessex Institute of Technology



Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

o

Office of Federal Disaster Co
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Notes from the Hi Ed Program:




We are accepting news and events to be placed in our “Bits and Pieces” reports each week. Let us
know what emergency management or homeland security activities are happening at your college,
university, and state or local emergency management office.


Thank you and
have the best

weekend

ever
,


Barbara


Barbara L. Johnson

Hig
her Education Program Assistant

FEMA/EMI/NETC

Department of Homeland Secur
ity

16825 S. Seton Avenue, K016

Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Ph: (301) 447
-
1452

Barbara.Johnson3@fema.dhs.gov


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