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IAEM CEM® Emergency Management Webcast Series
Knowledge Press, May 2011, Pages: 234
This webcast will showcase the latest developments in emergency management strategies and techniques.
Advantages of the Partcipating the Live or On Demand Webcast:
- Earn CEM® credit towards conference attendance or training requirements
- View conference video
- Listen to conference audio
- View speaker's PowerPoint presentations
- Receive a PDF download of speaker slides
Bridging the Gap: Bringing Hazard Mitigation Professionals Together Across Disciplines
Alessandra Jerolleman, Executive Director, Natural Hazard Mitigation Association
The Natural Hazard Mitigation Association(NHMA)was formed in 2008 to bridge the gap between mitigation practitioners across different disciplines. NHMA's goals include serving as a source of training and technical information to those working in the field; achieving greater awareness of the social component of hazard mitigation decisions; developing more effective mitigation programs which benefit the community as a whole; and creating a forum for professionals to share their ideas and experiences. Come participate in a discussion about these goals, share your ideas, and learn what NHMA has done over the past three years.
First Things First: Rethinking the Impact of Concepts and Policy on Emergency Management
David McEntire, Associate Dean/Associate Professor, University of North Texas
This session examines three continual problems in emergency management: identity, comprehensiveness and integration. It explores the significant impact of concepts and policy on emergency management, and explains why our efforts seem to fall short of expectations. The session concludes with a proactive perspective to guide future emergency management activities.
Bridging the Gap Between Military and Civilian Emergency Management Professionals
James Mendoza, Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator, City of San Antonio
San Antonio is considered 'military city usa'. We have a robust emergency management and response community within the city and with three major military installations in our backyard. 'Joint Base San Antonio' will now command all military installations in our city. We will discuss how this move has affected the emergency response and management community and what we have done to improve working relationships. We will discuss lessons learned from a military civilian workshop, the evolving role of emergency managment on both sides of the fence, joint training and exercise opportunities, Defense Support to Civil Authorities lessons learned and real world events management.
Implementing Emergency Management Programs Within The Primary Care Sector: Lessons Learned From The Field
Jean Paul Roggiero, Senior Program Manager for Emergency Preparedness Initiatives, Primary Care Development Corporation
The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) has developed a unique and effective approach that has made Primary Care Centers (PCC's) better prepared by assisting these facilities in developing a comprehensive site specific emergency management programs. Throughout this process, PCC's have become empowered to protect their constituents. An added value to the participating sites is the opportunity to network with other local and regional community partners. PCDC will also share how it collaborated with NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, and the Community Health Care Association of New York State in order to secure a first-time-ever seat for primary care providers in the NYC Office of Emergency Management's Emergency Operations Center (EOC). A seat at the EOC both recognizes the important role of primary care providers and assures they will be integrated into the City's response efforts in a way not previously possible.
How to do more with less in Emergency Management: Institute Fundamental Project Management
Robert Jones, Program Manager, Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Montgomery County Government
Those of us in emergency management organizations have duties and demands that we must accomplish with limited time and resources. We face challenges today to balance budgets while also showing program benefits for the communities we serve. Project management can enhance and implement governance, communications and processes to enable organizations to effectively communicate, achieve and measure results, and make decisions on emergency related priorities. Implementing fundamental project management processes will streamline program initiatives, realize cost benefits and enable efficient and effective prioritization of emergency management related projects. Combined with a strategic plan, governance model and fundamental project management processes, we will discuss how to increase organizational effectiveness, streamline the decision making process, develop action plans for delivery of services and implement services and projects. We will discuss how we can do more with less by applying effective project management techniques to meet our emergency management mission.
The Role of Science in Natural Disaster Preparedness and Response
Suzanne Perry, Staff Scientist, United States Geological Survey
Disaster researchers have much to contribute to emergency managers, including exercise scenarios, expertise, and situational awareness. This talk relays the experience of U.S. Geological Survey/Multi-Hazards (USGS/MH). After Hurricane Katrina, USGS/MH set out to increase community resilience to natural disasters, with emergency managers as primary stakeholders. USGS/MH provides scenarios, expertise, and tools through collaboration among natural and social scientists, engineers, and practitioners; end users are engaged during the design phase. The USGS/MH ShakeOut Earthquake Scenario has been exercised by more than 5,000 emergency personnel and over 7 million people in public drills. It underpins FEMA’s Catastrophic Plan for Southern California. The new, USGS/MH ARkStorm Scenario is causing re-evaluation of California’s readiness for large storms. In 2010, work began on a west coast U.S. tsunami scenario. Session participants will be encouraged to discuss outstanding needs from disaster researchers. This will provide input to the USGS Hazards Mission Area as it develops long term, strategic science plans.
Changing Adversity to Opportunity: Strategic Disaster Recovery
Dan Ramsey, Deputy Director and Senior Consultant, Adjusters International Inc.
While disasters often present emergency managers and public leaders with serious consequences for their citizens and communities, there are disaster recovery opportunities and strategies which can restore damaged facilities to post-disaster levels better than 'pre-disaster condition.' Pre- and post-disaster planning, strategic decision making, and timely action can be employed to maximize disaster recovery funding while achieving long-term community goals. Correctly packaging funding from insurance proceeds, FEMA Public Assistance, required codes and standards upgrades, 404/406 and other hazard mitigation, community capital improvement programs, and other available funding sources allows communities to repair/rebuild in more improved, disaster-resistant, efficient and cost-effective ways.