Center of Excellence – Homeland Security Emergency Management

July 27, 2010

4 New Videos Posted

4 new videos have been added to our Video section.

The 4 new videos are:

Protecting Our Nation’s Food Supply

How to Implement Continuity of Operations Planning

Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents

Trial By Fire: The La Jolla Indian Disaster

Thanks to NTPI, St. Petersburg College.

July 26, 2010

“Victims” Needed for NW Expo

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Do you love to act?

Do you like supporting your community?

Come be a “victim”!!
Wear old clothes, have cool fake wounds and injuries inflicted, and help volunteer disaster responders practice their skills.

Contact Denise Mack

For registration form and more information:

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Join the Denver Urban Area Security Initiative and experts from the United States and Israel for this first of its kind conference, designed by professionals for professionals to facilitate an exchange of information,

ideas and concepts from around the world that promote increased safety and security.

December 13-16, 2010
Sheraton Hotel
Downtown Denver

  • Hundreds of attendees expected, from around the world
  • An “Interactive Knowledge Center” will provide one-on-one access to experts
  • Education & sponsorship opportunities
  • Registration fee: $350

To receive upcoming conference information,
please email or call 866-376-1606.

Experts from the United States and Israel have collaborated to offer interactive and informational opportunities in the following topic areas:

  • Medical management of mass casualty incidents
  • Citizen integration for prevention, preparedness & response
  • Detection, management & response to IED threats
  • Public & private infrastructure protection
  • Detection, response & decontamination in a potential hazardous materials environment

Interact on a global scale

Professionals from around the globe that are involved in safety and security from the following disciplines will attend:

  • Health Care/Hospitals
  • Public Health/Disaster Mental Health
  • Fire Service
  • Critical Infrastructure/Private Sector
  • Law Enforcement/SWAT
  • Bomb Technician
  • Citizen Preparedness
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Military
  • Emergency Management
  • Non-Profits
  • Academia
  • Local, State, Tribal, and Federal
  • Government

July 23, 2010

Tips for Preparing for Disaster

With much of the nation currently experiencing extremes in high outdoor temperatures, numerous tornadoes, wildfires,

and an approaching hurricane information and tips on preparing for disasters can be found at

FEMA, National Council on Independent Living sign Memorandum Of Agreement

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FEMA, National Council on Independent Living sign Memorandum Of Agreement
Release Date: July 13, 2010
Release Number: HQ-10-134
BOSTON, Mass. — Today, FEMA Deputy Administrator, and former Chief of Boston Emergency Medical Services and Assistant Director of the Boston Public Health Commission, spoke at a conference put on in partnership with the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The international conference entitled Rebuilding Sustainable Communities with the Elderly and Disabled People after Disasters focuses on the importance of addressing the needs of the entire community in recovery and rebuilding efforts post-disaster. The conference runs July 12-15, 2010, in McCormack Hall at UMass Boston.

“FEMA is just one part of the entire national emergency response team, which includes the entire federal family, the private sector, faith-based, academic and other non-profit organizations, and especially the public,” said Deputy Administrator Serino. “Only by engaging all members of our team, and planning for the entire community,

can our team be successful. This conference is a great opportunity to reach out to our stakeholders and hear from academics and students about what communities can do before, during and after a disaster to respond and recover more effectively.”

The conference also included other speakers from FEMA, including Marcie Roth, Senior Advisory on Disability Issues, and multiple division directors and experts from FEMA’s Region I office in Boston. They are participating in panel discussions on a board array of topics, including, providing comfort and support to elderly and disabled people in response and recovery, and mitigating natural hazards risks facing the elderly and special needs populations.

The conference falls days before the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, on July 26, 2010.

FEMA 13th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference Update

Filed under: General Interest,Homeland Security — coe at 9:54 pm

13th Annual Emergency Management Hi Ed Conference information can be found at and clicking on “Conference Proceedings.”

New Student Papers – FEMA Higher Ed

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Added by Kristen Kidder, “Donor Surge: The Challenge of Managing Blood Donations During Disaster.” Baruch College, City University of New York. 13 May 2010.

Added by Lee A. Mottern, “HSPD-5: Its Context and The Law.” American Military University. 26 June 2010.

Announcing the 2010-11 Sector Skills Academy class

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The Sector Skills Academy is pleased to announce the selection of 23 workforce development leaders as the sixth class of Marano Fellows. The Academy, jointly operated by the Aspen Institute’s Workforce Strategies Initiative and Public/Private Ventures, provides an opportunity for these emerging leaders to share best practices, build new skills and engage in an enriching professional development experience. Major support for the Academy is provided by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

This group of fellows represents state and local public agencies, community-based nonprofits, and community colleges and is helping prepare un- and under-employed individuals for jobs in a wide range of sectors, including health care, energy, construction, engineering, green and renewable resources, hospitality, manufacturing and transportation.

Over a 12-month period, they will participate in peer and classroom learning, site visits, and workshops, during which they will be encouraged to acquire new skills, engage in experiential learning, connect with peers, and build relationships with mentors and leaders.

Academy faculty and mentors are drawn from experienced leaders in the field of sectoral employment development. Participants are expected to apply the lessons of the Academy to enhance their work in their chosen sector.

Marano Fellows are so named in honor of Cindy Marano, a key leader in the field of sectoral workforce development and head of the National Network of Sector Partners until her death in April 2005. She played a major role in the creation of the Academy, seeing it as holding the potential to make a significant contribution to the field’s growth and development.

To learn more about the new fellows and the Academy, please visit:

July 20, 2010

Registration open for Washington State Emergency Management Association’s 2010 Conference

Washington State Emergency Management Association 2010 Conference

Registration information can be found here:

September 21, 22 & 23 2010

Clover Island Inn – Kennewick

Only 10 days left to register for the CERT Expo!

Registration Ends July 30th.

NW CERT EXPO is on August 28, 2010

Citizen Corps has granted us with some need based scholarships. Everyone who wants a scholarship to cover your registration fee ($30) then you must register by filling out the attached form and emailing it back to me.

Everyone else must register online at

Thanks and hope to see many of you there!

Latasha Santos, VISTA
Washington Service Corps
Lakewood Fire District 2
10928 Pacific Hwy SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

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