Center of Excellence – Homeland Security Emergency Management

November 5, 2014

Passenger Train Emergency Response Training Select Dates November & December 2014

Railroad personnel will provide twelve (12) opportunities for PTER training on six (6) dates regarding passenger train emergency response

This Training is Free

Training, presented by Elizabeth Klute, AMTRAK

Northwest, David Albert, Southwest, Gary Miller

Midwest and Mike Stammel Southeast Regional

Emergency Managers, is specifically designed for Fire

Service, Law Enforcement, EMS, Emergency Health, Emergency Management, Public Works, and Utilities workers who may find themselves responding to a passenger train emergency or disaster.

Classroom training activities will Include familiarity with the following railroad topics:

  • Track / Train / Engine Dangers
  • Emergency Phone Numbers
  • Hazardous Conditions / Keeping Safe  Challenges of Extrication / Entry
  • Who’s in Charge?

 IF EQUIPMENT IS AVAILABLE

 Equipment orientation activities will Include:

  • Hands-on Walk Through
  • Access
  • Dangers of Power/Crush Injury etc.

Optional Equipment Drill activities can include:

  • Window Pull/Ladder Slide Extraction (Fire Only)
  • Emergency Medical Passenger Extraction(EMS/Fire)
  • Equipment Suspect Search & Clearing (Law Only)

Agencies must bring their own emergency equipment and pre register for the drill/exercising option by calling Lis Klute, Regional Emergency Manager for Amtrak.

 There is time for up to two agency exercises per class and a release of liability will be required.

 Water will be provided, Class size limited to 25 PER CLASS

 Training Sponsored by:

 AMTRAK

Seattle Fire Department

King County Emergency Management

Burlington Northern / Santa Fe (BNSF)

Railroad

November

10 – Monday (0900-1300) & (1400-1800)

  • – Thursday (0900-1300) & (1400-1800)
  • – Friday (0900-1300) & (1400-1800)

December

8 – Monday (0900-1300) & (1400-1800)

10 – Wednesday (0900-1300) & (1400-1800)

18 – Thursday (0900-1300) & (1400-1800)

Training site:  

Amtrak Maintenance &  Administration Facilities

Pacific International Room    187 S Holgate Street Seattle, WA    98134

Onsite Contacts:Elizabeth Klute (Lis)  (206) 445-5952 

 

2014 Homeland Security-Emergency Management Summit – Summary

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The second annual Homeland Security Emergency Management Summit was conducted at the McGavick Conference Center on June 17th, 2014. The purpose of our Summit was to help move the HSEM industry forward in understanding that preparedness is a shared responsibility to which everyone contributes including individuals, communities, and the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

The theme of the conference was “Discovering Communities of Practice and Career Pathways in HSEM.”  All of our Summit’s presentations, workshops and discussions utilized the theme about “Communities of Practice.” The Summit helped participants gain a better understanding about the diversity and variety of educational and career pathways in the HSEM field.  Through our discussions, presentations, and workshops our participants were able to help discover and identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed by business and industry, government and private non-profit organizations. Our leading educators and practitioners helped to further divulge information and share knowledge in regards to HSEM careers, trends and innovations.

Welcome & Keynote

Welcome and opening remarks were made by Lowell Porter, Director of Pierce County Emergency Management, and Linda Crerar, Director of the Center of Excellence for Homeland Security Emergency Management.

The Keynote Address by Curry Mayer, Section Chief for Training & Exercise Division CA Governor’s Office of Emergency Services helped set the tone of the Summit. Ms. Mayer spoke about how we have the power to change the impact and the consequences of a disastrous event simply by collaborating with others in our community and how it is important to share the knowledge, skills, and abilities we have in order to significantly increase our community’s resilience.

Morning Panel Discussion

Jeff Parsons, WA State EMD, Private Sector Liaison, moderated the morning panel discussion about “The Importance of the Whole Community” in order to help understand public and private sectors interdependencies that promote and enhance disaster resilience.

Panel members were: Gerard Fiola – Port of Tacoma; Chris Johnson – Virginia Mason Healthcare; Terry Swanson – Safeway; John Wilhite – Guardsmark, LLC; Brian Sund – Boeing Employees Credit Union; Mike Williams – World Vision.

Shared responses and KSAs for all organizations in order to work together and with the community was brought up by Jeff Parsons. He also went on to explain how the HSEM field is becoming diverse with more women obtaining positions. Many of the panel members mentioned how networking is highly important to build relationships.

Grant writing, learning about each industry, and broad expansion of knowledge, understanding business owners, being adaptive, and taking the initiative were some of the skills that the panel members mentioned that are needed for individuals wishing to enter into the HSEM field.

Breakout Sessions

There were five breakout sessions our attendees were able to choose to attend: Emergency Services, Understanding Supply Chain Management, Public Health and Safety, Community Resilience, and Cybersecurity.

All of the workshop sessions feedback on what skill individuals need to have were relatively identical: critical knowledge, being able to communicate and make decisions, know how the government works, analytical skills, writing skills, familiar with labor groups, grant writing, making sure they know the impact of patients in an emergency, being able to take advantage of the opportunities when emergencies happen, being able to work with others, how to recognize and engage with all levels of communities, being able to share information through social media, technical skills, and understanding basic business process. The one skill that all of the workshops mentioned were the much needed soft skills an individual must have.

Working Lunch – “Eric’s Corner”

Eric Holdeman, Regional Center for Disaster Resilience, PNWER, gave a presentation about career pathways in emergency management. He went on to discuss what the career fields are in HSEM along with the challenges and educational pathways to help forge a career in emergency management.

Afternoon Workshops

In the afternoon there were four workshop sessions attendees could choose to attend. The topics were: Educational Pathways – from K-12 to Career Pathways in Emergency Management, Evolution of Online Education, The Intersection of HSEM and Cyber-security, and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Business Continuity.

Educational Pathways – from K-12 to Careers Pathways in Emergency Management: This workshop helped attendees put into perspective on how to understand the recruitment of students, developing curriculum, and sustaining programs.

Evolution of Online Learning: An overview of what the new trends and innovations to online learning are, and how to not only teach online, but to engage students in the process.

The Intersection of HSEM and Cyber-security: Provided an interactive cyber breach exercise for attendees and a discussion on what role cybersecurity plays in emergency management.

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Business Continuity: Attendees were given the opportunity to learn about the differences between disaster recovery and business planning.

 

Networking Reception

During the networking reception our attendees were treated with a catered BBQ hors’ d’oeuvres and had the opportunity to meet our Summit sponsors/exhibitors. Attendees also got the chance to win a variety of door prizes donated by exhibitors.

2015 Summit: Save the Date

The third annual Center of Excellence – Homeland Security Emergency Management Summit will take place June 17, 2015 at Pierce College – Puyallup Campus.

This Summit will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Center of Excellence of Homeland Security Emergency Management.

March 6, 2014

Press Release: 2014 COE-HSEM Summit!

2014 State of the State – Discovering Communities of Practice and Career Pathways in HSEM Summit: June 17 & 18, McGavick Conference Center, Lakewood, WA.

The Homeland Security Emergency Management industry is rapidly growing and changing. Jobs within the industry are varied and becoming more specialized and technical. This Summit, sponsored by the Center of Excellence for Homeland Security Emergency Management, will bring together practitioners and educators from around the state to share their knowledge and experience with others in this “communities of practice.”

This Summit will address many issues including the importance of all hazards Emergency Management as it is being used in both the public and private business sector, the intersections of health care and cyber security with Emergency Management and the changing world on eLearning with new tools and other innovations.

Who is part of this “Communities of Practice” that should be attending our Summit?

 

–        First Responders

–        IT Professionals

–        Allied/Public Health Educators & Practitioners

–        Risk Management & Business Continuity Professionals

–        HSEM Educators and Practitioners

–        Global Trade Supply Chain Management Industries

–        Public Safety and Private Security

–        Maritime Port & Transportation Security

–        Food Safety and Food Security

Registration will available on our website, http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/dist/coe/ , starting March 25, 2014. Please contact Kellie Hale at khale@pierce.ctc.edu for more information

December 11, 2012

DHS careers and training – The Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP)

The Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP), announced by Secretary Napolitano in October 2012, is a new recruitment initiative for exceptional recent graduates. SHP offers professional development and training opportunities for

talented entry-level people focused on DHS careers in cybersecurity, information technology, management, emergency management, policy and law.

Check the DHS website at http://www.dhs.gov/job-opportunities-recent-graduates for additional career opportunities.

DHS/FEMA Job Opportunities

DHS/FEMA Job Opportunities – from Tracey Batacan, Private Sector Liaison

DHS Opportunities:

FEMA Opportunities:

Job application tips:

  • Create a login and profile on www.USAJobs.gov
  • Upload your resume, current cover letter, professional certificates as well as your college transcripts
  • Update your resume
  • Sign up for e-alerts to monitor the progress of your application

 

Visit DHS Student Programs and Services on the web at www.dhs.gov/student-opportunities. Also, sign up for our e-mail alerts at the following link: http://www.dhs.gov/subscribe-free-e-mail-updates.

 

Information regarding DHS and FEMA Career Opportunities can be found by visiting www.USAJobs.gov and using the key terms “FEMA” and “DHS”.

November 9, 2012

FEI Crisis Management – 20 years of crisis management consultation

FEI Crisis Management – Providing the Help You Need, When You Need It Most

No campus wants to imagine the worst case scenario, yet the perception of your preparedness in the wake of a disaster will have a significant impact on your reputation and the continuity of your business.

The ultimate impact of a crisis is determined by how well that crisis was addressed before, during, and after an actual event.

With over 20 years of crisis management consultation, we operate a network of 20 call centers around the country to handle the extremely high volume of calls that an incident will generate. This will relieve the burden that those calls will place on your internal telecommunications system. In addition, we provide a network of trained, experienced on-site responders to assist your team in managing the crisis. In order to ensure the safety of your campus, contact FEI today for a complimentary review of our Crisis Management services.

For more information, please contact Diane Barbieri at (800) 782-1948, Ext. 6525, email at dbarbieri@feinet.com , or visit us at www.feinet.com

November 4, 2012

More on the Secretary’s Honors Program

Secretary’s Honors Program

The Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) is a highly competitive, premier program for exceptional recent graduates looking for a career at DHS. Qualified candidates apply for a limited number of slots and are selected based on their academic performance, experience and other criteria.

Those selected for the program will be offered a variety of incentives and enhanced career opportunities including Department rotations, mentorships, focused on-the-job training and inclusion in various professional development programs.

Individuals who possess graduate or undergraduate degrees may apply for the following fellowships within the SHP:

  • Information Technology Fellows – a one-year program designed for graduate-level recent graduates with computer science related academic backgrounds and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the operation and management of information technology.
  • Cyber Fellows – a two-year program for recent college graduates designed to develop technically skilled cyber professionals across DHS. Through rotational assignments, participants see how each DHS Component agency collaborates on cyber-related issues and works first-hand on critical issues or incidents in a fast-paced, growing environment. Candidates are encouraged to participate in the Cybersecurity Internship Program prior to applying for the Honors Program.
  • Honors Attorneys – a two-year program designed for highly qualified third-year law students, fourth-year students graduating from four-year programs, combination programs or LL.M. programs immediately after law school, and those applying from judicial clerkships immediately after law school. Candidates will have the opportunity to work at multiple legal offices within the Office of the General Counsel.
  • Policy Fellows – a one-year program for recent graduates with either a Master’s or a Bachelor’s degree.  Candidates will provide direct assistance to top policymakers throughout DHS and will work side-by-side with experts in policy-focused areas and offices.
  • Management Fellows – a one-year program for recent graduates with either a Master’s or a Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, organizational development or human resources.
  • Emergency Management Fellows – a one-year program for recent graduates with either a Master’s or a Bachelor’s degree.  Candidates will have an academic background that prepares graduates with strategic organizational management processes used to protect critical assets from hazards, man-made and natural disasters and facilitate recovery operations.

DHS will begin accepting applications for the Secretary’s Honors Program on October 24, 2012.

Information Technology Fellows

Cyber Fellows

Policy Fellows

Management Fellows

Emergency Management Fellows

The SHP Honors Attorneys program is not accepting applications at this time, as the program managers are currently reviewing applicants for the fall of 2013. The application period for the fall of 2014 will open in August 2013.

This page will be updated as more information becomes available; please sign up to receive email updates.

Master’s Degree Fellowship Opportunities courtesy of the DHS Centers of Excellence Team

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Master’s Degree Fellowship Opportunities courtesy of the DHS Centers of Excellence Team.

Stevens Institute of Technology is offering fully-funded fellowship awards for high-achieving students interested in advanced academic study and careers in Maritime Security.

Stevens Maritime Systems Fellowship awards provide full-tuition support, book costs and a monthly stipend of $2,300. Students must be US

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citizens to apply and must be committed to a minimum of one year employment in the Maritime Security/Homeland Security workforce following completion of their Master’s degree.

To learn more about the Maritime Systems Fellowship program, visit http://archive.stevens.edu/ses/maritime/FellowshipOpportunities.html, or contact Beth Austin DeFares, Director of Education, CSR, at bdefares@stevens.edu.

November 3, 2012

FEMA Student and Career Opportunities – OPM.gov

Students:

Review information regarding the new Pathways Program Internships, Recent Graduates and Presidential Management Fellows on OPM.gov at the following link: http://www.opm.gov/hiringreform/pathways/.

November 2, 2012

DHS/FEMA Job Opportunities – Pathways Internship and the The Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP)

DHS/FEMA Job Opportunities – from Tracey Batacan, Private Sector Liaison

Pathways Internship:

DHS Citizenship and Immigration Services Pathways Intern, Close date: 9/14/12

Visit DHS Student Programs and Services on the web at www.dhs.gov/student-opportunities. Also, sign up for our e-mail alerts at the following link: http://www.dhs.gov/subscribe-free-e-mail-updates.

Information regarding DHS and FEMA Career Opportunities can be found by visiting www.USAJobs.gov and using the key terms “FEMA” and “DHS”.

The Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP), announced by Secretary Napolitano in October 2012, is a new recruitment initiative for exceptional recent graduates. SHP offers professional development and training opportunities for talented entry-level people focused on DHS careers in cybersecurity, information technology, management, emergency management, policy and law.

Check the DHS website at http://www.dhs.gov/job-opportunities-recent-graduates for additional career opportunities.

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