Where: Pierce College Ft Steilacoom
When: Thursday, May 30, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m.
Located: International House, Room 103
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.
E610 Introduction to Instructional Design Methodologies
Emmitsburg, MD — You are subscribed to EMI News for FEMA. This following information has recently been updated, and is now available onhttp://training.fema.gov/EMI/
2013-180 – Training Opportunity – E610 Introduction to Instructional Design Methodologies-FEMA – DL2
935 – Training Opportunity – E610 Introduction to Instructional Design Methodologies-STATE – DL
This course, Introduction to Instructional System Design (ISD) Methodologies specifically focuses on the ADDIE Instructional Design Model. Systematic and thorough analysis is essential for identifying performance gaps, selecting appropriate interventions, designing, developing and delivering course materials, and evaluating training effectiveness are all elements of successful training programs. This course may require after class work.
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FEMA EMI News
Multiple Independent Study Courses Released
IS-319 Tornado Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
IS-320 Wildfire Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
IS-321 Hurricane Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
IS-322 Flood Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
IS-323 Earthquake Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
IS-453 Introduction to Homeland Security Planning
have all been released today. Complete Course List.
The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. To get a complete listing of courses, click on Course List link above.
FEMA’s Independent Study Program offers courses that support the nine mission areas identified by the National Preparedness Goal. Read more…
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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 same 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 disaster 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 guidance 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
Are you a college or university emergency management professional? If so, join the Disaster Resilient University (DRU) community for the latest on campus emergency management.
From their page:
Disaster Resilient University (DRU) Network
The mission of the Disaster Resilient University (DRU) network is to facilitate open communication, discussion, and resource sharing between university/college emergency management practitioners charged with making our campuses more disaster resilient. The goal of the DRU network is to provide a simple resource that can increased communication, coordination, and collaboration between universities around the world that can be used to increase the capacity of our campuses to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, continue operations during, and recover from natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other human-caused crises or disasters.
- The DRU Listserv Archive catalogues previous listserv communications so that individuals can quickly search for information that might have already been asked or contributed on the listserv. The DRU listserv started in Jan 2005 unfortunately; the archive does not have the full history of the list. The archive only goes back to Oct 11, 2007. The archive is password protected and hosted on the University of Oregon web server. The password is provide when you sign-up for the listserv. The archive is managed by Andre Le Duc.
- Accessible at: http://www.uoregon.edu/~uodru/dru/
- Shared resources for the DRU network through “First Responder Communities of Practice” . Communities of Practice is a prprofessional networking, collaboration and communication platform.Created by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate. This vetted community of members focuses on emergency preparedness, response, recovery and other homeland security issues.
A Disaster Resilient University (DRU) group has been established for university and/or college emergency management professionals to share information, technical resources (such as templates or examples, After Action reports, lessons learned, and best practices or case studies) and engage in discussions and dialogues related to the profession and emerging issues around campus emergency management.
On First Responder Communities of Practice you can also:
- Join Communities that interest you
- Collaborate on wikis, blogs and discussion boards
- Find, share and store documents and best practices
- Create and search profiles
- Connect, chat, and email with other professionals
Who Can Join?
- First responders
- Members of the following groups, if engaged in homeland security:
- Government employees
- Government-sponsored academic professionals, contractors, and citizens
Highly recommended TEDx presentation on
Caitria and Morgan O’Neill: How to step up in the face of disaster
After a natural disaster strikes, there’s only a tiny window of opportunity to rally effective recovery efforts before the world turns their attention elsewhere. Who should be in charge? When a freak tornado hit their hometown, sisters Caitria and Morgan O’Neill — just 20 and 24 at the time — took the reins and are now teaching others how to do the same. (Filmed at TEDxBoston.)
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