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July 2017

Webinar: “A Local Perspective on Disasters and Recovery”

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR’s) Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) is hosting the latest webinar as a part of its Disaster Recovery Speaker Series on July 27 at 11:00 am ET. Attendees will hear from Linda Langston, who previously served as the Director of Strategic Relations for the National Association of Counties in Washington, D.C. The presentation will offer tips for effectively working with local officials, understanding a local perspective, and what can be…

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Webinar: Maintaining Food Security – Disasters and Household Misfortunes

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is hosting a webinar titled "Maintaining Food Security: Disasters and Household Misfortunes" on July 27, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 pm ET. The webinar aims to inform advocates, organizations, and state agencies about ways that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can assist disaster victims and their communities. Participants will hear from experts about best practices for planning and implementing a Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) to assist people not already enrolled in regular SNAP as well as…

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August 2017

FBI/CDC Workshop: Radiological Awareness and Response

August 8 - August 9

Each year, the FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Directorate, Nuclear and Radiological Countermeasures Unit, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health, host FBI-CDC Radiological Awareness and Response Workshops (RARW) throughout the U.S. This free workshop is a critical capability and capacity building program developed to test a multi-agency response to a Radiological Exposure Device (RED) or a Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD). The two-day workshop provides an opportunity for public health officials, first…

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Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Operations Course (August)

August 13 @ 8:00 am - August 19 @ 5:00 pm

The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Preparedness Course is a five-day course designed to give federal, state, and local officials information on how to best plan and prepare for a public health emergency and how to use and manage the SNS in response to a terrorist attack, natural disaster, or technological accident. This course takes place at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama. FEMA also covers the cost of travel expenses for state and local students.…

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EARTH EX: Emergency All-sector Response Transnational Hazard Exercise™

August 23

The Electric Infrastructure Security (EIS) Council is hosting a virtual multi-sector, emergency response, transnational hazard exercise, EARTH EX, on August 23, 2017. EARTH EX is a part of the National Exercise Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. This event is open to organizational staff representing the private, non-profit, and private sectors, as well as individuals and families. Participants will be offered "a unique opportunity to examine preparedness, response and restoration postures for severe hazard scenarios without extensive preparation for the exercise."…

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Webinar: Highly Pathogenic Infectious Disease Exercise Planning for Regional Transport

August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) in partnership with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR’s) Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) is hosting a webinar series highlighting NETEC’s suite of free, fully customizable, Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)-compliant exercise materials. This webinar will be the third in the series and is scheduled for August 23, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 pm ET. The presentation will focus on the regional transport plan exercise template…

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September 2017

Conference: Public Health & Disasters

September 10 @ 5:00 pm - September 13 @ 12:30 pm
Newpark Resort and Hotel, 1476 Newpark Boulevard
Park City, UT 84098 United States
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The University of Utah's Division of Public Health will host a multidisciplinary national conference focusing on public health and disasters on September 10-13, 2017 in Park City, UT. The conference aims to foster open dialogue and resource sharing among public health professionals supporting public health emergency response in the public and private sectors. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore a range of diverse topics designed to further the work of public health and medical practitioners, emergency medical professionals, researchers, and managers who are involved…

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