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December 2019

Webinar: Overview of Updated CERT Basic Curriculum

December 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join FEMA Tuesday, December 10 at 4:00 PM EST to learn more about the release of the updated Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Curriculum. FEMA will share the reasons for the changes, highlight best practices, and share impacts of the updated train. Participants will learn how trainers can deliver the updated training and when to order materials. REGISTER.

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Webinar: Zoning Code and Comprehensive Plan Strategies for Climate Resilience

December 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planning and zoning are important tools for communities to address climate vulnerabilities and build resilience. Land use, transportation, public health, the built environment, and more can be addressed through codes, ordinances, incentives, and other local government strategies. The Sustainable Development Code is a new, online tool that offers best practices for communities of all sizes to integrate environmental sustainability and climate resilience into zoning codes and comprehensive plans. Through 32 chapters on topics ranging from floodplain and river corridor land use to…

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Webinar: HSIN Enhances Public Safety Capabilities of Tribal Governments

December 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Emergency Services Sector-Specific Agency (ES SSA) and Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) Mission Advocate have partnered to conduct a webinar titled "HSIN Enhances Public Safety Capabilities of Tribal Governments." David Henry, mission advocate for the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) program, will share ways that Tribal communities can improve and safeguard their information for planning and operations. HSIN supports several Tribal communities for special event, infrastructure security, public safety, law enforcement and intelligence…

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Legal Preparedness Webinar Series: Information Sharing 101: Protecting Public Health Data

December 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Governors Association, and American Bar Association announced the launch of a four-part webinar series, "Preparedness and Response for Public Health Emergencies: Exploring the Role of Law," which will explore legal preparedness for public health emergencies. The series aims to provide a more in depth look into the common legal challenges posed by public health emergencies. The fourth webinar in the series will focus on providing an overview of the legal authorities to…

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Webinar: Leveraging One Health Collaborations to Enhance Investigation Capacity

December 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

One Health recognizes the interconnection between human, animal, and environmental health. To better address the many One Health issues facing public health, such as vector-borne diseases and zoonoses driven by wildlife diversity, socioeconomic disparities, and extreme weather events, Arizona Department of Health Services developed a comprehensive One Health toolkit. The toolkit addresses the need for documentation outlining partner roles and responsibilities and aims to strengthen existing collaborations, foster communication, and enhance capacity for routine investigations and emergency preparedness purposes. NACCHO…

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January 2020

FEMA Webinar: National Exercise Program (NEP) Overview

January 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Exercise Program (NEP) will hold two 60-minute webinars to inform the whole community about the benefits of being a part of the NEP and how to nominate an exercise for 2020. NEP provides free assistance to state, local, tribal, territorial partners, nonprofits and the private sector with exercise design, development, conduct, and evaluation. Findings from whole community exercises are used to directly inform national preparedness efforts to include in the National Preparedness Report. To learn more about…

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ADA National Network Learning Session: Earthquake Preparedness For Everyone, With Everyone

January 9 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Registration for this webinar is not yet open. Please save the date and check this website for updates on registration information. Everyone, everywhere should know how to protect themselves before, during, and after earthquakes. People with Access and Functional Needs (AFN) or disabilities need to be aware of what steps to take for earthquake preparedness and emergency managers need to be deliberate in including people with disabilities in their advising, education and outreach efforts. In this webinar participants will get…

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Webinar: Healthcare Challenges in Chemical Incidents

January 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Recent incidents in the U.S. and abroad have highlighted the need to plan for accidents involving chemicals and emerging chemical threats (e.g., fourth generation agents). Issue 9 of The Exchange focused on planning, response, and lessons learned specific to chemical incidents. Due to the growing interest in this topic area, ASPR TRACIE is pleased to host a webinar to further expand on those articles. Panelists will discuss the potential effects of a chemical incident and share recent guidance and lessons…

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FEMA Webinar: National Exercise Program (NEP) Overview

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Exercise Program (NEP) will hold two 60-minute webinars to inform the whole community about the benefits of being a part of the NEP and how to nominate an exercise for 2020. NEP provides free assistance to state, local, tribal, territorial partners, nonprofits and the private sector with exercise design, development, conduct, and evaluation. Findings from whole community exercises are used to directly inform national preparedness efforts to include in the National Preparedness Report. To learn more about…

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Webinar: Stronger Together: Healthcare Coalitions in Rural and Frontier Areas

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Natural and man-made emergencies can have complex and devastating effects for any jurisdiction. However, rural and frontier communities face unique challenges to preparing for and responding to potential threats. Healthcare coalitions (HCC) are multidisciplinary groups that include representatives from public health, emergency management, emergency medical services, hospitals, and other community partners. Through the HCC, these organizations are able to enhance jurisdictional preparedness and response capabilities by coordinating planning efforts; creating and sharing resources and best practices; hosting trainings and conducting…

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