January 20_ 2012 by fanzhongqing


									                          FEMA’s Higher Education Program Bits and Pieces

                        National Emergency Training Center, Emmitsburg, MD

                                            20 January 2012

Hi Ed Website (submitted today to webmaster for posting next week):

    Hi Ed Activity Reports – http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/activityRA2011.asp
      January 13

    15th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference -
      Student Volunteer Information

    College List – EM Programs – Associate - http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/edu/collegelist/emassociate/
      Montgomery College – Associate of Science and Certificate in Emergency Preparedness

    College List – EM Programs – Stand-Alone Certificates –
      Montgomery College – Associate of Science and Certificate in Emergency Preparedness
      The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey – Non-Credit Certificate in Homeland Security and
         Disaster Preparedness
      University of Illinois at Chicago – Online Emergency Management and Continuity Planning
         Certificate Program

    College List – HS Programs – Masters Certificate, Specialization, Track -
      The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey – Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program with a
         Concentration in Homeland Security
      The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey – Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security

    College List – HS Programs – Certificates/Diplomas –
      The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey – Non-Credit Certificate in Homeland Security and
         Disaster Preparedness

    College List – Distance Learning – http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/edu/collegelist/dl/
      Montgomery College – Associate of Science and Certificate in Emergency Preparedness
      The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey – Non-Credit Certificate in Homeland Security and
        Disaster Preparedness
      University of Illinois at Chicago – Online Emergency Management and Continuity Planning
        Certificate Program

    Syllabi Compilation - http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/syllabi.asp - #81 - UIC – University of
     Illinois at Chicago
      Crisis Management & Communications Planning
      Critical Infrastructure and Resource Protection
      All comments concerning website materials should be emailed to Barbara.Johnson3@fema.dhs.gov.

14th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference Update

    15th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference is scheduled June 4-7, 2012.

    Those interested in presenting at the Higher Education Conference can access the “Call for
     Papers/Presentations” on the Hi Ed website at
     http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/educonference12.asp. Make sure to include the form with
     your one page proposal. Email both to Barbara.Johnson3@fema.dhs.gov.


      Students currently enrolled in a college/university emergency management program are needed as
      student volunteers for the 15th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference. Students
      will be given reporting assignments and general conference duties. The reports will be incorporated into
      the post-conference proceedings posted to the FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education
      Program website -- Conferences section.

      Generally graduate students will be assigned primarily to take detailed notes during the concurrent
      breakout sessions and to write summaries of those breakout sessions for incorporating into the post-
      conference “proceedings”. Reports will be 3-4 pages per session and will highlight the most significant
      aspects of the session. Graduate students will be assigned at least one breakout session to report but
      may be assigned up to three reports during the conference.

      Generally undergraduate students are assigned various aspects of the conference i.e., passing
      microphones during plenary sessions, assisting with conference registration, passing out conference
      notebooks, taking hard copies of presentation materials to classrooms, posting breakout session
      classroom assignments and various other duties.

      In addition one or more students will be assigned to assist the Higher Education Program Manager and
      as well as the Hi Ed Program Assistant through out the week.

      Student volunteers are required to attend 100% of the conference beginning with Monday workshops
      and ending on Thursday afternoon with the last breakout sessions. The typical volunteer obligations
      comprise about 20% of the conference. When not acting in a volunteer capacity students are free to
      attend breakout sessions at their leisure.

      Student volunteers are encouraged to participate in all conference activities.

      Student Volunteer Criteria:

      Student must be enrolled in a collegiate Emergency Management program listed in the Emergency
      Management section of "The College List" on the FEMA EM Hi Ed Program website --

         Student should have the recommendation of a faculty member or department chair

         Students must be at least 18 years of age.
         Student volunteers must pay own transportation to and from the conference.

         Student volunteers must be able to participate in the entire four day conference.

         Student volunteers will receive from the Higher Education Program reimbursement of the NETC
          meal ticket for the week and a no-cost, on-campus dorm room (International students can not be
          reimbursed for the meal ticket and will be required to pay $40.00 per night for the dorm room
          and must go through a 8-12 week security clearance.)

         Students currently employed in any capacity by FEMA are not eligible for reimbursement of the
          meal ticket.

         Student should be capable of taking good detailed notes.

         Student will need to prepare a comprehensive report based on notes from the assigned breakout
          session. These reports will be incorporated into the Higher Education Program website conference

         In the event we do not have enough graduate volunteers students may be asked to participate in
          additional breakout sessions.

         Student will be contacted by the Student Volunteer Coordinator for their respective assigned break
          out session and to collect the final reports.

         Students must submit a conference application form and must return all requested
          information to the Mitigation secretary in a timely manner in order to be reimbursed for the
          meal ticket.

         If you have questions about the Higher Education Conference Student Volunteer positions please
          contact the Higher Education Program Assistant Barbara Johnson at
          Barbara.Johnson3@fema.dhs.gov or (301) 447-1452. More information will be available on the Hi
          Ed website conference section at http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/educonference12.asp next

College and University News:

    Shannon continues to be hard at work with the yearly update of the Hi Ed website college list. The
     college list is the section most used by potential students seeking program information as well as being
     used by other colleges and universities that are investigating the possibility of an emergency
     management program in their school. For these and other reasons it is essential for us to have the most
     current and up to date information for your programs. Please respond to Shannon’s email as soon as
     possible when she contacts you. We appreciate the time you take to inform us of changes to your

    Hi Ed Statistical Update for January 2012:
      Emergency Management Higher Education Programs – 253
        o 68 Certificate, Diploma, Focus-Area, Minor in EM Collegiate Programs
        o 46 Schools Offer Associate Degree Programs
        o 43 Schools Offer Bachelor Degree Programs
        o 86 Schools with Master-Level/Concentrations/Tracks/Specializations/Emphasis
           o 10 Schools Offer Doctoral-Level Programs
          U.S. Homeland Security/Defense and Terrorism Hi Ed Programs – 128
          U.S. International Disaster Relief/Humanitarian Assistance Programs – 15
          Public Health, Medical and Related Program – 26
          Listing of Related Programs – 28

Emergency Management and Homeland Security News:

    Winter Weather. Check the FEMA website when preparing your home, car and work place for cold
     weather emergencies. Important information can be found at http://www.ready.gov/

    Received from: Greta E. Marlatt; email: gmarlatt@nps.edu/:
      New or Updated Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports:
        o Terrorism Information Sharing and the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Report Initiative:
           Background and Issues for Congress. R40901
        o The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)—Responsibilities and Potential Congressional
           Concerns. R41022
        o Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress. R41153
        o Unauthorized Alien Students, Higher Education, and In-State Tuition Rates: A Legal Analysis.
        o Funding Emergency Communications: Technology and Policy Considerations. R41842
        o Federal Laws Relating to Cybersecurity: Discussion of Proposed Revisions. R42114
        o Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment: Background and Congressional Options. R41907
        o Continuing Resolutions: Latest Action and Brief Overview of Recent Practices. RL30343
        o FBI and Terrorism Investigations. R41780
      Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
        o Final Sequestration Report for Fiscal Year 2012 http://www.cbo.gov/doc.cfm?index=12670
        o Unauthorized Appropriations and Expiring Authorizations (Appropriations)
        o Unauthorized Appropriations and Expiring Authorizations (House)
        o Unauthorized Appropriations and Expiring Authorizations (Senate)
      Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
        o OIG-12-15 Relationships Between Fusion Centers and Emergency Operations Centers
        o OIG-12-18 FEMA’s Process for Tracking Public Assistance Insurance Requirements
        o OIG-12-24 The Effects of USCIS Adjudication Procedures and Policies on Fraud Detection by
           Immigration Services Officers http://www.oig.dhs.gov/assets/Mgmt/OIG_12-24_Jan11.pdf
      White House
        o Protecting the Nation’s Electric Grid from Cyber Threats
        o Remarks by the President on Government Reform

      The DoD has signed and released the JOINT OPERATIONAL ACCESS CONCEPT (JOAC).
       The report is available at http://www.defense.gov/pubs/pdfs/JOAC_Jan%202012_Signed.pdf

       An explanation from Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is available
       at http://www.defense.gov/News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=66830
   “The [concept] outlines how we will confront emerging anti-access/area denial [referred to by military
   members as A2/AD] threats by state and non-state enemies across the globe,” the chairman noted in his
   blog. “A2/AD is not new, but it is a defining characteristic of today’s operational environment.”

   “The concept identifies 30 operational capabilities the future joint force will need to gain operational
   access in an opposed environment,” the document reads, in part. “The implications of creating and
   maintaining these capabilities in the necessary capacity are potentially profound.”

 National Emergency Management Agency Learning Resource Center (NETC LRC) Update
  Current Awareness: Weekly News Roundups - Just updated

         All-Hazards News and Information:
          Some of what you’ll find includes -
      Wildfire Season Could Be Worst Yet
      Air Florida Flight 90 and Subway Crash , Washington, DC, January 13, 1982
      Protecting the public from bioterrorism
      In 2011, fewest lightning deaths than any year on record
      Report - Crisis Communications on Twitter: Queensland Floods
   New at the LRC Last Week
      All new library materials (93 new items this week)
      New online all-hazards titles

   Selected Fire/EMS/Emergency Mgmt topics:
        Disaster planning/preparedness
        Emergency Management
        Geographic Information Systems
        Homeland Security
        Interagency Cooperation
        Mass casualties
        Mass Evacuation
        Natural disasters
        Public Health
        Resiliency/Critical Infrastructure
        Risk communications/social media
        Risk evaluation/management
        Terrorism
        Training - Emergency Mgmt
        Wildfires

 EMForum.org/Emergency Information Infrastructure Project (EIIP)

   Transcript of January 11th EMForum.org Program Now Available -- Presidential Policy Directive 8

   The text transcript of the January 11th EMForum.org Program, "Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-
   8)," with Donald "Doc" Lumpkins, is now available. Please take a moment to rate this program for
   relevance and share your comments.

   Special EMForum.org Webinar Program
   Thursday, January 26, 2012, 2:00-3:00 PM EST
Crisis Response and Disaster Resilience 2030
David J. Kaufman
Director, Office of Policy and Program Analysis
Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA has released the Crisis Response and Disaster Resilience 2030 report , which includes insights
on the future role of emergency and disaster management; strategic needs and gaps the community will
have to address; and a look into the emergency management community of 2030. The strategic needs,
highlighted in the report, in particular - focused around essential capabilities, innovative models and
tools, and dynamic partnerships - are intended to be a catalyst for leadership throughout the emergency
management community and to prepare us, and the Nation at large, for whatever challenges and
opportunities the future holds.

The findings and insights presented in this report are the result of an extensive community-wide effort,
including more than 800 professionals, members of the academic community, and interested public and
private sector stakeholders who have contributed to the Strategic Foresight Initiative (SFI).

We invite you to join Dave Kaufman, Director of the Office of Policy and Program Analysis at FEMA
for a webinar to explore the SFI findings presented in the Crisis Response and Disaster Resilience 2030
report and to engage in an open discussion.

Please see the complete announcement, connection instructions, speaker biography, and related links at:
http://www.emforum.org/SFI/moreinfo.htm. As always, please feel free to extend this invitation to your

Legal Issues and Disasters
Things You Should Know

January 25, 2012 -- 12:00 Noon Eastern

EMForum.org is pleased to host a one hour presentation and interactive discussion Wednesday, January
25, 2012, beginning at 12:00 Noon Eastern time (please convert to your local time). Our topic takes its
name from a new course developed by the University of the District of Columbia's National Legal
Preparedness Training Program, with funding from the Department of Homeland Security. The goal of
this FEMA-certified, instructor-led course is to enhance the ability of state, tribal, territorial, and local
governments, emergency managers and planners, first responders, and VOADs to identify potential legal
issues that typically arise during emergencies.

Our guest will be Angelyn Flowers, J.D., PhD, Project Director, Professor of Criminal Justice, and
Graduate Program Director for the University of the District of Columbia's Homeland Security Program.
Dr. Flowers has over sixteen years' experience in law enforcement training, working with community-
based organizations, and in homeland security efforts. She is admitted to the Bar of the United States
Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and the District of Columbia Bar.

Please make plans to join us, and see the Background Page for related materials and Instructions. If
this will be your first time to participate, please check your connection at least a day in advance by
clicking on the Live Meeting Login link. The Live Meeting client must be used in order to access the

As always, please feel free to extend this invitation to your colleagues.
      EIIP and Jacksonville State University are now partnering to offer CEUs for attending EMForum.org
      Webinars. See http://www.emforum.org/CEUs.htm for details.

      Is your organization interested in becoming an EIIP Partner? Click here to review our Mission, Vision,
      and Guiding Principles and access the Memorandum of Partnership.

      This educational opportunity is provided by the Emergency Information Infrastructure Project (EIIP).

      Use the link below to cancel or update your subscription, or contact asebring@emforum.org for assistance.

    FEMA – Lessons in Community Recovery: Seven Years of Emergency Support Function #14,
     Long-Term Community Recovery from 2004 to 2011.

      Purpose of the Report

      This report, “Lessons in Supporting Community Recovery,” draws on the experiences of Emergency
      Support Function #14 Long-Term Community Recovery (ESF #14 LTCR) to give examples and
      practical lesions for all audiences seeking to better prepare for and to implement a “Whole Community”
      disaster recovery process. Public, private and nonprofit entities will find useful lessons that can be
      material they can apply as our country implements the National Disaster Recovery Framework. This
      report also documents the progression of ESF #14 LTCR support to communities over the past seven
      years, noting the elements of successful recovery, challenges encountered and lessons learned.

      The report is organized into three sections: Part 1: Achieving Disaster Recovery, Part 2: Recovery in
      Action, and Part 3: Lessons for the Future.


    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
   About the Publisher
   At Weston Medical Publishing, our mission is simple: to provide the highest quality professional journals and we
   take great pride in our company, our commitment to customer service and in the journals we publish.

 CEMR Network Broadcast: http://cemr-network.org/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
  Please feel free to invite other EM professionals, researchers, professors, or others that you think would
  be interested in participating in the CEMR Network. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding
  the CEMR Network, please feel free to post on the CEMR Network profile wall or send us an email.

   If you would like to broadcast an announcement to the CEMR Network, please let us know at

 New York City Citizen Corps Council News:
  The NYC Citizen Corps Council News is an excellent source for emergency preparedness information.
  This robust weekly newsletter for organizations includes information about:

          NYC Citizen Corps Council Initiatives:
              o Get Informed. Follow the NYC Citizen Corp Council on Tumblr
              o Volunteer Development Program – Upcoming Workshops
              o Immigrant Task Force Speaker Series
          Webinars
              o The VALs: Your Friends in Disaster Recovery – February 7, 2012
          Conferences/Workshops/Exercises/Events:
              o Exercise – Formidable Footprint: Pandemic Influenza – January 28, 2012
              o Conference – From Fear and Hate to Hope: Getting There Together – February 8, 2012
              o Conference – 9th Annual Institute for Disaster Mental Health Conference – April 20,
          Resources:
              o Article – American Medical News – Disaster Medicine Dilemmas
              o Get Involved – Hope Count – January 30, 2012
              o Podcast – Scientific American – Social Media Tracks Disease Spread
              o Report – Crisis Communication on Twitter in the 2011 South East Queensland Floods
              o Resource – Disaster Apps and Mobile Optimized Web Pages
              o Resource – Virtual 10-Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning
              o Resource – Free Emergency Management Planning Training for Schools and Local
                  Educational Agencies
              o RFP – New York Cares Volunteer Impact Partnership Program
          Upcoming Meeting Dates:
              o Volunteer Task Force – Disaster Volunteer Conference Planning - January 31
              o Special Needs Task Force – Symposium Planning – January 24
              o Quarterly Meeting – February 28

   Organizations wishing to subscribe should contact Justin Land, Community Outreach Coordinator–
   NYC Office of Emergency Management at citizencorps@oem.nyc.gov.

 Black Emergency Managers Association (BEMA)

      Provide information, networking, professional development opportunities to African-American
        emergency managers.
          To advance the emergency management and homeland security profession within African-
           American communities.
          To assist and ensure African-American and minority community involvement in all phases of
           emergency management to include grant opportunities, training, preparedness, etc. with
           emphasis on the long-term recovery of the community.
          To provide mentoring opportunities to high school and college level students so that these
           individuals will return with skills for their communities.

   BEMA is an 'all inclusive' association and does not exclude any individual, organization, or entity that
   adheres to our primary mission & vision.

   To join send an email to BlackEmergManagersAssociation@verizon.net

 Emergency Management Solutions is a free monthly newsletter written by Lucien G. Canton, CEM.
   It is intended to share ideas, tips and tricks that will help improve your emergency programs.

   To subscribe to the newsletter or to view the current issue

 Natural Hazards Observer, Volume XXXVI, Number 3, January 2012 is now available
   The Christchurch earthquake’s hidden secrets – an invited comment by Erol Kalkan
   Take it to the (carbon) limit
   PPD-8 seeks a national emergency management policy
   2011 Atlantic hurricane season sees 19 named storms
   Rising carbon creating ‘unstoppable’ effects
   Invisible losses
   Testing the tyranny of names
   Resources
   Contracts and Grants
   Conferences and Training

   Contributions of jobs, conferences, and other content to this newsletter can be sent to
   jolie.breeden@colorado.edu. Please include “for Disaster Research” in the subject line.
   To subscribe, visit http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/dr/ or e-mail jolie.breeden@colorado.edu.

   Visit the Natural Hazards Center Web site to read the November and past editions of the Observer.

 Emergency Management Magazine – http://www.emergencymgmt.com
  Emergency Management is the award-winning, all-hazards publication of record for emergency
  management, public safety and homeland security stakeholders charged to protect our communities,
  critical infrastructure and the security of our nation.

   For more information, contact 800-940-6039 or www.emergencymgmt.com/info

 Journal of Emergency Management
  Journal of Emergency Management is a professional, bi-monthly journal with a simple but urgent goal:
  to better equip all those responsible for emergency preparedness and response to deal effectively with
  everything from acts of terror, fires, floods, and weather emergencies to gas explosions and catastrophic
  accidents on land, in the air, or at sea.
   With a well-focused game plan carried out by an unbeatable team of emergency preparedness and
   response experts, Journal of Emergency Management is already being hailed as long overdue and a
   "must have" for anyone responsible for the safety and well-being of both personnel and property.

   For JEM subscription information: http://www.pnpco.com/pn06001.html

 The Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
  The CIP Report is a monthly, electronic newsletter for professionals in industry, government, and
  academia who have an interest in critical infrastructure protection (CIP). The newsletter provides the
  latest information about CIP including emerging legislation, government initiatives and leaders, and
  academic endeavors. All versions of The CIP Report are available in The CIP Report Archive with a
  complete listing of all volumes of The CIP Report organized by date and topic.

   The Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS), originally called the CIP
   Project, is located in the George Mason University School of Law. The Center received initial funding
   in 2002 and enjoyed subsequent renewal through the current fiscal year. Executive management of the
   grant is through The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). As the project expanded,
   on-going activities were leveraged to generate new funding that matured the project scope to address
   unexplored areas of critical infrastructure protection. By 2004, the CIP Project grant had evolved into a
   family of projects under the overall umbrella of the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland
   Security (CIP/HS), featuring core research (NIST-funded) and contracted research projects. Additional
   funding sources include, but are not limited to, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S.
   Department of Energy (DOE), Battelle, and SANDIA National Laboratories.

   For more information and to subscribe to the CIP/HS Report: http://clp.gmu.eud

 Global Risk Forum – GRF Davos, Switzerland:

   The Global Risk Forum GRF Davos is an international organization based in Davos, Switzerland and
   aims, through its various activities, at serving as a Center of Excellence in knowledge and know-how
   exchange, transfer and application.

   The combination of the world’s growing population with expanding urbanization and globalization has
   greatly aggravated the risk potential to all communities and nations. Climate change will dramatically
   worsen the situation. GRF Davos wants to address the variety of risks that face communities, from
   natural hazards to technical and biological risks, from pandemics to terrorism – all across different
   political institutions, national and international organisations, countries and business sectors.

   GRF Davos reflects with its three pillars, the Risk Academy, the International Disaster and Risk
   Conferences (IDRC) and Workshops and the Platform for Networks, the necessity to create interaction
   and involvement between all key players, from line ministries and disaster, risk and safety management
   authorities to academic institutions, the private sector and the media.

   More information and to sign up for email go to www.grforum.org

 Disaster Bookstore – Emergency Management Books and Related Products
  A new online bookstore, featuring high-quality, low-cost books on emergency and risk management,
  hazards, and disasters, as well as related products, such as disaster time line charts.

   This site is the successor to the bookstore operated by the Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI). As such, it
   is the exclusive seller of the book Emergency Management: The American Experience, 1900-2005 and
       a number of other PERI-sponsored products.

       Our online store offers convenient and prompt service. We look forward to your patronage, and we welcome
       comments and suggestions.
       Visit the bookstore online today at www.disasterbookstore.com!

Notes from the Hi Ed Program:

    We are accepting news and events to be placed in our “Bits and Pieces” reports each week. Let us
     know what emergency management or homeland security activities are happening at your college,
     university, and state or local emergency management office.

Thank you and have a snappy weekend,


Barbara L. Johnson
Higher Education Program Assistant
Department of Homeland Security
16825 S. Seton Avenue, K016
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Ph: (301) 447-1452

 “FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to
build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate
all hazards.”

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