NEDRIX. OCTOBER 24, 2011 W. Russ Webster, FEMA R1 FPC. Agenda. A Look Back Hasty review Disasters affecting New England in the last year (Tornados, Tropical Storms, Fukajima) New England and Irene: a billion dollar disaster Preparedness Programs & Partnerships Making a Difference
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W. Russ Webster, FEMA R1 FPC
StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness.
No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives.
The American Red Cross Ready Rating™ program is a free, self-paced program designed to help businesses, organizations and schools become better prepared for emergencies.
Members complete a 123-point self assessment of their level of preparedness, gain access to tips and best practices, and commit to improving their score each year to maintain membership.
Leadership in Emergency Management (LEM)
This preparedness education program is free to camps. It requires trained instructors with EM background and has been piloted with 370 students over 2 years.
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Implemented in summer camps, the 3 hour Leadership in Emergency Management (LEM) base course gives 9-12th graders the experience of role playing incident command positions in disaster scenarios based on real events that occurred in New England. Students conduct group presentations, discuss how their plans impact individuals, and conclude by drafting individual emergency plans to implement at home. The base course can also be accompanied by optional expansion lessons, covering up to 3 days worth of training.
Created by the people that brought you the STEP program with collaboration from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the American Red Cross, Mayflower RSVP, Boston Public Schools, and the NorthEast Disaster Recovery Information X-Change (NEDRIX).
A Twitter Quiz: Covering the Bases
Since 2004, the Ready Campaign has partnered with Citizen Corps and Minor League Baseball™ to help spread the importance of emergency preparedness to baseball fans at stadiums nationwide. Minor League Baseball™ stadiums have provided the ideal venue and opportunity to reach millions of baseball fans and their communities to encourage them to get prepared.
Conducting the quiz is loudspeaker simple, requiring getting the question to the fans (by, JumboTron, or a combination of the two, depending on available equipment), following the responses on Twitter with the hashtag #imprepared, and selecting a winner. The ultimate goal is to get the public thinking about his or her family’s disaster preparedness plan.
FEMA educated ESPN’s 5000+ employees on preparedness topics and provided useful tips to better equip employees and their families to prepare for disasters.
Discuss mutually beneficial programs and opportunities to partner to better serve FEMA/ESPN stakeholders and ESPN’s surrounding communities.
Examine Nation’s ability to coordinate and implement prevention, preparedness and response plans and capabilities to respond to a cyber event.
Series of separate exercises linked by core cyber related scenario elements.
IPC in Washington DC Oct 25-26, 2011
Region I to participate
Nov. 17, 2011 Holyoke, MA
To initiate a collaborative activity that facilitates the development of communication and cooperation within and between agencies or programs who seek to enhance the continuity of their operations in Western Massachusetts.
Partnership with FEMA and the Federal Executive Association of Western Massachusetts (FEAWM)
The National Disaster Recovery Framework is a guide that enables effective recovery support to disaster-impacted States, Tribes, Territorial and local jurisdictions. It provides a flexible structure that enables disaster recovery managers to operate in a unified and collaborative manner. It also focuses on how best to restore, redevelop and revitalize the health, social, economic, natural and environmental fabric of the community and build a more resilient Nation.
• Community Planning and
Federal Emergency Management Agency
U.S. Department of Commerce
• Health and Social Services:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
• Infrastructure Systems:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
• Natural and Cultural Resources:
U.S. Department of Interior
The efforts to engage the Whole Community in the design of this foundational document will greatly advance the Nation’s ability to deal with the aftermath of disasters, particularly those that are large-scale and catastrophic. We believe that the framework will help further our efforts to improve disaster resilience and recovery and better support our partners in effecting successful disaster recoveries
Incident Commander and Westminster Fire Chief, Cole Streeter, observes damage caused by flash flooding following Tropical Storm Irene in the state of Vermont
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
Vermont Congressman, Peter Welch, FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and FEMA Region 1 Administrator Don R. Boyce