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W. Russ Webster, FEMA R1 FPC



  • 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

      • STEP; LEM; HIED; Storm Ready, Private Sector-NEDRIX

  • Some new ways forward

    • NEDRIX

    • RCPG and NLE12

    • NDRF and other frameworks

    • New partnerships & Sustainment Efforts

Irene declarations


  • State Declaration No. Declared Date Incident Period FCO FCO Location IA PA DFA FSA DRM Delegation

  • Massachusetts 3330-EM Aug. 26 Aug. 26 - Sep. 5 Russo Westfield (JFO) Not requested Cat. B only - All counties Yes Yes Yes

  • Massachusetts 4028-DR Sep. 3 Aug. 27-29 Russo Westfield (JFO) Berkshire and Franklin Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Yes No Yes

  • Connecticut 3331-EM Aug. 27 Aug. 26 - Sep. 1 DeBlasio State EOC Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, and Windham Cat. B only - All counties Yes Yes Yes

  • Connecticut 4023-DR Sep. 2 Aug. 27 - Sep. 1 DeBlasio State EOC Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, and Windham Fairfield, Litchfield, Hartford, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, and Windham Yes No Yes

  • New Hampshire 3333-EM Aug. 27 Aug. 26 - Sep. 6 Lewis State EOC Not requested Cat. B only - All counties Yes Yes Yes

  • New Hampshire 4026-DR Sep. 3 Aug. 26 - Sep. 6 Lewis State EOC Carroll and Grafton Carroll, Coos, Grafton, Merrimack, Strafford, and Sullivan Yes No Yes

  • Rhode Island 3334-EM Aug. 27 Aug. 26-29 Szczech RIEMA HQ Not requested Cat B only - All counties Yes Yes Yes

  • Rhode Island 4027-DR Sep. 3 Aug. 27-29 Szczech RIEMA HQ Not requested Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence, and Washington Yes No Yes

  • Vermont 3338-EM Aug. 29 Aug. 26 & cont. Gilbert Burlington (JFO) Not requested Cat B, limited to DFA - All Counties Yes Yes Yes

  • Vermont 4022-DR Sep. 1 Aug. 27 - Sep. 2 Gilbert Burlington (JFO) Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Orange, Rutland, Washington, Windham, & Windsor Addison, Bennington, Caldedonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, Windham, & Windsor, Yes Yes Yes

  • Maine Yes No Aug 27-29 Franklin, Oxford, & York Counties Lewis N/A

Irene Declarations

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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.

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American Red Cross Ready Rating™

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.

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High School Preparedness Education

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.

Ask about our one pager to distribute to your camp communities today!

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).

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Leadership in Emergency Management (LEM)

  • Purpose of program results are beneficial to students because:

    • Learning how the planning process places a critical role in Emergency Management.

    • Role-playing leadership positions within the management of an incident, practicing skills in critical thinking, difficult decision making, and working in a team.

    • Preparing and conducting group presentations implementing preparedness plans in their homes.

    • Becoming exposed to Homeland Security and Emergency Management fields.

    • Obtaining ongoing access to emergency preparedness programs, resources, and community activities

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Minor League Baseball & Disaster Preparedness

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.

  • Benefits of participating:

    • Recognition on’s Web site for participating.

    • A more disaster-resilient audience.

    • Crowd-friendly interaction

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Student Tools for Emergency Preparedness


  • No Fee/Cost

  • Has reached 26,000+ students within 2 years

  • Students assemble emergency kits with and for their families.

  • Students learn general disaster information.

  • A framework for teachers to instruct students about emergencies and disasters.

  • 1 hour base lesson is easy to teach and engaging to students by utilizing videos, stopping points, and discussion-based questions.

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  • Prior - 2008

  • 20 schools engaged

  • 1 school as active partner

  • Outreach mainly based on EMI academic frame with safety planning

  • 2009 - 2011

  • 100 + schools engaged

  • 7 schools are active partners

  • Outreach based on input from HIED needs

  • Completing 1st HSEEP Campus series

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Operation Safe Haven

  • Part of Regional T&E Program –(TEST) that builds from simple to complex exercises;

  • Active shooter scenario focused on info sharing, commo, & incident movement

  • Fed, State, Local and Private Sector (FEMA, FBI, Fusion Centers, RIEMA, HiEd Institutions, State HHS, etc)

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ESPN’s 2nd Annual Security and Safety Awareness Day


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.

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NLE 12

Cyber Scenario

June 2012

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

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Continuity of Operations Program(COOP) TTX

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 frame work

The National Disaster Recovery Frame Work

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.

October 2011

Key components

Key Components

  • Leadership

  • Pre & Post Disaster Recovery Planning

  • Coordinating Structure: Establishment of 6 Recovery Support Functions (RSF)

  • Community and Individuals

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Recovery Support Functions

•  Community Planning and

Capacity Building:

Federal Emergency Management Agency

•  Economic:

U.S. Department of Commerce

•  Health and Social Services:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

•  Housing:

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

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Next Steps

  • In order to coordinate interagency disaster recovery issues and oversee the implementation of the NDRF, the current Planning Division within the Recovery Directorate will now serve as the National Disaster Recovery Planning Division. This Division will continue to work with all stake holders to develop:

    • Annexes with the Recovery Support Function Coordinating Agencies for the NDRF

    • Interagency all hazards recovery operational plan to support the NDRF and PPD 8; and

    • Guidance and standard operating procedures for the Recovery Support Functions for the rapid activation of capabilities to support community recovery.

    • Additional GS14/15 position in each FEMA region

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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

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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