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Posted By Justin Kates 02-26-2024 22:52
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IAEM has received an opportunity to participate in a National Level Exercise (NLE) program listening session to be scheduled with IAEM, BCEM, and NEMA separately in the coming weeks. For background, the National Exercise Division is hoping to connect with stakeholders to continue to improve the design ...
Posted By Justin Kates 01-09-2024 14:12
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Have any IAEM members looked into this for impacts to emergency management? This appears to be relevant to those emergency managers responsible for institutional emergency action plans and response teams. I'd like to know if there's something that the association should be taking action on when the ability ...
Posted By Justin Kates 11-23-2023 09:15
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The term emergency manager presents a set of challenges defining the wide range of tasks that we do, but that's a whole other conversation. IAEM issued a position on this in 2016: News Release Contact: Dawn Shiley IAEM Communications Manager 703-538-3542 "Real" Emergency Managers Concerned over ...
Posted By Justin Kates 11-11-2023 15:21
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The Roundtable on Risk and Resilience of Extreme Events (also known as the 'Resilient America Roundtable') convenes experts from the academic, public, and private sectors to discuss and catalyze activities that build resilience to extreme events at the community, regional, national, and international ...
Posted By Justin Kates 07-20-2023 12:00
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Members of the IAEM Government Affairs committee will be participating in a listening session with FEMA on the first week of August to discuss the Homeland Security Grant Program. IAEM members that have any feedback or items related to the topics below should respond to this post or reach out to GovAffairs@iaem.com ...
Posted By Justin Kates 06-27-2023 09:41
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PHMSA proposes amendments to its Hazardous Materials Regulations to require all railroads to generate in electronic form, maintain, and provide to first responders, emergency response officials, and law enforcement personnel, certain information regarding hazardous materials in rail transportation to ...
Posted By Justin Kates 06-21-2023 10:06
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In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) proposes requirements for commercial mobile service providers (CMS Providers) that have elected to participate in the Wireless Emergency Alert system (WEA) to make WEA more accessible, including to people who primarily speak a language ...
Posted By Justin Kates 06-03-2023 12:15
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I took a look at the legislation, it's pretty short and straight forward. The real solution to the problem is to cut the red tape out of the PA reimbursement process and get money flowing quicker. But this seems like a good interim measure to ensure municipalities and co-ops aren't stuck with massive ...
Posted By Justin Kates 05-26-2023 12:29
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Hello IAEM Members: For the last year or so, FEMA has been undertaking an effort to look at how it provides services within it's "Resilience" organization (primarily mitigation and preparedness activities). During this process it has engaged with IAEM and other professional associations numerous times. ...
Posted By Justin Kates 05-26-2023 11:45
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Reposting from my email from yesterday: I think there's minimal risk in supporting this legislation, however I don't think it does much to sustain or enhance emergency managers ability to warn the public. I'd love to see us bolster our support letter with recommendations to enhance rather than the ...
Posted By Justin Kates 05-26-2023 10:49
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Thanks for sharing Thad. The RFI asks: Is there potential to combine or integrate FEMA's hazard assessment products with other tools? If so, which tools and how? One of the questions I've had for a long time is why the redundant effort to maintain both the National Risk Index and the Resilience Analysis ...