Emergency Management News

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Ethanol Training available #OKfire #AltusOK

RFA and TRANSCAER®  are hosting two webinar training opportunities titled “Train the Trainer” to members and their emergency response teams. Professional hazmat trainer Richard Miller of the International Association of Fire Chiefs will teach individuals how to train others in ethanol emergency response tactics and procedures. These webinars will take place Thursday, July 14, 2016 and August 31, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. CDT via WebEx and will be FREE to attend.

“Train the Trainer” is a pay-it-forward type of program. A single webinar can train a group of individuals who can then turn around and pass that information forward, equipping entire communities with the knowledge necessary to respond to any potential ethanol-related emergency. The webinar is open to all individuals interested in learning how to teach ethanol emergency response, but will be tailored toward ethanol production facility employees, ethanol safety professionals, railroad safety professionals, emergency responders, firefighters, police officers, emergency management professionals, etc.

We know that ethanol plant managers are always looking for worth-while training events for their emergency response teams and RFA’s “Train the Trainer” program offers a unique look at how to clearly convey emergency response tactics to others. For those unable to attend the previous “Train the Trainer” seminars / webinars, this is your chance to tune in and learn without having to leave your desk.

We highly encourage all RFA members to sign up and join the webinar. Registration is required. Individuals interested in registering for the webinar can visit www.rfa.trainscaster.com.

*EVERYONE MUST REGISTER AT www.rfa.traincaster.com . IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN TO THE SITE BEFORE, CLICK ON THE REGISTER BUTTON WHICH IS LOCATED UNDER THE LOGIN.  IF YOU HAVE BEEN ON THE SITE BEFORE, LOG IN WITH YOUR USER NAME AND PASSWORD.
  • ONCE LOGGED IN, CLICK ON THE “TRAIN THE TRAINER: ETHANOL EMERGENCY RESPONSE SEMINAR” LINK.
  • NEXT CLICK ON THE BLUE “CLASSROOM TRAINING” BUTTON.
  • THEN CLICK THE “REQUEST APPROVAL” BUTTON.
*CLASS IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 100 ATTENDEES. IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THE ABOVE STEPS YOU WILL NOT BE PLACED IN THE CLASS*

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

When Thunder Roars, come indoors #OKwx #Skywarn #AltusOK

Lightning Safety

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According to the National Weather Service (NWS),lightning strikes the United States about 25 million times each year. While lightning mostly occurs during the summer months, it can happen at any time of the year.
Talk with your family about staying safe during thunderstorms. Here are just a few lightning safety tipsthat the NWS offers if you are indoors:
  • Stay off corded phones. You can use cellular or cordless phones;
  • Don’t touch electrical equipment such as computers, TVs, or cords. You can use the remote control safely; and
  • Stay away from windows and doors that might have small leaks around the sides to let in lightning, and stay off porches.
According to the NWS, if you are outside during a storm it is important toget inside a safe building or vehicle. You are NOT safe outdoors, but if you absolutely cannot get to safety, follow these tips to slightly lessen the threat of being struck by lightning:
  • Avoid open fields, the top of a hill, or a ridge top;
  • Stay away from tall, isolated trees or other tall objects. If you’re in a forest, stay near a lower stand of trees; and
  • If you’re in a group, spread out to avoid the current traveling between group members.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

#OKfire Webinar June 23

Ember Alert: Preparing for Wildfires

Are you prepared for a wildfire? To kick off the summer, FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division invites you to a webinar onThursday, June 23, 2016. This webinar will feature an array of dynamic nationwide programs and resources to prepare individuals and communities for wildfires.
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Featured Speakers:                                 
  • Phyllis Krietz, United States Fire Administration, FEMA
  • Barbara Geringer, Fire Prevention, Mitigation, and Education Program Manager, United States Forest Service
  • Mark Jackson, Branch of Wildland Fire Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Cathy Prudhomme, National Fire Protection Association
  • Christi Collins, Individual and Community Preparedness Division, FEMA
How to Join the Webinar:
 We hope that you will be able to join us on June 23!

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