Emergency Management News

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Free web-based exercises for #OKready folks around #AltusOK

Points of Light and the HandsOn Network are offering free web-based exercises in May to help with your disaster volunteer and preparedness needs.  The “Operation Volunteer Placement” exercise will be held on May 21, 2014, and is intended for local agencies and organizations tasked with volunteer coordination during an emergency. Exercise participants will work through different scenarios dealing with the numerous challenges associated screening and placing spontaneous volunteers with various response agencies and organizations.  For more information and to register, visit http://www.drc-group.com/project/vrc.html
The “Resilient Response” exercise is a disaster readiness and response activity discussing different scenarios related to natural disasters and how to respond.  The next exercise is scheduled for May 30, 2014. For additional information and to register yourself or your organization to participate, visit http://www.resilientresponseexercise.org/

ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, USA is hosting a webinar entitled “Mitigate, Prepare, Respond: Emergency Managers as Partners in Climate Adaptation Webinar.”  Gwen Camp, Director of Individual and Community Preparedness Division at FEMA, will present during this ICLEI webinar to discuss America’s PrepareAthon!
We hope that you can join us for the webinar.  For questions, please contact PrepareAthon@fema.dhs.gov
For more information about ICLEI USA, please visit: http://www.icleiusa.org.

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