8 Hour Session:
Community Resilience (AWR-288)
Resilient communities are better able to plan for and take action to mitigate the risks from hazards, increase the pace of recovery from destructive events, and adapt to changing environments. This course demonstrates how to integrate risk and community-based collaborative strategies into plans and programs and introduces tools that help communities assess individual risks and vulnerabilities as well as introduces strategies to become more resilient and better prepared for natural disasters. This training course will provide state and local government agency staff and other stakeholder groups with background on natural hazards. In addition, the course will guide an approach to (1) assess community resilience and (2) develop next steps for improved resilience. Through increased awareness of natural hazards and best practices, the course will enhance community resilience for state and local government agency staff that routinely interface with the community, private sector, and other stakeholder groups. The course will be designed for national implementation, while allowing integration of local concerns through case studies and focused group exercises.
Attendees of this session will also need to register with the host separately and take the pre-test. If you will be attending this breakout, click the link and use the code provided below.
Registration link: https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training/delivery/2487/
Registration code: 71903
The National Disaster Preparedness Center
4 Hour Sessions:
An Introduction to All-Hazards Incident Management Teams
All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT) are found across the state. These teams have grown and developed over the past 15 years, but there is still a long way to go to growing these teams to work for your jurisdiction. This session will explore how to evaluate whether your jurisdiction could benefit from having a team. The session will teach how to build a team. The session will teach the basics of what AHIMTs are. Further, the session will teach how to implement a team within your jurisdiction whether it is your own jurisdiction's team or it is a team responding under mutual aid.
See how these teams can improve your NIMS compliance, improve jurisdictional resiliency, and improve operational functionality as they interface with your EOC, manage resources, and develop and implement strategies and tactics for managing incidents.
Randal A. Collins, CEM, President & CEO of All-Hazards Incident Management Teams Association
Saving Lives with Information - The NIMS-Compliant JIC/JIS – If you have to ask, then you are not prepared
Information saves lives. The lack of information can kill. With that in mind we need to consider recent, relevant incidents in California where communications was critical. We will conduct table top and functional exercises to explore the concept of a NIMS-Compliant JIC/JIS and prepare for the 90/10 rule when outside issues can derail your best plans. You will hear the presenter's hard-won lessons and his rules to live by in a JIC/JIS. We will work together as a team to prepare and conduct a news briefing and end the session with PIO Gold...several examples of how to do it right!
Karen Terrill, President and Lead Crisis Communications Trainer, Media Survival Group
GIS for Emergency Managers - An ArcGIS Online Interactive Training
GIS for Emergency Managers will focus on teaching attendees how to use the ArcGIS Online platform. Depending on the time allotted for the presentation, attendees will learn how to create maps within the portal, add data from outside sources, import custom data, symbolize data for easy viewing and create map based applications designed for the public. These products are typically used in our industry for the public to identify road closures, locate shelters, and know evacuation perimeters. Dashboard creation will be gone over in a longer session to train attendees how to visualize data on EOC displays.
Training licenses will be provided by ESRI (the software manufacture) for all students to use during the session. The course will be taught by an Emergency Manager to create a linkage for attendees with staff who speak the same "language" as them. GIS technicians will accompany the primary presenter to ensure that the class flow smoothly with as few digital challenges as possible.
Dana M. Carey, Emergency Manager. Yolo County Office of Emergency Services
PLEASE NOTE: Each participant MUST bring their own laptop
Building Resilience with Integrated Hazard Mitigation Planning: A Practical Approach
Hazard mitigation planning is a cornerstone for building community and state resiliency to hazards. This workshop will introduce participants to a practical and clear approach to undertaking the development or update of a local hazard mitigation plan. The workshop will also cover how to meet multiple planning requirements, including floodplain management planning that will enable credits for communities that participate in the Community Rating System, and also complying with State of California requirements related to climate change and General Plan Safety Element updates. Participants will learn how the hazard mitigation plan can be used to inform response and recovery planning. The workshop will be presented in three modules with small group breakout activities to engage participants and allow participants to share their experience and perspectives. The workshop will include guidance on implementing and leveraging the plan to the benefit of your community.
Jeffrey Brislawn, CFM, Hazard Mitigation Lead/Sr. Associate, Wood Environment and Infrastructure
Emergency Management Mutual Aid (EMMA) Training
This session will introduce participants to the EMMA plan, roles and responsibilities of EMMA responders and EMMA coordinators. This session provides an overview of the methodology and process for integrating services of emergency management into agencies in need of additional staffing during disasters. The objectives include: introduction to the EMMA organization and responsibilities, how EMMA integrates with SEMS, process for activating EMMA and the positions that are supported, the requirements for managing EMMA resources, and the reimbursement process when a post-event MOU/MOA is executed.
Donna Mayer, CEM, Chief, Health Emergency Management, Orange County EMS
Vicki Osborn, Assistant Emergency Manager, Emergency Management Division, Orange County Sheriff's Department
Two Sessions in One:
Purchasing for Disaster Cost Recovery
The purchasing function is the single most important part of effective disaster cost recovery, and the most often cited for failure in the Department of Homeland Security’s audits.
Most agencies’ purchasing policies and procedures DO NOT comply with Federal requirements, exposing the agency to losses that can easily run into the tens of millions of dollars. This session will feature both Homeland Security Audits and FEMA Appeals cases.
Michael E. Martinet, MS, CEM
Implementation of the Disaster Recovery and Reform Act: Impact on Recovery in the Wildland Urban Interface
EY and the City of Santa Rosa will discuss the implementation of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act and its impact on the City’s recovery from the 2017 Tubbs Fire. Topics to be discussed will include lessons learned and recovery progress to date on a variety of topics ranging from:
· The genesis of opening up the 404 mitigation program to removal of burned trees,
· Repair of the City’s underground water systems damaged in the fires and the following benzene contamination
· Road degredation caused by fire and debris removal operations;
· Local cost share of debris removal operations;
· Administrative cost provisions,
· Alert and notification and
· Evacuation warning
Jason Nutt, Director of Transportation and Public Works, City of Santa Rosa
Steve Kral, Ernst & Young
California Emergency Services Association (CESA)
2973 Harbor Blvd. #295
Costa Mesa, CA 92626