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FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) sent this bulletin on January 28, 2011 01:59 PM

FEMA’s Higher Education Program Bits and Pieces 

 

National Emergency Training Center, Emmitsburg, MD

 

28 January 2011

 

 

Hi Ed Website (submitted today to webmaster for posting next week):

 

v  EM Hi Ed Reports – http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/activityRA.asp - Higher Ed Activity Report – 2011

·         January 21

 

v  Free College Courses, Textbooks, Materials – College Books – Draft Sections Available – Comparative Emergency Management Book Project - http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/CompEmMgmtBookProject.asp

·         Chapter 12: Emergency Management in Saudi Arabia: Past, Present and Future

·         Chapter 21: Peru: An Andean Country with Significant Disaster and Emergency Management Challenges

 

v  College List – EM Programs – Masters Level – http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/collegelist/EMMasterLevel/ 

·         Boston University School of Medicine – Master of Science in Healthcare Emergency Management

·         Tulane University – Master of Science in Disaster Resilience Leadership Studies

 

v  College List – EM Programs – Stand-Alone Certificates – http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/collegelist/emstandalone/ 

·         Bucks County Community College – Emergency Management and Public Safety Certificate Programs

·         Lakeshore Technical College – Online Emergency Management Specialist Certificate Series

 

v  College List – EM Programs – One or More Courses – http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/collegelist/EMInsOneOrMore/

·         California Specialized Training Institute – Select Emergency Management/Homeland Security Courses

·         Cincinnati State Technical and Community College – Select Emergency Management and Related Courses

 

v  College List – Public Health, Medical, and Related Programs - http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/edu/collegelist/pubhealth/index.asp

·         Boston University School of Medicine – Master of Science in Healthcare Emergency Management

 

v  College List – HS Programs – Certificates/Diplomas - http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/collegelist/dhscertificate/

·         Regis University – Certificate in Homeland Security 

 

v  College List – Distance Learning – http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/collegelist/dl/ 

·         Boston University School of Medicine – Master of Science in Healthcare Emergency Management

·         Lakeshore Technical College – Online Emergency Management Specialist Certificate Series

 

v  College List – Programs Being Investigated/Proposed – http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/collegelist/proposedprogram/ 

·         University of South  Florida, College of Public Health – Undergraduate Certificate and Minor in Community-Engaged Homeland Security and Emergency Management

·         University of South Florida, College of Public Health – Forensic Disaster Management Course

 

All comments concerning website materials should be emailed to Barbara.L.Johnson@dhs.gov. 

 

14th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference Update

 

v  14th Annual Emergency Management Hi Ed Conference is scheduled for June 6-9, 2011 at the National Emergency Training Center, Emmitsburg, MD.  Information will be posted at http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/edu/educonference11.asp as it becomes available.

 

v  Conference invitation packages will go out the end of January/beginning of February.  All international attendees must have a security clearance.  Security clearances will take 8-12 weeks to complete.  I urge you to submit your application as soon as possible. 

 

v  Call for Papers and Presentations

14th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference

 

Theme: “Preparing for the Challenges of Emergency Management in

Higher Education

 

The Emergency Management Higher Education Conference will conceivably consist of 30-35 breakout sessions over a three-day period.  In an effort to ensure topics are of interest to the emergency management academic and practitioner community attending the conference we are asking interested individuals to submit abstracts for a topic they would be willing to present.  Abstract should be one page or less.  If you are planning to present with one or more individuals please include a list of names and contact information. 

 

Abstracts should be submitted to Higher Education Program Assistant Barbara Johnson Barbara.L.Johnson@dhs.gov or Shannon Cool, Shannon.Cool@associates.dhs.gov, Higher Education Program Staff.   

College and University News:

 

v  Regis University: Academic Certificate in Homeland Security

Jim Ponzi, Assistant Professor of Criminology, tells us Regis University is now offering an Academic Certificate in Homeland Security.  The Academic Certificate in Homeland Security is part of the Criminology Department.  The certificate requires 15 semester hours to complete.  A college list write-up has been prepared which will be posted in a day or two.  For more information Mr. Ponzi can be contacted at jponzi@regis.edu

 

v  Ozarks Technical Community College: Crisis and Disaster Management Courses and Program

The new Crisis and Disaster Management (CDM) program is designed to provide emergency management workers and others interested in crisis and disaster management with specialized training for relevant planning, procedures, and skills.  Participants can gain professional development credits by completing a single course for 18 CEUs or the entire series for 108 CEUs. For more information contact Vanessa Germeroth at germerov@otc.edu

 

v  University of South Florida: Two New Homeland Security /Emergency Management Programs

 

·         Developing a new Undergraduate Certificate and Minor in Community-Engaged Homeland Security and Emergency Management. 

·         Currently offering a  Forensic Disaster Management Course

 

For more information Dr. Wayne Westhoff can be contacted at wwesthof@hsc.usf.edu.

 

v  Nick Winter Memorial Scholarship Fund Award Competition for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

 

Deadline:  March 31, 2011

 

The ASFPM Foundation will grant a $2,000 scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year to a full-time college junior or senior currently enrolled in an undergraduate program related to floodplain/stormwater management, or a student enrolled in a graduate program in a field related to floodplain/stormwater management.

 

Eligible applicants include current undergraduates in a four-year college program, applicants to a graduate program, or current graduate students.  Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited discipline include civil or environmental engineering, planning, emergency management, environmental sciences, or other disciplines with a demonstrable link to floodplain/stormwater management.

 

Applicants must complete a 2011-2012 Scholarship Application Form which can be downloaded from ASFPM’s website at: 

 

http://www.asfpmfoundation.org/winters.htm. 

 

Selection preference will be given to those applicants who demonstrate a history of civic or volunteer service, as well as a financial need (i.e. full-time students responsible for their own tuition), in addition to meeting the basic qualifications.  In order to be considered, the Scholarship Review Committee must receive a signed copy of the 2011-2012 Scholarship Application Form and a separate reference letter prior to the deadline of March 31, 2011.

 

Selection will be made prior to May 1, 2011.  Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the recipient’s college or university.

 

Applications and reference letter should be sent electronically to asfpm@floods.org. 

For questions regarding the scholarship, please contact Debbie Pond at asfpm@floods.org.

 

Dear Future Floodplain Manager:

The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) and its 29 Chapters represent over

14,000 state and local officials and other professionals who are engaged in all aspects of

managing and mitigating flood risk while addressing the loss of life and property from

national hazards. In 1996, ASFPM established a 501(c) (3) tax exempt nonprofit

Foundation, whose vision is to be the recognized leader in developing and advancing

knowledge that promotes sound floodplain management policy and practice.

The ASFPM Foundation will grant a $2,000 scholarship for the 2011‐2012 academic year

to a full‐time college junior or senior who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate

program related to floodplain/stormwater management, or a student enrolled in a

graduate program in a field related to floodplain/stormwater management. See the

attached document for complete details.

For questions regarding the scholarship, please contact Debbie Pond at

asfpm@floods.org. We wish the best of luck to all applicants.

Sincerely,

Scott A. Edelman, P.E.

ASFPM Foundation President

 

v  PERISHIP Dissertation Fellowships

 

Ph.D. students are invited to apply for the 2011 PERISHIP dissertation awards. The deadline to apply for the Dissertation Fellowship Program in Hazards, Risks, and Disasters is Monday, February 1, at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Ph.D. students will receive up to $10,000 to support interdisciplinary dissertation work. The program assists top scholars in completing hazards dissertation work in natural and physical sciences,

social and behavioral sciences, and engineering, and in interdisciplinary programs such as

environmental studies. The PERISHIP Fellowship is administered by a partnership between the Natural Hazards Center and the Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI) with funding from Swiss Re and the National Science Foundation. For more information on the program and application guidelines, visit the PERISHIP Web site at:  http://clas.ucdenver.edu/periship/.  

 

Emergency Management and Homeland Security News:

 

v  Winter weather is creating havoc in parts of the United States.  Everyone needs to be prepared.  Check the FEMA website when preparing your home, car and work place for winter emergencies.  Important information can be found at http://www.ready.gov/america/beinformed/winter.html and http://www.fema.gov/.  

 

v  FEMA Announcement

This is a reminder for all Local Citizen Corps Councils and CERT Programs wanting to re-register or register for the first time with the National Citizen Corps and National CERT Program websites.  The Individual and Community Preparedness Division is hosting a series of webinars, today and tomorrow, for local Councils and CERT Programs interested in registering.  These live tutorials will give users a sneak peak at the new system and describe how users submit a new registration profile.   

Every Citizen Corps Council and CERT Program is required to register if they wish to have a listing in the Citizen Corps and CERT directory on the National Citizen Corps and CERT Program websites.  Please note that only Citizen Corps Councils and CERT Programs may register. The registry is not for individual CERT Teams that are organized within a CERT Program.

Do not worry if you can’t make one or both offerings, all webinars will be recorded and posted to the registration support web pages after live sessions occur.  Please note that you will only be able to access the webinar 15 minutes prior to show time.
 
More information and guidance documents for registration are available on the Councils and CERT Program registration support pages located at
http://www.citizencorps.gov/councils/registry.shtm and http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/registry.shtm. The websites provide a registration fact-sheet, registration questions and contact information for technical assistance and support.
 
First Offering: Webinars for local Citizen Corps Councils and CERT Programs
Citizen Corps Councils: Tuesday, January 25th 2011 at 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT
CERT Programs:  Tuesday, January 25th 2011 at 3:00 – 4:00 PM EDT
Webinar Access:
https://connect.hsin.gov/registry

Second Offering: Webinars for local Citizen Corps Councils and CERT Programs
Citizen Corps Councils: Wednesday, January 26th 2011 at 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT
CERT Programs:  Wednesday, January 26th 2011 at 3:00 – 4:00 PM EDT
Webinar Access:
https://connect.hsin.gov/registry
 
Sincerely,

The National Office of Citizen Corps and National CERT Program Office
FEMA Individual & Community Preparedness Division

v  Public Entity Risk Institute:

 

PERI’s January newsletter is available here: https://www.riskinstitute.org/peri/content/view/1000/5/

About PERI: The Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI) is a nonprofit research institute that develops risk management education and training resources for local governments, school districts, small businesses, nonprofits and others. PERI’s website serves as a clearinghouse and library with information on a wide range of topics including disaster preparedness, response, and recovery; public health and safety; land use and planning; environmental liability; risk financing and insurance; technology risks; and workers’ compensation. To learn more about publications and services available from PERI, go to www.riskinstitute.org.

 

v  The HBCU Conference hosted by Alabama State University

 

Where: Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama

When:  March 7-10, 2011

The goals of the conference are to enable attendees the opportunity to learn about business development, entrepreneurship, grants, contracting and fellowships, with a special focus in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.  

  

Who is this conference for?

The first Annual Alabama State University HBCU Conference is structured to provide best practices and innovation which will include participants from the following industries:

·         federal, state, and local agencies

·         corporations

·         small businesses

·         government officials

·         higher education community, including its faculty, students, and alumni

 

For more information:
Visit the website at
www.asu-hbcu.org

 

Point of contacts:

Ken Tolson
Office: (301) 583-3500 x 237
Email: 
ktolson@dstincorporated.com

 

Tammi Thomas
Office: (301) 583-3500 x 239
Cell: (301) 741-1647
Email:
TThomas@dstincorporated.com

 

Errol Bennett
Office: (301) 583-3500 x 235
Email:
EBennett@dstincorporated.com

 

Joyce S. Pearson
Office: (334) 834-1144 x 1146
Cell: (334) 222-2503
Email:
japearson2@earthlink.net

 

Deborah Scott Thomas

President & CEO Data Solutions & Technology

Office: (301) 583-3500

Email: Deborah.Scott.Thomas@DSTIncorporated.com

 

v  Received from: Greta E. Marlatt; email: gmarlatt@nps.edu/;

·         New and/or Updated Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports:

o    United States Fire Administration: An Overview. 9p. RS20071

o    The Americans with Disabilities Act and Emergency Preparedness and Response. 11p. RS22254

·         Florida Department of Transportation

o   Guidebook for Using Automatic Passenger Counter Data for National Transit Database (NTD) Reporting http://www.dot.state.fl.us/research-center/Completed_Proj/Summary_PTO/FDOT_BDK85_977-04_rpt.pdf

·         Foreign Policy Research Institute

o   U.S. Civil-Military Relations After 9/11: Renegotiating The Civil-Military Bargain http://www.fpri.org/enotes/201101.owens.civilmilitaryrelations.html

·         Munich RE

o   2010 Natural Catastrophe Year in Review http://www.iii.org/assets/docs/pdf/MunichRe-011011.pdf

·         New York City Police Department

o   Active Shooter: Recommendations and Analysis for Risk Mitigation http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/counterterrorism/ActiveShooter.pdf

·         New York State Assembly

o   Emergency Preparedness in New York City's Theater District and its Impact on Workplace Safety http://assembly.state.ny.us/comm/WorkPlaceSafe/20110107/index.pdf

·         OECD

o   Reducing Systemic Cybersecurity Risk http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/3/42/46894657.pdf

·         Transportation Research Board

o   A Guide to Emergency Response Planning at State Transportation Agencies http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/A_Guide_to_Emergency_Response_Planning_at_State_Tr_164691.aspx

o   Guide to the Decision-Making Tool for Evaluating Passenger Self-Tagging (ACRP report # 41) http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/acrp/acrp_rpt_041.pdf

o   Appendix A: Research Documentation to ACRP Report 41 http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/acrp/acrp_webdoc_010.pdf

 

v  Learning Resource Center Update

·         This Week's Highlights

o    Here’s a list of fire prevention education materials designed specifically with children in mind. Many of these items can be read online or downloaded. Just follow the links - http://go.usa.gov/rfF

·         Current Awareness: Weekly News Roundups - Just updated

o    All-Hazards News and Informationhttp://www.lrc.fema.gov/news_allhaz.html

o    Fire Prevention in the News :  http://www.lrc.fema.gov/news_fireprev.html  

·         LRC RSS Feed Digest :
Follow LRC updates:
http://www.lrc.fema.gov/news.xml  

o    9/11 Firefighters to Attend Funeral of Woman They Once Saved
NYTimes article

o    FEMA chief taps social media's potential for aiding disaster response
NextGov

o    Hudson River Rescue Still Defines Upgrade of Fire Dept.'s Marine Unit
NYTimes article

·         New at the LRC Last Week

o    All new library materials 

o    Downloadable titles

o    EFO Papers

Browse past weeks new additions at: http://www.lrc.fema.gov/newtitles1.html  

 

v  CEMR Network Broadcast: http://cemr-network.org/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Network Broadcast: January 28th, 2011

Featured CEMR Network Groups

This week’s featured CEMR Network Groups are:

Disaster Aid & Emergency Relief [NEW] led by TBD

Rural Emergency Management [NEW]created by Ms. Dianna Bryant with University of Central Missouri’s Institute for Rural Emergency Management

Airport Disaster Preparedness [NEW] created by Dr. Jim Smith with Smith-Woolwine Associates Inc

Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources sponsored by ASCE’s Committee on Critical Infrastructure

If you are interested in leading a group and being recognized for your area of interest or expertise, please contact us. If you are currently leading a group and would like assistance in enhancing its functionality, please do not hesitate to inquire the CEMR Network.

Highlighted Discussions and Blogs

We invite you to start a discussion on a CEMR topic of your choice, or participate in some of our on-going discussions :

Separation initiated by Dianna Bryant with University of Central Missouri’s Institute for Rural EM

Evacuating San Francisco initiated by Zachary T. DeVoe

Critical Needs of the CEMR Network Groups

Australia’s Epic Flood initiated by Daiko Abe

 

v  LucienG.Canton, CEM newsletter: January 2011

Interesting white paper “Consultants: Are They Really Worth the Money?”

Lu discusses the differences between a contractor and consultant and how to work with the consultant to achieve the best results for you and your organization.  Lu’s newsletter can be found on his website at http://www.luciencanton.com/ 

Notes from the Hi Ed Program:

 

v  Dr. Wayne Blanchard, former Higher Education Program Manager, retired September 30, 2010.   He no longer has access to FEMA email or voice mail messages.  If you would like to contact him please send an email to me at Barbara.L.Johnson@dhs.gov.  I will forward your email to Dr. Blanchard.

 

v  We are accepting news and events to be placed in our “Bits and Pieces” reports each week.  Let us know what emergency management or homeland security activities are happening at your college, university, and state or local emergency management office. 

 

Thank you and enjoy the weekend,

 

Barbara

 

Barbara L. Johnson

Higher Education Program Assistant  

FEMA/EMI/NETC

Department of Homeland Security

16825 S. Seton Avenue, K016

Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Ph: (301) 447-1452

Barbara.L.Johnson@dhs.gov

http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/edu

 

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