FEMA Bulletin Week of January 3, 2017

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Week of January 3, 2017

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In this Edition:

Important Dates & Deadlines


2016 Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks Program Funding Opportunity Application Deadline

February 15: Integrated Emergency Management Course Application Deadline

Integrated Emergency Management Course Application Deadline

Higher Education Program Webinars: Teaching with Cases

FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute Higher Education Program & National Training Liaison invite you to a series of webinars on using cases in teaching emergency management higher education programs.


This webinar explores ways cases can be used to: develop professional practice competencies; discuss using existing case libraries, case journals, and other resources to support the integration of this case method into teaching; and, look at resources to support developing and publishing case studies to be used in the emergency management field. While this is the second session in a webinar series, participation in the initial webinar is not a prerequisite.


What: Webinar- Session II: Emergency Management Case Teaching:  Getting Started with Design & Delivery

When: January 11, 2017, from 3-4:30 ET

Registration: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/e5885burlz4/event/registration.html 

Conference Call-In: 800-320-4330, PIN: 376368



Additional webinars in the series are offered in February and March 2017.


For questions, contact Wendy Walsh at wendy.walsh@fema.dhs.gov.

Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

The risk of having a home fire increases during the winter months from December through February. To help teach the public about winter fire hazards and ways to prevent them,


The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) are teaming up to promote “Put a Freeze on Winter Fires.” Each week during the campaign, USFA will share helpful, practical tips to help us make our homes and families safer.


Follow #wintersafety on Twitter @usfire and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usfire.

For additional fire safety and prevention information, visit the U.S. Fire Administration


Reminder of Upcoming Deadlines

Grant Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks

The grant application period for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA Program) is currently open. The CCTA program provides $35.94 million to state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions to improve their ability to prepare for, prevent, and respond to complex coordinated terrorist attacks in collaboration with the whole community.


The application period will remain open until February 10, 2017 at 11:59:59 PM ET.  The FY 2016 CCTA Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is located online at: http://www.fema.gov/grants as well as on http://www.grants.gov Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 97.133.


If you have any questions, please contact FEMA’s Intergovernmental Affairs Division at (202) 646-3444 or at FEMA-IGA@fema.dhs.gov.


Emergency Management Institute Offers Tornado Virtual Tabletop Exercise

FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Virtual Tabletop Exercise (VTTX) program will offer six sessions of a tornado scenario on February 21, 22, 23, 2017 and March 7, 8, and 9. The VTTX helps communities prepare for the upcoming tornado season using historical events and recovery actions.  The application deadlines are January 11 and January 25 respectively. Content is the same each day, and participants would attend only one session in February or March. The VTTX involves key personnel discussing simulated scenarios in an informal setting and can be used to assess plans, policies, training, and procedures.


The VTTX will occur 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET on each of the days listed above. To participate, send an email to Doug Kahn at douglas.kahn@fema.dhs.gov or call 301-447-7645. Also, send a courtesy copy email to the Integrated Emergency Management Branch at fema-emi-iemb@fema.dhs.gov or call 301-447-1381. Additional information is available at https://training.fema.gov/programs/emivttx.aspx.

Applications Open for Integrated Emergency Management Courses

FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) conducts Integrated Emergency Management Courses (IEMC's) throughout the year and across the country. The four-and-a-half day training course is designed specifically for communities, providing both lecture and exercise-based training focused on response operations for a disaster or emergency that could happen in their area.

IEMC's courses simulate realistic crisis situations that emergency operations center personnel and community leadership/elected officials may encounter during disasters or other events. Also, the course enhances the skills of participating officials and provides a forum to evaluate the effectiveness of their specific emergency policies, plans, and procedures to protect life and property. The course’s target audience includes:  state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government personnel; their SLTT elected and appointed officials; supervisory, operations, and emergency support personnel; nonprofit organizations; the private sector; law enforcement personnel; firefighters; attorneys; public information officers; planners; and more.

IEMC classes are principally delivered at FEMA’s EMI at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland; however, delivery may also occur in the community. If your jurisdiction is interested in applying for the program and obtaining information on the application process and its timeline, please visit http://training.fema.gov/iemc/. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2017. Questions should be directed to FEMA-EMI-IEMB@fema.dhs.gov.