FEMA Bulletin Week of August 20, 2018

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August 20, 2018

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In this Edition:

Important Dates & Deadlines 

August 31

Planning Considerations: Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place National Engagement Period Deadline

September 20

Mandatory Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System

Fundamentals of Building Science Course at Emergency Management Institute

FEMA is sponsoring a Fundamentals of Building Science Course (E0312) given by the Emergency Management Institute at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland, Sept. 24 - 27.



The course, designed for engineers and architects, will present information on the risks posed by natural hazards, and the basic scientific and engineering concepts for hazard-resistant buildings and facilities. 



Floodplain managers, building code officials Hazard mitigation, planning, zoning, public works, and other building officials with building science knowledge as well as those from the private sector, such as engineering firms, may also apply. A basic knowledge of natural hazards, building science, and hazard area designations is recommended.



For additional information about this course, visit: www.firstrespondertraining.gov/frt/npccatalog?courseId=2093#anc-search-results. To apply, visit training.fema.gov/apply/.

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants for Fiscal Year 2018 Webinars: Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place

FEMA will host a webinar about the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants for Fiscal Year 2018.



There are two sessions available: Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. ET, and Thursday Sept. 13 at 12 p.m. ET. Both may be accessed via the Adobe Connect and phone conference line below.

Adobe Connect: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/nofo18/

Phone: 1-800-320-4330 Code: 338559#

FEMA webinar about the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants for Fiscal Year 2018. Visit www.fema.gov/2018-nofo-webinar-schedule

September is National Preparedness Month

Each year, September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM). NPM is a time to prepare for disasters and emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, go to school, worship, and visit.

This year's NPM is focused on planning, with the theme “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.”

- Week 1: Sept 1-8          Make and Practice Your Plan

- Week 2: Sept 9-15        Learn Life Saving Skills

- Week 3: Sept 16-22      Check Your Insurance Coverage

- Week 4: Sept 23-29      Save For an Emergency

 Get more information and resources including the social media toolkit, graphics, and tips on promoting National Preparedness Month by visiting www.ready.gov/september.

National Preparedness Month 2018 logo. Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.