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FEMA’s Higher Education Program Bits and Pieces

National Emergency Training Center, Emmitsburg, MD

16 September 2011
Hi Ed Website (submitted today to webmaster for posting next week):

  • Hi Ed Activity Reports – http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/activityRA2011.asp

  • September 9

  • Higher Education Conference – Conference Final Agenda – http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/educonference11.asp

 1:00–2:30 1st Round of Tuesday, June 7th Afternoon Breakout Sessions (Continued)

(3) Course Development Projects

Topic: Comparative Emergency Management Book Project

Topic: Crisis and Risk Communication Course Development Update

Reporter: Christopher Schwartz, cms4rks@comcast.net

American Military University

1:00–2:30 1st Round of Wednesday, June 8th Afternoon Breakout Sessions (Continued)

Topic: Using Twitter to Advance Emergency Management Services

Reporter: Ron Greenleaf, rgreenleaf411@comcast.net

Capella University

  • Free College Courses, Textbooks, Materials – Courses Under Development – Crisis and Risk Communications – http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/crisisandrisk/

  • College List – EM Programs – Associate Level - http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/collegelist/emassociate/

  • Central Texas College – Associate of Applied Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

  • College List – HS Programs – Bachelor Level Concentrations, Minors - http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/collegelist/DHSBACM/

  • Excelsior College – Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Homeland Security Concentration

  • The Ohio State University – International Studies Major with Security and Intelligence Specialization

  • The Ohio State University – Minor in Security and Intelligence

  • College List – HS Programs – Associate – http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/collegelist/DHSASSOCIATE/

  • Central Texas College – Associate of Applied Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College – Associate of Applied Science Public Safety Technology Program

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

  • Curry College, MA – Certificate in Homeland Defense

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

  • Butler County Community College – Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Certificate Program (HEPC)

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

  • Butler County Community College – Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Certificate Program (HEPC)

  • Central Texas College – Associate of Applied Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

  • I need a new tab in the left hand blue column titled Curriculum Mapping please. Into this new link I would like the following document placed there.

  • Curriculum Mapping Undergraduate Outcomes

  • EM Faculty Positions – http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/facultypos.asp

All comments concerning website materials should be emailed to Barbara.L.Johnson@dhs.gov.
14th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference Update

  • 15th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference is scheduled June 4-7, 2012.

College and University News:

  • Shannon is hard at work with the yearly update of the Hi Ed website college list. The college list is the section most used by potential students seeking program information as well as being used by other colleges and universities that are investigating the possibility of an emergency management program in their school. For these and other reasons it is essential for us to have the most current and up to date information for your programs. Please respond to Shannon’s email as soon as possible when she contacts you. We appreciate the time you take to inform us of changes to your program.

  • National Preparedness Month

"Our Nation has weathered many hardships, but we have always pulled together as one Nation to help our neighbors prepare for, respond to, and recover from these extraordinary challenges."  President Barack Obama, Presidential Proclamation for National Preparedness Month

We know the critical role you play in advancing our nation in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, but does everyone in your community? Year round, you educate future leaders in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and conduct innovative ways to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies of all kinds. Your leadership in all areas of preparedness helps us build a more resilient nation. You deserve recognition for your hard work, so share your efforts, experiences, and set an example in your community by signing up to be a National Preparedness Month Coalition Member at community.fema.gov.
Recent disasters such as the tornados in Joplin and Tuscaloosa, earthquake in Virginia, and Hurricane Irene, have gotten the public’s attention like never before. Now is the time to reach your community, they are listening. Let them know what you are doing, and what they should be doing to ensure a whole community approach towards preparedness. Join us now as a National Preparedness Month Coalition Member at community.fema.gov where you’ll have access to ready-to-use messaging, a calendar to promote your events, the ability to connect with thousands of coalition members in your community and nationwide, and most importantly, a way for your community to find you and recognize the critical role you play in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
Currently, we have less than 200 colleges and universities registered as National Preparedness Month Coalition Members. We can do better than that. Show everyone your important role. Join us now; it takes less than two minutes to sign up at community.fema.gov. Questions? Contact npm@fema.gov.
Emergency Management and Homeland Security News:

  • Fall weather is fast approaching. Check the FEMA website when preparing your home, car and work place for cold weather emergencies. Important information can be found at http://www.ready.gov/

  • sign up email subscription iconSign up via our free e-mail subscription service to receive notifications when new information is available from the Higher Education Program and FEMA.gov.

You will receive Activity Reports and other pertinent information concerning professional development. You also have the option of signing up for additional e-mail updates from FEMA and EMI. Visit the subscriber settings page to sign up for additional e-mail notices. Once there, you can also receive e-mail updates targeted to your geographic area by clicking on “subscriber preferences” and inserting your state and ZIP Code where requested.

  • September is National Preparedness Month. Check out the FEMA website for more information.
  • Online Tools for National Preparedness Month - http://blog.fema.gov/2011/08/online-tools-for-national-preparedness.html

  • Get Prepared - http://www.ready.gov/america/beinformed/hurricanes.html

  • Latest Forecast - http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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

  • New or Updated Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports:

  • Climate Change: Conceptual Approaches and Policy Tools. R41973

  • The 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Under the Oil Pollution Act. R41972

  • Financing Recovery After a Catastrophic Earthquake or Nuclear Power Incident. R41968

  • Brookings

  • What It Means to be an American: Attitudes in an Increasingly Diverse America Ten Years after 9/11 http://www.brookings.edu/reports/2011/0906_american_attitudes.aspx

  • The American Public on the 9/11 Decade: A Study of American Public Opinion http://www.brookings.edu/reports/2011/0908_opinion_poll_telhami.aspx

  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

  • Ten Years After 9/11—A World of Change [interactive video]

  • Center for American Progress

  • 10th Anniversary of 9/11 http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/09/911_statement.html

  • Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)

  • 10th Anniversary of 9/11 http://cip.gmu.edu/archive/CIPHS_TheCIPReport_September2011_9_11_10thAnniversary.pdf

  • Center for Security Policy

  • Are We Safer? An Online Symposium on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

  • Where are We, Ten Years after 9/11? http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/p18815.xml

  • Center for Technology and National Security Policy

  • New Directions in U.S. National Security, Defense Plans, and Diplomacy: A Review of Official Strategic Documents http://www.ndu.edu/CTNSP/docUploaded/New%20Directions.pdf   

  • Strengthening Government Laboratory Science and Technology Programs: Some Thoughts for the Department of Homeland Security http://www.ndu.edu/CTNSP/docUploaded//DTP%2083_Govt_Labs_Sci_Tech.pdf  

  • Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

  • The Attacks of September 11th: Where are We Today http://chsdemocrats.house.gov/Hearings/index.asp?ID=326

  • Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs

  • Defending the Nation Since 9/11: Successful Reforms and Challenges Ahead at the Department of Homeland Security http://hsgac.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Hearing_ID=5b66dadb-2060-44a9-b7a5-df7c11248aa6

  • Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

  • Develop a Radiation Response Plan http://www.remm.nlm.gov/responseplan.htm

  • Government Accountability Office (GAO)

  • Department of Homeland Security:  Progress Made and Work Remaining in Implementing Homeland Security Missions 10 Years after 9/11, GAO-11-881 http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-881

  • Department of Homeland Security: Progress Made and Work Remaining in Implementing Homeland Security Missions 10 Years after 9/11, GAO-11-940T [testimony] http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-940T

  • Department of Homeland Security: Progress Made and Work Remaining in Implementing Homeland Security Missions 10 Years after 9/11, GAO-11-919T [testimony] http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-919T

  • GAO's Perspectives on Fiscal and Performance Challenges Facing Government [presentation] GAO-11-1071CG

  • http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-1071CG

  • Hurricanes Katrina and Rita:  Temporary Emergency Impact Aid Provided Education Support for Displaced Students, GAO-11-839 http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-839

  • FEMA Reform and Disaster Response: Heritage Foundation Recommendations http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2011/pdf/wm3359.pdf

  • Homeland Security & Defense Business Council

  • Homeland Security Before 9/11 http://homelandcouncil.org/pdfs/digital_library_pdfs/hsdbc91011projectevolutionofhls.pdf

  • Pew Internet & American Life Project

  • 28% of U.S. Adults Use Mobile and Social Location-Based Services http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Location.aspx

  • National Emergency Management Agency Learning Resource Center (NETC LRC) Update

This Week's Highlights

  • Of special interest: Story Corps September 11th : Click here

  • World Trade Center 9/11 resource page

Current Awareness: Weekly News Roundups - Just updated

  • All-Hazards News and Information:  http://www.lrc.fema.gov/news_allhaz.html

  • 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  

  • Leading on 9/11 and Beyond: New York City Fire Department's Joseph Pfeifer

  • Worst flooding in 40 years hits Northeast

  • Learn Lessons From Disasters?

  • In the news... A Hidden Factor Behind Losses in Texas Fires
    NY Times

  • NYC Firefighters Share Memories From Ground Zero

  • New York Prepares to Fight the Next Fire

  • Texas wildfires collide with urban sprawl

  • Texas Wildfires: Move So Fast, They Kill

New at the LRC Last Week

  • All new library materials (70 new items this week)

  • Downloadable titles

Selected Fire/EMS/Emergency Mngt topics:

  • Disaster planning/preparedness

  • Emergency Management  

  • Explosions

  • Homeland Security

  • Interagency Cooperation

  • Mass Evacuation 

  • Natural disasters

  • Public Health

  • Rescue Operations

  • Resiliency/Critical Infrastructure

  • Risk communications/social media

  • Terrorism

  • Training - Emergency Mngt

  • Wildfires

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

Please feel free to invite other EM professionals, researchers, professors, or others that you think would be interested in participating in the CEMR Network. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding the CEMR Network, please feel free to post on the CEMR Network profile wall or send us an email.

If you would like to broadcast an announcement to the CEMR Network, please let us know at inqury@cem-research.org.

  • New York City Citizen Corps Council News:

The NYC Citizen Corps Council News is an excellent source for emergency preparedness information.  This robust weekly newsletter for organizations includes information about:  


  • NYC Citizen Corps Council Initiatives (www.NYC.gov/citizencorps)  

  • Webinars

  • Conferences/Workshops

  • Resources

Organizations wishing to subscribe should contact Justin Land, Community Outreach Coordinator–NYC Office of Emergency Management at citizencorps@oem.nyc.gov.
Calling all Ready New Yorkers! Are you prepared for an emergency? If so, the New York City Office of Emergency Management challenges you to take this Ready New York quiz. If you answer all the questions correctly, you will automatically be entered into a raffle to win a Go Bag. ready new yorker of the month
In celebration of National Preparedness Month, Go Bag drawings will occur weekly. Each winner will receive one Go Bag. 

  • Emergency Management Solutions is a free monthly newsletter written by Lucien G. Canton, CEM. It is intended to share ideas, tips and tricks that will help improve your emergency programs. You’re welcome to share the content with others with appropriate attribution. To subscribe to the newsletter or to view the current issue http://www.luciencanton.com/newsletter.html.

  • Natural Hazards Observer, Number 573 • September 8, 2011 is now available

Contributions of jobs, conferences, and other content to this newsletter can be sent to jolie.breeden@colorado.edu. Please include “for Disaster Research” in the subject line.

To subscribe, visit http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/dr/ or e-mail jolie.breeden@colorado.edu.

The latest Natural Hazards Observer is Online

The latest edition of the Natural Hazards Observer is now available online. Featured articles from the September 2011 Observer include:

—Are We Placing Smart Growth in Dumb Locations
—Disaster Mitigation Contends with a Perfect Storm
—Haiti 2010: From Bulletproof Pledging to Hesitant Reconstruction
—Lessons from the Earthquakes

Visit the Natural Hazards Center Web site to read the September and past editions of the Observer.

  • Emergency Management Magazine – http://www.emergencymgmt.com

For more information, contact 800-940-6039 or emergencymgmt.com/info
Notes from the Hi Ed Program:

  • 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.

Have an inspiring weekend,

Barbara L. Johnson

Higher Education Program Assistant


Department of Homeland Security

16825 S. Seton Avenue, K016

Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Ph: (301) 447-1452


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