2017 Training Sessions

* You need only to register for 1 EMBW Session
*Emergency Management Basic Workshop (Session 1) (NJSP)

A four hour introductory course for personnel who are new to the field of emergency management. Subject material will include New Jersey Emergency Management Laws and Directives, the Integrated Emergency Management System, the Role of the Emergency Management Coordinator, Training, Exercising Programs and Disaster Recovery. This course may be attended by all New Jersey personnel in the emergency management field.

05/01/17 @ 8a-12p
*Emergency Management Basic Workshop (Session 2) (NJSP) 05/02/17 @ 8a-12p
*Emergency Management Basic Workshop (Session 3) (NJSP) 05/03/17 @ 8a-12p
*Emergency Management Basic Workshop (Session 4) (NJSP) 05/04/17 @ 8a-12p
*Emergency Management Basic Workshop (Session 5) (NJSP) 05/04/17 @1p-5p
MGT-310: Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (TEEX)

 Description The Jurisdictional Threat Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) course prepares participants to conduct a jurisdictional THIRA. Participant activities focus on the jurisdictional process for determining the ability to respond to human-caused, natural, and technological disasters. Participants will identify threats and hazards of concern, give the threats and hazards context, examine the core capabilities, set capability targets, and apply the results. Objectives At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to: – Identify the major components of the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process. – Conduct assessments to identify threats and hazards of concern. – Construct likely risk-based scenarios based on the results of a vulnerability assessment. – Estimate consequences for an assigned all-hazards scenario. – Conduct post-scenario surveys to identify jurisdictional required capabilities, compare those capabilities with current capabilities to determine “shortfalls and gaps” (Gap Analysis), and create a jurisdictional strategy to reduce these “shortfalls and gaps” by completing a needs assessment. Prerequisites Completion of the online courses IS-700.a: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction and AWR-160-W: WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders is recommended, but not required. Target Audience Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Healthcare, Hazardous Materials, Law Enforcement, Other, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, Public Works
05/01/17 – 05/02/17 @ 8a-5p
MGT-315: Critical Asset Risk Assessment (TEEX)

The Critical Asset Risk Management (CARM) course compliments the Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment course (MGT-310) by teaching participants to conduct thorough site-specific critical infrastructure risk and vulnerability assessments to enhance development of their jurisdictional Threat Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA). Through a combination of classroom presentations, group discussions, and practical field application, participants learn methods to identify and prioritize risks, assess vulnerabilities, estimate consequences, and use the National Preparedness Cycle to mitigate risk. Multidisciplinary participant teams visit and assess critical infrastructure facilities selected by the host jurisdiction, identifying risks, vulnerabilities, consequences, and mitigation options specific to their assigned site. Teams then document their findings, develop an action plan, and present their results to the class. At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the major components of the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment process. Characterize threats and hazards of concern.
  • Identify the local jurisdictional infrastructure that could be potential targets and their unique security requirements.
  • Define vulnerabilities within the jurisdiction.
  • Estimate the potential consequences of an all-hazards incident.
  • Discuss resilience and the preparedness cycle.
  • Develop a plan for an asset specific vulnerability assessment.
  • Assess total risk to their assigned asset.
**Prerequisites Participants should work in one of the foregoing disciplines/services, possess a working knowledge of the jurisdiction’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and Terrorism Incident Annex (TIA) to the EOP, and have completed a WMD/terrorism incident awareness course such as AWR-160-W: WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders, Web-based, or be approved by the local jurisdiction host. Completion of MGT 310: Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment course is strongly recommended, but not required to attend the course. Target Audience Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Healthcare, Hazardous Materials, Public Safety Communications, Private Sector / Corporate Security and Safety Professionals, Public Works
05/03/17-05/04/17 @ 8a-5p
PER-230: Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings – Operations (NMT)

Description This performance level (operations) course is designed to prepare emergency responders to perform effectively and safely during bombing incidents, principally in support roles within the warm and cold zones of the incident scene. The course includes a familiarization with the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and explosive materials, and detailed training on critical response actions during pre- and post-detonation operations. In addition, the course addresses actions that emergency responders can take to prevent and/or deter bombing attacks against targets in their communities. Objectives – Perform critical response actions during pre- and post-detonation incidents involving terrorist use of energetic materials (explosives and incendiaries) -Use techniques to prevent and/or deter terrorist attacks involving energetic materials – Appreciate the necessity for respect for the destructive potential of energetic materials that may be used in terrorist attacks

05/01/17 @ 8a-5p
PER-304: Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery (UH-NDPTC)

This course focuses on the use of social media in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Social media has shown to help people communicate and collaborate about events as the events unfold. Social media can provide rapid and immediate real-time information about events that helps provide greater situational awareness leading to better decision making. Participants are provided with the knowledge and skills to integrate social media into their current communication plans. The course defines social media and its uses and identifies the tools, methods, and models to properly make use of social media in the context of disaster management and provides the information and hands-on experience necessary to help the participants’ create social media disaster plans. Course Modules include: Introduction to Social Media Understanding the Use of Social Media and Disaster Management Implementing Different Social Media Platforms for Disaster Management Facebook Hands-On Twitter Hands-On Crowdsourcing & Data Mining ** Note: The NJEPA will share your registration information with NDPTC for this course.
05/01/17 @ 8a-5p
PER-335: Critical Decision Making for Complex Coordinated Attack (LSU)

 This course addresses the vulnerability of any community to a public safety situation, such as an active shooter at a shopping mall; a train derailment with hazardous chemicals; a bombing incident at a commercial district; a plan crash; or chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive attack. These attacks, known as complex coordinated attacks, involve multiple threats that often exceed conventional response tactics. These attacks require a joint response involving members from varying disciplines and jurisdictions. The course will enhance the response capabilities of participants by providing them with the knowledge and tools to enable effective response. This course is taught through a combination of classroom instruction and practical exercises. Among the topics covered during the classroom instruction are characteristics of a complex coordinated attack, public safety response considerations, command operations and strategies, and critical information about situational domain awareness. Several notable case studies are also presented to provide real-life examples of the characteristics of a complex coordinated attack. Featured practical exercises allow participants to interact with responders from other disciplines to effectively address a variety of complex coordinated attack scenarios. Participants will work together to identify critical considerations and command strategies. Further, these exercises encourage collaborative decision-making and rapid strategizing.
05/03/17-05/04/17 @ 8a-5p
AWR-131-C: Prevention of and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents (NMT)

Description This conference level course is designed to train personnel to identify and take appropriate action in the event of a potential or realized WMD suicide bombing incident. Objectives – Describe potential suicide bombing improvised explosive devices (IEDs), device materials, hazards and community information sources of potential bombing threats Target Audience Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Hazardous Materials, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Private Sector / Corporate Security and Safety Professionals, Public Works

05/02/17 @ 8a-5p
PER-344: Social Media Tools and Techniques

Description This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to use social media tools and techniques for intermediate-level messaging, strategy, and increased situational awareness. This course builds upon the existing PER-304 Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery course by providing more participants with a more in-depth training in the use of strategy, tools, and messaging techniques in the use of social media. It goes beyond the implementation of the most popular tools and strategies and helps social media managers expand their organization’s social media presence in various platforms to different audiences, in partnership with other agencies and organizations. This course will also give participants a better understanding of data mining and crowdsourcing techniques through practical activities and discuss potential uses for data visualization and mobile apps. Participants will participate in group discussion and activities throughout the course that reinforce the use of social media tools for disaster management. In these activities, participants will apply their knowledge of the presented materials to build up to the final facilitator-led comprehensive activity. Objectives Describe and evaluate the value of using various types of social media tools Create a social media strategy integrating tools, techniques, and best practices Use data mining and crowdsourcing techniques for information gathering Use crisis mapping and mobile apps in disaster management Apply social media tools and techniques in a comprehensive activity while implementing rumor-dispelling techniques. NTED Prerequisites PER-304 Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery Target Audience Citizen/Community Volunteer, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Other, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, Private Sector / Corporate Security and Safety Professionals, Public Works, Transportation Security

05/02/17 @ 8a-5p
Emergency Planning for Schools

Since 2014, the NJ Department of Education’s Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning, in partnership with the NJ State Police and local first responders have visited over 650 schools to observe active shooter drills. In this session, the presenters will (1) share common findings from past visits, (2) ways to promote awareness regarding school threats, (3) lead a table top activity specific to responding to a school shooting incident and (4) elements to consider in structuring a student reunification plan.

05/02/17 @ 1p-5p
NJ Seaside Bombing Overview and School Bomb Threat Procedures

The New Jersey State Police Arson/Bomb Unit, is hosting a four-hour training session including an overview of the NJ Seaside Bombing and an in-service titled “Bomb Threat Assessment, Awareness and Response”. This training program will provide participants with the language and tools required to effectively assess school bomb incident response plans and guide recommendations to various situations. The course identifies the following factors involved in school bomb threats: critical response actions based on scenario types; the primary components of an improvised explosive device; and the critical components of a school bomb-related response plan.

05/02/17 @ 8a-12p
 ICS Forms and Incident Action Plan Development

This program will focus on the use of the Incident Command System (ICS) Forms in accordance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS).This program will include a Fundamental review for Command, Command Staff, and General Staff Roles and Responsibilities. Through active participation those attending the course will work through the various and most commonly used forms in the Incident Command System. Those in attendance will develop through various activities and tabletop activities Incident/Event Action Plans (IAP’s) for operational periods. Participants will also work through the Planning Cycle and the Planning “P”.Those in attendance will be given the opportunity to work in an All Hazards model between Police, Fire, EMS, Emergency Management, Public Health, and Hospital Staff. Target audience are those first responder’s who based on roles and responsibilities during an incident may be responsible for creating ICS Forms as part of current incident documentation or the development of an Incident Action Plan.

05/02/17 @ 8a-5p
I-400

This course provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the ICS. This course expands upon information covered in ICS-100 through ICS-300 courses. These earlier courses are prerequisites for ICS-400. While FEMA provides standard course materials, this course is typically coordinated and taught in the field by State or other agencies. It is intended for senior personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an area command or multiagency coordination entity. Prerequisites: ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-300, IS-700 and IS-800
05/01/17-05/02/17 @ 8a-5p
Incident Command System for Executives & Elected Officials I-402

Course Overview:

This course is intended to provide a forum to discuss the agency’s strategic and executive level preparedness and response issues and challenges related to WMD/terrorism and other incidents of national significance. It is also intended to serve as a vehicle to share proven strategies and practices as well as enhanced teamwork and coordination among the agency’s senior officials responsible for emergency response to a major incident. It will be conducted as a facilitated workshop and will integrate multimedia scenarios and vignettes that highlight the key issues and facilitate discussion

Topics

  • Define the role of an Executive relative to the ICS
  • Describe the various ways ICS can be applied
  • Describe the basic organization of ICS and know the functional responsibilities of the Command and General Staffs
  • Describe basic ICS terminology
  • Identify the differences between incident/event ICS organizations and the activities accomplished by area Commands, EOC’s and MACS Describe the major responsibilities of an Executive as related to an incident/event, including the agency administrator briefing and delegation of authority
  • Explain the administrative, logistical, financial and reporting implications of large incident/event level considerations operation.

Audience Elected officials, senior executive, senior managers and agency administrators with policy responsibilities, but without specific ICS or Multi-Agency Coordination System function/roles or responsibilities.

Length of Course: 2-4 Hours

05/03/17 @ 8a-12p
NJ Highway Incident Traffic Safety Guidelines and Risk Mgmt. for Emer. Resp. on Limited Access Hwys

This course will cover the uniform operational guidelines to ensure safe operations and limit the liability risks by emergency responders dispatched to incidents on limited access highways in the State of New Jersey. These guidelines were formulated based on nationally recognized practices and procedures and input from representatives of those agencies listed under the State of New Jersey Highway Incident Traffic Safety Guidelines for Emergency Responders Committee and endorsed by the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General.

05/02/17 @ 1p-5p
N.J. Emergency Fire Service Deployment Act

This course will inform attendees of the various State and County level fire emergency resources and programs available to them. The Fire Resource Deployment Act along with the Fire Coordinator system will be explained and how to access the Fire Coordination system in their community. Fire mutual aid plans and agreements will be discussed. We will provide information on specialized firefighting equipment throughout the state and discuss recent large scale deployments.

05/03/17@ 8a-12p
NJ Fire Service Statewide Resources

This course will inform attendees of the various State and County level Fire emergency resources and programs available to them.  The Fire Resource Deployment Act along with the Fire Coordination system will be explained and how to access the Fire Coordination system in their community.  Fire Mutual Plans and agreements will be discussed. We will provide information on specialized Firefighting equipment throughout the state and discuss recent large scale deployments.

05/03/17 @ 1p-5p
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The interactive training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to anyone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use disorder.  Tools like Mental Health First Aid give First Responders the skills to recognize and respond to immediate crisis – and like first aid or CPR, allows them to stabilize someone and deescalate crisis. Safely deescalating situations is, without question, now a critical mandate for our nation.

Presented by: Paul Miller & Megan Sullivan

05/01/17 @ 8a-5p
Large Scale Incident for the EMS Provider

Originally developed 2002 this program was reformatted in 2017 by the University Hospital CEPR to better reflect lessons learned from recent events such as ebola, transportation accidents, terror attacks, etc. and the impacts on New Jersey Pre-Hospital Response Systems to help prepare EMS personnel to better respond to and operate at Large Scale Incidents.  This instructor led entry level program prepares the Emergency Medical Services provider for response to a “high profile” or large scale incident. Topics to be included are: ICS specific to EMS, Triage, Introduction to the NJEMSTF, Roles of MCC’s and County Coordinators, Wellness and MORE

05/03/17 @ 8a-12p
Base Camp Planning Overview

This course provides an overview on factors to consider when planning a base camp, for either first responder or displaced person use. This is a condensed summary version of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Basecamp Development Course. The temporary housing group site for Joplin, Missouri will be reviewed at the end of the course.

05/03/17 @ 8a-5p
Treatment of Law Enforcement Use of Force Injuries

This estimated 4-hour course will review legal considerations on use of force options in performing law enforcement functions. The socioeconomic concerns of law enforcement force and recent events will begin the course (The “why” of taking this course). This should lead to a discussion of current events and offer student insight into the violent incidents they have responded to. The course will close with the treatment of the different types of force used by law enforcement. Course will reference JEMS Volume 40, Issue 10; Trauma Caused by Law Enforcement Use of Force & New Jersey Attorney General’s Use of Force Policy.

05/03/17 @ 8a-12p
Boat Operations – Are you ready?   CANCELLED

This course covers swift/flood water boat operations and what it takes to develop a team. We will cover Personal Protective Equipment necessary. The type of boats that are most conducive for your department and/or team. This course will also cover the equipment necessary to carry in your boat as well as equipment and PPE for the shore based rescue team. Discussion will include; types of motors that will be most beneficial for your type of boat and for rescue needs and priorities. Minor boat repair and engine maintenance will be covered to allow for rapid and quick on scene maintenance to ensure mission readiness and mission accomplishment. Video presentation will demonstrate boat operator and rescue techniques.

Law Enforcement Water Rescue I (LEWR I) CANCELLED

Law Enforcement Water Rescue (LEWR) I, Prepares law enforcement in both rural and urban environments to arrive first on scene to assist in a water rescue. Water rescue is one of the most dangerous and dynamic rescue situations that a law enforcement officer can encounter. It is also the most likely rescue scenario a police officer will have in their career. Topics covered include: Response concepts, hydrology and water characteristics, hazards, incident command, rescue tactics, shore based rescue operations, personal protective equipment and medical considerations. This course will keep your officers safe on the scene and keep them involved in the water rescue. This course is a CLEET certified course designed for both new recruits and tenured officers. This is the first of a series of courses offered by Mid America Rescue Company dedicated to Law Enforcement Water Rescue. This course is also a great course for other responders to ensure that all emergency responders can work together for a successful and safe rescue. There will be several techniques taught that can be used by other emergency personnel on scene. This course involves both classroom and a hands-on portion to learn and practice rescue skills and techniques.

Promoting Resilience: Tactics for reducing long term stress reactions for First Responders

First Responders play an active role in their own resilience and survival. There are also some basic responder and family pre-deployment factors that may reduce the amount of residual stress. This four hour workshop addresses the importance of preparing First Responder Communities to address traumatic stress and make identifying and responding to their own stress a standard operating procedure.

Participants will leave with skills for pre-deployment activities to reduce stress as well as a vernacular for bringing the behavioral health conversation and reducing existing stigma. They will learn warning signs for suicide and substance abuse and will leave with tools from knowing appropriate referrals to the most helpful mobile apps to support the treatment of long term stress reactions.

Course Objectives:

Participants will examine the challenges of the relationship between the first responder and the behavioral health communities.

Participants will understand the numerous additional stresses experienced by the first responders.

Participants will be able to describe the link between and prevalence of substance abuse and suicide in the first responder community.

Participants will be able to describe interventions and list resources for assisting first responders in addressing issues of trauma or chronic stress.

Presented by: Paul Miller & Neal Stephens

 05/02/17 @ 1p-5p
The First Responder and Suicide

This workshop will address the emotional toll first responders face responding to suicide calls and resources for suicide prevention and postvention that exist for responders. Attention will also be paid to the prevalence of substance use disorders and mental health issues that often culminate in a suicidal crisis both in responders and the general community.

Presented by: Megan Sullivan

05/03/17 @ 8a-12p
All Hazards Disaster Response Course (NAEMT Curriculum)

AHDR Course empowers all responders with knowledge and skills to manage patients following a disaster or mass casualty event. Presented in the context of realistic scenarios, the course culminates with a large scale mass casualty event. Interactive learning modules make for a highly engaging and practical course with imperative skills including NIMS/ICS, highlighting a team-based approach to the most common MCIs.

The New Jersey EMS Task Force has been approved for grant funding from the New Jersey Department of Health for New Jersey non-UASI residents and the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Grant Program for New Jersey UASI residents to attend this course at no cost. Out of State conference attendees can pay the tuition cost of 99.00 to attend this course.

05/02/17 @ 8a-5p
Law Enforcement and First Responder – Tactical Casualty Care (NAEMT Curriculum)

LEFR-TCC teaches public safety first responders including police, other law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other first responders the basic medical care interventions that will help save an injured responder’s life until EMS practitioners can safely enter a tactical scene. It combines the principles of PHTLS and TCCC, and meets the recommendations of the Hartford Consensus document and TECC guidelines.

The New Jersey EMS Task Force has been approved for grant funding from the New Jersey Department of Health for New Jersey non-UASI residents and the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Grant Program for New Jersey UASI 2017 NJEPA SESSION FORM residents to attend this course at no cost. Out of State conference attendees can pay the tuition cost of 99.00 to attend this course.

05/01/17 @ 8a-5p
Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (NAEMT Curriculum)

TECC is designed for civilian EMS practitioners and healthcare providers who need tactical EMS training. Attendees learn the basic medical care interventions that will help save an injured victim’s life (which may include responders) and techniques to safely evacuate the casualties from a tactical or otherwise hostile scene. TECC combines the principles of PHTLS and TCCC and meets the recommendations of the Hartford Consensus document and TECC guidelines.

The New Jersey EMS Task Force has been approved for grant funding from the New Jersey Department of Health for New Jersey non-UASI residents and the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Grant Program for New Jersey UASI residents to attend this course at no cost. Out of State conference attendees can pay the tuition cost of 150.00 to attend this course.

05/03/17-05/04/17 @8a-5p
Shelter Field Guide Training

Operating emergency shelters helps communities respond to disasters. The Shelter Field Guide helps organizations without prior disaster experience establish and maintain shelters and provides a basic overview of shelter operations and is written for people who may manage a shelter. The guide is designed to be used in the field throughout the cycle of shelter opening, operation, and closing. The Shelter Field Guide Training is an 8-hour course designed to train faith-based groups, nonprofit organizations, government partners, and private industry in the use of the Shelter Field Guide.

Instructors: TBD, FEMA IA/TBD, NJ DHS/TBD, ARC

 05/01/17 @8a-5p
Individual Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessments (IA PDA) Training/Exercise

This interactive workshop provides an overview of the process for completing an Individual Assistance (IA) Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) for state and local emergency managers who will be conducting IA PDAs. The workshop will discuss the logistics of conducting IA PDAs, explain the roles and responsibilities of IA PDA team members, and define the steps in the IA PDA Process. Attendees will also learn to recognize basic construction components and different types of damage through activities and exercises.

Instructors: Iris Epsenhart, FEMA IA

05/02/17 @8a-12p
Resilience Baseline Assessment

FEMA Region II is working on a simple methodology for assessing resilience building projects. Similar to a traditional BCA, the Resilience Baseline includes social, environmental, and economic indicators to assess a projects overall impact on a municipality’s resilience. Utilizing the GIS framework created for the 10-year Flood Mitigation Prioritization, the Resilience Baseline Assessment establishes a municipality’s baseline using current conditions and allows leaders to assess multiple scenarios to show how individual projects or groups of projects impact the Resilience Baseline.  This session will introduce the methodology guiding the Resilience Baseline Assessment and will demonstrate how municipal leaders can use the assessment as a planning tool and to assess progress on their journey to resilience.

Instructors: Mike Moriarty/Sam Capasso FEMA Region II

 05/02/17 @8a-10a
Community Resilience Toolkit – New Jersey:  Resiliency Guidebook for Municipal Leaders

FEMA Region II and the State of New Jersey, with assistance from Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., are working with New Jersey communities to identify factors contributing favorably to help improve community resilience to a disaster as well as barriers and bottlenecks to implementation of community resiliency initiatives.

Premised on the assumption that small communities are often resource constrained in the area of planning and don’t have the wherewithal to research the broad scope of academic literature and after‐action reports to discern relevant best practices and to develop a community‐specific plan, the project will create a Community Resilience Toolkit that includes programs, tools, and strategies that have proven to be beneficial in efforts to build resilience.

The Community Resilience Toolkit is intended to serve as a roadmap for municipal leaders working to make their communities more resilient to a disaster.  The Toolkit outlines actions a community can take as they progress along the resilience journey.

Toolkit Components –

  1. Capacity Building
  2. Peer & Regional Collaboration
  3. Community Engagement
  4. Disaster Response & Short-Term Recovery
  5. Training
  6. Policy
  7. Programs
  8. Planning
  9. Funding Sources

Instructors: Mike Moriarty/Lawrence O’Reilly FEMA Region II, TBD New Jersey DEP, TBD 2 Officials from 2 localities in NJ that are implementing the Resiliency Toolkit.

 05/02/17 @10a-12p
Shelter-in-Place Workshop

As part of FEMA’s on-going efforts to support community resilience and business continuity, FEMA Region II will sponsor aShelter-in-Place Workshop. This workshop will allow provide government agencies, 1st responders voluntary organizations, schools, critical infrastructure, and other community partners an opportunity to exchange ideas and best practices regarding immediate actions and how to shelter your employees, clients, and visitors in place during a major terrorist attack until safe to evacuate. This workshop is good for any manager or staff member responsible for emergency and continuity planning.

The agenda for the workshop will be:

– Welcome & Introductions

– Presentation: Overview of Shelter-In-Place

– Module One: Initial Actions – Briefing, Breakout Discussions, Plenary Brief Back

– Break

– Module Two: Shelter-in-Place – Briefing, Breakout Discussions, Plenary Brief Back

– Hot Wash

– Closing Remarks

Instructors: Russell Fox and Devin Kerins, FEMA Region II

05/01/17 @8a-12p
Region 2 Public Assistance

This Session will provide an overview for State and local Stakeholders on the roll out of the Re-Engineering of the Public Assistance Program.  The block will focus on the new position titles, roles and responsibilities, the current state of the appeal process, provide PAPPG updates, staffing and discuss PA moving forward.  It will showcase the templates designed to transition into the “new” methodology.  Public Assistance is critical to the recovery efforts of both State and Local stakeholders in New Jersey, and having an overview and some direction as we move forward with the Re-Engineered program will only enhance Recovery efforts in future events.  FEMA Region 2 is the most risk prone region, and Public Assistance encompasses the bulk of Recovery dollars distributed in Recovery to our State Partners and their applicant base.

Instructors: FEMA PA staff will co-present with the NJ State OEM PA.

 05/01/17 @1p-5p
Amateur Radio Technician License Course and Test

LEVEL 1: Technician Class License Exam Requirement: 35-question Technician Written Exam (Element 2). Privileges: All VHF/UHF Amateur bands (frequencies above 30 MHz). Limited operations in certain HF bands. The FCC Technician License exam covers basic regulations, operating practices and electronics theory, with a focus on VHF and UHF applications. Morse code is not required for this license. With a Technician Class license, you will have all ham radio privileges above 30 MHz. These privileges include the very popular 2-meter band. Many Technician licensees enjoy using small (2 meter) hand-held radios to stay in touch with other hams in their area. Technicians may operate FM voice, digital packet (computers), television, single-sideband voice and several other interesting modes. You can even make international radio contacts via satellites, using relatively simple station equipment. Technician licensees now also have additional privileges on certain HF frequencies. Technicians may also operate on the 80, 40 and 15 meter bands using CW, and on the 10 meter band using CW, voice and digital modes. Changes to the Technician Class rules as a result of the recent FCC rule changes are provided in the Technician Class rule changes supplement.

** There is a separate $60.00 fee for this course. This covers your book, mailing of the book to you so you can study prior to the class and the test fee. You are required to registered for the conference and pay the course fee to attend this course!

 05/01/17-05/03/17 @ 8a-5p
New Jersey OEM CERT Workshop

The 2-hr.  NJ OEM CERT Workshop will provide a presentation for current and potential CERT members who are interested in the Citizen Corps Program in NJ.  NJ OEM will provide an overview of CERT team training and activations statewide, including a slideshow of the recent NJ CERT ROAD-EO trailer and equipment static display event held in West Trenton, NJ on October 15, 2016.  This session will also provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas, lessons learned and best practices of current NJ CERT teams.

 05/03/17 @ 1p-3p
New Public Assistance Model Overview

This session will provide an overview of the New Public Assistance Delivery Mode.  Topics will include: a review of the “Phased approach to implementation;” a discussion of the “three lane” process; an overview of expedited, standard and technical lanes and the approach to development of Projects in each lane; a summary of PA processing of determination memos and the path of Project Worksheets (PWs) to the CRC’s; a discussion of the new PA model roll out in GA to include a discussion on a path forward, successes and areas for improvement thus far in the process; and an synopsis of the CRC, CRM and PDM approach to Public Assistance.

Instructors: FEMA PA staff TBD

 05/03/17 @ 10a-12p
Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) operations in Emergency Management

This class is specifically designed for Emergency Management Personnel who wish to become familiar with small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) i.e. drone operations and/or become sUAS pilots. The use of drones has become a prominent topic in Emergency Management Planning and Response around the world. The latest in drone technology provides, in real time, a wide array of deliverables such as high-resolution imagery, videography, and thermal imaging.  These images can then be used to create 2- and 3- dimensional maps with layers of detailed response plans – personnel and equipment can also be added onto the image, again in real time. Drones are also being used for various search and rescue operations, missing person/subject location and enhance the communication connection between agencies and personnel.

Attendees will receive an overview of the FAA regulations (Part 107) and requirements regarding drone operations, training and licensing requirements for pilots and visual observers, registration and insurance requirements, areas of waiver of regulations under Part 107, best practices and procedures for safe drone operations, record keeping, weather factors, airspace, night requirements and operations, current equipment and software available and in use by public safety agencies. The class will also include handling non-participating drones in an incident or event. Manufacturers have been asked to provide equipment for demonstration. A question and answer period will follow the class.

05/02/17 @8a-5p
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