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IAEM-USA NEWS


DHS announces new Loaned Executive Program openings
IAEM
The Department of Homeland Security announced new Loaned Executive Program openings, which will bring the Department and private-sector expertise together to support efforts to promote travel and tourism under the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). DHS is offering the following open positions: Senior Advisor, Customer Service; Senior Advisor, Line and Crowd Management; Senior Advisor, Logistics; Senior Advisor, Metrics; Senior Advisor, Self-Service Technology; and Senior Advisor, Staffing Models. The positions include a six-month assignment with the option for a six-month renewal. While these positions do not include a government salary, participants in the Loaned Executive Program still draw their regular salary and benefits from their private-sector employer. Qualified applicants should visit the DHS Loaned Executive Program Current Openings page to submit a resume before the deadline, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. The Loaned Executive Program was established by the DHS Private Sector Office in 2008 to provide top executive-level and subject matter experts from the private sector an opportunity to share their expertise with DHS. DHS will continue to partner with the nation's top executives and industry experts to solve problems, improve processes, and fully realize its mission.
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Cybersecurity bill not likely before a crisis proves its necessity
Homeland Security News Wire
A recent simulation, with 350 participants from congressional staffs, the cybersecurity sector, and the U.S. military, examined whether or not Congress was capable of passing a comprehensive cybersecurity legislation to protect the country's critical infrastructure from debilitating cyberattacks. The simulation participants concluded that Congress is not likely to act unless there is a major cyber crisis, and that until such crisis occurs, smaller measures, such as the president's voluntary cybersecurity framework, are the best that can be hoped for.
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US government issues emergency order on crude oil trains
Fuel Fix
The Transportation Department issued an emergency order Wednesday requiring that railroads inform state emergency management officials about the movement of large shipments of crude oil through their states and urged shippers not to use older model tanks cars that are easily ruptured in accidents, even at slow speeds. The emergency order requires that each railroad operating trains containing more than 1 million gallons of crude oil — the equivalent of about 35 tank cars — from the booming Bakken region of North Dakota, Montana and parts of Canada provide information on the trains' expected movement, including frequency and county-by-county routes, to the states they traverse. The order also requires that railroads disclose the volume of oil being transported and how emergency responders can contact "at least one responsible party" at the railroad.
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IAEM-CANADA NEWS


Canadian safety standards means Turkey-like mining disaster less likely
Yahoo News Canada
As Turkey mourns the death of more than 230 coal miners, killed underground after an explosion on Tuesday, questions swirl in the country about whether safety measures were in place to avoid and respond to such a tragedy. Could the disaster have been avoided? And could it have happened elsewhere, perhaps even in Canada?
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EM NEWS


WHO: MERS no global emergency yet
NBCNews.com
The deadly and mysterious MERS virus, which arrived in the United States for the first time this month, is not yet a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said. But the spread of the virus — it's now confirmed in 571 people and was reported in a traveler to the Netherlands for the first time — is a situation of concern and urgency, WHO said. WHO experts urged Saudi Arabia, the main source of the infection, to do more to control the infection and to cooperate with experts to study it and understand it better.
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Report: Climate change poses growing national security threat
Time
Climate change does not only threaten the environment but also U.S. national security, according to a new study. Global warming presents the U.S. with several security threats and has led to conflicts over food and water because of droughts and extreme weather, says the report, which was written by a dozen retired American generals and published by the Center for Naval Analyses Military Advisory Board.
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Emergency managers need to participate in next-gen 911 planning
Emergency Management
Public safety answering points and emergency operations centers have always had an uneasy coexistence. While the data coming in through the 911 system is potentially valuable to the EOC, it is tactically oriented and difficult to obtain. Current standards require isolation of the PSAP from the Internet, making it difficult to transfer, even when dispatchers are part of the EOC or mobile command post. Further, the focus on discrete rather than aggregate data makes it difficult for the EOC to quickly collate the aggregate data it needs for operational planning.
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IAEM NEWS


Reminder: 2014 IAEM Awards Competition ends May 30, 2014
IAEM
Time is running out! The 2014 IAEM Awards Competition ends on May 30, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. You must submit your entry, including all supporting material and entry forms (where applicable) to Karen Thompson. There will be no extensions to the entry deadline. There is still time to enter your outstanding project or nominate the person of your choice in one of our award categories. Everything that you will need to enter the IAEM Awards Competition is posted on the IAEM website. Read about the various 2014 award categories, and take the time to review the posted entries of last year's winners. You may be inspired to enter your innovative project, which in turn may provide the perfect solution to a challenge facing some of your EM professional colleagues. Whether you are submitting an entry for the Public Awareness Award, Technology & Innovation Award, or Partners in Preparedness Award — or whether you are nominating someone for the Clayton R. Christopher Award or a Uniformed Services or Student Award — the IAEM Judges welcome your entries. Visit the IAEM website today to learn how to enter the 2014 IAEM Awards Competition.
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EM RESOURCES


Resources Provided by NOAA on U.S. Climate Change Analysis
IAEM
In tandem with a recent teleconference discussing key findings from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) April U.S. climate analysis, NOAA is providing the following online resources, including: National Climatic Data Center climate reports recapping March 2014 (U.S. and Global); Climate Prediction Center outlooks and assessments; U.S. Drought Portal; and NOAA Climate Portal. Monthly climate monitoring releases are available here.
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CEM® UPDATE


CEM online application system goes live on July 1
IAEM
IAEM is excited to announce that the CEM®, AEM℠ and Lifetime CEM® applications will be available through the online system starting Jul. 1, 2014. CEM®/AEM℠ candidates submitting first-time applications may submit through the online system or by using the paper application until Aug. 15, 2014. After Aug. 15, all applications must be submitted through the online system.
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Recertification fee to increase June 1
IAEM
Effective Jun. 1, 2014, the CEM®/AEM℠ recertification fee will increase from $200 to $250.
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IAEM has CEM®/AEM℠ Prep Courses and exam offerings available far and wide
IAEM
Register today for one of the upcoming CEM®/AEM℠ Prep Courses or Exam offerings that are convenient to you.
  • June 6 (Exam only): University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • June 12 (Exam only): New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • June 14 (Exam only): Adelphi University, Garden City, N.Y.
  • June 21 (Prep Course and Exam): Richmond, Calif.
  • July 22 (Prep Course and Exam): Hattiesburg, Miss.
Register through the IAEM website to secure your space. IAEM requires a minimum of 10 registrants for the Prep Course. If you have any questions, feel free to contact CEM Administrator Kate McClimans.

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NEW INSIGHTS


Confronting natural disaster risk at the National Building Museum
The Washington Post
The insurance losses from natural disasters in the U.S. have more than doubled in each of the last three decades. More people and property than ever lie in harm's way. The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. believes the time is right to raise awareness of the nation's exposure to natural disasters and, crucially, inform what we can do to be better prepared.
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At times all a president can say after disaster is, 'we're here'
NPR
Daniel Smith's house is barely standing after a tornado in Arkansas late last month killed 16 people. The EF4 tornado ripped a gash through the rural communities of Mayflower and Vilonia. Homes were wiped clean to their slabs, businesses shredded beyond recognition. Recently, President Barack Obama went to see the damage for himself, and to meet with residents like Smith. It's a task that he and many presidents before him have had to do far too often.
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ANNUAL CONFERENCE UPDATE


Save the date for the IAEM-USA 62nd Annual Conference — Nov. 14-19
IAEM
IAEM-USA 62nd Annual Conference in San Antonio is the premiere emergency management event of the year. Registration is opening soon! Don't miss out on what others come back to year-after-year. We have numerous dynamic general and breakout session speakers planned and training courses offered. Check out the IAEM website for more information.
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Call for Presentations Open until June 20, 2014 for ICISF 2015 World Congress in Baltimore
IAEM
The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICIFS) has issued a call for presentations for its 13th Work Congress on Stress, Trauma and Coping, "Connecting the Crisis Response Community," set for May 11-14, 2015, Baltimore, Maryland. ICISF is looking for presentations that can integrate the conference theme with one or more of these focus areas: emergency services and public safety; disaster response; faith-based applications; family, children and schools; healthcare settings; industry/corporate/EAP; military/veterans; and research/innovations. Use this opportunity to highlight your solutions, case studies, and initiatives by sharing your knowledge and expertise with the crisis intervention field. Working collectively to share and learn is the key to connecting the crisis response community. Join with others dedicated to the crisis response community and answer this call for innovative and cutting-edge topics and speakers today. Complete details are posted here; call for presentations closes June 20, 2014.
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AROUND THE WORLD


Multiple fires burning in San Diego County
The Washington Post
Thousands of people fled their homes ahead of an aggressive wildfire that destroyed several houses in the city of Carlsbad as a heat wave gripped Southern California, sparking blazes in several spots in the region. Mandatory evacuations were in progress, and more than 11,000 notices were sent to homes and businesses, city officials said.
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Severe weather in the Plains: Tornadoes leave damage in Nebraska and Iowa
The Weather Channel
Tornadoes left a string of damage across communities in south-central Nebraska as well as central Iowa. Residents began cleaning up debris and assessing damage after severe weather swept through the Midwest, ripping roofs off homes and toppling buildings but causing no major injuries.
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245 dead and 200 missing in Turkish mine disaster
The New York Times
Rescuers battled fire and deadly carbon monoxide gas on Wednesday to reach coal miners trapped underground after at least 245 were killed in one of the worst mining disasters in Turkey in decades. Despite the extensive rescue operation, a senior official said hopes of finding survivors were "dimming."
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Charges brought in Quebec railway disaster
The Associated Press via ABC News
Three railway employees arrested in the runaway oil train explosion that killed 47 people were arraigned and released on bail. They face criminal negligence charges in the small Quebec town that was devastated by the horrific inferno, which led to calls for making oil trains safer across North America.
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