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ANNUAL CONFERENCE UPDATE


The IAEM Annual Conference is only a week away, so register now!
IAEM
Registration is still open for IAEM 62nd Annual Conference & EMEX. Don't Delay! Register here. Check out our online program and download the mobile app to view all the sessions being offered. Add a tour and pre-conference training session to maximize your conference experience. This is a not-to-be-missed conference for all people who work in emergency management or related fields of interest.
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Select sessions of the IAEM Annual Conference will be provided via livestream
IAEM
Are you a new member to IAEM wanting to know more about the annual conference? Are you a person interested in IAEM unable to make the trip to San Antonio? Have you always wanted to attend the conference but were unable to make the trip? While nothing beats attending the IAEM Annual Conference in person, IAEM realizes that many new members and other interested parties are able join us in San Antonio. Therefore, the Digital Engagement Committee, Global Student Council, and Conference Committee are working together to provide livestream videos, audio podcasts, and select breakout session recordings so members and potential members can engage with the conference from the comfort of their computer. Get more information about the available speakers and sessions on the IAEM website.
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IAEM-LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN NEWS


The IAEM Latin American & Caribbean Council section of the IAEM website is live
IAEM
IAEM members and other EM professionals are invited to visit the website of the new IAEM Latin American & Caribbean Council, which went live this week. On Oct. 16, the IAEM Latin American & Caribbean Council (IAEM-LAC) became the eighth Council of IAEM, serving IAEM members in South and Central America as well as Caribbean nations. Founding officers of IAEM-LAC are: Roberto Macchiavello, president; Fernando Marinho, vice president; Martin Closa, treasurer; and Tulio Castillo, secretary. IAEM-LAC President Roberto Macchiavello represents the new Council on the IAEM-Global Board of Directors.
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EM NEWS


Ebola outbreak in West Africa deeply impacts US health care policy
Emergency Management
The past few weeks of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia have gripped the U.S. and the world in bizarre, comical and concerning ways. Every day the news brings stories of sexy hazmat suits that are the most sought out Halloween costumes, it's fodder for late night talk shows and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finally released new health-care worker protection guidelines.
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South East Europe builds resilience to natural hazards
PreventionWeb
A new cross-border multi-hazard early warning system will be developed in the Western Balkans and Turkey to increase resilience to floods, landslides, droughts and heat-waves which often hit the region and to build on the lessons learnt from the devastating floods of May 2014.
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NAO: Risk of floods in England up due to cuts in government funding
The Guardian
The risk of flooding is rising as a result of government funding cuts, according to a damning report from the National Audit Office, which says the cuts are a false economy. Half the nation’s flood defences have been left with "minimal" maintenance, according to the spending watchdog.
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Obama seeks $6.2 billion for Ebola fight
The Washington Post
President Barack Obama asked Congress for $6.2 billion in emergency funds to confront Ebola at its source in West Africa and to secure the United States against any possible spread. Administration officials say $2 billion of the total would be apportioned to the United States Agency for International Development and $2.4 billion would go to the Department of Health and Human Services.
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FEMA announces training classes for EMI's Basic Academy and Master Trainer Program in Emergency Management
IAEM
FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI), located on the campus of the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland, recently announced training classes for the Basic Academy and Master Trainer programs in emergency management. The National Emergency Management Basic Academy (Basic Academy) is the entry point for individuals pursuing a career in emergency management and will provide a foundational education in emergency management. EMI will continue to offer its Master Trainer Program (MTP) in 2015. At the heart of any comprehensive training program are the trainers who design, teach, and evaluate the many training programs that provide basic entry level skills and advanced technical skill specializations. MTP is designed to develop a cadre of training professionals capable of performing all training functions from analyzing training needs to the design, development, delivery, evaluation and management of training activities with the goal of achieving excellence through training.
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IAEM-USA NEWS


IAEM-USA announces new partnership with LegalShield
IAEM
IAEM-USA is pleased to announce a new partnership with LegalShield. LegalShield has been operating in the United States for more than 40 years, providing affordable access to legal protection for 3 million+ people in North America utilizing respected law firms across the nation. An IAEM-USA LegalShield website is now live. For every sale generated through this portal, IAEM-USA will receive an immediate commission and ongoing commissions for any plans that continue for more than 12 months. IAEM members, family, friends and colleagues are all welcome to sign up for individual legal protection plans through this website — while at the same time, revenue will be generated for IAEM and will help the Board achieve its goal to freeze membership dues at their current level. Plans are available as low as $20 monthly. Contact John Saunders, IAEM’s 2013 Global Business Director and IAEM-Canada Past President, who is our liaison with LegalShield and will answer any questions you may have about available plans.
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Please help IAEM Children in Disasters Caucus gather information
IAEM
The IAEM Children in Disasters Caucus needs your help. We are working on several projects to improve preparedness and response for children in disasters in the United States, and we need information and ideas from across the United States. Please share 10 to 15 minutes of your time to take our survey and give us ideas and information on the following projects: preparedness training and efforts for children; relocation issues for children affected by disasters; management of known sex offenders during disasters; protocols for children stranded at school after a disaster; the need for a national dialogue between emergency management and childcare providers/schools; foster care surge capacity plans and resources; and courses and training for emergency managers on children in disasters. Thank you in advance for your help!
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Have you voted for 2014-2015 IAEM-USA Council officers?
IAEM
With two weeks left in the nine-week voting period for IAEM-USA Council officers (second vice president and secretary), 645 members have voted. While this is a record number, as the previous record vote was 574 votes cast in the 2013 election, it only represents 9.1 percent of eligible voters. If you haven't voted yet, you are encouraged to participate in selecting the leadership of the USA Council before voting ends on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. Go to the online voting area today, review the candidate statements, and vote for IAEM-USA second vice president and secretary. IAEM-USA Individual, Affiliate, and Life members are eligible to vote. Make your choice and vote online for 2014-2015 USA Council officers. While you’re online, you also can learn about and vote on the proposed IAEM-USA Council bylaws amendments here.
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EM RESOURCES


Emergency Management Canada premiere issue has been released
IAEM
Emergency Management Canada is a new online publication that focuses on the fields of emergency management, disaster recovery, business continuity, risk management, and crisis communications in Canada. As a digital supplement to Canadian Security magazine, each of EMC's quarterly issues will cover the news, products, trends and issues that impact emergency management and business continuity professionals throughout Canada. See the premiere issue here.
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FEMA publishes fact sheet on scope of assistance in response to potential infectious disease declaration
IAEM
FEMA has published an infectious diseases fact sheet, which describes the scope of assistance that may be provided under a Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended (Stafford Act) in response to a potential infectious disease declaration. Any action taken by DHS, including FEMA, in response to an infectious disease event will be in coordination with other agencies that have a primary role in these incidents, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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View and download the IAEM Webinar: Climate Change and Emergency Management, held Sept. 8, 2014
IAEM
Sponsored by the IAEM-USA Ad Hoc Climate Change & Weather Committee, this webinar reviewed current information around changes in weather patterns and what, if anything emergency management can do to mitigate impacts, get involved in the climate change conversation, and plan for the future of their own local agency. Noël Kepler shared resources, reviewed scientific data, and helped interpret possible opportunities for emergency managers. Download and view the webinar recording and presentation.
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View and download the National Weather Service webinar, NWSChat 101 for Emergency Managers, held Oct. 28, 2014
IAEM
NWSChat is an instant messaging system that allows the National Weather Service to share critical weather information with the emergency managers and other partners. With immediate and direct access to NWS during significant weather events, you can get clarification and information to assist you in your operations, and get your local information quickly and easily to your local NWS office. This webinar will introduce you to the basics of NWSChat, from requesting an account to using it in your daily operations. The webinar will also serve as a refresher for those who already have an account. Download and view the webinar recording and presentation.
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November is Critical Infrastructure Security & Resilience Month; DHS toolkit now available
IAEM
As November is Critical Infrastructure Security & Resilience Month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has made a toolkit available with ideas and information you can use to help spread the word about the importance of infrastructure resiliency. The toolkit contains ideas on how to engage public and private partners, frequently asked questions, and social media resources. In addition, the toolkit provides templates for written documents such as a press release, blog, newsletter articles and proclamations. Download the toolkit here.
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CEM® UPDATE


Recertification requirements revised beginning Jan. 1, 2015
IAEM
There will be revised requirements for recertification beginning Jan. 1, 2015 that reward CEM®s and AEM℠s who maintain their certification. These changes were designed to streamline the recertification process as well as make the recertification process more relevant to a certified professional's progress in the emergency management field. As individuals maintain the certification, the training requirements decrease while the professional contribution requirements increase. Visit the IAEM website to see a breakdown of the new requirements by recertification year.
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NEW INSIGHTS


Quick FCC fix to 911 could save lives
The Hill
Years of movies and TV dramas have convinced most of us that the locations from which cellphone calls to 911 are made are easily tracked. We have confidence that in an emergency, with today's technology, first responders will be able to quickly find us in a time of need. But it's just not so.
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Ebola travel bans buy only time, not safety
Bloomberg Businessweek
Recently, Canada stopped issuing visas to travelers from the three West African countries battling Ebola, echoing a decision Australia made days earlier. The new policies are the biggest travel restrictions yet from wealthy countries. They are intended to keep the virus from spreading, and they probably won't work.
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EM CALENDAR


Webinar on multi-agency task forces for preparedness and response set for Nov. 12
IAEM
The latest in a series of webinars from the National Mass Care Strategy Webinar Series is a Nov. 12 webinar on "How Tasks Forces Strengthen Mass Care Preparedness and Response." The webinar will take place 3:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern time, and you can join the webinar here. Multi-agency task forces have become an important resource for effective preparedness and response during times of disaster. This NMCS webinar will discuss the evolution of such task forces and their use in various operations, including a disaster incident, a mass care exercise, and a national community event. Presenters will include: Bob Brand, FEMA; Johnny Hatten, State of Maryland; Ed Haen, Alaska Fire Service; Peggy Mott, FEMA; Jenni Ragland, The Salvation Army, Alaska; and Pam Spring, State of Maryland. The National Mass Care Strategy: A Road Map for National Mass Care Service Delivery System, released in 2012, was developed to provide a unified approach to the delivery of mass care services by establishing common goals, fostering inclusive collaborative planning and identifying resource needs to build the national mass care capacity engaging the whole community. One method by which the strategy is implemented is through a webinar series. Learn more here.
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AROUND THE WORLD


Weakened Typhoon Nuri in the Pacific may affect US, Canada weather systems
International Business Times
Typhoon Nuri that has seen to weakened from a super typhoon status since Monday, has been forecast to affect the weather system in the United States and Canada in the coming days.
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Incredible early-season snow slams the Southeast, impacts felt across eastern US
The Washington Post
Snow to start November in South Carolina? Basically unheard of. Until now. The snow is not just the mountains either. An extremely unusual cold pocket of air has brought record early-season snow to low-elevation spots like Columbia, South Carolina. In the Smoky Mountains, and surrounding parts of the Appalachians, measurements well past one foot have been recorded.
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Report: Cyclone Hudhud wreaks $11B of destruction across multiple Indian states
CNNMoney
Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center of excellence at Aon Benfield, released the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during October 2014. Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc.
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Analysis on devastating landslides in Haldumulla, Koslanda Areas
Daily Mirror
Wide coverage was given in the local and foreign news and electronic media on the recent landslides, resulting in the loss of innocent lives and serious damage to property, including estate dwellings. It is reported that at least 250 people including children have been buried alive and another 150 have not been accounted for as yet.
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Ebola rates accelerate in Sierra Leone
Time
The number of people infected with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone each day is nine times higher than it was two months ago, according to new data. The rate appears to be accelerating particularly in the rural areas surrounding the capital Freetown. Compared with an average of 1.3 Ebola cases a day at the start of September, there were 12 new cases a day in late October, says the Africa Governance Initiative, an organization set up by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
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Officials: Number of new Ebola cases in West Africa declining
Voice of America
The good news from West Africa began trickling in last week. The Ebola coordinator at the Guinean Health Ministry said in Paris that the numbers of new cases are declining in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Guinean Health Ministry official Aboubakar Sidiki Diakite said, "The figures are declining because the number of confirmed cases that we had in health care centers, the number also of suspected cases that we had in health care centers, these figures are starting to decline — not in a very significant way, but we realize that these figures are decreasing."
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