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Updated National Infrastructure Protection Plan released
The updated National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP 2013): Partnering for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience is now available. NIPP 2013 builds on the effective practices used by the sectors over the past several years. It provides the foundation to strengthen partnership structures, enhance risk management efforts, and motivate participation through a call to action that will help implement and achieve the national objectives describes in Presidential Policy Directive 21: Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. Download NIPP and its supplements.
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FEMA's disaster app
Emergency Management
The vendor supporting FEMA's mobile solutions announced a new feature for FEMA's mobile resources. The new version of the FEMA App allows for disaster damage reporting using crowdsourcing. It will provide for increase situational awareness for FEMA in knowing where assistance is most needed. This allows citizens using the app to take pictures and have them geocoded to an interactive map.
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Disaster impacts to businesses
Boston University
The threat of a hurricane or a mudslide or even a nuclear disaster is more real than many people may realize. In the event that the worst case scenario comes to life, will your organization be able to weather the storm? One in four cannot and will never re-open their doors after closing them in an emergency situation.
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Back from the holidays — IAEM Call for Speakers is open!
The Theme for the 62nd IAEM Annual Conference is Emergency Management: Navigating the New Normal. Review the Speaker Guidance for all the requirements and submit your presentation today. The IAEM 62nd Annual Conference & EMEX will be held in San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 14 -19, 2014.
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Author and educator Brenda Phillips to speak at IAEM 62nd Annual Conference & EMEX
Plan now to be in San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 14-19, 2014, for the IAEM 62nd Annual Conference & EMEX. Dr. Brenda Phillips is the second of several general plenary speakers that will be announced. She is the associate dean at Ohio University in Chillicothe. Dr. Phillips co-edited Women and Disasters: From Theory to Practice with Betty Hearn Morrow and Social Vulnerability to Disasters with Deborah Thomas, Alice Fothergill and Lynn Blinn-Pike. She is the author of Disaster Recovery, and she is the lead researcher for a National Council on Disability project titled Effective Emergency Management: Making Improvements for Communities and People with Disabilities. Dr. Phillips is a graduate of Bluffton University (Ohio) and The Ohio State University. In 2013, she was inducted into the International Network of Women in Emergency Management's Hall of Fame. Dr. Phillips is a recipient of the Mary Fran Myers Award for Gender and Disaster Research and the Blanchard Award for excellence in emergency management education.
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CEM® Prep Course deadline extended
IAEM will continue to accept registrations until Jan. 9 for the CEM®/AEM℠ Prep Course and exam offering on Jan. 10, 2014 in New Orleans at the IDCE Conference. Visit the IAEM website to complete the registration and reserve your space.
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Online Application Update
In early January 2014, the online CEM®/AEM℠ recertification application will go live. This is the first step in going online with all applications. Visit the Certification section of the website and look under "News" for updates. Contact Kate McClimans with questions.
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  Viking Satcom's Quick-Deploy Antenna Systems

Be Prepared for any Disaster with Viking Satcom’s Quick-Deploy Antenna Systems. Viking Satcom offers Mobile Auto-point and Quick-Deploy Antenna Systems for a variety of Transmit Receive applications. Whether it is for Internet access when out of network, telephone contact during a disaster, or Inclined Orbit applications, Viking Satcom can assist.


Oceania, Asia and Europa candidates may use PDF applications
Until the launch of the online application for all candidates, the USA Board approved a policy change to allow Oceania, Asia and Europa candidates the ability to submit CEM®/AEM℠ original applications in one PDF document via email to IAEM HQ instead of as a hard copy application. Applications may be emailed to Kate McClimans.
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First credential review scheduled for 2014
The first USA CEM® Commission credential review meeting will be Feb. 20-23, 2014. The deadline to submit applications to IAEM Headquarters is Jan. 30, 2014. The Oceania-Asia CEM® Commission will follow a similar time frame with applications due at IAEM HQ by Jan. 30, 2014. The second and final meeting in 2014 is scheduled for early September. Candidates are encouraged to plan accordingly.
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What innovative ways have you communicated with your communities this year? Share them and be recognized for your good work — Jan. 10 deadline
Your colleagues have already read this and started sending in their products. What has your federal, military, state regional, county, municipal or other governmental entity produced this year as a communication project? Have you done something innovative in your community to reach out? Now is the time to be recognized for the communications you are doing. The National Association of Government Communicators has issued their Call for Entries in the Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition. Enter as many categories as your choose — the number of opportunities to share your best work, innovation, creativity and use of technology may surprise you. There are more than 40 categories with a vast range of opportunities for you to showcase your work. A few of the categories are: publications, media relations, photography, graphic design, video, electronic communications, social media, and branding/rebranding. The deadline is Jan. 10, 2014. Learn more on the NAGC website.
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National Emergency Management Executive Academy application deadline extended
The application deadline for the next Executive Academy has been extended. Information on the program is available in the Training Bulletin along with details on how to apply. Application Packages should be submitted through the normal channels as described on the FEMA training website and must be received by the Admissions Office no later than Jan. 10, 2014.
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Health care preparedness funding: Are we inviting disaster?
Health Affairs
Disasters always make the big headlines. The risks are ever present. And when something big and bad occurs, we are sure to hear about it. But there is a headline that you haven't seen plastered atop the front pages of newspapers, or on the scroll that occupies the bottom of your television screens. Decreasing emergency preparedness funding is every bit a looming disaster as those noted above and very well may impact the manner and degree to which we are able to respond to such events.
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Should we rebuild cities after disasters?
Popular Mechanics
We need to learn what we did wrong in the first place and then address truly tough questions: Should we rebuild New Orleans post-Katrina, knowing that another Category 5 hurricane there is inevitable? Should we be living on active earthquake faults, knowing that another magnitude 9 is inevitable, or on coastlines prone to hurricanes or tsunamis? In our world, the answer is unlikely to be no. So, if we are going to live there anyway, then we need to know why we suffered and see what we can do to remediate it.
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The Must-Have Survival Food

Chef 5 Minute Meals” has consistently been a first responder in natural disaster relief efforts including Hurricanes Sandy and Isaac. As of January 2013 they have launched an aggressive ad campaign to help draw awareness to the importance of natural disaster preparedness. Chef 5 Minute Meals are Self-Heating, Shelf-Stable and have up to a 5-Year Shelf Life. Visit us at IAEM/EMEX 2013 at Booth #427.
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Different cultures impacting how we do emergency management
Emergency Management
The United States is becoming much more culturally diverse. Changes are happening across the board in race, language, religion. How we functioned in the past will not likely work as well in the future. Telling people to adapt to our culture and way of doing things won't make us very effective emergency managers.
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California tests natural disaster early warning system
BBC News
An early warning system for earthquakes, tsunamis and floods is being trialled in the US. Scientists are using GPS technology and other sensors to detect the impending threat of natural disasters. The network is installed in Southern California and has already helped scientists to alert emergency services to the risk of flash floods. Yehuda Bock from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography said: "This can help to mitigate threats to public safety."
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China: Natural disasters cause economic losses of $98 billion in 2013
Business Insurance
Natural disasters in China have caused economic losses of up to 592.96 billion Chinese yuan ($97.8 billion) and killed 1,181 people as of Dec. 13, 2013, the country's Ministry of Civil Affairs said in a report. In response to the various disasters during the year, 49 warning or emergency responses were issued by the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National Committee for Disaster Reduction, Xinhua reported.
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Multiple victims hospitalized after powerful explosion rips through Minnesota building
The Associated Press via The Huffington Post
More than a dozen people are hospitalized following a massive building explosion in Minnesota. The blast was reported at 514 Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis. According to KARE 11, the explosion and ensuing fire is causing extensive damage to the three-story building.
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Mile-long train carrying crude oil derails, explodes in North Dakota
A mile-long train carrying crude oil has derailed and exploded, triggering a "giant fireball" after colliding with another train in North Dakota. The Cass County Sheriff's Office said on Monday night that it was "strongly recommending" that residents in the town of Casselton and anyone living five miles to the south and east evacuate to shelters set up in Fargo, which is about 25 miles away. Casselton has about 2,400 residents.
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