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Early bird registration deadline extended to Sept. 10
Due to the recent holiday, we are giving a Labor Day break and extending the Early Bird Registration Deadline to Tuesday, Sept. 10. Register today and save $70! The IAEM Member full registration fee before Sept. 10 is $525 (without discount $595). The IAEM Member basic registration fee before Sept. 10 is $450 (without discount $520). The full registration fee includes a ticket to the Sunday night Welcome party at the National Automobile Museum and the Wednesday Presidential Reception/Banquet and CEM®/AEMSM Awards Program.
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September is National Preparedness Month
This September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). The USA Council of the International Association of Emergency Manager (IAEM-USA) is committed to increase preparedness throughout the United States. The event, now in its ninth year, is a nationwide, month-long effort hosted by Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, encouraging households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. One of NPM’s key messages is: be prepared in the event an emergency causes you to be self-reliant for three days without utilities and electricity, water service, access to a supermarket or local services, or maybe even without response from police, fire or rescue. Preparedness is a shared responsibility; it takes a whole community. This year’s National Preparedness Month focuses on turning awareness into action by encouraging all individuals and all communities nationwide to make an emergency preparedness plan. Preparedness information and events will be posted to
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Report finds most states lack basic disaster plans to safeguard kids in child care, schools
The Washington Post
Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, most states still don’t require four basic safety plans to protect children in school and child care from disasters, aid group Save the Children said in a report released. The group faulted 28 states and the District of Columbia for failing to require the emergency safety plans for schools and child care providers that were recommended by a national commission in the wake of Katrina. The lack of such plans could endanger children’s lives and make it harder for them to be reunited with their families, the study said.
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Does the future of emergency management lie in a high school?
Emergency Management
A new high school in New York City that integrates emergency management into core curriculum could produce the next generation of emergency managers while helping professionalize the field. On Sept. 9, about 120 ninth-graders will start their high school education in the new Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management. A nonprofit organization, Urban Assembly is a network of public schools in New York City that aims to provide students with traditional education combined with technical skills and real-world experiences.
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    EMAP will host the EMAP Training Course, October 31 – November 1 in Reno, Nevada during the post-events of the IAEM 61st Annual Conference. This training provides emergency management, preparedness, and homeland security personnel with valuable information in assisting them how to assess a jurisdiction’s program for disaster/hazard preparedness using the Emergency Management Standard by EMAP.

    EMAP Training Course description and registration
    EMAP Assessor Qualifications

Disaster management: 'Rapid response key to mitigate effects of natural disasters'
International Herald Tribune
Medical experts have stressed that rapid response during and after a disaster strikes could reduce the impact of destruction on people and the environment. It was because of the lack of preventive measure that massive destruction was caused during floods. Creating awareness among the masses is also indispensable. These factors were highlighted at a seminar, Disaster Management, organised by the Pharmacy Graduates Association (PGA) in collaboration with the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) and the Lions Club International at the PMA house.
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CEM®/AEMSM candidates: last chance to certify before the fees increase!
Effective Sept. 16, 2013, the certification fees will increase to $395 for IAEM Members and $595 for Non-IAEM members. Any interested candidate can submit payment online by Sept. 15, 2013 to lock in the lower rate. Learn more.
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New Jersey Preparatory Course offered on Oct. 7
IAEM is teaming up with the Emergency Management Summit in Atlantic City, N.J. to offer a CEM®/AEMSM Prep Course on Oct. 7. Information is available on the IAEM website. Registration deadline is Sept. 18. Contact Kate Walker McClimans with questions.
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  Chef5MM - Be Self-Reliant, Be Prepared
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.


Innovating to improve disaster response and recovery
The White House - Office of Science and Technology Policy
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) jointly challenged a group of over 80 top innovators from around the country to come up with ways to improve disaster response and recovery efforts. This diverse group of stakeholders, consisting of representatives from Zappos, Airbnb, Marriott International, the Parsons School of Design, AOL/Huffington Post’s Social Impact, The Weather Channel, Twitter,, Twilio, New York City, Google and the Red Cross, to name a few, spent an entire day at the White House collaborating on ideas for tools, products, services, programs, and apps that can assist disaster survivors and communities.
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How science has battled natural disasters
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana. The Category 3 storm flooded 80 percent of the city of New Orleans and killed at least 1,836 people in the U.S. Eight years later, residents of destroyed neighborhoods are still struggling to rebuild. As sad as it is to admit, most disaster-prone regions have had to learn from tragedy in order to improve their defenses against natural destruction. We've collected early examples such technology from the Popular Science archives.
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StormView™ Software

StormView Online is a secure access debris management tool used for debris removal and monitoring. Saving time and money, you can now eliminate the headache of paperwork and finally be able to run unlimited reports when and where you need them.
International Disaster Conference & Expo - New Orleans

IDCE unites international emergency management, homeland security and disaster industry professionals from the public and private sectors for discussions on policy and practices shaping disaster preparation, response and recovery, loss mitigation, business continuity and more. The Expo features 200 companies offering the latest equipment and technology from around the world.
Knowledge Center
The Incident Management Knowledge Center™ provides an intuitive, daily use tool to aid Emergency Managers to prepare, respond, and recover from large scale incidents, through the embedded Incident Command System.


Nigeria floods test government's disaster plans
The Guardian
Heavy rains have unleashed floods in parts of Nigeria, testing the country's emergency preparedness one year after its worst flooding in decades. Some 35,000 people have been affected, most of them in five states, according to the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha). The 2012 floods affected about 7 million people.
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Disaster Response Solutions
Disaster Response Solutions, Inc. was founded to help meet the growing needs of the emergency response community for quality, affordable mass casualty response trailers. MORE
Today, many homeland/national security stakeholders successfully deploy Esri GIS software and services to support the tasks and responsibilities for the national security and homeland security mission. MORE

Fukushima disaster: Japan to build costly subterranean ice wall to stop nuclear reactor leaks
The Huffington Post
The Japanese government announced that it will spend $470 million on a subterranean ice wall and other steps in a desperate bid to stop leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant after repeated failures by the plant's operator. The decision is widely seen as an attempt to show that the nuclear accident won't be a safety concern just days before the International Olympic Committee chooses among Tokyo, Istanbul and Madrid as the host of the 2020 Olympics.
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New disaster warning system
Japan Times
The Meteorological Agency on Aug. 30 started a system to use a “special warning” (tokubetsu keiho) designation for natural disasters that are very likely to cause heavy damage. As Mitsuhiko Hatori, director general of the agency, said, a special warning means that a life or death situation is imminent. Once such a warning is issued, the general public and local governments must think that a life-threatening situation is approaching and take necessary action — that is, evacuate quickly to minimize the possibility of disaster-related casualties.
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Tanzania government comes up with National Disaster Preparedness Plan
All Africa
"Through consultation with key stakeholders, the government has developed a national emergency preparedness and response plan that provides guidelines for coordination and response to all types of disasters and emergencies at all levels of the government," Augustino Tendwa, Prime Minister’s Officer said. In the program, it has outlined the responsibilities of stakeholders in order to identify what the relevant stakeholders' responsibilities are when emergency occurs.
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