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1 HIED Emergency Management FEMA R1 Priorities W. Russell Webster FEMA, R1 Federal Preparedness Coordinator

2  Speaker Introduction  FEMA R1  Type of HIED EM Involvement  EM Plans  EM Academics  Student Involvement  Network + Partnerships Introduction

3 FEMA, R1 HIED Outreach SAFETY PLAN Creating Emergency Management Certificate and Degree Programs Networking on EM Principals with other Schools and Business Partners Regionally Developing And Expanding Campus Safety Plans Providing Emergency Related Community Service Programs for Students

4 Schools Currently Engaged: HIED Institution NameState Boston UniversityMA Brown UniversityRI Clark UniversityMA Community College of RIRI Daniel Webster CollegeNH Goodwin CollegeCT Lyndon State CollegeVT Massachusetts Maritime AcademyMA Naval War CollegeRI Providence CollegeRI Rivier CollegeNH HIED Institution NameState United States Coast Guard AcademyCT University of ConnecticutCT University of Mass: BostonMA University of Mass: Medical SchoolMA University of Rhode IslandRI Wentworth Institute of TechnologyMA York Community CollegeME

5 EM Plans: Why Be Prepared? School Shootings i.e. Virginia Tech Natural Disasters

6 Emergency Plans Library of Resources Network of School EM planners IS courses and other training State EOC tours and collaboration General Support

7 EM Academics “ Over the four years we have seen our EM ” [185 declared majors] (Dr. David McEntire, University of North Texas, March 2004) “ Over the past four years we have seen our EM student population nearly double” [185 declared majors] (Dr. David McEntire, University of North Texas, March 2004) “ One of our problems is that some of our graduate – by merely being enrolled in the Crisis and Emergency Management Program.” (Greg Shaw, George Washington University, July 1999) “ One of our problems is that some of our graduate students are being hired out from under us – by merely being enrolled in the Crisis and Emergency Management Program.” (Greg Shaw, George Washington University, July 1999) Top 20 List of Growing Professions in U.S. (Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2004)

8 Higher Ed: Map of EM Programs KEY: BS= Bachelor of Science Cert.= Undergraduate Certificate Program GCert.= Graduate Certificate Program E = Emergency EM= Emergency Management HS= Homeland Security MA= Masters Hartford Post University- HS Cert. Capital Community College- EM Cert. Westfield State University- HS Cert. Boston University- MA E + Org Continuity Mgmt, GCert. Managing Disasters and Complex Humanitarian Emergencies Mass. Maritime Academy- BS in EM Curry College- Cert. Homeland Defense Tufts University- MA Humanitarian Assistance Community College of RI- EM Cert. Norwich University MA Business Continuity (COOP) Anna Maria College- EM MA, GCert. Keene State College- Safety + EM Cert. Riviera College Cert.

9 Involving Students: STEP FEMA + S- EMA sponsored Results in Emergency Kits and Communication Plans STEP in NE- 4,400 students, 100 instructors, 40 schools

10 Connections for hied students Education students teaching STEP CCRI students building website Helping to develop lesson plans and learning materials Involving Students: STEP

11 Involving Students: CERT CERT- training students on basic disaster response skills C-CERT applications Community CERT, Senior CERT, etc

12 C- CERT Roles Assisting with campus evacuations Crowd/traffic management at special events Assist public safety with searches, rehab or emergency response Assist at mass care clinics, shelters, EOCs Participate in drills, exercises, conferences

13 Connecting to EM Community Public and Private Partners Student Internships in EM Being Valued Partner for larger community disasters- ie- offering facilities or student work force to disaster operations in the city

14 Resources : Region 1

15 Questions? W. Russ Webster


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