Presentation on theme: "National Preparedness Division"— Presentation transcript:
1 National Preparedness Division DHS / FEMA Region IRuss WebsterFederal Preparedness Coordinator
2 FEMA outreach to HIEDs in New England Emergency Managementfor Higher Education InstitutionsFEMA outreach to HIEDs in New EnglandConnecting to other HIEDs & Private sectorEM Academic ProgramsCampusEmergencyPlansStudent Tools forEmergency PlanningSTEPInternships
3 FEMA Region1 HiEd Initiatives Emergency Managementfor Higher Education InstitutionsFEMA Region1 HiEd InitiativesHiEd Center of Excellence ProgramGrants/Resource OpportunitiesAnnual HiEd ConferenceQuarterly WebinarsIntegration w/local, county, state EM-HLS hierarchyIntegration of programs (PS, CERT, STEP, etc)Standardize EM plans on/around campusesInternships & employment opportunitiesInvolvement with the greater communityCampus CERTTechnical support (Volunteers, engineering, GIS, etc.)College Exemplars/SMEs/fed CoEs
4 Case Study/URI Requested assistance with SEMPs Emergency Managementfor Higher Education InstitutionsCase Study/URIRequested assistance with SEMPsCompetitive Training Grant Program (CTGP) RecipientStrong Leadership as recommended by RIEMAStandard brief yields added concerns and emphasis areas (LEO relations, VT scenario, student mental health assessments)
5 URI Results Pursuing FEMA Emergency Management Curricula for Higher Education InstitutionsURI ResultsPursuing FEMA Emergency Management CurriculaCross-connect to UCONN SEMP exemplar (previous CTGP recipient)Possible C-CERT via MSU CTGPReferral to Purdue for mental health formsCoordinated with TSA for November 2009 URI to host state-wide behavioral detection trainingReferral to UCONN DOE EMHE recipientEMI’s L363 at all 6 states over next 2 yearsPursuing CoE Status
6 Case Study/MMA Longest-tenured EM program in New England Emergency Managementfor Higher Education InstitutionsCase Study/MMALongest-tenured EM program in New EnglandSolid campus emergency management plansConcern for EM students’ motivation due employment issuesInterest in STEPSummer Camp Program opportunities
7 Results/MMA Coordination for STEP taught by cadets in nearby schools Emergency Managementfor Higher Education InstitutionsResults/MMACoordination for STEP taught by cadets in nearby schoolsCo-development of summer preparedness program for camp studentsNEDRIX internship opportunitiesFEMA non-voting federal liaison
8 HiEd Outreach 2009 - 2010 50 + schools engaged Emergency Managementfor Higher Education InstitutionsHiEd OutreachPrior20 schools engaged1 school as active partnerOutreach mainly based on EMI academic frame with safety planning50 + schools engaged4 schools are active partnersOutreach multifaceted, and based on input from HIED needsOur outreach for HiEd has increased exponentially. From 2008 and prior, our outreach and involvement w/HiEd entities was minimal compared to our involvement, outreach, and activities. I would say at this point, we are a full partner in preparing our HiEd communities for all-hazards.
9 Events and Conferences Emergency Managementfor Higher Education InstitutionsEvents and ConferencesRegion I Second Annual HiEd ConferenceQuarterly Webinar SeriesL-363: Multi-hazard Emergency Management for Higher Education Course
10 Despite original goal of being in 6 schools… Pilot YEARDespite original goal of being in 6 schools…40 + schools, 2 scout programs4,400 students100 + instructors
11 Despite original goal of being in 2.5 % of schools… Current School YearDespite original goal of being in 2.5 % of schools…20,000 students signed up300 + schools22% of New England's 4th/5th gradersDespite original goal of being in 2.5 % of schools in 2009/10, over 20,000 students will receive STEP, which is more than 300 schools and over 22 percent of Region I’s 4/5th graders.
12 HiEd CoE; A Look Back & Road Ahead Emergency Managementfor Higher Education InstitutionsHiEd CoE; A Look Back & Road AheadFollow-up to 2nd Annual HiEd Conf, York County CC (Presidents/Chancellors’ course)“Anchor” schools est. RI, MA (URI, MMA); NH & VT?Fed sponsored college/university info quarterly webinars (NWS-NOAA, NCS4, LLIS, S&T, CHDS, CoEs, Grants, EMI, USDOE Campus Attacks)Coordination w fed agencies interacting with collegesJoint IAEM UCC/FEMA Region I PlanningFEB 2010: L363 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for HiEd Institutions at URI (replicate)June 7-9 EMI HiEd Conference PresentationWe are working follow-up items and issues from the output of the HiEd Conference at York CCC.Anchor schools have been established at URI and MMA.We just had our first information webinars to discuss issues, exchange ideas, provide information and training on HiEd issues related to emergency preparedness.Region I will host the first L363 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for HiEd Institutions in New England. URI will host the event.
13 Emergency Managementfor Higher Education InstitutionsWithin Five YearsWorking w the states, Change New England’s Preparedness Culture markedlyEnhance individual preparedness thru integrated educational programsConnect age groups through EM/HLS educational programsProvide alternative EM educational programs for high school, Outward Bound, ScoutsEnhance EM/HLS knowledge base thru HiEd “network”; connecting them with their EM communities, exemplars, fed centers of excellence & others
14 QUESTIONS? FEMA Region I Federal Preparedness Coordinator W. Russ Webster