Beginning March 5, 2015, McKinley County Administrative hours will expand to 7am to 6pm Monday through Thursday. Please see PDF press release for details.
From Lanita Lloyd, President, International Association of Emergency Managers, US Council
IAEM-USA is conducting our tenth annual survey seeking information from US local government and tribal emergency management offices about Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) funding. We need your help!
We are again conducting a joint effort with the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA). NEMA is using a separate survey monkey for state directors to report on state activities. IAEM is seeking input from local and tribal jurisdictions. NEMA will analyze the state data, and IAEM-USA will analyze the local and tribal data. Once the data has been compiled, IAEM and NEMA will write a joint report to be distributed to key policy makers on Capitol Hill and within the Trump Administration.
We’ve made significant progress in recent years educating Members of Congress on the importance of building and maintaining strong emergency management programs at the local level, as well as the role of funding, particularly EMPG funding, in building such programs. We are pleased the House and Senate both appropriated $350 million for FY2017, but we face much uncertainty in the coming years and will need to be prepared to defend and maintain the current appropriation for EMPG. We will also need to be ready with ironclad data to make a case for a long over-due funding increase for EMPG.
The narrative questions at the end of the survey are of particular importance. There are many new Members of Congress and new staff this year, and we need to educate them on the value of EMPG. If you have examples of how EMPG was directly related to an emergency response or EM program activity, we would like to cite those in our effort to “paint the picture” on the importance of EMPG.
The survey is available HERE.
Please, complete the survey by COB on January 23. Should you need to exit the survey prior to completing it, you can return to your survey from the same computer any time by 6:00p ET on January 23 to finish by following the link provided above.
If you have any technical problems or questions with the survey, please contact Zoe Renfro at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for helping us in this important effort.
We have until January 15th to meet the minimum number for this class; still need 15 more.
2/15/2017 - 2/15/2017 AWR-136 Essentials of Community Cybersecurity https://www.preparingnewmexico.org/DeliveryDetails.aspx?classid=31c52528-9cd9-494b-9075-ed7ac322b2a1
2/16/2017 - 2/16/2017 AWR-135 Promoting Community Cyber Security https://www.preparingnewmexico.org/DeliveryDetails.aspx?classid=6524fad7-d93a-4f4d-81e3-3d67725c284d
…and the food you eat is always safe, isn’t it?
Until that one time that someone has tampered with it, or it has not been handled properly, or transported properly, or not maintained at a proper temperature and you and 100+ people in your community are sick… the hospital is full and needing more ventilators because some folks are having difficulty breathing…
If it happens in your community, and your local emergency operations center needs to open, as well as the state emergency operations center, how will it work? Are you ready?
Plan to attend “Managing Food Emergencies: Strategies for a Community Response” on February 8-9 at Roadrunner Food Bank in Albuquerque.
This course will cover food emergency topics:
· Emergency Operations Center Activation
· Information Gathering – Surveillance and Triggers
· Defining Response Actions
· Communication and Coordination
· Transitioning to Recovery
· After-Action Reviews and Lessons Learned
Register now at https://www.preparingnewmexico.org/. Space is limited…
Please share with anyone that might appreciate this class and that should be a part of the larger discussion of preparing New Mexico for a food emergency!
Kelly J. Hamilton
Director, Office of Agriculture Biosecurity
Co-Director, Southwest Border Food Protection and Emergency Preparedness Center
Bernalillo County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Sports and Special Event Evacuation Training and Exercise
The Sport and Special Event Evacuation Training and Exercise Course will prepare sport venue managers to enhance evacuation planning capabilities and assist emergency responders in implementing flexible and scalable evacuation activities.
The highly-innovative course builds multi-agency collaboration by delivering critical evacuation planning information utilizing TOP Venue, a computerized modeling simulation and visualization training system. Participants will have the opportunity to conduct evacuation analysis of a sport venue under a wide range of conditions. Course will include plans and policies specific to respective sport venues. This course is applicable to all sport venues, regardless of venue capacity.
5/16/2017 08:00 – 17:00
5/17/2017 08:00 – 17:00
Bernalillo County OEM Atrium
6840 2nd Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Point of Contact:
Athletic Departments, Operators of Large Areas/Venues, Public Safety (Fire/HazMat services, Emergency Management, Emergency medical services, Law enforcement at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels), Outsourced security representatives and Emergency Planners
Must have FEMA Student Identification Number (SID)
Participants can register for the course at the link below:
http://bit.ly/2gqmydj or at https://www.ncs4.com/evactraining.
This course is part of a Sports and Special Event Management Series that will be coming to the Albuquerque Metro Area over the next year. These classes included AWR-167 (Sport Event Risk Management), MGT-404 (Sports and Special Events Incident Management) and MGT-440 (Enhanced Sports and Special Events Incident Management).
Downloadable flyer below:
Please find the 2017 W-9 attached with the Socorro address for those that needed an updated W-9 to pay their membership dues.
We are 2 weeks out from our next meeting, please find the agenda for our meeting attached. It will begin at 10:30 am, October 13, and will be at Village Pizza, 4266 Corrales Road, Corrales, NM 87048
If you are planning to attend please RSVP to email@example.com so we can give an accurate headcount for the food. Thank you to those that have already RSVP'd!!
Don't forget, we NEED you to nominate one or more people for the positions of Vice-President and Treasurer for our Association. Please send your nomination to
JP Kenmore, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Lorenzo Velasquez, email@example.com.
The nominations need to be in before this meeting and remember that whomever is nominated will be asked, by JP or Lorenzo, if they would like to accept the nomination. Only those that accept the nomination will be placed on the January ballot. If needed we will accept nominations from the floor, but again whomever is nominated must be present to accept the nomination.
Also, the 2017 Invoice is now on the website as well. http://www.nmema.org/membership.html
via Lisa Hecker at NMPED....
AWR-148 - Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents – Partnering Rural Law Enforcement and the Local School Systems in Farmington (10/25/16) and Ruidoso (10/27/16). More information and registration is available through www.PreparingNewMexico.org or the links below.
Intended audience for this course is: Education, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Service, Fire Service, Government Administration, Law Enforcement, Public Safety Communications, Public Works.
This class will likely also be offered in Silver City in Nov./Dec. (Details forthcoming).