We are in search of an evaluator for our upcoming HazMat EOC Table Top Exercise that we are hosting on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 10AM-2PM
at the McKinley County Emergency Operations Center (2215 Boyd Ave, Gallup, NM). We will not be able to accommodate for travel but if anyone is interested in helping us out, please let us know as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office. Thank you.
Emergency Manager, NMCEM
McKinley County Office of Emergency Management
2221 Boyd Ave / PO Box 70
Gallup, NM 87301 / Gallup, NM 87305
(505) 722-4248 office ext. 1102
(505) 722-9009 fax
(505) 906-8694 cell
G-318: Mitigation for Emergency Managers
July 25 - 26, 2017 [8:00AM – 5:00PM]
Offered by: NM DHSEM
Doña Ana County/City of Las Cruces Office of Emergency Management
1170 N. Solano, Suite O
Las Cruces, NM 88001
This 2-day workshop discusses the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 which amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act by, among other things, adding a new section, 322—Mitigation Planning. Section 322 requires local governments to prepare and adopt jurisdiction-wide hazard mitigation plans as a condition of receiving Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to “brick and mortar” mitigation projects. The Mitigation Planning Workshop for Local Governments course assists representatives of local communities or multi-jurisdictional planning areas to develop a mitigation plan that meets community needs as well as the Section 322 local government planning requirements as described in 44 CFR Section 201.6. This workshop explains each of the requirements, demonstrates how FEMA’s new Mitigation Planning How-to-Guides can be used to address each requirement, and provides opportunities to begin the planning process in group activities with representatives of the same community or planning area. This workshop is one of the required courses for the FEMA Advanced Professional Series.
This workshop is designed for local government officials, State officials, and others who are involved in the development of a local mitigation plan. Please feel free to pass this Course Announcement on to other appropriate attendees.
Register online on: https://www.preparingnewmexico.org or contact Kate Olmstead at: firstname.lastname@example.org / (575) 647-7900.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released 48 Core Capability Development Sheets to provide state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions with suggestions for how to improve their core capabilities and close capability gaps identified through the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA), the State Preparedness Report (SPR), or other capability analysis.
By working with their local jurisdictions and using the resources identified in the Core Capability Development Sheets, states may be able to improve their self-assessed proficiency ratings, which are reported annually in the SPR.
The National Preparedness Goal identifies activities, called core capabilities, needed by all jurisdictions to be fully prepared to prevent, protect, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from all hazards, and to be able to implement the National Preparedness System.
Each Core Capability Development Sheet provides the core capability definition and tasks, relevant trainings, example capability targets, typed resources, critical planning partners, validation techniques, and additional organizations that support the development of the specific core capability.
The FEMA Core Capability Development Sheets for all mission areas are attached for your review.
To provide comments and feedback, email: FEMA-TARequest@fema.dhs.gov.
Thank you for your continued support. Together, we make the nation more secure and resilient.
The following two classes are being offered in Gallup New Mexico.
If you are interested in being an controller or evaluator for DHSEM exercises or want to learn more about the controller/evaluator processes, we have new courses available for you! These courses are 4 hour courses that reflect HSEEP training and provide in-depth understanding of both the controller and evaluator position and function during exercises.
NM 109 Controller Training – Monday, July 17, 2017 0800-1200
NM 108 Evaluator Training - Tuesday, July 18, 2017 0800-1200
Courses are on www.preparingnewmexico.org. Please register if you wish to attend. Course preference will be given to those who will be filling the controller/evaluator role for Vigilant Guard.
DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop
July 19, 2017 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Event Center
9401 Balloon Museum Drive, Albuquerque, NM 87113
Registration Link: https://www.govevents.com/details/23947/dhs-active-shooter-preparedness-workshop--albuquerque-nm/
THIS IS NOT A TACTICAL TRAINING COURSE
Given today's ever-changing threat environment, preparing for and training employees to cope with active threats and workplace violence should be a key piece of an organization's emergency action plan.
A Unique Training Opportunity
The Bernalillo County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the National Protection and Programs Directorate Office of Infrastructure Protection is hosting a one-day Security Workshop to enhance awareness of, and response to, an active shooter event:
The event will also describe how to incorporate key elements of successful incident management into planning efforts including:
This event is open to:
Registration (Begins at 7:30 A.M.)
8:30 A.M. Opening Remarks and Welcome
8:45 A.M. Guest Speaker
9:00 A.M Module 1
10:00 A.M. Module 2
11:00 A.M. Module 3
12:00 P.M. Lunch
1:00 P.M. Module 4
2:00 P.M. Module 5
2:15 P.M. Break
3:00 P.M. Module 6
3:45 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Closing Remarks
Expected Number of Attendees
Relevant Government Agencies
DOD & Military, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, USPS, Other Federal Agencies, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, FEMA, Office of Personnel Management, National Institutes of Health
Effective June 26, Luna County’s administrative offices will move to a 4-day week forecasting utility cost savings of 13% and, based on studies of other counties, a 15-20% increase in employee productivity. Under the new schedule, employees will work 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with a half hour for lunch, Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, offices would close except for the Sheriff’s Department, the county detention center, and the county-owned Starmax Center.
Our next Executive Board meeting is on June 8, 2017. The agenda can be found on our Meetings page.
We had sent out earlier, but this meeting will be held at the Hillcrest Restaurant, 1106 Grand Avenue, in Las Vegas, New Mexico beginning at 11:00am.
If you are planning to attend please RSVP to Seth so that we can ensure we have the correct headcount for the facility. Thank you to those that have already replied with their RSVP.
From Wendy Blackwell, State Hazard Mitigation Officer:
Hello to the Emergency Management Community –
We wanted to let you know that Congress approved the Pre-disaster Mitigation Program at $100 million. Congress also approved $178 million for the Flood Mitigation Program and mapping. Both awards are part of the federal fiscal year 2017 budget.
We do not yet have any details on the Notice of Funding Opportunity release date, priorities, application due dates, etc. We also do not yet know the amount of the specific Pre-disaster Mitigation set-aside for New Mexico. When we have more information, we will let you know.
In the meanwhile, please consider application for mitigation plan creation and up-dates. In New Mexico, mitigation planning is the highest priority for the Pre-disaster Mitigation funding. Attached is the DHSEM Mitigation Program Notice of Interest. Please fill-out and submit (scan is acceptable) as the first step in the application process.
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