The FEMA preparedness e-brief dated April 8th highlighted a few activities that Firewise Communities may want to participate in. The first is an award for preparedness projects that were completed this year by April 10th. The Application deadline is April 10th at 11:59 EST. According to the e-brief; “These awards highlight innovative local practices and achievements by recognizing individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward making their communities safer, stronger, better prepared, and more resilient. All applications must feature program activities occurring between January 1, 2014 and April 10, 2015.”
Would you like to have a say in what FEMA’s preparedness goal is? Now is your chance. The current goal is: “A secure and resilient nation with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk.” They are looking for your ideas about what works best in your community. They said they recognize the importance of working collaboratively with communities to create a safer and more resilient nation. Please submit all ideas, comments and votes to PPD8-Engagement@fema.dhs.gov.
They will be offering 2 free webinars. On Thursday April 16th from 2-3 pm ET they are offering an upcoming webinar Easy Ways to Help Prepare Your Family for Disasters. To join the webinar go to: Adobe Connect Registration Web Link: https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/familyprep1/event/registration.html.
The second webinar is called; Resource Development Strategies for Your CERT Program. This webinar is offered on Wednesday April 22 from 3-4pm ET. To join the webinar go to: Adobe Connect Registration Web Link: https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/certrd1/event/registration.html
It is important to register in advance for both webinars. Please make sure also that your Adobe Connect connection works in advance of the webinars. Firewise Communities have effected change and educated residents effectively about their risk through the years. Good luck to Firewise communities who apply for this recognition.