Wednesday, November 10, 2010

FEMA Training and Exercise plan 2010-2014 and FEMA's plea for volunteers

Notice where it's being held and check out with your state officials who will be involved (Governor, Mayor, Sheriff) and any other info you can get.  Participate in your state if you want to.

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National Level Exercise NLE 2011 Private Sector Participation

National Level Exercise NLE 2011 will be an operations-based exercise centered on the scenario of a catastrophic earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, encompassing four FEMA Regions (IV, V, VI and VII below) and eight Central U.S. Earthquake States: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. NLE 2011 will exercise initial incident response and recovery capabilities, to test and validate existing plans, policies and procedures to include the New Madrid Catastrophic Plan (currently under development).  NLE 2011 will be conducted in May 2011.   If you have any questions regarding NLE 2011 please contact us at Private.SectorNLE@dhs.gov.

Region IV

Serving the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee

Region V

Serving IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI

Region VI

Serving AR, LA, NM, OK, TX

Region VII

Serving IA, KS, MO, NE

Strategic Foresight Initiative

The goal of this Strategic Foresight Initiative is to engage the emergency management community in exploring issues, trends and other factors that could impact the future of emergency management and to expand the community's strategic planning for the future. Additional information is available at www.fema.gov/about/programs/oppa/strategic_foresight_initiative.shtm.

 
FEMA Regions:

Region I

Serving CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT

Region II

Serving New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

Region III

Serving DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV

Region IV

Serving the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee

Region V

Serving IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI

Region VI

Serving AR, LA, NM, OK, TX

Region VII

Serving IA, KS, MO, NE

Region VIII

Serving CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY

Region IX

Serving AZ, CA, GUAM, HI, NV, CNMI, RMI, FSM, American Samoa

Region X

Supporting the citizens and first responders of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington

 

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