KYEM Applicant Agent Certification
Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9.
The Kentucky Fire Commision will be handing registration. Online Registration: http://www.sfrtarea3.org/Events/2013/2013SFS/84thSFSapplication.pdf (120KB)
About the KYEM Applicant Agent Course:
The Kentucky Emergency Management Recovery Branch is proud to announce the implementation of the first Applicant Agent Certification Program in the United States. This certification will enable your designated Applicant Agent to maximize federal disaster-related funding associated with the FEMA Public Assistance Program. Certification will be awarded to those who successfully complete the Applicant Agent training.
Certified Applicant Agents will be better prepared to ensure your devastated county or city is included within a presidential disaster declaration. This course will include a wealth of information regarding Public Assistance such as disaster project management and tips on how to avoid de-obligation of federal funding on projects. Course topics will include information regarding Individual Assistance, Volunteer Coordination, 404 and 406 Hazard Mitigation, and other potential funding sources.
ASFPM’s 37th Annual National Conference
June 9 – 14, 2013, “Remembering the Past – Insuring the Future”. Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT. Link here.
2013 KSA Annual Conference
Join Kentucky Stormwater Association (KSA) for the 4th annual conference in Bowling Green, Kentucky from August 13-15, 2013. KSA’a Annual Conference always provides a great opportunity for networking with representatives from over 50 Kentucky communities, engineers, scientists and service/product vendors. To learn more about KSA, visit the website at www.kystormwater.org.
Emergency Management Institute (EMI) 2013 Schedule
FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers a diverse selection of more than 400 floodplain and emergency management courses available to Local, State, Tribal floodplain and emergency managers, Federal partners, volunteer organizations and first responders from across the country. To view this year FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute offerings click here!
E273 Managing Floodplain Development thru the NFIP
Jun 24 – 27, 2013, Sep 9 – 12, 2013
This course now requires the following online tutorials as prerequisites:
1. Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) tutorial (30 minutes)
2. Federal Insurance Studies (FIS) tutorial (40 minutes)
E194 Advanced Floodplain Management Concepts – Aug 26 – 29, 2013
1. NFIP Floodplain Rules and Regulations in Depth (1 day).
2. LOMC – Procedures for Applying and Floodplain Management Implications (1 day).
3. Roles and Responsibilities of the Local Floodplain Manager (1 day).
4. Preparing for Post-Disaster Responsibilities (1day).
E284 Advanced Floodplain Management Concepts III – July 8 – 11, 2013
1. Floodway Standards (1 day).
2. Disconnects between NFIP Regulations and Insurance (1 day).
3. Common Noncompliance Issues (½ day)
4. Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) (½ day).
5. Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage (1 day).
Advanced Floodplain Management courses may be taken in any order.
E278 NFIP/Community Rating System Jul 29 – Aug 1, 2013
The CRS program is undergoing Significant changes , the updated CRS Manual will be taught in the FY13 E278 CRS courses. Attendees of previous E278 CRS courses may want to repeat this course. Restrictions on repeat attendance at EMI and application of CEC’s to CFM requirements have been waived. The “no more than 2 attendees per community may attend at one time” restriction still applies.
E279 Retrofitting Floodprone Residential Bldgs – May 6 – 9, 2013
To Apply: Complete a FEMA Form 119-25-1, General Admissions Application with student signature and signature of supervisor or sponsoring agency official. Submit the application through the State emergency management training office who will fax it to the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) Admissions Office at (301) 447-1658. For more information, go to http://www.training.fema.gov/EMI/ or contact the EMI Admissions Office at 301-447-1035.
Selection Criteria: Local officials responsible for administering local floodplain management ordinances, including but not limited to floodplain management administrators, building inspectors, code enforcement/zoning officers, planners, city/ county managers, attorneys, engineers, and public works officials. Federal/State/regional floodplain managers also are encouraged to attend. The course is designed for those officials with limited floodplain management experience. Attendance will be limited to two participants from any State for each offering. Participants should have less than 3 years of full-time experience in the field of floodplain management.
Free Online Independent Study Courses for CECs
The COMET Program is pleased to announce the publication of three short online independent study modules relating to the impacts of climate change:
- “Climate Change and Regional Impacts”: An overview of the different effects climate change has produced in different regions of the United States. In addition, the module presents information on how climate scientists use specialized models and statistical techniques to estimate how regional climates are likely to change in the future and what those projections currently are. This course is eligible for 1 parallel CEC for CFMs.
- “Climate Change and Extreme Weather”: Discusses how a changing climate can also lead to changes in local extreme weather events. The role of natural variability is also explained, and the module discusses what changes scientists think are likely if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise. This course is eligible for 1 parallel CEC for CFMs.
- “Climate Change and Sea Level Rise”: Looks at how increasing temperatures due to climate change have affected sea level rise and what effects scientist expect in the future, given rising greenhouse gas emissions. The various mechanisms of sea level rise are discussed, as well as the tools and research used to study this topic. The module also discusses how countries and communities are preparing for future increases. This course is eligible for 1 core CEC for CFMs.
- Introduction to Climate Models”: Shows how climate models work. Because the modeling of both weather and climate share many similarities, the content throughout this module draws frequent comparisons and highlights the differences between the two. We explain not only how, but why climate models differ from weather models. To do so, we explore the difference between weather and climate, then show how models are built to simulate climate and generate the statistics that describe it. We conclude with a discussion of models are tuned and tested. This course is eligible for 1 core CEC for CFMs.
Community Rating System Program (CRS)
If you would like to know more about the Community Rating System Program (CRS), join the CRS or improve your existing CRS classification you should consider participating in the opportunities to learn how click here!
or contact Kentucky’s CRS Program Manager
Christina Groves, CFM
CRS Specialist, ISO Community Hazard Mitigation
ISO – Commercial Property
Other Training Opportunities
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Private Sector More Tools and Information
FEMA.gov includes a dedicated portal where the private sector can find resources and information covering the whole emergency management cycle. This portal also includes social media applications, such as Twitter and a widget, information on training, grants, other federal resources, and weekly tips: www.fema.gov/privatesector.