FEMA Webinar on Integrating Drills and Exercises into Overall School Emergency Management Planning

On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, the Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS), formerly known as the Office of Safe and Healthy Students within the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and its REMS TA Center will host a Webinar on the topic of integrating drills and exercises into overall school emergency management planning with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Exercise Division (NED). Jennifer Lynch, an Emergency Management Specialist within the Exercise Doctrine and Technology Integration Section of FEMA’s NED, will join the Webinar to provide an overview of the NED and a description of general resources and tools available to support education agencies with planning for and executing drills as a part of overall emergency operations plan development. This event will also feature a dedicated 15-minute Q&A session during which presenters will field questions from participants. To join the meeting, register here:http://remstacenter.org/webinars/WebinarRegistration.aspx?WebinarID=3097Presenters:Madeline Sullivan, OSSS, ED; Jennifer Lynch, Exercise Doctrine and Technology Integration Section, NED, FEMA; and Janelle W. Hughes and Alix Stayton, REMS TA Center. Join Us for a Live Web Chat Following the Event! The Webinar will be followed by a live Web Chat with the presenters on the REMS TA Center’s Community of Practice (CoP) from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET.

  • Already a CoP Member? If you wish to participate in the Web Chat, you will be automatically redirected to the CoP following the Q&A session.
  • Not a CoP Member? We invite you to join our growing community of more than 1,500 practitioners to collaborate on special projects, share news and resources, and learn from the experiences of others in the field! Please click here to create an account in advance of the event.
  • Have Web Chat questions to send us now? Email info@remstacenter.org under the subject line August 14 Webinar: Questions for Web Chat and we’ll keep them on stand-by for the Web Chat. You can also send us Web Chat questions in advance by tagging @remstacenter on Twitter and using the hashtag #PrepareAthonForSchools.

Spread the Word on Social Media Help us help the field by sharing the following post via your social networks. You can also share a link to our Webinars page by using any of the social media share links available on our Website header. Join the #PreparathonforSchools Webinar on 8/14 from 2-3 p.m. ET on integrating drills and exercises into overall school emergency management planning with the @FEMA National Exercise Division. Questions About the Webinar, Web Chat or CoP? Contact the REMS TA Center Help Desk at 1-855-781-REMS [7367] or info@remstacenter.org between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Follow #REMSChatWithanExpert on Twitter to participate in our summer-long Web chat series!

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