CSU Council for Emergency Management and Homeland Security (CEMHS) was organized in 2008 to bring together an academic community of faculty and administrators eager to improve teaching and research opportunities within the critical fields of Emergency Management (EM) and Homeland Security (HS).
Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) provides information sharing opportunities, continuing education, and professional fellowship to people with environmental health and safety responsibilities in the education and research communities. Originally founded in 1954 as the Campus Safety Association, CSHEMA has a long history of service to the college, university, and research communities.
California Emergency Services Association (CESA) was founded in 1965 with the mission of preserving and protecting property through emergency preparedness and disaster mitigation. Our membership is composed of emergency managers and planners from all levels of government (city, county, state, federal, special districts), hospital/medical professionals, education representatives, public service organizations, business/industry emergency planners and other individuals interested in this field. CESA is divided into three geographic Chapters-Inland, Coastal and Southern. By joining one of the Chapters, you automatically become a member of CESA. Each chapter has regularly scheduled Board meetings and holds informational seminars and training sessions throughout the year.
Emergency Information Infrastructure Partnership is a voluntary association of organizations and individuals, seeking to enhance their effectiveness in coping with disasters and emergency situations, by exploring the opportunity for sharing information and ideas made possible by digital technology.
FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Program works with colleges and universities, emergency management professionals, and stakeholder organizations to help create an emergency management system of sustained, replicable capability and disaster loss reduction through formal education, experiential learning, practice, and experience centered on mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from the full range of natural, technological and intentional hazards which confront communities, States and the Nation.
International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), which has more than 5,000 members worldwide, is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the "Principles of Emergency Management" and representing those professionals whose goals are saving lives and protecting property and the environment during emergencies and disasters.
IAEM Universities & Colleges Caucus (UCC) represents the emergency management issues surrounding college and university campuses. Although they are a part of the communities in which they reside, higher education institutions take on special and sometimes unique considerations when preparing their students, faculty, staff and visitors for responding to, recovering from and mitigating against emergencies. The purpose of this caucus is to provide emergency managers from higher education institutions a voice on a national and international scale to ensure their needs are also being addressed by government and industry officials.
California Emergency Management Agency’s California Specialized Training Institute (CalEMA CSTI) has trained first responders and emergency managers in all phases of emergency management to include disaster preparedness and response, terrorism prevention and response, law enforcement tactics, disaster mitigation and recovery, and WMD/hazardous materials response for over 35 years. CalEMA CSTI offers one of the most well recognized, comprehensive, and standardized training programs in the nation.
Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) develops and delivers training for emergency response providers from state, local, and tribal governments and, when appropriate, the federal government, foreign governments, and private entities.
FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI), through its courses and programs, serves as the national focal point for the development and delivery of emergency management training to enhance the capabilities of federal, state, local, and tribal government officials, volunteer organizations, and the public and private sectors to minimize the impact of disasters on the American public. EMI curricula are structured to meet the needs of this diverse audience with an emphasis on how the various elements work together in emergencies to save lives and protect property.
UCLA Extension's Homeland Security and Emergency Management Certificate UCLA Extension is now offering a Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) Certificate. The HSEM Certificate provides you with the core knowledge and skills essential for leaders in today's world of emergency planning, security, protection and emergency response.
Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101 (CPG 101), the FEMA Comprehensive Preparedness Guide, provides general guidelines on developing Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs). It promotes a common understanding of the fundamentals of planning and decision making to help emergency planners examine a hazard and produce integrated, coordinated, and synchronized plans. This Guide helps emergency managers in State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal governments in their efforts to develop and maintain a viable all-hazard EOP.
LLIS.gov, a US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) system, provides its members with information about departmental programs and initiatives such as the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), the Corrective Action Program (CAP), the Nationwide Plan Review, and many others. DHS has used LLIS.gov to solicit comments on draft documents from members of the network. LLIS.gov also serves as the platform for distributing information and lessons learned from the Top Officials (TOPOFF) exercises. To access the School Emergency Management Planning page on LLIS.gov, click on the School Emergency Management Planning link in the Planning & Training box of LLIS.gov's FEATURED TOPICS tab.
The National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) draft outlines how community recovery is supported on a national level.
The National Response Framework presents the guiding principles that enable all response partners to prepare for and provide a unified national response to disasters and emergencies - from the smallest incident to the largest catastrophe. The Framework establishes a comprehensive, national, all-hazards approach to domestic incident response.
Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act of 2006 (PETS Act) requires State and local emergency preparedness authorities to include how they will accommodate households with pets or service animals.
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Assistance Act constitutes the statutory authority for most Federal disaster response activities especially as they pertain to FEMA and FEMA programs.
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