2014 Coordinator’s Briefings now open for enrollment.

The Coordinator’s Briefings are an annual opportunity for VDEM to provide the latest information on state and federal policy and procedures regarding activities for local emergency management personnel, and to collect feedback from local emergency management personnel. Jurisdictions receiving EMPG funding are required to attend. VDEM encourages participants to use official vehicles for travel and attend the closest Coordinator’s Briefing as a one-day commute. Where necessary, VDEM will provide lodging reimbursement for each jurisdiction’s Director and Coordinator of Emergency Management (maximum two per jurisdiction) or their designated representative(s). Authorized personnel will be reimbursed for lodging if you travel more than 70 miles to the briefing site. All attendees who need lodging must make their own arrangements directly with the designated hotel. You may lodge at another hotel of your choice; but reimbursement will be at the state lodging rate. VDEM has established a room block at the host hotel for each briefing. Please request a room from “ VDEM Coordinator’s Briefing block” when making your reservations. Reserve lodging early due to hotel policy to close this block one month before event start date. The General Session will start at 9 a.m.

Pre-enrollment is required. Walk-ins will NOT be permitted.

CHECK-IN opens at 8 a.m.

LOCATION

DATE

HOTEL PHONE

HOTEL Reservation DEADLINE

ENROLLMENT DEADLINE

Inn at Virginia Tech: 901 Prices Fork Road  Blacksburg, VA  24061

Oct 01, 2014

540-231-8000

Sept 01, 2014 

Sept 22, 2014

Best Western Hotel: 109 Apple Tree Lane, Waynesboro, VA  22980

Oct 15, 2014

540-942-1100

Sep 14, 2014 

Oct 01, 2014

Hampton Convention Center /Embassy Suites: 1700 Coliseum Dr. Hampton, VA 23666

Oct 29, 2014

757-827-8200

Sep 28, 2014 

Oct 15, 2014

For more information, or to enroll, please see this link:

http://www.vaemergency.gov/news/conference/2014coordinators-briefings

If you have any difficulty with the enrollment instructions, please contact the Help Desk at 804-897-9995, M-F, 8-4:30.

VDEM Sponsored Incident Command System (ICS) Courses

The courses below are local ICS classes taught by VDEM authorized instructors for their agencies or localities, free of charge, with limited administrative and logistical support from VDEM. Completion certificates are issued by VDEM, and recognition is granted nationwide. Enrollment is via the Knowledge Center (KC). Please see instructions below to enroll.

For participants who feel comfortable using the KC: access the KC using the web address for the agency where your account resides. If your account is with VDEM, you will go to https://covkc.virginia.gov/vdem/external . The announcement section on VDEM’s login page provides an instruction sheet for first time users to register for an account and, once approved, enroll in the desired course(s).

For those who do not feel comfortable using the Knowledge Center for enrollment, there is a new enrollment method via submission of an online form. The form may be found at this link . Our Help Desk will use the form to verify/create your account and enroll you in the course. If you still have difficulty, please contact the LMS Help Desk at 804-897-9995.

Enrollment Deadline is noon on the business day before the sponsored course start date.

COURSE NAME

DATES

LOCATION

ENROLLMENT DEADLINE

ICS 400-11 (B) Advanced ICS

August 27-28, 2014 

Chesapeake

August 26, 2014 

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS

September 1-3, 2014 

Stafford

August 29, 2014 

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS

September 26-28, 2014 

Melfa

September 25, 2014 

ICS 400-11 (B) Advanced ICS

October 4-5, 2014 

Cana

October 3, 2014 

ICS 400-11 (B) Advanced ICS

October 8-9, 2014 

Remington

October 7, 2014 

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS

October 21-23, 2014 

Rocky Mount

October 20, 2014 

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS

October 29-30, 2014 

Chesapeake

October 28, 2014 

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS

November 12-14, 2014 

Salem

November 7, 2014 

ICS 400-11 (B) Advanced ICS

November 17-18, 2014 

Stafford

November 14, 2014 

ICS 400-11 (B) Advanced ICS

November 19-20, 2014 

Fairfax

November 19, 2014 

ICS 400-11 (B) Advanced ICS

December 17-18, 2014 

Salem

December 16, 2014 

ICS 400-11 (B) Advanced ICS

December 17-18, 2014 

Chesapeake

December 16, 2014 

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS

December 17-19, 2014 

Fairfax

December 16, 2014 

VDEM Training Calendar

For participants who feel comfortable using the Knowledge Center : access the Knowledge Center using the web address for the agency where your account resides. If your account is with VDEM, you will go to https://covkc.virginia.gov/vdem/external . The announcement section on VDEM’s login page provides an instruction sheet for first time users to register for an account and, once approved, enroll in the desired course(s).

For those who do not feel comfortable using the Knowledge Center for enrollment, there is a new enrollment method via submission of an online form. Each course description on VDEM’s website (www.vaemergency.gov) has a link to the form, and it is also linked on the VDEM Knowledge Center home page (https://covkc.virginia.gov/vdem/external). Our Help Desk will use the form to verify/create your account and enroll you in the course. If you still have difficulty, please contact the LMS Help Desk at 804-897-9995.

COURSE NAME

DATES

LOCATION

ENROLLMENT DEADLINE

**Managing Unsolicited Donations  and Undesignated Cash in Disasters (Webinar)

Aug 19, 2014

Online

Aug 18, 2014 

G-270.4: Recovery from Disaster, the Local Government Role

Aug 21-22, 2014

Newport News

Aug 14, 2014 

G-290: Basic Public Information Officer

Aug 26-27, 2014

Gloucester

Aug 19, 2014 

*VEOC-101/201: Introduction to the VERT and VEOC Crisis Management Systems

Sep 12, 2014

Richmond – VEOC

Sep 5, 2014 

G-775: Emergency Operations Center Management and Operations

Sep 13-14, 2014

Wise

Sep 6, 2014 

ICS 400-11 Advanced ICS

Sep 30 – Oct 1

Madison

Sep 23, 2014

V400: 2014 Coordinator’s Briefing

Oct 1, 2014

Blacksburg

Sept 22, 2014 

G-202: Debris Management

Oct 7-10, 2014

Woodstock

Sep 30, 2014 

G-288: Local Volunteer and Donations Management

Oct 14-15, 2014

Manassas

Oct 7, 2014 

V400: 2014 Coordinator’s Briefing

Oct 15, 2014

Waynesboro

Oct 1, 2014 

*VEOC-101/201: Introduction to the VERT and VEOC Crisis Management Systems

Oct 17, 2014

Richmond – VEOC

Oct 10, 2014 

V400: 2014 Coordinator’s Briefing

Oct 29, 2014

Hampton

Oct 15, 2014 

*VEOC-101/201: Introduction to the VERT and VEOC Crisis Management Systems

Nov 14, 2014

Richmond – VEOC

Nov 7, 2014 

*VEOC-101/201: Introduction to the VERT and VEOC Crisis Management Systems

Dec 12, 2014

Richmond – VEOC

Dec 5, 2014 

* Open to Virginia Emergency Response Team (VERT) and prospective VERT members only.

**Please use the following link to register for the webinars:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S3JWTDM. Registration will end at noon on the enrollment deadline.

President Obama Announces National Disaster Resilience Competition

(Photo: Winning designs from RebuildbyDesign.org, successful model for the National Disaster Resilience Competition)

Nearly one billion dollars in funds will be available for communities to rebuild and improve their ability to withstand future disasters by competing in the National Disaster Resilience Competition. The funds are drawn from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds from the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013. The competition will call for innovative resilience plans to take on future natural disasters brought on by climate change and extreme weather. For more details, visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/14/fact-sheet-national-disaster-resilience-competition

Comment Period Open for Wildfire Mitigation Programmatic Environmental Assessment

Public comments are being accepted through Aug. 18 on FEMA’s Notice of Intent to prepare a Wildfire Mitigation Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA). The PEA will evaluate the environmental impacts of proposed action and no action alternatives. The proposed action is to continue funding eligible wildfire mitigation activities under the Hazard Mitigation Grant and Pre-Disaster Mitigation programs. The no action alternative considers the elimination of FEMA grant funding for wildfire hazard mitigation. Comments may be provided at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FEMA-2014-0021-0001

Inclusive Planning, Preparedness Resources Available

The Great Lakes Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center and the Pacific ADA Center, both members of the ADA National Network, offer a webinar series focusing on inclusion of persons with disabilities in emergency management and preparedness. The free 90-minute webinars focus on key strategies and approaches at various levels (federal, state, and local) toward emergency management and preparedness and the inclusion of people with disabilities. All sessions are captioned for those with hearing impairments. Sign up for the next webinar, “Registries: It’s Not About the List!” at http://www.adaconferences.org/Emergency. For archives of past presentations, visit: http://www.adaconferences.org/Emergency/Archives.

2015 Statewide Tornado Drill set for March 17

The annual Statewide Tornado Drill, sponsored by the National Weather Service and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, will be held Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 9:45 a.m. The date was selected by NWS, VDEM and the Virginia Department of Education. Please mark your calendars and begin spreading the word. Registration for the drill is not yet open, but when it is, local emergency managers, public and private schools, colleges and universities, local and state agencies, and the media will be notified by VDEM’s Public Affairs Office. Watch for further information in EM Update.

Apply to Become a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is accepting applications from both the public and private sector to become a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, as part of an initiative to unite national preparedness and response to severe weather threats. WRN ambassadors will serve as a point of contact between their organization and NOAA, sharing relevant safety messages from NOAA and National Weather Service knowledge. For more information and to apply, go to http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/ambassadors.html

VDEM Appoints Rex Pyle IT Director

Rex Pyle has been appointed as VDEM’s IT director, after ten years of service for the agency and serving as acting IT Director for the past four months. “It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve with VDEM over the last ten years, and I look forward to this new opportunity to work with staff and partners to guide and strengthen VDEM’s IT systems and policies in support of our mission to protect Virginians’ lives and property from disasters,” says Pyle. VDEM State Coordinator Jeff Stern said in an announcement, “please join me in congratulating [Rex] on achieving this professional milestone.”

VDEM Training Calendar

For participants who feel comfortable using the Knowledge Center : access the Knowledge Center using the web address for the agency where your account resides. If your account is with VDEM, you will go to https://covkc.virginia.gov/vdem/external . The announcement section on VDEM’s login page provides an instruction sheet for first time users to register for an account and, once approved, enroll in the desired course(s).

For those who do not feel comfortable using the Knowledge Center for enrollment, there is a new enrollment method via submission of an online form. Each course description on VDEM’s website (www.vaemergency.gov) has a link to the form, and it is also linked on the VDEM Knowledge Center home page (https://covkc.virginia.gov/vdem/external). Our Help Desk will use the form to verify/create your account and enroll you in the course. If you still have difficulty, please contact the LMS Help Desk at 804-897-9995.

COURSE NAME

DATES

LOCATION

ENROLLMENT DEADLINE

**V412: Hampton Roads Regional Catastrophic Framework Training – Anthrax Incident

Jul 23, 2014

Chesapeake

Jul 16, 2014 

***Managing Unaffiliated Volunteers in Disasters (Webinar)

Jul 28, 2014

Online

Jul 25, 2014 

**V412: Hampton Roads Regional Catastrophic Framework Training – Anthrax Incident

Jul 29, 2014

Gloucester

Jul 22, 2014 

**V412: Hampton Roads Regional Catastrophic Framework Training – Anthrax Incident

Jul 30, 2014

Hampton

Jul 23, 2014 

G-557: Rapid Needs Assessment

Aug 11, 2014

Chesapeake

Aug 4, 2014 

G-775: Emergency Operations Center Management and Operations

Aug 12-14, 2014

Chesapeake

Aug 5, 2014 

L-146: Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Training Course

Aug 12-14, 2014

Richmond

Aug 5, 2014 

*VEOC-101/201: Introduction to the VERT and VEOC Crisis Management Systems

Aug 15, 2014

Richmond – VEOC

Aug 8, 2014 

***Managing Unsolicited Donations  and Undesignated Cash in Disasters (Webinar)

Aug 19, 2014

Online

Aug 18, 2014 

G-270.4: Recovery from Disaster, the Local Government Role

Aug 21-22, 2014

Newport News

Aug 14, 2014 

G-290: Basic Public Information Officer

Aug 26-27, 2014

Gloucester

Aug 19, 2014 

*VEOC-101/201: Introduction to the VERT and VEOC Crisis Management Systems

Sep 12, 2014

Richmond – VEOC

Sep 5, 2014 

G-775: Emergency Operations Center Management and Operations

Sep 13-14, 2014

Wise

Sep 6, 2014 

V400: 2014 Coordinator’s Briefing

Oct 1, 2014

Blacksburg

Sept 22, 2014 

G-202: Debris Management

Oct 7-10, 2014

Woodstock

Sep 30, 2014 

G-288: Local Volunteer and Donations Management

Oct 14-15, 2014

Manassas

Oct 7, 2014 

V400: 2014 Coordinator’s Briefing

Oct 15, 2014

Waynesboro

Oct 1, 2014 

*VEOC-101/201: Introduction to the VERT and VEOC Crisis Management Systems

Oct 17, 2014

Richmond – VEOC

Oct 10, 2014 

V400: 2014 Coordinator’s Briefing

Oct 29, 2014

Hampton

Oct 15, 2014 

*VEOC-101/201: Introduction to the VERT and VEOC Crisis Management Systems

Nov 14, 2014

Richmond – VEOC

Nov 7, 2014 

*VEOC-101/201: Introduction to the VERT and VEOC Crisis Management Systems

Dec 12, 2014

Richmond – VEOC

Dec 5, 2014 

VDEM Sponsored Incident Command System (ICS) Courses

The courses below are local ICS classes taught by VDEM authorized instructors for their agencies or localities, free of charge, with limited administrative and logistical support from VDEM. Completion certificates are issued by VDEM, and recognition is granted nationwide. Enrollment is via the Knowledge Center (KC). Please see instructions below to enroll.

For participants who feel comfortable using the KC: access the KC using the web address for the agency where your account resides. If your account is with VDEM, you will go to https://covkc.virginia.gov/vdem/external . The announcement section on VDEM’s login page provides an instruction sheet for first time users to register for an account and, once approved, enroll in the desired course(s).

For those who do not feel comfortable using the Knowledge Center for enrollment, there is a new enrollment method via submission of an online form. The form may be found at this link . Our Help Desk will use the form to verify/create your account and enroll you in the course. If you still have difficulty, please contact the LMS Help Desk at 804-897-9995.

Enrollment Deadline is noon on the business day before the sponsored course start date.

COURSE NAME

DATES

LOCATION

ENROLLMENT DEADLINE

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS

August 6-8, 2014 

Fairfax

August 5, 2014 

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS

August 8-10, 2014 

Cana

August 7, 2014 

ICS 400-11 (B) Advanced ICS

August 27-28, 2014 

Chesapeake

August 26, 2014 

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS

September 1-3, 2014 

Stafford

August 29, 2014 

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS

September 26-28, 2014 

Melfa

September 25, 2014 

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS

October 29-30, 2014 

Chesapeake

October 28, 2014 

ICS 400-11 (B) Advanced ICS

November 17-18, 2014 

Stafford

November 14, 2014 

ICS 400-11 (B) Advanced ICS

November 19-20, 2014 

Fairfax

November 19, 2014 

ICS 400-11 (B) Advanced ICS

December 17-18 

Chesapeake

December 16, 2014 

VDEM Sponsored Incident Command System (ICS) Courses

VDEM Sponsored Incident Command System (ICS) Courses

The courses below are local ICS classes taught by VDEM authorized instructors for their agencies or localities, free of charge, with limited administrative and logistical support from VDEM. Completion certificates are issued by VDEM, and recognition is granted nationwide. Enrollment is via the Knowledge Center (KC). Please see instructions below to enroll.


For participants who feel comfortable using the KC: access the KC using the web address for the agency where your account resides. If your account is with VDEM, you will go to https://covkc.virginia.gov/vdem/external. The announcement section on VDEM’s login page provides an instruction sheet for first time users to register for an account and, once approved, enroll in the desired course(s).

For those who do not feel comfortable using the Knowledge Center for enrollment, there is a new enrollment method via submission of an online form. The form may be found at this link. Our Help Desk will use the form to verify/create your account and enroll you in the course. If you still have difficulty, please contact the LMS Help Desk at 804-897-9995.

Enrollment Deadline is noon on the business day before the sponsored course start date.


COURSE NAME

DATES

LOCATION

ENROLLMENT DEADLINE

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS


June 23-24, 2014

Stuart

June 20, 2014

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS


June 25-26, 2014

Chesapeake

June 24, 2014

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS


July 7-9, 2014

Chesapeake

July 3, 2014

ICS 400-11 (B) Advanced ICS


July 7-8, 2014

Leesburg

July 3, 2014

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS


July 9-11, 2014

Leesburg

July 8, 2014

ICS 400-11 (B) Advanced ICS


July 15-16, 2014

Manassas Park

July 14, 2014

ICS 400-11 (B) Advanced ICS


July 16-17, 2014

Fairfax

July 15, 2014

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS


August 8-10, 2014

Cana

August 7, 2014

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS


August 13-15, 2014

Fairfax

August 12, 2014

ICS 400-11 (B) Advanced ICS


August 27-28, 2014

Chesapeake

August 26, 2014

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS

September 1-3, 2014

Stafford

August 29, 2014

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS


September 26-28, 2014

Melfa

September 25, 2014

VDEM Training Calendar

For participants who feel comfortable using the Knowledge Center : access the Knowledge Center using the web address for the agency where your account resides. If your account is with VDEM, you will go to https://covkc.virginia.gov/vdem/external . The announcement section on VDEM’s login page provides an instruction sheet for first time users to register for an account and, once approved, enroll in the desired course(s).

For those who do not feel comfortable using the Knowledge Center for enrollment, there is a new enrollment method via submission of an online form. Each course description on VDEM’s website (www.vaemergency.gov) has a link to the form, and it is also linked on the VDEM Knowledge Center home page (https://covkc.virginia.gov/vdem/external). Our Help Desk will use the form to verify/create your account and enroll you in the course. If you still have difficulty, please contact the LMS Help Desk at 804-897-9995.

COURSE NAME

DATES

LOCATION

ENROLLMENT DEADLINE

**V412: Hampton Roads Regional Catastrophic Framework Training – Anthrax Incident

Jul 15, 2014 

Hampton

Jul 8, 2014 

*VEOC-101/201: Introduction to the VERT and VEOC Crisis Management Systems

Jul 18, 2014 

Richmond – VEOC

Jul 11, 2014 

G291: Joint Information System/Center Planning for Public Information Officers

Jul 21, 2014 

Gloucester

Jul 14, 2014 

G202: Debris Management

Jul 21-24, 2014 

Hampton

Jul 14, 2014 

**V412: Hampton Roads Regional Catastrophic Framework Training – Anthrax Incident

Jul 23, 2014 

Chesapeake

Jul 16, 2014 

**V412: Hampton Roads Regional Catastrophic Framework Training – Anthrax Incident

Jul 29, 2014 

Tappahannock

Jul 22, 2014 

*VEOC-101/201: Introduction to the VERT and VEOC Crisis Management Systems

Aug 15, 2014 

Richmond – VEOC

Aug 8, 2014 

G290: Basic Public Information Officer

Aug 26-27, 2014 

Gloucester

Aug 19, 2014 

*VEOC-101/201: Introduction to the VERT and VEOC Crisis Management Systems

Sep 12, 2014 

Richmond – VEOC

Sep 5, 2014 

G-775: EOC Management and Operations

Sep 13-14, 2014 

Wise

Sep 6, 2014 

G-202: Debris Management

Oct 7-10, 2014 

Woodstock

Sep 30, 2014 

*VEOC-101/201: Introduction to the VERT and VEOC Crisis Management Systems

Oct 17, 2014 

Richmond – VEOC

Oct 10, 2014 

*VEOC-101/201: Introduction to the VERT and VEOC Crisis Management Systems

Nov 14, 2014 

Richmond – VEOC

Nov 7, 2014 

*VEOC-101/201: Introduction to the VERT and VEOC Crisis Management Systems

Dec 12, 2014 

Richmond – VEOC

Dec 5, 2014 

* Open to Virginia Emergency Response Team (VERT) and prospective VERT members only.

**These trainings are intended for members of the Hampton Roads Regional Catastrophic team and/or the greater Hampton Roads response community and their partners.

VDEM Sponsored Incident Command System (ICS) Courses

The courses below are local ICS classes taught by VDEM authorized instructors for their agencies or localities, free of charge, with limited administrative and logistical support from VDEM. Completion certificates are issued by VDEM, and recognition is granted nationwide. Enrollment is via the Knowledge Center (KC). Please see instructions below to enroll.

For participants who feel comfortable using the KC: access the KC using the web address for the agency where your account resides. If your account is with VDEM, you will go to https://covkc.virginia.gov/vdem/external . The announcement section on VDEM’s login page provides an instruction sheet for first time users to register for an account and, once approved, enroll in the desired course(s).

For those who do not feel comfortable using the Knowledge Center for enrollment, there is a new enrollment method via submission of an online form. The form may be found at this link . Our Help Desk will use the form to verify/create your account and enroll you in the course. If you still have difficulty, please contact the LMS Help Desk at 804-897-9995.

Enrollment Deadline is noon on the business day before the sponsored course start date.

COURSE NAME

DATES

LOCATION

ENROLLMENT DEADLINE

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS

June 23-24, 2014 

Stuart

June 20, 2014 

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS

June 25-26, 2014 

Chesapeake

June 24, 2014 

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS

July 7-9, 2014 

Chesapeake

July 3, 2014 

ICS 400-11 (B) Advanced ICS

July 7-8, 2014 

Leesburg

July 3, 2014 

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS

July 9-11, 2014 

Leesburg

July 8, 2014 

ICS 400-11 (B) Advanced ICS

July 15-16, 2014 

Manassas Park

July 14, 2014 

ICS 400-11 (B) Advanced ICS

July 16-17, 2014 

Fairfax

July 15, 2014 

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS

August 8-10, 2014 

Cana

August 7, 2014 

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS

August 13-15, 2014 

Fairfax

August 12, 2014 

ICS 400-11 (B) Advanced ICS

August 27-28, 2014 

Chesapeake

August 26, 2014 

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS

September 1-3, 2014 

Stafford

August 29, 2014 

ICS 300-11 (B) Intermediate ICS

September 26-28, 2014 

Melfa

September 25, 2014