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2014 IEMA Conference
September 2-5, 2014
Crowne Plaza-Springfield

Extremism/Terrorism in Families and Their Implications
Tamerlan Tsarnaev and brother Dzhokhar, implicated in the Boston Marathon terror attack and related incidents, are symbols of a global trend of family-affiliated extremism and terrorism. Because extremism can be embraced collectively at a family level, the intelligence community, first-responders, and private security would benefit by better understanding this phenomenon and implementing tools that address this risk.
Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans: An Overview
This session will provide an overview of the recently released Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans. The new guide will help schools and institutions of higher education (IHE) develop and implement high-quality emergency operations plans. It also describes principles and processes that will help ensure school/IHE planning efforts are aligned with emergency planning practices at national, state, and local levels.
Washington Public Information Response
Central Illinois public information officers will describe how they worked together to disseminate accurate and timely disaster information to tornado victims, the general public, and media partners after the Tazewell County tornadoes last fall. Learn their preparedness efforts prior to November 17 and how they activated quickly to staff the Joint Information Center and fill the roles of Lead PIO, Media Liaison, and Incident Commander PIO in Washington. Lessons learned will be included in the presentation.
Communications Strategic Technology Reserves Panel
This panel discussion will help attendees better understand what the State of Illinois Communications Strategic Technology Reserves (STR) capabilities are and how they can be used. Discussions will cover deployable communications vehicles, cache radios, transportable repeaters and gateways, and communications personnel.
211 Illinois
2-1-1 is a telephone service available 24/7 in an increasing number of counties in Illinois that provides information on health and human service needs. There are currently four call centers serving 28 counties or cities, with approximately 20 more counties to be added by year end. In the event of a disaster, 2-1-1 could have information on food, shelter, and other basic needs, as well as ongoing services for future recovery. This session will help attendees learn more about how 2-1-1 could be used in your area as a partner in both response and recovery.
The Hazard Mitigation Process from Planning to Projects
This session will explain how the mitigation programs work. It will cover everything from how plans are developed, what projects are eligible for funding, and how to apply for funding.
Understanding Infectious Diseases and Containment Strategies: A Primer for Emergency Management Personnel
The purpose of this presentation is to help emergency management personnel understand the basic concepts of Infectious Diseases and relate these to practical containment strategies. Often public health scientists use technical language to describe these concepts and donít relate them to the world of the audience. This presentation will provide practical examples and assist emergency management personnel in protecting themselves and others as they carry out their daily work.
Hazardous Materials Transportation
The production, transportation, and use of hazardous materials are essential to the economy of the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and to their technology-dependent societies. The increased harmonization of regulations, better data, and new technology, and cooperative efforts between shippers, carriers, tank car builders, and governments influence safe transport practices for hazardous materials. This session will feature a panel of public and private rail officials to discuss safe shipment of hazardous materials and rules and regulations governing the transportation of these products, including recent communication requirements to state and local officials based upon incidents that have occurred in the United States.


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FEMA Independent Study Program
Illinois Professional Emergency Manager Program
Illinois Professional Development Series
2013 IEMA Conference
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Hazardous Materials Training Webpage
School & Campus Security Training
ICS 300 & 400 Training
FEMA Higher Education Project

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