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2013 Flood Response Issues
The 2013 Flood Response created several interesting issues that were dealt with at the local level. Local coordinators that dealt with issues such as requesting/utilizing HESCO Barriers from the US Army Corps of Engineers to help keep a town dry, the American Institute of Architects to help with damage assessment and software programs to document damage structures, among others, will discuss the advantages and limitations of each.
Hazardous Materials Emergency Planning (HMEP) Update
The IEMA Disaster Assistance and Preparedness Bureau, Hazardous Materials Section will discuss the following: 2013 Global Harmonization System (GHS): What you need to know: Tier II - New Tier II Manager Upgrades: Changes in the on-line reporting: and Tier II Planning Modules: New (Free) software to aid in emergency planning.
Illinois Search and Rescue Council - Running a Search and Rescue Call (Session is Full)
Attendees will break into groups of 4 and run a SAR Scenario. Participants will run thru a real world scenario, work thru an event and develop a missing person questionnaire, search urgency forms, learn when to launch a search, what forms to use and how to start off a search and rescue call. This session is a "hands on session" with members of the Illinois Search and Rescue Council working with each group. CLASS LIMIT: 32
Mitigation and Flood Insurance - A Changing Landscape
The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program has been active for the last 20 years. This will discuss where the program has been, where it is going to and how the mitigation programs can make life easier for an emergency manager. The Biggert-Water Reform passed in July 2012 and the results are starting to be felt. Local officials have started getting the angry calls. Flood insurance premiums are going up. In some cases, the increases will be very large. Many Illinois communities will see significant impacts. Elevation certificates will be in demand to determine a structure's true flood risk and insurance premium. Homeowners will be looking for answers and assistance. They will be calling you. How will you handle the Biggert Waters impacts to your community? Mitigation program Manager Ron Davis and Illinois Dept of Natural Resources/Division of Water Resources
Nuclear Radiological Planning Post Fukushima in Illinois
This session will take a look at the Fukushima Accident and its impact on the U.S civilian nuclear fleet. In specific it will focus on the current changes the NRC is implementing and the proposed changes to regulations and guidance that may be forthcoming. The discussion will also peer into the crystal ball to provide an estimate of what this means for Illinois and the additional requirements that may be implemented as a result.
Overview of the All Hazards Logistic Section Chief (Session is Full)
In an Incident Management Team, having the right people with the proper training is essential for the team's success. This session is designed to give the participants an overview of the Logistics Section Chief position (LSC). During the session we will discuss the role of the LSC, what units are under the LSC and why they are important. The planning process will be covered and why specific meetings in the process are important. We will look at why the LSC needs to look ahead of the incident and how they accomplish this function. The participants will also participate in a hands-on component of the class dealing with real world issues that the logistics section staff gets involved in the ICS system. CLASS LIMIT : 30
Social Media in Emergency Management and Disaster Response
Social media is a critical tool in emergency management and disaster response. With Hurricane Sandy's case study as a backdrop, Carolyn Deming, FEMA Region V Digital Communications, will discuss best practices for implementing a social media strategy, including free tools, the basics on monitoring and messaging both in disaster and non-disaster time and how to mine and utilize the vast amounts of information put forth on digital channels.
US Army Corps of Engineers Discuss Flood Fighting Assets and Techniques
The USACE will discuss the assets that are available to jurisdictions experiencing or predicted to experience flooding issues. Attendees will get a hands-on look at the supplies. Also addressed will be flood fighting techniques and issues like sand boils and other levee related issues.

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