Just a follow-up reminder with the details Jessica Unger had shared in December. Please try not to miss out on these free webinar series being offered by the Alliance for Response. No need for preregistration. You may enter the meeting by going to the site: https://meet98657813.adobeconnect.com/faic There is another today, from 1:00-2:30 PM today!
“Exercise Without Leaving Your Seat: Practicing the Incident Command System” January 19th, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
David Carmicheal, State Archivist, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Joe Boney, Chief, Biloxi Fire Department
You can practice the Incident Command System – or any other disaster response tool – through something as simple as a tabletop exercise. This webinar will introduce different ways of practicing emergency response, from simple orientations to full-scale exercises. It will also focus on how to plan and conduct your own successful tabletop exercise. Learn about how exercises relate to your disaster plan and how to evaluate your results.
“Crisis Communications” January 24, 2017
Mike Smith, Chair and Associate Professor of Communication, LaSalle University
Steve Pine, Senior Conservator for Decorative Arts, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston
A successful emergency plan will address the essential issue of communications. How will your team communicate with each other as well as with outside parties, including volunteers, vendors, and the press? Learn about how to develop a communications strategy that is coordinated, quick, accurate, ongoing, and human. Get tips on how to create, test, and exercise your crisis communications plan.
“Best Practices for Seeking Funding” January 26, 2017
Ellen Gorham, Manager, Disaster Fundraising, American Red Cross National Headquarters
As a member of a cooperative disaster network, you know that passion and commitment fuel your involvement. But to move emergency preparedness forward in your community, you need more than passion and commitment; you need funding. Foundations, corporations, and government granting agencies are all potential sources of funding, but finding the right fit for a network project can be daunting. This webinar will provide research tips and tools to help participants find the prospects interested in funding your network activities, and how to build a plan that takes into consideration the cycle of “disaster giving.”
These are great opportunities. If you’re not able to attend in person, a recording of the webinar will be available on the YouTube channel of the American Institute for Conservation:https://www.youtube.com/user/aiconservation (the AFR webinar playlist may be found here