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  • FEMA Bulletin for Week of June 29, 2021

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    July 02, 2021
    Private Sector Partners:
    FEMA will host a 30-minute webinar July 27, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., to discuss and answer questions on the newly released Incident Complexity Guide: Planning, Preparedness and Training, which supports the National Incident Management System (NIMS) doctrine by establishing guidance to support the incident management and emergency management community. See more below.
    For your situational awareness, FEMA has scheduled a Nationwide Emergency Alert Test in coordination with the FCC to take place on Aug. 11, 2021, at 2:20 p.m. (EDT). The backup date for the test will be on Aug. 25, 2021.
    FEMA seeks public comment on draft resource typing documents for several job title/positions to help facilitate the sharing of qualified and deployable resource types at all jurisdictional levels. Please see below for details on the positions, comment periods and corresponding webinar offerings.
    Thank you,
     
    FEMA Region 4 External Affairs
     
     
    FEMA Bulletin Week of June 29, 2021
     
     
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    FEMA BULLETIN
     
     
    Week of June 29, 2021
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    In this Edition: ·        FEMA and Partners Team-Up for Flood Awareness Week
    ·        FEMA Seeks Feedback for Resource Typing Documents
    ·        Webinar: A Guide to Compassionate and Empathic Dialogue
    ·        Upcoming Deadlines and Reminders
    Important Dates & Reminders
    June 29   Webinar: Incident Complexity Guide at 3 p.m. ET.

    June 30   Webinar: Review of Chemical Operations Support Specialist at 1 p.m. ET.
    FEMA and Partners Team-Up for Flood Awareness Week
     
    FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program teamed up with FEMA Region 3, the U.S. Army Corps of EngineersD.C. Silver Jackets and the District’s Department of Energy and Environment to  host Flood Awareness Week from June 21-25 to promote flood risk education to homeowners, renters and business owners in the District of Columbia. FloodSmart ads in Metrorail stations and Metrobuses were displayed for the entire month of June. The District also hosted free virtual events about different flood-related topics.
     
    To support the District’s flood-risk education to renters, the National Flood Insurance Program launched its first digital marketing campaign to promote contents coverage. The campaign included ads on radio, news applications and streaming services.
     
    To learn more, read and share the National Flood Insurance Program’s flood insurance for renters brochure. Visit DC Flood Awareness Week | readydc  for more information and highlights.

    FEMA Seeks Feedback for Resource Typing Documents
     
    The FEMA National Integration Center is hosting two national engagement periods for resource typing documents. The national engagement period provides an opportunity for all stakeholders to comment on the draft documents and to ensure that they are relevant for all implementing partners.
     
    The first engagement period will conclude at 5 p.m. ET on July 29. This 30-day engagement period will feature resource typing and job title/position qualification documents for:
    ·        State mass care coordinator.
    ·        Field kitchen unit.
    ·        Field kitchen unit leader.
    ·        Mobile kitchen unit.
    ·        Food service delivery unit.
     
    The second engagement period will also conclude at 5 p.m. ET on July 29. This 30-day engagement period will feature job title/position qualification documents for:
    ·        Urban search and rescue logistics specialist.
    ·        Urban search and rescue medical specialist.
     
    These job title/position qualification documents will facilitate the sharing of deployable resource types at all jurisdictional levels. To provide comments on the drafts, complete the feedback form on FEMA.gov and submit the form to fema-nims@fema.dhs.gov no later than the dates indicated for the national engagement periods.

    Webinar: A Guide to Compassionate and Empathic Dialogue
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    The National Preparedness Division from the Puerto Rico Caribbean Area Office for FEMA Region 2 in partnership with HHS's office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and Americares invite you to join this webinar on the pilot project "A Guide to Compassionate and Empathic Dialogue." 
     
    This workshop aims to support the long-term sustainability of those working in response and recovery to provide them with the tools to intervene effectively and with empathy, helping them better understand the effects of cumulative stress.
     
    Emergency managers, inter-agency coordinators, local, state and federal partners are all invited to attend.

    Upcoming Deadlines and Reminders
    FEMA Releases Incident Complexity Guide
     
    FEMA released the "Incident Complexity Guide: Planning, Preparedness and Training." The guide is intended for use during planning, preparedness and training efforts and not as a decision-making tool during a response.
     
    FEMA will host two, 30-minute webinars to discuss the Incident Complexity Guide and answer related questions. All webinars are open to the whole community.  Advance registration is required and on a first-come, first-served basis.
    ·        Webinar 1: 3 p.m. ET on June 29.
    ·        Webinar 2: 3 p.m. ET on July 27.
     
    To review the Incident Complexity Guide and for additional webinar information, visit FEMA.gov.
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    Funding for Regional Preparedness Grants Now Available
     
    FEMA released the funding notice for the fiscal year 2021 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program. The application period will close at 5 p.m. ET on July 16.
     
    Applicants are encouraged to consider the needs of underserved and socially vulnerable populations and to involve representatives from the affected communities in the proposed project to ensure their needs are sufficiently addressed.
     
    Awards will be made on a competitive basis to applicants who present an ability to successfully meet the requirements described in the funding notice.
     
    For additional information and to review the notice of funding opportunity, visit FEMA.gov. Applicant submissions must be made on grants.gov.
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    FEMA and FCC Plan Nationwide Emergency Alert Test
     
    In coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, FEMA will conduct a nationwide test to assess the capabilities of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert at 2:20 p.m. ET on Aug. 11 with a backup date of Aug. 25.
     
    The Emergency Alert System test is made available to Emergency Alert System participants (i.e., radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers and wireline video providers) and is scheduled to last approximately one minute. The test message will be similar to regular monthly test messages with which the public is familiar.
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    FEMA Seeks Public Feedback on Chemical Operations Support Specialist Position
     
    FEMA is seeking public feedback for the National Qualification System chemical operations support specialist. This national engagement period will conclude at 5 p.m. ET on July 22.
     
    FEMA will host three, 60-minute webinars to discuss the draft implementation objectives and answer related questions. The webinar is open to the whole community. Registration is required and on a first-come, first-served basis:
     
    ·        Webinar 1: 1 p.m. ET on June 30
    ·        Webinar 2: 4 p.m. ET on July 7
    ·        Webinar 3: 2 p.m. ET on July 15
     
    The webinars will review the Chemical Key Planning Factors during the webinar and allow for comments on the factors.
     
    To review the draft position and for additional webinar information, visit FEMA.gov.
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    The FEMA Office of External Affairs (OEA) provides this bulletin to highlight the agency's recent and upcoming program and policy activities and announcements. Feedback is welcome at fema-bulletin@fema.dhs.gov. Previous editions are available at www.fema.gov/fema-bulletin. This bulletin is not intended to provide a comprehensive list of policies that are open for public comment, nor does it describe all of the instructions or requirements necessary to submit a comment. For a complete list of instructions and deadlines please click the hyperlinks included. FEMA does not endorse any non-government organizations, entities or services. To learn more about FEMA's Office of External Affairs, visit the FEMA website.