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FEMA Employment Opportunities at http://www.usajobs.gov

FEMA is interested in hiring individuals that would like to become part of a well skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce that reflects the diversity of our nation.

Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) A division of the National Safety Council http://www.cshema.org/

Center for Hazards Assessment Response and Technology, University of New Orleans
Mission: The focus of the Center for Hazards Assessment Response and Technology (CHART) is to support Louisiana community sustainability in llight of natural, technological, environmental and terrorist risk to which the region is vulnerable.

FEMA's Multi-Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's "Multi-Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment" document is now available on-line. As part of the agency's national effort to mitigate human and economic loss caused by disasters, FEMA initiated a research project to clarify and document previous efforts to identify natural and technological hazards and to assess associated risks. Subsequently, this document was prepared to summarize the findings. It reviews virtually all atmospheric, geologic, hydrologic, and other natural hazards, as well as numerous technological risks. It then summarizes several risk assessment approaches and identifies the various activities that compose the National Mitigation Strategy. It concludes with a summary and numerous appendices.

IAEM University/College Committee
Committee Mission: The mission of the Universities & Colleges Committee is to represent the emergency management issues surrounding college and university campuses. Although they are a part of the communities in which they reside, higher education institutions take on special and sometimes unique considerations when preparing their students, faculty, staff and visitors for responding to, recovering from and mitigating against emergencies. The purpose of this committee is to provide emergency managers from higher education institutions a voice on a national and international scale to ensure their needs are also being addressed by government and industry officials.

International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) - http://www.iaem.com/

“The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the goals of saving lives and protecting property during emergencies and disasters. The mission of IAEM is to serve its members by providing information, networking and professional opportunities, and to advance the emergency management profession”.

Network of State Hazard Mitigation Officials
The Network of State Hazard Mitigation Officers is the informal networking of the nation’s State Hazard Mitigation Officers and their key staff members. Each state and territory has a designated State Hazard Mitigation Officer to oversee the state’s hazard mitigation programs. Since the early 1990’s the Network has been meeting periodically to discuss policy and trends. The SHMO Network is not a membership organization. State Hazard Mitigation Officers work closely with State Emergency Management Directors to create policy and administer hazard mitigation programs. As such, the Network of State Hazard Mitigation Officers operates under the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA). Specifically, the NEMA Mitigation Committee. Key policy and legislative debates among the Network are brought before the NEMA Mitigation Committee with proposed actions via Position Papers. The NEMA Mitigation Committee then works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to effect change as appropriate.

National Emergency Training Center's Learning Resource Center (LRC)
With more than 100,000 books, reports, periodicals, and audiovisual materials, the LRC provides information and resources on fire and emergency management subjects to students, faculty at NETC and the general public.

The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers
Founded in 1914, the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers is an international association dedicated to maintaining, protecting, and promoting the quality of educational facilities. APPA serves and assists facilities officers and physical plant administrators in colleges, universities, and other educational institutions throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, ad other countries worldwide. For more information contact them at http://www.appa.org/index.cfm .

SCUP, The Society for College and University Planning (deals specifically with emergency management)

SCUP, The Society for College and University Planning, established in 1965, is the only association focused on the promotion, advancement, and application of effective planning in higher education. The Society’s number one strategic objective is that SCUP should identify and compile the substantive knowledge about higher education planning-its purposes, processes, and technology-and create an information base, which is easily accessible to those who plan.
SCUP’s membership numbers more than 4,200 individuals representing both public and private, two year and four-year colleges and universities as well as governing/coordinating boards, companies, and other related organizations and well as a diverse international membership interested in higher education planning.

The Seattle Emergency Management Website
The Seattle Emergency Management website serves as an example of a 21st century Office of Emergency Management. Emergency Management administers and directs two programs: in preparedness, the Seattle Disaster Aid and Response Teams (SDART) and Project Impact, a permanent community mitigation program of the City. Another important aspect of the website is an on-line disaster plan, Seattle Disaster and Response Plan, for the city of Seattle. This comprehensive plan prepares the citizens of Seattle for a large-scale disaster. The plan includes Situation, Organizational Responsibilities, Mayoral Prerogatives, Incident Command Terms, Recovery Plan Checklist and much more information. The website also includes information concerning hazards, getting prepared, what to do in an emergency, who and what people are responsible for certain areas during an emergency. Links to notable offices such as the mayor, police, fire department, and weather and city directory are included as well as links to other emergency management databases.

Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience
In June 2007, ONHW and the Partnership for Disaster Resistance & Resilience merge under one name and management structure at the University of Oregon: The Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience (OPDR) is born.

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