Tuesday, November 12, 2019

EFFECTS OF A BIOLOGICAL PANDEMIC”. Sun, December 15, 2019 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST




This workshop is intended to showcase the ‘unrealized’ effects a biological outbreak will have on a community and to prompt discussion amongst attendees as to what planning and preparation needs to be done beyond the basic State Health Department plans to dispense medication.

We will begin with a brief training overview of some known biological agents: their classification, signs and symptoms, and what makes them a threat.  The review will be followed by a modified-tabletop exercise using scenes from a movie that accurately depicts the ripple effects of a biological outbreak as the scenarios for our group discussions.  We will track an unknown biological agent from its initial appearance in ‘patient zero’ to its explosion as a worldwide pandemic. As the movie progresses, we will stop it, look at the events that have taken place up to that point and discuss what effect these events would have on Prince Georges County and the surrounding areas.

Who should attend this workshop? … Government officials and other community leaders, law enforcement, fire, first responders, health department and medical personnel, business leaders, CERT members & other community response organizations … basically everyone!.  

If/when this happens, it will truly take a community working together to make it through.

If you know anybody who would benefit from this workshop please have them sign in at Eventbrite

Date And Time


Berwyn Heights Senior Center
8603 57th ave 2nd Floor
Berwyn Heights, Md 20740

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FEMA Private Sector Advisory -- FEMA Announces the Publication of the Interim Policy: "Consensus-Based Codes, Specifications and Standards for Public Assistance"

Private Sector Advisory
FEMA Announces the Publication of the Interim Policy:
“Consensus-Based Codes, Specifications and Standards for Public Assistance”

November 8, 2019

The policy defines the requirements for consistent and appropriate implementation of construction codes, specifications and standards for use in the Public Assistance program.
Previously, FEMA provided federal funding to restore disaster-damaged facilities on the basis of pre-disaster design and function, with applicable codes, specifications and standards. This policy is meant to increase the resiliency of communities post disaster and support the efficient use of federal funds, while reducing future vulnerabilities.
Disasters declared on or after the date of this interim policy must apply the relevant consensus-based codes, specifications and standards. The permanent work projects include buildings, electric power, roads, bridges, potable water and wastewater. Applicants who fall into any of the following categories have 60 days following date of policy publication to opt-in to the guidelines of this interim policy:  
  • Incidents declared between Aug. 1, 2017, and the date of policy publication;
  • Projects for incidents declared before Aug. 1, 2017, but without an obligation based on a finalized cost estimate as of the date of policy publication; or
  • Projects associated with a cost estimate on appeal as of the date of policy publication.
Applicants wishing to participate must make their determination no later than Jan. 5, 2020. The applicants will need to contact their FEMA Regional Recovery Office and complete the opt-in notification form included in Appendix B of the policy.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR. Meet & Greet. Busboys and Poets. Wednesday,November 20, 2019

To attend the our upcoming Meet & Greet at Busboys and Poets Anacostia location to meet a few special guest members in town.

It’s been such a long time since we’ve gotten together to break bread.

Let’s get together and talk about:
  -the Bahamas, USVI, upcoming CDEMA Conference (https://www.cdema.org/ ), BEMA International Factor, CERT training, the community\civil society imperative, and climate change.

Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible in the D.C. area.

Date:    Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time:   6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Busboys and Poets, ANACOSTIA
2004 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20020
a.      On Street  (Metered until 6:30 PM)
b.      Off Street Parking
  -Parking lot
  -Off street parking nearby, The Chair
Public\Uber\Lyft Transportation:
a.      Anacostia Metro
b.      Uber and Lyft

BTW….It’s still a ‘dutch’ event.

Black Emergency Managers Association  
1231-B Good Hope Road.  S.E.
Washington, D.C.  20020
Office:   202-618-9097 

bEMA  International

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American Red Cross: Regional Disaster Cycle Services New and Continued Employment Opportunities: 12/12/2019

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