Tuesday, April 20, 2021

NOLA (New Orleans) to Test their Hurricane Plans\evacuation. Friday, April 30, 2021.


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Volunteers needed

April 2021

Hello New Orleans,

We're reaching out to invite you to participate in the City's hurricane evacuation exercise on Friday, April 30th.

While we have no intention of slowing down COVID-19 vaccine efforts, we also look ahead to the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, which begins in June. As we experienced with last year's record-breaking hurricane season, other emergencies do not stop, even during a global pandemic. We're planning ahead to ensure that we are prepared for any storms that may come our way this summer & fall.

Next week, we're hosting a small scale dry run, or “functional exercise” of a mandatory hurricane evacuation, to test our City-Assisted Evacuation (CAE) plan, and we are seeking volunteers for this effort. City-Assisted Evacuation is a large-scale life-saving emergency operation designed to help our most vulnerable neighbors evacuate to a safe shelter ahead of a major hurricane, so that no one is left behind. Join us:

Date: Friday, April 30th

Time: 8am-2pm

Food: Lunch will be provided

Needed: 100 volunteers

  • Volunteer Role A: Roleplay as a volunteer supporting City-Assisted Evacuation.
  • Volunteer Role B: Roleplay as a CAE user, to help test hurricane response plans.

Getting Involved:

  1. Click here to create a volunteer profile, or log in. 
  2. Click here to sign up!

Thank you, and we hope to see you there!

- The Team at NOLA Ready
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NOLA Ready is the City of New Orleans' emergency preparedness campaign, managed by the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. 


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D.C. HSEMA Virtual Training. April 2021


HSEMA Training Academy

The HSEMA Academy provides the District with access to online emergency management and homeland security-related training resources and opportunities.

AWR - 343 Hurricane

District residents are encouraged to learn about hurricane science by signing up for this free course! The course is brought to you virtually by HSEMA and the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center at the University of Hawaii.

Course Description: Awareness-level course that provides emergency managers, first responders, and community members from all sectors with a basic understanding of the latest knowledge in hurricane science, forecasting, warning, and preparedness. This course enhances the ability of state/local decision-makers to identify and describe the hazards associated with hurricanes and to better prepare for and mitigate the impacts of high winds, heavy rain, and storm surge. The goals of this course are to enable participants to:

  • Summarize the structure and characteristics of hurricanes and
    tropical cyclones and their attendant hazards, including high
    winds, heavy rain, and storm surge;
  • Explain the forecast process and uncertainty associated with
    predicting hurricane track and intensity;
  • Interpret official forecast and warning products from the
    National Weather Service; and 
  • Use available decision support tools to prepare themselves,
    their families, and their organizations when hurricanes

Dates: April 28 or May 19 (pick 1)
Times: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
Location: Virtual
Registration: HSEMAAcademy.com
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For registration help, email: HSEMA.LMS@dc.gov

Friday, April 16, 2021

Job Opportunity: Environmental Protection Specialist. April 2021

The following vacancy announcement was posted today, 04/12/21 on USAJOBS. You may view the announcement from the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/598069400



Environmental Protection Specialist

Series and Grade Announced:


Promotional Potential:




Location of Position:

Durham, NC

Area of Consideration:

U.S. Citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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Opening Date:


Closing Date:


Number of Vacancies:


Position Risk Designation:

Moderate Risk


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