Sunday, February 23, 2020

Team Rubicon’s Clay Hunt Fellows Program (CHFP). February 2020

True or false? Military service fully prepares us to take on the civilian careers we desire after our time in uniform.

If you said ‘true’, you’re among the few—congrats, keep crushing it.

If you said ‘false’, then, Team Rubicon’s Clay Hunt Fellows Program (CHFP)—a 6-month, paid, remote, fellowship for veterans might be for you.

Applications are now open for our Base Camp 3 cohort.

Transitioning from life in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, or Coast Guard can suddenly feel daunting. Just know it doesn’t have to. In this fellowship, we’ll help you face the civilian world with your own unique mission.

As a CHFP Fellow:

  • You will receive mentorship
  • Read often and take part in discussions with your cohort
  • Embark on a self-discovery journey through the YouSchool
  • Identify your unique strengths (not to simply tack them on a wall but really get to know the areas where you excel)
  • Build a plan to obtain your goals within TR or on your own path
  • Enter into the CHFP alumni network of veterans and leaders

The application window for Base Camp 3 closes 2/28/2020. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Team Rubicon Headquarters
6171W Century Blvd., Suite 310
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Friday, February 21, 2020

Census. Veteran Participation and Job Opportunity. February 2020

An open letter to the Veteran community from the U.S. Census Bureau

As Article I Section II of the Constitution directs, every 10 years, we conduct a census to determine representation in Congress. JOIN OUR TEAM. We want to hire Veterans for temporary census jobs. Apply to work as a census taker at If you know others who are looking for work, please spread the word.


Thursday, February 20, 2020

Attention CERT Coordinators & Members: MD BWI Airport. Full Scale Exercise on May 2, 2020

Are similar events in your community?

Check with your local Emergency Management Office\Agency, Fire\EMS, or Police, public health, airport, or transportation agency.  Get involved.

Wonderful volunteering opportunity

Attention CERT Coordinators & Members:

The BWI Marshall Airport and Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is hosting the 2020 EPLEX Full Scale Exercise on May 2, 2020.

EPLEX is designed to test and validate the airport's ability to respond to an airplane crash.

Actors are being recruited to play the roles of plane crash patients, friends and family seeking information about plane crash victims, and to play the roles of media and "other" interested parties through the exercise sim-cell.

Actor's have the responsibility to make this exercise as realistic as possible by acting out their assigned role. Remember, emergency responders are depending on you in order to conduct training.  The most important thing about the volunteer program is to have fun. Volunteers will learn about emergency response and how Fire/EMS operations are conducted.  A lite breakfast and lunch will be provided for all volunteers.
Volunteer Participation
·         Participation is limited to those 16 years of age and older.
·         Anyone younger than 18 years of age must have a waiver form filled out and signed by a parent or guardian prior to the exercise. 

·         All volunteers for EPLEX are required to pre-register using the provided link below.
·         Sign-in will begin at 6:00 AM at the Gold Lot of the BWI Marshall Airport.  Volunteers will receive specific instructions for parking through email.
·         Prior to the exercise MEMA will provide a volunteer waiver form to all registered volunteers via email. Please sign and bring this form with you to the exercise.


Volunteer Registration Form:
Once your volunteer registration form is processed, you will receive an email with further directions and exercise waiver forms. 

Thank you again for your interest in volunteering for the BWI EPLEX!

Tasha McNutt
Communications Outreach Specialist
Disaster Risk Reduction
Maryland Emergency Management Agency

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

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Cooperation, Collaboration, Communication, Coordination, Community engagement, and  Partnering (C5&P)            

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2019-2020 DHS Announces Preparedness Grants Opportunity

DHS Announces Preparedness Grants Opportunity

On Feb. 14, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf announced the release of nearly $1.8 billion for preparedness.

The grant programs, which fund state, local, tribal and territorial governments, transportation authorities, nonprofit organizations and the private sector to improve the nation’s readiness in preventing, protecting against, responding to, recovering from and mitigating terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies. 

The grants reflect the department’s focus on funding for programs that address our nation’s immediate security needs and ensure public safety in our communities. In 2020, DHS identified four critical priority areas for attention in the FY 2020 grant cycle: cybersecurity, soft targets and crowded places, intelligence and information sharing, and emerging threats.

Grant recipients under state homeland and urban area programs must dedicate a minimum of 20% of the award amounts to address the DHS priority areas by allocating no less than 5% to each category. Applicants will be required to submit investment justifications that address these priorities, and DHS will conduct an effectiveness review process to ensure grant funding is allocated to projects that most effectively address these priorities.

While several of the grant programs include changes from past practices, these changes also reflect comments and criticisms we have heard from stakeholder about the need for new ideas and new strategies in the following critical grant programs.

·       Homeland Security Grant Program - more than $1 billion including:

    - State Homeland Security Program: $415 million.
    - Urban Area Security Initiative: $615 million.
    - Operation Stonegarden: $90 million.

·       Emergency Management Performance Grants: more than $355 million.
·       Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program: $15 million.
·       Nonprofit Security Grant Program: $90 million.
·       Intercity Passenger Rail Program: Amtrak $10 million.
·       Intercity Bus Security Grant Program: $2 million.
·       Port Security Grant Program: $100 million.
·       Transit Security Grant Program: $88 million.

For 2020, the Urban Area Security Initiative will enhance regional preparedness and capabilities by funding 32 high-threat, high-density urban areas. This represents Congressional intent to limit funding to those urban areas that represent up to 85 percent of the nationwide risk, as stated in the Explanatory Statement accompanying the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2019 (Pub. L. No. 116-6).

All preparedness notices of funding opportunities can be found at Final submissions must be made through the Non-Disaster (ND) Grants system located at

Further information on DHS’s preparedness grant programs is available on the DHS and FEMA websites

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

CPR on Adults. DisasterReady. February 2020

Performing CPR on Adults 


CPR is one of the most critical, lifesaving interventions that can be performed on a person who has lost a pulse. Refresh your CPR training or learn the basics of how to safely and correctly perform CPR on adults in a life-threatening emergency with this 10-minute guide.

Friday, February 14, 2020

K12 Schools....From Reactive to Proactive to..... Watch the weather. Free Training Opportunity. SkyWarn Basic Class

Training opportunity provided by the National Weather Service
This training not only teaches what types of incidents would be captured utilizing SkyWarn but also upon completion of the training you will be issued a SkyWarn ID# which will enable you to submit reports yourself.

The training is free and open to the public if you have an interest in being trained.

Attached is a link to the training to attend. 
Disperse this information to your team members and neighbors alike.

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