Training Opportunities

🔵🔵 MACEM&PS at Frederick Community College has partnered with FEMA to create a limited-duration training program to help participants understand supply chain management techniques for disruption response. The program combines FEMA’s whole community approach, lifelines construct, logistics, and supply chain techniques. This FEMA-certified training program consists of two free courses.

   First, AWR392 is a brief introductory course completed online, self-paced, at your convenience. The follow-up, AWR389, dives deeper into understanding techniques to facilitate the rapid resourcing of the seven Community Lifelines. AWR389 workshops are offered in a virtual format by FEMA region and in-person at select locations. This opportunity is available only through September 2023. See the complete list of dates and times at Register today for both the AWR392 online Intro Course and for the AWR389 Workshop in your FEMA region. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

🔵🔵The Keystone Healthcare Coalition is presenting the webinar: Spotting & Preventing Burnout on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 10 AM ET.

  • Develop awareness to the status of burnout as a significant work-related illness
  • Learn about the greater risk of burnout during challenging times
  • Understand the signs and symptoms to look out for, in yourself and others
  • Gain practical strategies to prevent burnout

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Meeting ID: 892 0434 7426                                 Passcode: Wellbeing

🔵🔵 Hazard mitigation plans outline future projects to help communities avoid or reduce disaster impacts. These mitigation actions should be kept up-to-date by a team of mitigation planning stakeholders to ensure that public, governmental, and political support is sustained. FEMA Region 3’s Coffee Break webinar on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 11 AM ET, will explore how hazard mitigation planning teams can determine which mitigation actions are best suited to address identified risks, align with community goals, and build capabilities that enable action implementation. REGISTER.

🔵🔵The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and SAMHSA are offering a virtual training for parents, caregivers, and families on the mental health needs of children on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 6:00 PM ET. This training aims to provide parents and caregivers with the information and resources to recognize, manage, and support their children’s mental health needs. This training will provide parents and caregivers with tools and skills to support their children. This event is free for all participants. Please reach out to [email protected] or [email protected] if you have any questions. Register.

🔵🔵 You are invited to join EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention for a webinar highlighting findings from the most recent Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data about industrial management of toxic chemicals on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET. Get answers to questions such as:

  • How is chemical waste being managed where I live?
  • Are emissions from U.S. facilities increasing or decreasing over time?
  • How are facilities reducing the amount of chemical waste they create?

This webinar will introduce the basics of the TRI Program, explain key findings from EPA’s analysis of the 2021 TRI data, and explore the interactive features of the TRI National Analysis website. You’ll also learn how to easily get summary TRI data for any U.S. location.  Register.

🔵🔵Westmoreland County will host an in-person training, MGT-439, “Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness,” presented by the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center on Wednesday and Thursday, March 29 & 30, 2023, from 8 AM to 5 PM ET. More information.

🔵🔵FEMA will present the Resilient Partnership Network Ideation Hour on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 1 PM ET.  The theme is “Better Together: A Holistic Approach to Resilience.” This discussion plans to explore how the Whole Community can share responsibility and play a critical role to increase resilience across the nation. These meetings are open to all. If you know of any organizations or people who would be interested in joining, feel free to spread the word. Questions? Reach out to [email protected]. Visit their website for more information about the RNPN.  Register here for the event.

🔵🔵 The Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security (OHS), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, Pennsylvania State Police, the three Fusion Centers (PaCIC, WPAHFC, DVIC) across the Commonwealth, Faith-based Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (FB-ISAO), and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), is offering a quarterly virtual learning series to faith-based organizations on Thursday, March 30, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This learning series will provide valuable information to religious leaders, security personnel, and members of the houses of worship to enhance security and prepare for outdoor events. Keynote speaker Kenneth Strish, Chief of Police, Borough of Berwick Police Department, will present an overview of a targeted vehicle-ramming incident during a community event and the lessons learned from it. David Wood, Protective Security Advisor from the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), will also discuss important security procedures for the properties of our houses of worship, and how to best implement these procedures based on national best practices and potential funding sources. Learn more. Guidance and further resources will be provided via handouts, and there will be time set aside at the end for Questions & Answers. Registration is now open.

🔵🔵The Community Action Association of PA is hosting the 2023 Statewide DEI Summit “Beyond Understanding, Accelerating Growth,” virtually on Thursday, April 6, 2023, from 7:30 AM – 4:15 PM ET.Join professionals across the state for this virtual day of learning and networking. Registration is just $25.00. The first 250 attendees registered before March 24th, can expect a mailed “swag box” valued at $25. Learn more and register. 

🔵🔵 The Disability Integration Task Force is presenting: “A FAST Introduction to the FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT SERVICE TEAM” on Friday, April 7, 2023, from 12 – 1 PM ET and Monday, April 10, 2023, from 5 – 6 PM ET virtually. The intended audience includes those with experience working with and assessing the needs of individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs who are interested in applying their skills in a disaster setting. Training is also open to partners who may be assisting with FAST program development, even if these individuals do not have direct service experience themselves. ABOUT FAST: A FAST responder deploys to a disaster shelter to assess individual survivor needs in partnership with onsite health services and other disaster responders. The team will assist in obtaining items and services to fulfill the unmet needs of persons with disabilities or access and functional needs. If you need a Reasonable Accommodation for a disability or due to a language access need, please contact Ceena Jenkins at 717-585-3874, or [email protected] with your request by March 24th, 2023.

🔵🔵The Keystone Healthcare Coalition is presenting the webinar: The Importance of Psychological Safety, on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 10 AM ET.

  • Understand the benefits to performance and productivity of the legal requirement to create a psychologically safe working environment
  • Develop awareness of the impact of a psychologically unsafe environment on individuals and on business success
  • Understand the steps to ensure people are ok on the inside and feel safe to speak
  • Create working environments where people can readily talk about difficult matters and safely challenge the status quo
  • Learn how to make sure people feel able to work collaboratively in a win-win culture for all

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Meeting ID: 883 9555 1844                               Passcode: Wellbeing

🔵🔵 Registration is now open for the 24th Annual New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference, which will be held April 17-21, 2023 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. Find out more and register here!