25. Upcoming EMA EMI e-Forums

Greetings again from Clark County, celebrating its bicentennial in 2018.

Earlier this year I mentioned FEMA Emergency Management Institute e-Forums.  These one hour webinars are presented most Wednesdays between 3 and 4 PM EDT.  Two of this month’s e-Forums may be of interest to some ARES members.

On Wednesday, October 24th the topic will be FEMA’s Advanced Professional Series and the States.  The APS is a collection of required and optional residential emergency management courses available through many state EMA offices.  Some years ago I was fortunate enough to be included in Ohio EMA’s first APS graduating class, and I have only good things to say about the training.

On Wednesday, October 31st the e-Forum will cover Red Cross Emergency Management Programs.  Those ARES members with Red Cross credentials may wish to listen in to this webinar.

To participate from a fixed location, go to this site: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/emieforums   For mobile users, visit: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect/apps/adobe-connectmobile.html

On a final topic, what was your experience with the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, or IPAWS, nationwide test, scheduled for today beginning at 2:18 PM Eastern Daylight Time?  My smart phone never made a sound.

Submitted by Michael Schulsinger, N8QHV