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THE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMISSION
FOR THE COUNTY AND CITIES OF LOS ANGELES
NOTICE OF EVENTS AND ITEMS OF INTEREST

The following events and items of interest have been brought to our attention and have relevance to either emergency response or recovery programs.  We encourage you to contact Carla Mahler at (323) 980-2262 with any events you would like to have listed.

CONFERENCE/WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS/MEETINGS

IRWINDALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Business Continuity Planning Workshop

            September 21                       IrwindaleCommunity Center
            9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.           16102 Arrow Highway
                                                        Irwindale, CA

This free Business Continuity workshop offers guidance, information, and resources.  Presentations include Business Continuity Planning, Financial Effect, Crises Management Planning, and Workforce Management.  Call (626) 960-6606 to register.

CALIFORNIA EMERGENCY SERVICES ASSOCIATION
2006 Annual Training Conference
“Return To An All-Hazards Approach”

            October 15th – 19th               Embassy Suites Resort
                                                        South Lake Tahoe
                                                        929 Bridge Street
                                                        Colusa, CA 95932

You can get complete listing and registration information at http://www.cesa.net/docs/2006ConferenceFlier.pdf.

Interested vendors should contact Janice Bell, Colousa County Sheriff’s Department at (530) 458-0218 or jbell@colousasheriff.com.  

 HazMat Explo10 Workshop

            November 13 – 16                Orleans Hotel & Casino
                                                      Last Vegas, Nevada

This year’s workshop will include first responders, medical response, environmental issues, grant writing, emergency planning, homeland security, and more.  For more information go to www.hazmatexplo.org or call (702) 455-5710.

 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EMERGENCY MANAGERS (IAEM)

54th IAEM Annual Conference & EMEX 2006
“Going all the Way:  Putting Plans into Action”

SAVE THE DATE

            November 12-15                   OrangeCountyConvention Center
                                                      Orlando, Florida

To register or for more details, go to www.iaem.com or call (703-538-1794 ext 2.

TRAINING

FREE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES 

SEPTEMBER 12-14
PR-212 WMD/Terrorism Incident Defense Operations for Emergency Responders

September 26-28
MGT 313 (March 2006 update) Incident Management/Unified Command (IM/UC) for WMD/Terrorism Incidents

October 24-26 2006
PER 210 Public Works: Planning for and Responding to Terrorism/WMD Incidents

November 6-9 2006
(two separate courses taking place concurrently)
PER 252 Cybersecurity: Prevention, Deterrence and Recovery
PER 253 Cybersecurity: Incident Handling and Response

November 14-16
MGT 322-1 (Train the Trainer) Preparedness and Response to Agricultural Terrorism

November 14-16 2006
PER 211 Emergency Medical Services: Operations and Planning for Weapons of Mass Destruction

December 4-5 2006
AWR122-1 (Train the Trainer) Law Enforcement Prevention and Deterrence of Terrorist Acts

December 4-8 2006 (TENTATIVE)
PER 200 (Train-the-Trainer) Managing Civil Actions In Threat Incidents (MCATI) BASIC COURSE

December 5-7 2006
(CAMEO refresher on December 4 for interested students)
MGT 320-1 (Train the Trainer) Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations (CAMEO)

December 6-8 2006
PER 225-1 (Train the Trainer) Operational WMD Response for Law Enforcement, Performance Level

December 12-14 2006
MGT 313 (March 2006 update) Incident Management/Unified Command (IM/UC) for WMD/Terrorism Incidents

Please contact Fadi Essmaeel M.D. CEM at 714 960 6483 // 310 377 9493 Office or e‑mail fadi.essmaeel@mail.house.gov or web: http://rohrabacher.house.gov/homelandsecurity/.   

THE BUSINESS & INDUSTRY COUNCIL FOR EMERGENCY PLANNING AND PREPAREDNESS (BICEPP)
2006 BICEPP Emergency Response Team Challenge

            September 9th & 10th                        Los Angeles Convention Center
                                                                    Los Angeles, CA

To receive information regarding team registration or sponsorship opportunities for this event, contact BICEPP at info@bicepp.org or call 213-386-4524.  You can also visit the BICEPP webpage at www.bicepp.org.  This is a great team building and educational opportunity for all emergency response teams.

SECURITY FOR SCHOOLS
A Two-Day Coordinate School Health and Safety Preparedness Workshop

            September 14th & 15th                     Market Access Training Center
                                                                   4301 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1003
                                                                   Arlington, VA  22203

Additional information is available at www.homelanddefensehournal.com.

The Crisis Response Team

Invites you to become a Crisis Response Team Volunteer.  As a volunteer member you are activated by the Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments to provide immediate on‑scene intervention, emotional support and referrals to victims and their families involved in a traumatic incident.  For more information, please call (213) 978-0697 or visit www.lapdonline.org.

Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) catalogue courses for both the National Fire Academy (NFA) and Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is available on-line at: www.usfa.fema.gov.  Printed copies can be ordered through the web site or by calling 1‑800‑561‑3356. 

The State of California, State Training Center, offers an array of other training courses that are available on the web at http://www.dpa.ca.gov/tcid/stc/courses/stc322.htm.

The California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) is now on the World Wide Web.  To view, go to www.oes.ca.gov, scroll down to Specialized Training Institute.  The site includes the latest CSTI catalog, schedule, application, and registration information online.

OTHER WEB SITE RESOURCES

http://www.acrossla.org - American Red Cross
http://www.fema.gov/home/emi/ishome - EMI Independent Study Program.  Offers more than 40 self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities, and the general public.  Courses may be taken via Internet or by correspondence.  All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment.
http://www.asklila@ucla.edu - Living Independently in Los Angeles or call (310) 390-3611/239
http://www.bicepp.org - Business & Industry Council for Emergency Planning and Preparedness (BICEPP)
http://www.cert-la.com - Community Emergency Response Teams
http://www.citycent.com/dp2/index.html - Disabled People and Disaster Planning (DP2)
http://www.disasterrelief.org/Links - Worldwide Disaster Aid and Information
http://www.espfocus.org - Emergency Survival Program, L.A. County
http://www.enla.org - Emergency Network Los Angeles
http://www.fema.gov/ - Federal Emergency Management Agency home page
http://www.lacity.org/epd - Los Angeles City Emergency Preparedness Department
http://www.lacoepc.org - Home to the Emergency Preparedness Commission for the County and cities of Los Angeles.
http://www.lacoa.orgLos Angeles County Operational Area/County Office of Emergency Management
http://www.nws.noaa.gov - National Weather Service
http://www.oes.ca.gov - California Governor's Office of Emergency Services: information on Earthquake Preparedness Month campaign
http://www.redcross.org/disaster/safety/guide.html - Talking About Disasters: Guide for Standard Messages (2004)
http://www.scecdc.scec.org/ - Southern California Earthquake Center
http://www.scecdc.scec.org/eqsocal.html - Caltech/USGS Seismo-cam
http://www.scesa.org - California Emergency Services Association, Southern Chapter
http://www.seismic.ca.gov/sscsigeq.htm - Seismic Safety Commission--significant damaging earthquakes
http://www.usgs.gov - USGS Pasadera

TERRORISM HOTLINE AND WEB SITES INFORMATION

(800) 980-4990 - Los Angeles County’s Disaster Hotline
(800) 854-7771 - Los Angeles Mental Health Department 24-hour Hotline

Web-sites

http://www.bt.cdc.gov - Centers for Disease Control Bio-terrorism
http://www.chp.ca.gov - California Highway Patrol
http://www.ed/gov/inits/september11/index - United States Department of Education
http://www.hmh.co.la.ca.us - County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health
http://www.fbi.gov - Federal Bureau of Investigation
http://www.fema.gov/library/terror - Federal Emergency Management Agency
http://www.hopkins-biodefense.org - Johns Hopkins University-Center for Bio-defense Studies
http://www.labt.org - Los Angeles County Public Health. 
http://www.lacoa.org - Portal to emergency management information on terrorism, earthquakes, and other emergencies.
http://www.ndpo.gov - National Domestic Preparedness Office for info on WMD
http://www.oes.ca.gov  - click on “Terrorism”
http://www.redcross.org - American Red Cross
http://www.stimson.org/cwc/persprot - excellent source of general terrorism information
http://www.usps.com - United States Postal Service

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