March FEMA Trainings

EMI_logoREGISTER BY MARCH 6!

Broome County COAD has partnered with FEMA to bring two trainings from the Emergency Management Institute on volunteer and donations management to Binghamton from March 11-13, 2015.

On Wednesday, March 11, a one day training on Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disaster will be taught by FEMA instructors at the Broome County Public Library.

From March 12-13, a second training on Local Volunteer and Donations Management will be taught by FEMA instructors at the Broome County Public Safety Facility. Please note there is a REQUIRED PRE-REQ for this class. Scroll down to the course details to view pre-requisite. 

Registration and prerequisites are due by March 6, 2015. Participants are eligible to receive credit through the Emergency Management Institute (EMI). Breakfast and lunch will be provided by Broome County COAD.

Questions: Contact Shelbi DuBord, Executive Director of Broome County COAD at sdubord@bccoad.org or (607) 699-9167.


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Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disaster
Local Volunteer and Donations Management
Registration & Application Form


Course: L489 Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disaster

Spontaneous volunteers in Oklahoma

Date:

March 11, 2015  |  9am-5pm

Location:

Broome County Public Library, Decker Room
185 Court Street
Binghamton, New York 13901

Course Description:

To introduce participants to the skills and planning considerations that are required to manage large numbers of people who are not affiliated with an experienced relief organization, but who want to help in disasters.

Course Goals:

By participating in this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify issues and challenges in the management of spontaneous volunteers
  • Identify the elements of a spontaneous volunteer management plan
  • Identify best practices for the management of spontaneous volunteers in disasters
  • Develop and implement a spontaneous volunteer management plan
  • Explain the role of the Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) and virtual VRC in the transition from response to recovery.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs):

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) awards .7 CEUs for successful completion of this course.

Target Audience:

This course is designed for emergency managers and voluntary organizations responsible for the management of spontaneous volunteers. All COAD member agencies and their representatives, including administrators and volunteer coordinators, are encouraged to attend this training.

Prerequisites:
Recommended:

Individuals should have a working knowledge of the Incident Command and National Incident Management Systems. Participants are encouraged to review the materials from the following free online trainings prior to attending L489.

All course participants should be familiar with their own state and local government Emergency Operations Plan Annex, if one exists, on the use of spontaneous volunteers and volunteers affiliated with relief organizations.  Please note: Broome County does not currently have an annex regarding the use of spontaneous volunteers.


Course: L288 Local Volunteer  and Donations Management

Unsolicited donations

Date:

March 12-13, 2015  |  9am-5pm (Th), 9am-1pm (Fri)

Location:

Broome County Public Safety Facility, Classroom #1
153 Lt. Vanwinkle Drive
Binghamton, New York 13905

Course Description:

To strengthen the abilities of local jurisdictions to successfully prepare for and handle volunteer and donations management issues that may arise and provide information regarding the state’s volunteer and donations management responsibilities, which are designed to help build relationships between government and non-governmental organizations.

Course Goals:

By participating in this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key organizations and individuals who have a role in managing unaffiliated volunteers, unsolicited goods, and undesignated cash donations in disasters.
  • Identify specific agencies and organizations and how they collaborate to form a Volunteer and Donations Coordination Team (VDCT).
  • Develop an effective public education and information structure to support the successful management of unaffiliated volunteers, unsolicited goods, and undesignated cash donations in disasters.
  • Identify how to effectively manage the surge of unsolicited goods.
  • Gather information from organizations, agencies, volunteers, media, and others for donations intelligence purposes.
  • Facilitate the matching of unaffiliated volunteers with appropriate organizations or agencies during program implementation.
  • List the planning considerations for cash donations.
  • Incorporate technology needed to successfully manage data and information on unaffiliated volunteers and unsolicited goods.
  • Relate volunteer and donations management program responsibilities to the planning components of the annex.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs):

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) awards 1 CEU for successful completion of this course.

Target Audience:

Local Emergency Managers and representatives of voluntary organizations. All COAD member agencies and their representatives, including administrators and volunteer coordinators, are encouraged to attend this training.

Prerequisites:
Required:

IS-288, The Role of Voluntary Organizations in Emergency Management
This independent study course provides a basic understanding of the history, roles and services of disaster relief voluntary agencies in providing disaster assistance. It is appropriate for both the general public and those involved in emergency management operations. Participants should plan ahead to complete this independent study course as it is estimated to take up to 10 hours. 


Registration

STEP 1: Get a FEMA Student Identification Number (takes 1-2 minutes to fill out form and you will receive your number immediately)

STEP 2: Download and complete the Application Form (FEMA Form 119-25-1)  *If you are having trouble filling out the application form, please use this sample application form as a guide.

STEP 3 (Skip this step if you are not applying for the Thursday/Friday course): Those registering for L288 Local Volunteer and Donations Management (the Thursday-Friday 1 1/2 day course) must complete IS-288, an online independent student course BEFORE submitting an application form. To complete this pre-req, go to the IS-288, The Role of Voluntary Organizations in Emergency Management page, download and study the course materials (one PDF file), and then take the online test (27 questions). When you have completed (and passed) the online test, you will receive a certificate of completion via email.  You may then go back to your application form and fill in question #10 with the certificate information. The FEMA Emergency Management Institute will check its records to verify you have completed this online course.

STEP 4: Completed applications must be received by March 6, and may be sent via e-mail, fax, or mail to:

Julie Blanciak
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region II 26 Federal Plaza, 13th Floor
New York, New York 10278
Phone: (212) 680-8634 | Fax: (212) 680-3610 | Email: julie.blanciak@fema.dhs.gov

Note about the FEMA SID: Individuals applying for either class are required to register using the FEMA Student Identification (SID) number. This number is used in place of the Social Security Number (SSN) on your application form. The SSN number is no longer required.  To register for your SID, go to https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid, click on the “Need a FEMA SID” button on the right side of the screen, and follow the instructions when prompted.