CrowdSource Rescue was started as a grassroots effort in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. In an attempt to better organize volunteer rescues in a flooded West Houston neighborhood, it was able to help rescue over 25,000 people across by creating a map that connected volunteer rescuers with those who needed help.
It has since evolved into a non-profit that sits at the nexus of disaster response and spontaneous volunteer management. In partnership with numerous offices of emergency management and fire departments, it has helped be a force multiplier post-disaster in helping communities self-organize, while ensuring vetted volunteers are able to safely help in the wake of a crisis.
Matthew Marchetti, Executive Director of CrowdSource Rescue will our speaker for this webinar.
EMAT Webinar | CrowdSource Rescue
Jenifier Boyer, Emergency Management Coordinator will present on the actions that were taken in Midland County to prepare for a failure of a dam. What actions were taken leading up to and during the failure of Edenville and Sanford Dams and what resulted in NO LOSS OF LIFE and what was learned.
Jenifier Boyer is a 2004 graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. In 2006, she began her career as a Volunteer Coordinator with the Salvation Army in Genesee County. Through this position she gained knowledge and interest in the disaster response and emergency management field. In 2008, Jenifier was hired into the position of Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator for Genesee County. In December 2015, Jenifier accepted the position of Emergency Management Coordinator for Midland County. Jenifier is a member of the Michigan Emergency Management Association (MEMA) and was named the MEMA Emergency Management Coordinator of the Year in 2017.
EMAT Webinar | Edenville Dam Failure
Being a person who provides emergency response means we are constantly seeing, hearing and experiencing other people’s crises while still living with our own struggles and challenges at home, work and the world. Sometimes the physical and emotional boundaries in place between our work lives and home lives seem to blur. If we don’t actively and intentionally great good self-care strategies we put ourselves at risk of burning out which means we can begin to dread the work that used to bring us so much satisfaction. During this session we will talk about some of the signs and symptoms of burnout and compassion fatigue as well as review some ways to ensure resiliency and compassion satisfaction using some self-care and self-compassion strategies.
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7C75Qq4ATaU
Learn about the Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Task Force-Civil Support (JTF-CS), and the Defense CBRN Response Force (DCRF) mission, capabilities, and concept of employment at the tactical level in a when supporting a “No Notice” Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) Incident. JTF-CS most recent role was in response to COVID-19 in support of the State of New York. This presentation was scheduled to be part of the 2020 EMAT Leadership Symposium but was canceled due to deployment.
David Morado is a former TDEM Planner, HSEEP Instructor, ICS Instructor who has supported multiple local and State level exercises. He has also responded to incidents such as COVID-19 in New York and New Jersey as part of DOD response, and Hurricanes Harvey and Dorian. David is a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer for many U.S. Army, working as a senior planner. He has 19 years military service, including three combat tours (two in Afghanistan, one in Iraq). He was a lead in establishing U.S. Army South Communications to understand disaster response capabilities with Central American partner nations, working with agencies including FEMA, US DEA, HHS, DHS, USCG, and DOS to design and implement engagement strategies and training. He has held his TEM since 2016.
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/TvYjAp4GIDM
You Matter! Self Care | Many of us are caregivers and would never hesitate to help a friend, family or community member. More challenging to individuals is trying to figure out our own needs and wrestling for some time to meet those needs. Human beings do not come with neatly packaged care instructions. In order to maximize our output we need to care for ourselves. This presentation will teach you the steps to making a robust self care plan to care for ourselves so that we can continue giving our care to others.
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/tkahY4hspOM
During a pandemic, as in all emergencies, response begins at the local level, and the actions taken before and right after an emergency are critical to saving lives. In this webinar, experts provided an update on the most current information available on the spread and effects of COVID-19 in the United States, and best practices from a jurisdiction’s local emergency response efforts to slow down the spread of the virus.
In the first EMAT Webinar of 2020 Maria Town, President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) disccused Functional Needs and Support Services (FNSS) for the Whole Community.
To help you write a strong EMAT Awards Nomination for 2020, the Awards Committee has created a short webinar going over the process and providing tips and tricks.
In November, EMAT continued its webinar series. The second live webinar focused on cybersecurity threats facing emergency managers, with Andrew White from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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In September, EMAT hosted its first training webinar! In partnership with the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, members participated in a live webinar on newly released NFPA 3000 – Standard for an active Shooter/Hostile Event Response.
The Emergency Management Association of Texas is dedicated to the advancement of the field of emergency management both statewide and nationally. To that end, EMAT engages in an array of efforts to advance a statewide emergency management agenda and to promote the professional growth of the emergency management practitioner.