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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 17

Meeting Date: May 22, 2007

Subject/Title: Receive and review information related to training courses provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and provide direction to staff regarding which Council members are interested in attending courses provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Prepared by: Margaret Wimberly, City Clerk

Submitted by: Robert Taylor, Mayor


RECOMMENDATION
Receive and review information related to training courses provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and provide direction to staff regarding which Council members are interested in attending courses provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

PREVIOUS ACTION
None

BACKGROUND
At the City Council meeting of May 8, 2007, a request was made to have staff provide information related to training provided through FEMA. There are a number of courses available and the tuition and room is covered by FEMA. Each participant is responsible for the purchase of a meal ticket, which is approximately $100 per week, and travel costs.

The cost of airfare may be eligible for reimbursement through FEMA if the following requirements are met: the registrant must purchase a 21-day pre-purchased, nonrefundable ticket for round-trip transportation by a common carrier (economy, coach class, or less). The reimbursement is paid to the registrant; the registrant would be responsible for reimbursing the City.

The enrollment period opened on May 1, 2007 and will end on June 30, 2007 for courses that take place from October 2007 to March 2008.

There are limited spaces available for each course. The application would need to be signed by the Mayor and forwarded to the California Governors Office of Emergency Services which would then forward it to FEMA for consideration. Registrants are notified approximately eight weeks after the close of the registration period if they have been selected to participate in a course.

FISCAL IMPACT
Should the Council decide to participate in the training through FEMA the costs associated with travel and meals are budgeted in the Legislative Division of the Operational Budget.



Attachments: FEMA Courses

Course Descriptions & Dates
Listed below are some of the courses available to local elected officials, a complete catalog of courses are on file in the City Clerk’s Office:
E910 – Integrated Emergency Management Course (IEMC) Earthquake: Preparedness and Response Course Description: This Integrated Emergency Management Course, E910 Earthquake Preparedness and Response addresses preparedness and response in emergency situations based on an earthquake. This exercise-based course is conducted for two types of audiences. The participants in the "generic" audience represent various communities from throughout the country. The "specific" audience is made up of participants all from one community. This class places public officials and other key community leaders in a disaster simulation. The course methodologies of classroom instruction, planning sessions, and exercises, allow for structured decision making in a learning, yet realistic, environment. A key outcome of this is that additional planning needs are identified, providing the opportunity to enhance overall preparedness. The exercise scenario for the Earthquake: Preparedness and Response focuses on response to an earthquake. Also, additional planning needs to prepare for an earthquake response are identified. Dates: February 4th – 8th 2008; June 16th – 20th 2008.
E911 Earthquake Recovery & Mitigation - This focuses on recovery from an earthquake event while also mitigating for future earthquakes. This exercise-based course places public officials and other key community leaders in a disaster simulation. The course methodologies of classroom instruction, planning sessions, and exercises, allow for structured decision making in a learning, yet realistic, environment. Dates: October 29th – November 2nd 2007; July 21st – 25th, 2008
E915 Homeland Security This IEMC focuses on preparing for and responding to the consequences of a terrorist act. This exercise-based course places public officials and other key community leaders in a disaster simulation. The course methodologies of classroom instruction, planning sessions, and exercises, allow for structured decision making in a learning, yet realistic, environment. Dates: November 12th – 16th, 2007; January 7th – 11th 2008; March 3rd – 7th 2008; June 23rd, 27th, 2008.
E920 Hazardous Materials Preparedness & Response This focuses on preparing for and responding to a hazardous materials event. This exercise-based course places public officials and other key community leaders in a disaster simulation. Planning needs to prepare for a hazardous materials response are also identified and discussed. The course methodologies of classroom instruction, planning sessions, and exercises, allow for structured decision making in a learning, yet realistic, environment. Dates: February 4th – 8th 2008; June 16th – 20th 2008.
E210 - Recovery from Disaster: The Local Government Role The Local Government Role is to discuss the recovery process roles and responsibilities at the local government level and thus facilitate the development of a Disaster Recovery Plan. Dates: October 22nd – 25th 2007, August 11th – 14th 2008.
 

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