Oklahoma Emergency Management Conference
***Registration for the 2016 Oklahoma Emergency Management Conference has closed. On-site registration will be available beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday, August 15 at the conference center.
The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and Oklahoma Emergency Management Association (OEMA) have teamed up once again to provide the Oklahoma Emergency Management Conference & Training Day, August 15 – 18 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Norman, located at 2501 Conference Drive. While work continues to finalize the conference agenda, it’s already sizing up to be an outstanding training opportunity for the emergency management community.
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Conference Registration Fees
In order to cover expenses not paid for by OEM, OEMA, exhibitors and sponsors, the Oklahoma Emergency Management Association is charging a conference registration fee of $50 through July 22 and $100 after July 22, which will be collected at the conference. This fee will be waived for the first 100 local emergency managers (or their designee) who register for the conference (only one per jurisdiction). There is no registration fee to attend Training Day. For questions regarding registration fees, please email OEMA Board member Glynadee Edwards, firstname.lastname@example.org directly.
Training Day Course Descriptions
New Emergency Manager Orientation (NEMO)
Sunday, 8/14 - Monday 8/15 - Instructor: David Barnes, Oklahoma County Emergency Management and Jackie Wright, OEM
Designed to level the playing field between experience emergency manager and new alike. Program cover orientation to the four phases of emergency management and other crucial job requirements of all emergency managers. Required first part of the fives step personal emergency manger certification.
G0272 - Warning Coordination
Sunday, 8/14 - Monday 8/15 - Instructor: Rick Smith, NWS Norman Forecast Office
This course is the latest in the hazardous weather series of courses produced in partnership with the National Weather Service (NWS). Every year, the United States experiences more severe weather than any other country in the world. In order to reduce deaths, injuries, and property losses, emergency managers must work closely with the NWS and the news media to provide effective warnings that can be received and understood by people at risk. This course is intended to help facilitate that process. Course topics include: The Social Dimensions of Warning Response; Developing Effective Warning Messages; Developing an Effective Community Warning Process; and Working with the News Media to Create a Weather Warning Partnership. In addition to lecture and discussion, the course includes case studies, exercises, and an opportunity for interaction with representatives of the local news media.
G0358 - Evacuation and Re-Entry Planning
Sunday, 8/14 - Monday 8/15 - Instructor: Steve Gluck, Fort Sill Emergency Management
Course This 12-hour course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to design and implement an Evacuation and Re-Entry Plan for their jurisdictions. It uses a community’s Vulnerability Analysis and Evacuation Plan. It also addresses evacuation behavior and recommends methods to make evacuation and reentry more efficient. This course does not address the decision to evacuate or re-enter.
10-5 p.m. Monday, 8/15 - Instructors: James Hocker and Andrea Melvin, OK-First
ORION Damage Assessment Tool
10-5 p.m. Monday, 8/15 - Instructors: Heidi Hessler, ORION
The Orion Damage Assessment collector software will allow local emergency managers and their partner agencies, as well as OEM Staff, to collect damage assessment information and have all pertinent information needed for a timely damage assessment report. This software will also allow the local jurisdictions collect information on sites prior to a disaster and record maintenance records and actual costs for work performed. This class will give an overview of how to use the software both in classroom setting and hands-on experience in the field.
Managing the Lost Person Incident
10-5 p.m. Monday, 8/15 - Instructor: Aaron Blue, Coal County Emergency Management
Description coming soon!
10-noon Monday, 8/15 - Instructors: Oklahoma Geological Survey
The Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS) will update emergency managers on the present status of earthquakes in Oklahoma. This class will also include past earthquakes and the relevance to oilfield activity in the State and provide an update on possible future earthquakes. Instructors will offer preparedness measures for the public and other information that is related to emergency management.
10-noon Monday, 8/15 - Instructors: Chuck Kerns and Sam Talamantez, OEM
Description coming soon!
Air to Ground – Ground to Air: Wildland Firefighting Facts, Techniques and Communications
1-5 p.m. Monday, 8/15 - Instructor: Oklahoma Forestry Services Division
Description coming soon!
The New WebEOC
1-5 p.m. Monday, 8/15 - Instructor: Alden Graybill, OEM