Oklahoma Emergency Management Conference
Attend the 2019 Oklahoma Emergency Management Conference & Training Day!
10 Things to Know Before the Oklahoma Emergency Management Conference
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 on August 11-15 with Training Days on August 11 & 12 and conference sessions on August 13-15. The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center 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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Online registration is now closed. Registration will be available on-site.
ALL reservations must be made by July 20. Reservations may be made via credit card by calling the hotel at (866) 577-1273 and providing the group code OEM or online at the group reservation link.
OEM payment for emergency manager hotel rooms: OEM will pay for one hotel room for Monday night through Wednesday night for each emergency management program if their jurisdiction is located at least 60 miles outside the city of Norman, as allowable under state law. To confirm mileage, access the state’s official mileage calculator.
Lodging for Oklahoma emergency management directors who meet the above criteria will be direct billed to OEM for the nights of Monday, August 12 (if attending Training Day), Tuesday, August 13 and Wednesday, August 14. Please note that OEM cannot pay for hotel rooms for Sunday night.
If you are paying with a purchase order, you may reserve your room with a credit card or using the hotel reservations form:
- To reserve your room with a credit card, call the number above, then write your confirmation number and your contact information on the purchase order and fax it, along with a tax-exempt letter, if applicable, to (405) 253-3550, attn. Group Rooms Coordinator before July 20.
- To reserve your room without a credit card, complete the attached form and submit it and the purchase order along with a tax-exempt letter, if applicable, to (405) 253-3550, attn. Group Rooms Coordinator before July 20. Be sure to select to bill “All Charges.” The Group Rooms Coordinator will email your confirmation number. Please be aware that by submitting this form, you are agreeing that all charges including any incidentals will be paid by the purchase order.
The hotel conference rate for a single occupancy room is $94, double occupancy rate is $104 and triple occupancy rate is $114. However, the state can only pay the single occupancy rate so any additional cost must be paid by the attendee. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, including sleeping rooms.
Additionally, please note that the hotel will place a hold on your credit or debit card for incidentals when you check in, as is common with most hotels.
TRAINING DAY SCHEDULE
OEMA is offering a limited number of two-day classes again this year at Training Day. These classes will be provided at the conference hotel or the National Weather Center on Sunday, August 11 and Monday, August 12.
Two-Day Training – Sunday, August 11 & Monday, August 12
- ICS 300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents: ICS-300 provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced knowledge and application of the ICS. This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses.
- G.361 Flood Fight Operations: This course is designed for emergency managers, public works officials, levee district representatives, and others responsible for planning, preparing, and managing the response to a flood. It provides information to help local officials decide if a flood fight is possible and worth the effort and cost. This course focuses on combating river flooding, not flash flooding.
- G.235 Emergency Planning: This program is designed to provide emergency management personnel (planners) with the ability to write comprehensive emergency management plans in concert with Federal, State, local, and tribal plans.
- G.271 Hazardous Weather and Flood Preparedness (at the National Weather Center in Norman): This course provides training for local and state emergency managers who respond to hazardous weather events, while promoting partnership and coordination between the National Weather Service (NWS) and emergency managers. The goal of this course is to enhance emergency managers? ability to recognize potentially hazardous weather and flooding situations so they are equipped to plan appropriately and to coordinate effective responses.
*As in past years, OEM is only able to pay for hotel rooms for Monday night through Wednesday night, so lodging for Saturday or Sunday night will be at the attendee’s expense.
Monday, August 12
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Leadership Symposium – Conducted by the Center for Homeland Defense and Security: This course will cover how leaders can recognize complexity in the problems they face, lessons learned from recent major incidents and the implications for Oklahoma Emergency Managers, and how to handle crisis communications during disaster response and recovery.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Stafford Act and More!
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. GIS Considerations in Emergency Preparedness, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation: This workshop offers hands-on training using GIS and is designed for participants of all skill level. The course objective is to explain the role that GIS plays in supporting emergency management through each mission area. These powerful tools can help emergency managers and first responders improve analysis and decision-making around emergency events. You will return home understanding how GIS can be used to enhance decision support, improve process efficiencies, and expand citizen communication throughout before, during, and after a disaster. Course instructors have over 20 years of GIS experience. Laptops are recommended for this session.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Building Tribal Partnerships: This presentation will provide attendees with a more robust understanding of the differences and similarities between local and tribal emergency management programs. Information will be presented on the laws and guidance that tribal programs follow in comparison to local jurisdictions to include mitigation planning, grant programs, Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013, and the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018. In addition, local and tribal programs will share lessons learned and best practices from recent responses to local disasters, planned events, and the activation of the Southeast Regional Coordination Center.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. OK EMGrants & WebEOC: This presentation will provide a brief overview of the OK EMGrants program and online reporting tool, as well as a brief overview of current WebEOC boards and processes.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. OK-First Refresher (at the National Weather Center in Norman. External registration available at http://learn.mesonet.org.): The purpose of the OK-First Re-certification Course is to provide certified OK-First participants with continuing education opportunities. Unlike the OK-First Certification and Assistants courses, training content in Re-certification courses change from year to year and can include topics such as: training on new tools/websites, re-visiting fundamental topics, training on new weather data/radar products, applying concepts to recent weather events, and more.
Registration for all classes except OK-First Refresher is part of the conference registration form. OK-First registration is available at http://learn.mesonet.org.
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Tuesday, August 13
Registration – 8:00 a.m.
Conference – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 14
Conference – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Offsite Awards Dinner – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 15
Conference – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES
This year, conference and training day registration is no cost for all attendees.
If you need to cancel your registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.