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2012 FEMA Preparedness Calls

Webinar Archive

The FEMA Preparedness Webinars focus on the preparedness needs and interests of our state and local partners. Each FEMA Preparedness Webinar will be added to this monthly archive as soon as information on each call is available.

January FEMA Preparedness Webinar

Recorded January 10th at 3:00 pm EST

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Join us for this FREE event as we kick off 2012 with the first in a series of FEMA Preparedness Calls geared toward addressing the preparedness and readiness needs and interests of our state and local partners.

Topics for this month’s discussion include:

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February FEMA Preparedness Webinar

Recorded Tuesday, February 7 at 3 pm ET/Noon PT

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March FEMA Preparedness Webinar

Recorded March 13, 2012

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This month's webinar featured:

An Introduction from Joshua DuBois, Director of the White House Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Office

Engaging discussion for Engaging Your Community Faith-Based Organizations in Emergency Management

Individual and Community Preparedness Updates

Get Ready for National Preparedness Month 2012

The Ready Campaign will discuss plans for the next National Preparedness Month in September.

Other Good Links:

April FEMA Preparedness Webinar

Recorded Tuesday, April 3, 2012


The April webinar focused on engaging both traditional and non-traditional whole community partners in education and outreach efforts surrounding severe weather preparedness activities, tools, and resources.

May FEMA Preparedness Webinar

FEMA’s May Monthly Preparedness Update Webinar

Recorded Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 27 – June 2.  This webinar discussed how you can engage your community in preparing for hurricanes and their effects.  Among our featured speakers were Cindy O'Neill Vitale of the Fairfield CERT Team. Last year, Fairfield CERT received a statewide Citizen Corps award for their response efforts after Hurricane Irene impacted their community. We also heard from the Great Hurricane Blowout, a national hurricane preparedness campaign designed to help families prepare in advance for hurricane season. In addition, there is a presentation by the Florida Division of Emergency Management, which provides an overview of some of Florida’s hurricane preparedness activities.  Citizen Corps and Ready also discussed FEMA’s plans for Hurricane Preparedness Week and how you can get involved.

June FEMA Preparedness Webinar

National Preparedness Month 2012

Recorded June 5, 2012

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Webinar Overview

The theme for this year’s National Preparedness Month is Pledge to Prepare. Learn about the number of easy ways that you, your organization, or your business or place of work can fulfill the pledge and become better prepared for disasters this year:

Links from the Presentation:

Register for the National Preparedness Coalition Today!

Emergency Cookoff Blog

FEMA Interactive Web-based Course

Preparedness Activities for Communities Everywhere - The 16 FEMA modular activities are broken down into the following topical areas:

Youth “Preparedness Starts at Home”

Materials are available on our online youth index, including:

July FEMA Preparedness Webinar

How to Engage Your Community in Service Projects Year Round

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

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Webinar Overview

On Tuesday, July 10, FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division and presented a FREE Webinar about the importance of community service and how you can host your own event to prepare your community for any disaster or emergency event.  During the presentation, our speakers discussed activities and events you can organize in your own community during National Preparedness Month 2012 and beyond and also talked about partners you can work with to make your event a success. 

You might also be interested in a previous webinar hosted by FEMA ICPD on Volunteering in times of Disaster

Other links and resources discussed during the webinar:


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