Free webinar: Preparing for a National Catastrophic Event
News and Announcements - Nov. 9, 2017
Webinar date and time: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1-2:45 p.m. EST
On this U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) webinar, we'll discuss why it is necessary for the fire and emergency services to explore
extreme planning considerations for response to a catastrophic event.
About the webinar
During a catastrophic event, your department may have a limited capacity to maintain a sustained response. Even with mutual aid
agreements in place, the direct support of the federal government is sometimes needed to prevent a catastrophic event from turning into an uncontrollable
The webinar will highlight some of the challenging issues faced by fire and emergency services leadership in preparing for catastrophic
events and how the federal government can assist. We will also talk about:
The unique characteristics of a national catastrophic event.
The need to assess your capabilities and catalog your assets, and the free FEMA-sponsored online systems to help you.
The importance of verifying supplemental capabilities and resources.
The USFA's pending survey of fire and emergency services capabilities and resources, and the data collection process for it.
Presenter: Thomas Murray, Program Manager, Federal Operations and Emergency Support Function, USFA