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Disaster Preparedness Program Participates in the 67th International Association of Emergency Managers Annual Conference

DECEMBER 9, 2019 — Members of the Disaster Preparedness Program (DPP) participated in the 67th International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Annual Conference held in November at the Savannah Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia.

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NOAA’s Disaster Preparedness Program staff Katie Krushinski and Alyson Finn with National Ocean Service staff, Paul Fanelli at the IAEM. Image credit: NOAA.

This year NOAA staff from National Ocean Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Public Affairs, National Environmental Satellite Data Information Services, and the Homeland Security Program Office increased the NOAA presence at the conference, which has been predominantly attended by National Weather Service in the past. NOAA participants gave several presentations during the conference covering a wide variety of preparedness topics and tools. Disaster Preparedness Chief, Kate Wheelock provided a demonstration of NOAA’s Environmental Response Management Application or ERMA, which is used to provide an operational picture of a disaster event.

The conference allowed participants to gain valuable insight into the broad field of emergency management, hear lessons learned from officials in hurricane-stricken areas, and make connections across NOAA with local emergency managers and key decision-makers. Katie Krushinski, Alyson Finn and Kate Wheelock attended the conference for NOAA’s Disaster Preparedness Program.

For further information, contact Alyson.Finn@noaa.gov.

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IAEM participants watching NOAA’s Disaster Preparedness Programs Chief, Kate Wheelock, give a presentation at IAEM. Image credit: NOAA.
Last updated Dec. 13, 2019