Texas Emergency Management ONLINE 2015 Vol. 62 No. 10

Texas Emergency Management Briefs, Tips and Links

2016 Texas Emergency Management Conference Call for Presentations Open!
The Texas Division of Emergency Management is accepting proposals for the 2016 Texas Emergency Management Conference. Presentations that focus on current issues, lessons learned, creative best practices and participant interaction are strongly encouraged and will be given preference. Multiple submissions are welcome.

Speaker Submissions. The Conference Speaker Application must be filled out completely to be considered. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, October 30, 2015.

Speaker Contact Information. Please direct any speaker-related questions to Susan Vessell, Workshop Coordinator, via e-mail: TDEM.CONFERENCE@dps.texas.gov. Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2016 Texas Emergency Management Conference. We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!

USDeptOfHomelandSecurityJoin the FEMA Team!

When disaster strikes, America looks to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). We need you to join our expeditionary workforce to support Americans in times of their greatest need. Our people are prepared to support the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. Positions are available throughout the nation. You may live in one state but may be needed to deploy to another. We are currently hiring for many Reservist positions. These are temporary intermittent positions. This means that the duration of a deployment may vary depending on the complexity of a disaster and the staffing needs required. Some positions we are currently hiring for include HR Specialists, Engineers, Project managers, Public Assistance professionals and more. A few position descriptions are listed below. Please note, some positions require specific experience and qualifications while others require none!

Public Assistance Crew Leader
($61,486.00 to $79,936.00/Per Year)

Public Assistance Crew Leaders in FEMA's Incident Management CORE Program are responsible for leading and overseeing Public Assistance Project Specialists, and coordinating efforts to ensure Public Assistance projects are successful and completed to code.

Project Specialist
($16.14 to $24.17/hour)

Public Assistance Project Specialists in FEMA's Reservist Program are responsible for conducting field operations in the aftermath of federally declared disasters. Public Assistance Project Specialists support projects for public roads and structures by managing projects, conducting project validations, and coordinating with technical staff, consultants, and other stakeholders to see projects to completion.

Site Inspector

Public Assistance Site Inspectors, in the Public Assistance Division of FEMA's Reservist Program, will be trained to inspect roads, bridges, buildings and various public structures. Public Assistance Site Inspectors identify and inspect several types of damages applicable to FEMA policy requirements. Inspectors collect photographic evidence, report measurements and structural dimensions, conduct damage assessments, and submit findings to Public Assistance Project Specialists. No experience is necessary. Public Assistance Site Inspector Reservists must be available to travel to a disaster within 24 to 48 hours of receiving a deployment request.

Please send your resume for consideration to:  Fema-pa-hiring@fema.dhs.gov
For more information about FEMA Reservist Program jobs:  FEMA Jobs!

Texas Flu Vaccine Finder
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has a Flu Vaccine Finder webpage. The locator finds providers that are offering or planning to offer flu vaccine to the public. You can simply enter a city or zip code in the locator box to get a list of flu shot providers.

DSHS recommends that you check with you usual health care provider about the flu vaccine before use the finder website. Also, confirm with the listed provider to make sure that the information provided is accurate.

Flu Information
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers free resources to help you learn more about influenza and prevention. All materials are free for download. They may be printed on a standard office printer, or you may use a commercial printer. Click on each image to see the different sizes and languages available.

Save the Date:
2015 ALERRT Conference
November 1-4, 2015
Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center
1001 E. McCarty Lane, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Conference Information

Texas EMS Conference
November 22-25, 2015
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Dallas, Texas
650 S. Griffin Street, Dallas, Texas 75202
Conference Website
Online Registration

Ninth Annual EMAT Leadership Symposium
February 7-10, 2016
Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center
1001 E. McCarty Lane, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Emergency Management Association of Texas

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