The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is holding webinars for stakeholders nationwide to discuss the agency’s efforts in updating the National Response Framework (NRF) to incorporate lessons learned from the unprecedented 2017 hurricane and wildfire season. First released in 2008, the NRF is a guide for how our nation responds to all types of disasters and emergencies. As part of FEMA’s renewed effort to build a national culture of preparedness, this update will include the following areas:
- Additional emphasis on non-governmental capabilities to include the role of individuals and private sector/industry partners in responding to disasters;
- A new Emergency Support Function to leverage existing coordination mechanisms between the government and infrastructure owners/operators; and
- Focus on outcomes-based response through the prioritization of the rapid stabilization of life-saving and life sustaining Lifelines.
The updated NRF will continue to focus on the capabilities necessary to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs during disasters. The NRF will continue to be scalable, flexible and adaptable, using the core capabilities identified in the National Preparedness Goal.
FEMA is hosting a series of one-hour engagement webinars to describe the update and answer participants’ questions. These webinars are geared toward the whole community, including individuals and communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and all governments (state, local, tribal, and territorial, as well as federal agencies).
Advance registration is required and on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, click on your preferred webinar session from the list below.
Webinar 1: Monday, October 15, 4:00 p.m. EDT
Register at: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/nrf-webinar1/event/registration.html
Webinar 2: Thursday, October 18, 12:00 p.m. EDT
Register at: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/nrf-webinar2/event/registration.html
Webinar 3: Wednesday, October 24, 10:00 a.m. EDT
Register at: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/nrf-webinar3/event/registration.html
Webinar 4: Friday, October 26, 3:00 p.m. EDT
Register at: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/nrf-webinar4/event/registration.html