Taking Shelter from the Storm: Building a Safe Room for Your Home or Small Business
May 22, 2017, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Cost and Access: Free, register online before the event
This webinar will provide consumer and construction guidance on how to build safe rooms for residential and commercial buildings. Topics include assessing the need for safe rooms, planning for construction, FEMA construction plans, and other safe room resources.
Highly Pathogenic Infectious Disease Exercise Planning for Frontline Facilities
May 24, 2017, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT
ASPR TRACIE and the National Ebola Training and Education Center
Cost and Access: Free, registration limited
This webinar, hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services office for the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, is the first in a series of webinars featuring the NETEC exercises. Speakers will walk through exercise templates designed for frontline facilities, such as hospitals and urgent care clinics, and provide perspectives on exercise planning to a frontline facility. Exercise tips and lessons learned from a frontline facility will be shared.
Grand Challenges and Opportunities in Environmental Engineering
National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
Cost and Access: Free, available for viewing
This webcast of a May 4, 2017, meeting of the Grand Challenges study committee examines the biggest challenges to be addressed in the next few decades and how the field might need to evolve to better meet those challenges. Topics include lessons learned from global grand challenges programs, the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholars Program, and processes and outcomes.