Online Virtual Workshop
Mid-September (Date to be determined)
National Severe Storms Laboratory
Cost and Registration: Free, register interest by September 9

This online virtual workshop will inform the upcoming VORTEX-SE Workshop to be held November 9-10 in Huntsville, Alabama, where attendees will develop a plan for VORTEX-SE research and information sharing. VORTEX-SE is an interdisciplinary program that examines environmental characteristics, forecast needs, and other aspects of tornadoes in the Southeastern United States. The online workshop is a chance to participate in the development of the program for those unable to attend the physical workshop.

Mutual Aid Systems
September 17, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EDT
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Cost and Registration: Free, register online before event

This webinar will discuss how to craft effective mutual aid agreements for fire departments. The presentation features the Missouri State Mutual Aid Coordinator who will frame the discussion with lessons from the Missouri Mutual Aid System and continuity efforts from the Joplin tornado.

Key Challenges Facing Homeland Security and Emergency Management Since 9/11 and Subsequent Large Scale Disasters
October 26 to November 22, 2015
Auburn University
Cost and Registration: $400, open until filled

This four-week online course will address unmet needs and challenges in the homeland security and emergency management professions highlighted by large-scale disasters. Topics include understanding the scope and nature of terrorist threats, examining assumptions in government policy, exploring the complementary nature of homeland security and emergency management structures, and addressing critical infrastructure, cybersecurity, and resilience issues. The course can be taken as part of a certificate program or as a stand-alone training. Visit the course website for an in-depth description and application information.