Current Preparedness Training

FEMA Webinars

Disaster Mind Simulation

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Disaster MindPlease join the Region 2 and Region 8 National Preparedness Division for a webinar on disaster mind simulation.

Join the Region 8 National Preparedness Division for a demonstration of the new Disaster Mind simulation. The new simulation, available on FEMA’s website, is a new game aimed at teaching high school students (ages 13-17) about decision-making in the face of a disaster. The simulation can be played on any PC-based web browser and is ideal for educators and emergency managers looking for a free, yet meaningful way to implement disaster preparedness programming and curriculum into their classrooms and other educational spaces. At the webinar, you’ll learn how to play the simulation, how to implement the game into existing preparedness curriculum or programming, and get educational resources for parents/guardians, teachers, and emergency managers.

Who should attend: Whole community, family, caregivers, Local, State and Federal Emergency Managers, community and faith-based organizations and NGO’s.

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Dialysis in Disaster

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET

Dialysis in Disaster WebinarPlease join the Region 2 National Preparedness Division and Quality Insights Renal Network for a webinar on Dialysis in Disaster.

This webinar will address the role of the Access and Functional Needs (AFN) Planner at the NJ Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) in assisting County AFN Coordinators, dialysis providers and patients, and other stakeholders before, during and after disasters. An overview of NJOEM's Register Ready will be provided as well. The End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network 3’s Regional Emergency Preparedness Coordinator will cover what dialysis is and how receiving treatment can be impacted by an emergency event. Learn from firsthand experiences and lessons learned during hurricanes Irma and Maria. Additional topics will include preparedness and planning considerations for dialysis patients, their families, emergency responders, and dialysis facility staff.

Who should attend? The whole community – general public, families, organizations, NGOs, local, state, federal government and private sector.

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FEMA In-Person Classes

New Faith-Based Security Resources Guide and Training Opportunities

The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency are sharing a new faith-based and house of worship security resources guide in the attachment.

Also, on August 1, Governor Murphy signed legislation requiring the establishment of threat assessment teams in public, charter and renaissance schools for the 2023-2024 school year. To support the implementation of school-based behavioral threat assessment teams, the New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning, through the U.S. Department of Justice’s STOP School Violence Grant Program, is hosting Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management training sessions for communities. Grounded in research, behavioral threat assessment is recognized as the current best practice for preventing targeted school-based violence. The sessions will provide an awareness of the fundamentals and basic principles of school threat assessment and management programs. If you have any questions or concerns, please email OSPEP at