Date Change Announced for Emergency Communications Academy

Emergency Communications Academy

 

 

 

CAPIO has been excited to partner with Cal OES on the first annual Emergency Communications Academy initially scheduled for November this year.  Unfortunately, this summer has been relentless for public safety officials in California so we’ve decided to move the date of the event to January 7-8, 2019. 

As you’ve been seeing, California is enduring another unprecedented wildfire season, but this time it started much earlier than normal.  Governor Brown has proclaimed 9 States of Emergency covering 12 counties since July 5th.  The President has declared a federal Major Disaster for Lake and Shasta Counties where more than 1,000 homes have been destroyed and several firefighters and civilians have lost their lives. CAL FIRE statistics show a 221% increase in wildfire damage comparing January through August, last year to this year.  And, historically, the worst wildfire activity is typically experienced in September.

Our academy co-sponsor, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), along with dozens of other agencies, have been working 24/7 to continue the firefight, coordinate mutual aid from 17 different states, provide aid and shelter to survivors, and begin critical recovery work for thousands.  The State’s Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center have been doing what they do best – providing disaster assistance throughout the state on multiple wildfires. And, the long road to recovery is just beginning for many as FEMA and Cal OES are opening another Joint Field Office that will be staffed well into the holiday season this year.

Our number one goal with this academy is to provide our members unparalleled contemporary training by leading public safety experts that work in local, state and federal public safety agencies. This academy isn’t an academic exercise taught from a pre-approved, canned PowerPoint – its experience and lessons from real-world events taught by the actual officials on the front lines.  After careful discussion with Cal OES leadership, we mutually agreed that moving the date was the only way we could ensure your experience held to this high standard.

Academy registration is limited to 150 participants and seats are filling fast.  We encourage you to make plans now if you can join us for this valuable new training.

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