Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) seal

G-290 Basic Public Information Officer

Event Date: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 8:00 am to Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Metropolitan Utilities District, Platte West Water Treatment Plant 21212 West Q Road, Elkhorn, Nebraska
Larry Fichtner NEMA 402-471-7179 larry.fichtner@nebraska.gov Jodie Fawl NEMA 402-471-7428 jodie.fawl@Nebraska.gov

This two-day course will consider the value of communication before, during and after an incident. It will help PIOs identify critical audiences, both internal and external.

Who should attend:
The primary audience for this training is individuals who have public information responsibilities as their main job or as an auxiliary function at the federal, state, local, tribal or territorial level of government, and in private and nongovernmental sectors.

Recommended Online Course to take prior to

G-290: IS-29: Public Information Officer Awareness.  It is available online at:  the FEMA training website.

· No lodging or meals are provided during this course.

· Student must attend all classes to receive the state certificate.


Basic PIO Flier


Nebraska Hosts Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Road Show

The Road Show Stops Are Free and Open to the Public

Aug. 6, 2016 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  —  In preparation for the resumption of shipments of transuranic (TRU) waste from Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) near Chicago the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), near Carlsbad, New Mexico, DOE is supporting a “road show” sponsored by state authorities along the route.

Nebraska Hazmat Conference 2018

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sandhills Convention Center 2102 S Jeffers St. North Platte, NE 69101
James Rashilla Phone: (402) 471-7176 E-mail: james.rashilla@nebraska.gov

This conference will cover hazmat preparedness for transportation and storage of chemicals with speakers covering LEPC operations, response to hazmat calls, public/private partnership and members from the Civil Support Team, State Emergency Response Commission, EPA Region 7 and state agencies.

The conference will take place on September 28 with pre-sessions available 12-4 on September 27.

Who should attend:
Local Emergency Planning Committee members, paid and volunteer firefighters, particularly those with a hazmat response requirement, local emergency managers, and owners/operators of facilities subject to the Nebraska Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (Tier II Reporting)

  • The lodging deadline was Sept. 5th and is no longer available.

There is no fee to attend this courses

  • Pre-session classes are limited to 25 students

Registration Deadline is September 21, 2018

Conference Flyer

Conference Agenda


Event Date: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am
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Procurement Under FEMA Awards

Event Date: 
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Online with Adobe Connect
Molly Bargmann - 402-471-7182 - molly.bargmann@nebraska.gov Connor Conzone - 402-471-7415 - connor.conzone@nebraska.gov Kyle Barzen-Hanson - 402-471-7223 - kyle.barzen-hanson@nebraska.gov

Target Audience: State, Local, and Tribal government personnel (clerks, treasurers, city/
county attorneys), school districts, public health departments, emergency management personnel,
and private non‐profit entities
Course Goal: Reduce applicant violations of the Federal procurement regulations by training
participants on the Federal procurement requirements set forth at 2 C.F.R. §§ 200.317 through
200.326 (the “Uniform Rules.”)
Course Description: The FEMA Procurement Disaster Assistance Team (PDAT) is a group of
attorneys within the FEMA Office of Chief Counsel that trains and advises on the Federal procurement
requirements; works with Public Assistance staff to provide training and guidance to
recipients and subrecipients on the Federal procurement requirements; and, when requested,
provides general guidance regarding concerns with proposed recipient or subrecipient procurement
actions. Violations of the Federal procurement requirements can result in reduced
Federal grant funding. This training will focus on the requirements set forth in the Uniform
Rules so that participants can identify and avoid potential violations of the Federal procurement
requirements. Topics include: overview and use of contracts by grantees and subgrantees;
procurement by a Tribal, state, local governments, hospitals, institutions of higher educa‐
tion and other nonprofit organizations; competition; methods of procurement; cost or price
analysis; contractor bonding requirements; contract provisions.
Course Length: 2 hours
* All student materials will be provided.
There is no cost to attend this training.
* Adobe Connect Link will be sent via email upon registering.

Procurement Under FEMA Awards - Training Flyer.pdf


Molly Bargmann - molly.bargmann@nebraska.gov

Connor Conzone - connor.conzone@nebraska.gov

Kyle Barzen-Hanson -kyle.barzen-hanson@nebraska.gov