Public Private Partnerships- Building Relationships for the Future

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Share your thoughts, innovative ideas, and proven practices on how emergency management can build and sustain partnerships with our private sector partners.

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Mitigation and Restoration of Critical Infrastructure Bridges

A collaborative roundtable to partner with FEMA to support our critical infrastructure: Levies, Dams, bridges, etc. The new maps provide critical data that needs to be integrated into restoration of existing levies and working groups of engineers to partner and collaborate with the army corp of engineers to secure the week levies and prevent another Katrina.

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Building/Sustaining Public-Private Partnerships

BJA/DHS/FEMA for 12 yrs funded a program at Michigan State University to go across the nation and create/sustain PPPs at the local, county, regional levels. Though funding was terminated in 2010, there is a wealth of info on PPP's on the MSU website, which is at www.cip.msu.edu - Please feel free to use any information, as your federal dollars paid for the program, research, and how to create these valuable partnerships. ...more »

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Community Partnerships & affiliating with VOADS

One of the best things that can be done BEFORE an emergency occurs is oviously pre-positioning relationships. It's important for VOAD's reach out to other community partners that are volunteer based such as the Medical Reserve Corps, State Dept.s of Health, Local Health Depts, Local CERT Teams, etc. Most of our VOAD's are made up of faith based partners but there are many organizations that do volunteer work that should ...more »

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A disaster area as a security site for training. see OSHA #3335

When a contract security officer is first hired and comes on to the Site, he or she will have or be preparing to have the minimum required corporate and or governance training But that is only the beginning, next comes site training to deal with the duties, hazards and documents specific to that site. What I want to do first is describe hazard training. This comes in three levels first is what OSHA calls awareness ...more »

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Develop COADs

Communities can come together and create COADs (Community Organizations Active in Disasters). This is a replicable program that involves no federal support. What it takes is motivation and a little work. Since character limits restrict my ability to give a thorough understanding of my meaning I would direct you to these links for examples of COADs from all over the United States. http://www.continuityinsights.com/articles/2009/06/public-private-partnerships-coads-voads-and-more ...more »

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Business Continuity Initiative

Two counties in the Panhandle of Florida recently came together to promote business continuity initiatives to all the small businesses in a two county area. The brain child of the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, this initiative, which included public and private sector partners from Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, have entered a cooperative arrangement to the benefit of small businesses. It was proposed that ...more »

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Off the GRID Concrete Homes

By providing those neighborhoods with transportable monolithic concrete homes allows FEMA to fund these structures for the victims of Sandy. There are numerous companies throughout the country that construct transportable monolithic concrete structures. Hopefully these monolithic concrete structures will be so comfortable that the neighborhood will want to purchase for permanent homes FEMA at low interest rate. Each ...more »

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The secret of development and peace in emergency situation

Hello every one. I am new in discussion. I think there is a very big universal community in world that are disabled persons. This is the only community you can use them to change or improve any situation in the world because they are every where in the world irrespective of culture, traditions, religion, customs, Ecconomical situations or any condition of family or races. Just consider them as a tool of change and peace ...more »

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The FEMA Housing Portal a model of inefficiency

FEMA populated the Housing Portal immediately after Sandy with hundreds of fictitious rental units. The resources of REALTORS across the country are publicly recognized as being accurate and updated every 15 minutes. My personal experience showed property owners were frustrated because they did not know how or where the callers got their number to call and ask to rent. FEMA's standard was to put information online based ...more »

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Recovery Bonds

ERISA should be amended to allow nationwide longterm recovery bonds to be acceptable investments for retirement plans, including IRAs and 401(k)s.

 

Social Security Act should be amended to clarify that income from recovery bonds does not affect Medicaid eligibility.

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Captive Insurer for Business Recovery

There should be a public-private initiative to create a captive insurer for small businesses to purchase affordable business interruption coverage that will allow them to recover after a disaster-related loss of business/damage to stock

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The Coalition of Hope - Excelsior Project

The Coalition of Hope Foundation, Inc. (COH), is a US-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization that provides global humanitarian assistance and disaster-relief support. Among our goals, we seek to acquire and refit in a "public-private international partnership" a retired USN vessel (the USS Nassau) in order to provide a forward deployed, quick response, sea-based platform that in addition to state-of-the-art ...more »

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