Free Workshop Opportunity: Inspiring Gender Diversity in the Workplace Today


Register now for a FREE gender diversity workshop and networking opportunity held on Tuesday, July 24 at 1 p.m.  Engage in discussions with Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, a global consultant in law enforcement, defense and intelligence agencies, Eva Reid, a Senior GIS Analyst and Training Coordinator for the DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer, and Marcie Roth, an established Inclusive Emergency Management Strategist and former Senior Advisor for Disability Issues to President Obama.  Register by clicking on the following link:

For questions or additional information, contact Stephen carter at 240.629.7970 or

Free MACEM Workshop: Inspiring Gender Diversity in the Workplace Today

Join public safety leaders on July 24th to examine the pathway to promoting a culture of gender diversity in the homeland security, emergency preparedness, administration of justice, and computer technology disciplines.  Learn about key career decision points, overcoming barriers, and developing cognitive flexibility in leadership.

For more information, visit the following link:


Good Morning Region III Stakeholders,

There’s little doubt that we rely upon you all to help us make our individual communities safer, more prepared, and more resilient. You, likely more so than us, have the ability to reach individual communities better than we do, and this includes middle schools, high schools, and youth organizations in your communities. That’s why we’re asking you to help us promote FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council.

Youth across the Nation can make a difference and transform the preparedness and resilience of their communities and beyond. Students in 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade, who have engaged in community services, or who are interested in emergency preparedness, are encouraged to apply to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Youth Preparedness Council.

Formed in 2012, the Council engages members in local and national emergency preparedness projects. Selected to serve a two-year term, members represent the youth perspective on emergency preparedness and share information with their communities. They also meet with FEMA on a regular basis to provide ongoing input on strategies, initiatives, and projects throughout their term.

Adults working with youth or emergency management are encouraged to share the application with youth who might be interested in applying. Youth applicants must submit a completed application form, two letters of recommendation, and academic records.

We’ve also attached a press release that you can share with local schools, businesses, organizations, and even local media.

Applications are due March 18, 2018. For more information, to submit an application, or to see the projects current Members are working on, visit the Youth Preparedness Council website.

Thank you so much for your help. We can’t do it without you.


February is Career and Technology Education Month

MACEM serves as the post-secondary affiliate to the Maryland State Department of Education, Career and Technology Education, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Program. More than half the school districts in Maryland are utilizing the program.  MACEM provides curriculum guides for the eight courses, professional development for the high school teachers, and supports the statewide HSEP Advisory Committee.

Join us and Governor Larry Hogan in celebrating Career and Technical Education in Maryland, and in the Nation. Continue reading

MACEM Diversity Teaching Resource

Research shows that more diverse environments increase all students’ level of critical thinking, raise levels of their knowledge and awareness, challenge assumptions, and raise levels of their contact connections and communications.  Our one-page diversity teaching resource can serve as a classroom tool for facilitating student learning about diversity and its importance.

Diversity Teaching Aid Feb. 2017

How educators can teach about Hurricane Harvey

The New York Times offers resources for teaching and learning about one of the most destructive storms in U.S. history.  Browse lesson plans, tips, and resources to help educators teach their students about Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.  Teachers can use photos to spark classroom discussions and prompt writing assignments, for example.

The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers)


What not to do in a disaster

An interesting article on what NOT to do when faced with an emergency.  Gorvett (2017) notes that “psychologists have known for years that people make self-destructive decisions under pressure.  Though news reports focus on miraculous survival, if people escape with their lives it’s often despite their actions – not because of them” (para 7).  Read the full article at



Gorvett, Z.  (2017).  What not to do in a disaster.  Retrieved from