HAZCollect Principles
And Non-weather Emergency Message (NWEM) Best Practices

Herbert L. White
Dissemination Services Manager
NOAA's National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services
Silver Spring, Maryland

Amy Sebring
Disaster Management Program Office
Federal Emergency Management Agency

June 10, 2009 -- 12:00-1:00 PM Eastern Time

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Related Websites:
National Weather Service HazCollect Website
FEMA Disaster Management Program Website
HazCollect Principles and NWEM Best Practices Online Training
NWS Instruction 10-1708: All-hazards Emergency Message Collection System

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10 Ratings Submitted
2 (20%) Academia 0 (0%)
5 (50%) Business 3 (30%)
1 (10%) Government 5 (50%)
2 (20%) Volunteers 2 (20%)
0 (0%) Other 0 (0%)

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[Note: Technical difficulties beyond our control were encountered during this session. We apologize for the inconvenience. The complete audio is available in the recording.--EIIP]

"A very helpful overview of the entire process."

"I felt this was very informative and provided another means to help communicate disaster information."
Scott S. Thresher
VA - Gulf Coast Veterans Healthcare System

"The information and presentation was good until we lost updates from speaker about 1/2 through. Then I saw a few slides change, but never heard any more audio?"
Butch Renders
Richland County DES

"I am sure it was a very informative presentation and am deeply sorry that I missed so much. Technically, I had difficulty hearing Amy even though my speakers were at max. After the difficulty, when Amy had to re-start the presentation, I lost all sound. I plan to listen to the presentation as soon as it is available. While many state and some federal officials were on the call; can you address developers integrating HazCollect into their systems? Please explain how a "warnings system company" can obtain a COG. Thank you for your help!"
Tom Fahy
Capitol GR

[Information for developers can be found on the Web sites mentioned during the presentation in the section labelled "For Developers." Application for access to a development COG is found directly at: http://fema.eyestreet.com/dmis/administratorUpdate.do?action=Init&type=Interop--EIIP]

"Presentation stopped on Job Aid 4 and attempts to restart were not successful. Sound muted when example form returned to the screen."

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Herb White has been Dissemination Services Manager in the National Weather Service's (NWS) Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services since January, 2000. In developing and managing product formats, codes, and service delivery from NWS communications systems, Mr. White helps to ensure effective dissemination of NWS products and further redistribution by NWS partners and customers. Since 2001, he has been active in enhancing NWS all-hazards dissemination and the national public warning capabilities.

Mr. White has held numerous positions in the NWS Employee's Organization, including National Director of Legislative and Public Affairs. He has written and edited a number of articles, white papers, and publications and testified before Congress on weather warning and forecasting issues.

Mr. White became interested in weather in his Junior High School years in south-central Pennsylvania. He earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University and has completed numerous courses at the NWS Training Center and Operational Support Facility, Naval Postgraduate School and Florida State University.