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CAFM Fall Newsletter:

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CAFM Annual Conference:

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!  The upcoming CAFM 6th Annual Conference will be held on October 30, 2019 at Waters Edge, Westbrook, Connecticut.  Early bird registration closes on October 10.

LO273 CLASS – Managing Floodplain Development Through the NFIP:

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!  FEMA Region I, CT DEEP, and CAFM are sponsoring the L273 Class at Fort Trumbull on December 9 through 12, 2019.  See the event page for more details.

New CTECO Data Viewer Describes Potential Response of Roads and Marshes to Sea Level Rise:

To better understand how Connecticut’s coastal area marshes and roads may respond to sea level rise (SLR), the Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM) was applied to Connecticut’s shoreline. SLAMM is a widely adopted and effective model to predict the of wetlands and infrastructure to long-term sea-level rise that has been applied in every coastal  state in the U.S.. The  Sea Level Rise Effects on Roads and Large Marshes Data Viewer, recently released on CT ECO at displays the model’s results for Connecticut’s 21 largest marshes and all coastal area roads. For marshes, SLAMM was run two hundred times using alternative model inputs for key model parameters, including various SLR scenarios, to produce probability based results of likely future marsh conditions.  To project future road flooding frequencies, the model uses a single SLR scenario of about 4 feet by 2100 from the base year 2010. The Viewer is intended to be used as a screening-level tool to identify areas potentially well-suited to accommodate the upland migration of Connecticut’s largest coastal marshes and the vulnerability of coastal area roads to regular tidal and episodic coastal storm flooding with sea level rise.

Upcoming FEMA Training Classes in Waterbury:

The State of Connecticut and Post University in Waterbury, CT are hosting FEMA’s National Emergency Management Basic Academy courses for individuals pursuing a career in emergency management.  These classes are designed for newly appointed emergency managers with less than three years of experience.  The Basic Academy consists of the following courses:

** E/L/K0146 HSEEP is replacing the E/L0104 Exercise Design, which will retire in FY19. If you have previously taken E/L/K0146 you do not have to retake the course to be given credit towards the Basic Academy.


Six online Independent Study courses are required as prerequisites to the classroom courses. All six must be completed before submitting an application for E/L0101

  • IS-100 (any version) – Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • IS-120.a – An Introduction to Exercise
  • IS-200 (any version) – ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-700 (any version) – National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  • IS-800.b – National Response Framework, An Introduction
  • IS-230.d – Fundamentals of Emergency Management

Tuition and Travel Reimbursement:

There is no cost for tuition.


Following are the dates for the Basic Academy at Post University:

Mon, January 06 2020, 8:00 AM – Fri, January 10 2020

L0101 Foundations of Emergency Management


Mon, March 09 2020, 8:00 AM – Wed, March 11 2020

L0146 – Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Basic Course


Thu, March 12 2020, 8:00 AM – Fri, March 13 2020

L0105 Public Information and Warning


Related Downloads:

Course links for Basic Academy at Post University

Training Opportunity -# L0101 Foundations of Emergency management – Jan 2020

Training Opportunity – # L0105 Public Information and Warning – March 2020

Training Opportunity – # L0146 HSEEP – March 2020

New Model Floodplain Management Regulations

As discussed at the 5th Annual CAFM Annual Conference, DEEP has released updated Model Floodplain Management Regulations and guidance for incorporating the IRC into municipal ordinances and regulations, as discussed by the State NFIP Coordinator:

Presentation:  Ifkovic_New State Bldg Code and Zoning Regs

CT Model FP Regulations (A Zone)

CT Model FP Regulations (V Zone)

Guidance on Incorporating the 2015 IRC Section R322 Flood Resistant Construction into local regulations or ordinances


Additional scheduled trainings by other agencies are listed below.  Please follow the links and contact these entities directly to attend.  For CRS, PDM, and STARR webinars, click the link and then the “Upcoming” tab to navigate the list on the WebEx page.

CRS Webinar:  Preparing for a Verification Visit  – October 15

New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management:  15th Annual Conference – October 15-17, Atlantic City, NJ

CRS Webinar:  Watershed Impact Adjustment Maps (Activity 450) – October 16

STARR Webinar:  NFIP Basics – October 24

CAFM 6th Annual Conference – October 30, Westbrook, CT

Resilient Connecticut Webinar:  Forming Local Resilience Committees – October 31


AWRA Annual Conference – November 3-7, Salt Lake City, UT

Resilient Connecticut Climate Adaptation Summit – November 12, Fairfield University

STARR Webinar:  Tools for Determining Base Flood Elevation – November 14

CRS Webinar:  Introduction to CRS – November 19

CRS Webinar:  CRS and Coastal Hazards – November 20

STARR Webinar:  Floodplain Development Permit Review – November 21

STARR Webinar:  Inspecting Floodplain Development – November 21


LO273 Class:  Managing Floodplain Development through the NFIP – December 9-12, 2019, New London, CT

CRS Webinar:  Natural Floodplain Functions and the CRS – December 17

CRS Webinar:  Preparing an Annual Recertification – December 18

Additional courses available through FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute in Emmittsburg, MD.


The newly revised Elevation Certificate (FEMA form 086-033) is now available!

The Union of Concerned Scientists has developed the attached climate resilience framework and set of 15 adaptation principles for use by decision makers, practitioners, and citizens engaged in adaptation work. The climate resilience framework describes how climate adaptation and mitigation are intrinsically linked and how, together, they create resilience. The adaptation principles are grounded in science and committed to equity. Together, the framework and principles are meant to be durable and flexible enough to be used in a wide variety of contexts. UCS will update these periodically, as practitioners of adaptation learn and share new lessons.

Use this tool to help estimate the cost of flooding to your home!


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