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EMER/HMLS Club Fall Event 2015


Join the Emergency Management / Homeland Security Club in

Welcoming Jim Ball from RI Department of Environmental Management

Thursday November 20th from 5:30pm6:30pm in room KN1040

Jim will discuss the mission, operations, and training his Hazardous Material team goes through.  His overview will help us understand the different processes it takes to protect our State from a Hazardous Materials Incident. This is open to all students, faculty and staff. 

A Light snack will be served

Join the Emergency Management / Homeland Security Club in Welcoming Mark Lewis from the Transportation Security Administration

Monday November 23rd from 4:30pm-5:30pm in room KN1040

Mark will discuss TSA mission, operations, the hiring process and the training officers go through.  His overview will help us understand the different processes TSA takes to protect our Homeland. This is open to all students, faculty and staff. 


The Club is planning some special events this semester with a trip planned to New York City to the 9-11 Memorial on November 13th. Trips to National Weather Service, FEMA, DMAT and RIEMA are in the works. A spring trip to Washington DC is also being planned. 

Many great speakers and events are being lined up including Jim Ball from RI DEM to discuss Hazardous Materials Response. Mark Lewis from TSA to discuss their hiring process. 

The Club meets currently on Wednesdays but will be moving to Mondays from 4:30pm-5:30pm at the Knight Campus. If you are interested in joining please send me an email.

EMER/ HMLS Club News November 2014

Students from the EMER/HMLS Club helped with the Cyber Security Awareness Day held October 30th. Students spent the day working with speakers and managing the microphones for questions. Overall it was a great day had by all.

Students from the Emergency Management and Homeland Security got a tour of the National Weather Service in Taunton on Friday November 7th. Glenn Fields a Meteorologist provided the students with an in-depth look on how the weather service plays a crucial role in helping communities be prepared for or respond to a disaster. Club members got to ask questions about all the different tasks needed to predict the weather. They also got to view the various types of equipment that the meteorologists use in their job. Glenn's presentation was very informative with a light sense of humor to keep everyones attention. 

David Vallee Hydrologist-In-Charge from NOAA was on campus November 13th and provided an excellent presentation on "Climate Change and Disasters". His knowledge and dynamic ability to present made the evening very enjoyable.

 The club is looking forward to their next trip the Rhode Island Disaster Medical Team building in West Greenwich and their trip to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the coming weeks.  

The club made over $600 on their recent bake sale. They will be donating $100 to the National Red Cross and their efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa.

You can find out more about the club from their Facebook page or attend their meetings every Wednesday from 5-6pm KN 1128

em logoWelcome to the "New" Emergency Management and Homeland Security website. We offer three programs: a Certificate in Emergency / Disaster Management, an Associate Degree in Emergency Management, and the new Certificate in Homeland Security.

Read more about tsaWorkforce training collaboration - Fourteen Transportation Security Administration officers from T.F. Green Airport began taking specially designed courses at CCRI in Fall 2011. They completed the program in December and were honored in a ceremony at the college on March 27. [Read more about TSA training collaboration]


Contact Information

Joseph Arsenault
Program Director
Website Content Manager
Emergency Management & Homeland Security Program
Knight Campus Rm 2262
Office hours:
Monday and Wednesday
Tel: 401-825-2442

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