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Monday, August 28, 2017

FCEM&HS Hosts Mandela Washington Fellowship

Labran Alio Maidoukia learns about the Franklin County Outdoor Warning Siren System ControllerDirector Jeffrey J. Young and FCEM&HS are pleased to host Labran Alio Maidoukia of Niger as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Program.  The program is the flagship component of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).  It brings young leaders to the United States for academic coursework and leadership training and creates unique opportunities in Africa for Fellows to put new skills to practical use in leading organizations, communities, and countries.

The Professional Development Experience component of the Fellowship assists Fellows in enhancing transferrable skills and expanding their professional networks.  Labran is one of 100 competitively selected fellows who have joined private, nonprofit, and government organizations across the country to participate in an individually tailored six-week program that relates to their professional interests and goals.   

Labran, a skilled professional and established leader in Niamey, Niger, is currently a Fire Rescue Captain and Security and Safety Manager at AREVA Nuclear Company where he specializes in emergency operations such as disasters, chemical nuclear incidents, chemical weapons and explosives response. He is also in charge of Fire Rescue at AREVA’s uranium production facilities in Niger and has been a key staff member supporting company responses to terrorist attacks in the country over the last few years.

In early August, Labran began his professional development experience with FCEM&HS.  He has accompanied Director Young to planning meetings and participated in response training. He continues to expand his skills and gain a keen understanding of U.S. approaches and best practices in disaster preparedness and recovery.  His future goal is to become an expert of safety security for civilian protection against disasters.

In mid-September, Labran will return to Niger and share what he has learned from his time with FCEM&HS and the Fellowship with peers and future leaders.  He will continue to build the skills he developed during his time here through regional conferences, professional practicum experiences, and mentoring opportunities. 

Rules of Conduct

Rules of Conduct for Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security (FCEM&HS) Visitors

FCEM&HS is happy to coordinate and host trainings at our facility.  We also allow partner agencies the use of our facility free of charge to conduct trainings.  Please contact the agency's Office Manager to coordinate scheduling your event.  In order to keep our facility clean and not interrupt our day-to-day activities, we ask that all visitors adhere to our Rules of Conduct.

About the Training Program

In 2011, FCEM&HS began implementing a regional, integrated Training & Exercise Strategy and Program focused on building response and recovery capabilities tied to identified risks in the region.  The Strategy provides holistic guidance for emergency management and homeland security training and exercise planning and programming within the region.

FCEM&HS will provide exercise and training event tracking capabilities to all system users to help coordinate and de-conflict exercises and trainings region-wide and build region-wide agency collaboration and achieve cost efficiencies (e.g., consolidation of trainings and exercises of common interest).

This Regional Strategy is supported by all County Emergency Management Agencies of the Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) (Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Pickaway, Hocking, Perry and Union counties).

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