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Upcoming events

    • January 07, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • January 10, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Ortner Center - Union College, 3800 S. 48th St., Lincoln, NE

    FEMA, the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NeDNR), Union College and NeFSMA are bringing Managing Floodplain Development Through the National Flood Insurance Program to Nebraska!

    This is the field deployed version of the FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) E273 course.  This course is designed to provide an organized training opportunity for local officials responsible for administering their local floodplain management ordinance.  The course will focus on the NFIP and concepts of a floodplain management, maps and studies, ordinance administration, and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance.

    When: January 7-10, 2019, 8 am - 5 pm

    Where: Ortner Center, Union College - Lincoln

    Selection Criteria: Local officials responsible for administering local floodplain management ordinances, including but not limited to floodplain management administrators, building inspectors, code enforcement/zoning officers, conservation agents and commissioners, planners, city/county managers, attorneys, engineers, and public works officials.  Federal/State/regional floodplain managers also are encouraged to attend.  The course is designed for those officials with less than 3 years of floodplain management experience.  Seating is limited to 35 students, so be sure to register early!

    Prerequisites: Prior to the course, participants must complete (works best in Internet Explorer):

    Resources: Attendees may want to download and review FEMA publication 480 "Floodplain Management Requirements: A Study Guide and Desk Reference for Local Officials" prior to the course.

    12 CECs for CFMs have been approved for this course.

    In addition to the 4-day course, the CFM exam will be offered on Friday January 11, 2019.  The CFM exam is optional and separate registration and fee are required to sit for the CFM exam.  NOTE: The 273 course is not a CFM Exam prep course; exam takers should not expect to pass the exam without additional study of materials found of the CFM Exam Preparation page.

    Click here to register for the 273 course.   You will also need to complete this form and send to Chuck Chase. For questions regarding the course please contact Chuck Chase at or 402-471-9422.  You will also need to obtain a FEMA Student ID number.  It is quick and easy and can be done by clicking here.

    To register for the CFM Exam, please complete the CFM Exam Application materials and submit with fee payable to:

    Association of State Floodplain Managers
    c/o Anita Larson
    575 D'Onofrio Dr., Suite 200
    Madison, WI 53719

    Submit CFM exam related questions to or call 608-828-3000.

Past events

November 15, 2018 2018 Annual Membership Meeting
September 20, 2018 Basic Floodplain Management & Violations and Enforcement
July 19, 2018 10th Annual Conference
July 18, 2018 Disc Golf - Cottonmill Park
July 18, 2018 Kearney Kayak Tour
July 18, 2018 Kearney Stormwater Tour
July 18, 2018 Hydrology Workshop
July 18, 2018 CFM Study Session and Exam
June 19, 2018 NFIP For Insurance Agents
May 30, 2018 Free Substantial Damage Estimating Workshop
November 16, 2017 2017 Annual Membership Meeting
July 13, 2017 9th Annual Conference
July 12, 2017 The Great Flood of 2011-Six Years Later Tour
March 28, 2017 2D HEC-RAS Training
December 12, 2016 Managing Floodplain Development Through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Training Course
November 29, 2016 New NeDNR BFE Request Tool
November 17, 2016 2016 Annual Membership Meeting
July 21, 2016 8th Annual Conference
July 20, 2016 Kearney Dam Tour
July 20, 2016 Nebraska Silver Jackets Dam Safety Workshop
November 19, 2015 2015 Annual Membership Meeting
July 30, 2015 7th Annual Conference
July 29, 2015 Climate Change and Tools For Resilience in Flood Risk Management
May 06, 2015 NeFSMA Spring Meeting
March 24, 2015 Tomorrow's Water Today: A Midwest Perspective on Stormwater, LID and Watershed Management
November 20, 2014 2014 Annual Membership Meeting
July 17, 2014 6th Annual Conference
July 16, 2014 Platte River Recovery Implementation Program Tour
July 16, 2014 Non Structural Floodproofing
April 24, 2014 2014 Spring Meeting
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