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Emergency Exercise in Ohio

By   /  October 25, 2011  /  Grants & Funding, Training, Exercise and Drills  /  No Comments

A behind-the-scenes look at why one district did a emergency exercise to test its disaster plan. Supported by All Hands Consulting Video Link

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Using Social Networking to Foster Community Preparedness and Participation

By   /  October 25, 2011  /  #smem  /  No Comments

How are you providing information to your community members about disaster preparedness?  I met an Emergency Manager at a recent conference and he answered this question confidently. “We are having an event at the library to teach individuals and families how to prepare.” Then he adds, not so confidently, “We had a similar event about […]

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Government and Stakeholders – Working Together to Finding Solutions

By   /  October 25, 2011  /  General News  /  No Comments

As part of its increased effort to provide a forum for government and non-government stakeholders to collaborate on sometimes challenging issues, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (Ombudsman’s Office) hosted its First Annual Conference on October 22nd at the U.S. National Archives, a fitting location given that it is […]

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Grants Will Help 156 Response Agencies Comply with Federal Narrowband Requirements

By   /  October 25, 2011  /  Grants & Funding  /  No Comments

Illinois Terrorism Task Force Awards $3.4 Millionfor Local Emergency Radios SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Terrorism Task Force (ITTF) announced today that 156 local emergencyresponse agencies will receive more than $3.4 million to help them comply with federal communicationsrequirements. The grants were recently awarded by the ITTF using federal homeland security funds thestate receives from the […]

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San Francisco Taps Social Gaming to Boost Preparedness

By   /  October 20, 2011  /  Training, Exercise and Drills  /  No Comments

Encouraging residents to be prepared and reaching a wide audience can be a challenge. To encourage preparedness among San Francisco’s tech-savvy population, the city launched an iPhone application on Oct. 14 that’s part social game and part offline reference for when Internet connectivity may not be available following a disaster. The city’s SF Heroes application includes […]

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