CERT Program 30th Anniversary

CERT Program 30th Anniversary-Thank You Volunteers!

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CERT program 30th anniversary is great time to say “Thank You” to its volunteers! The CERT Program 30th Anniversary is being celebrated this week. We think it’s a great time to congratulate all the Community Emergency Response Team volunteers who have helped make the program a success year after year. CERT Program 30th Anniversary conference starts September 8. This week, …

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FEMA Disaster Preparedness Smartphone App

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Free Smartphone App Provides Potentially Lifesaving Information Designed to Help Businesses, Employees and Families Before, During and After Disasters The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging residents across the nation to download and use the FEMA disaster preparedness smartphone app.  The app is designed to help businesses, employees, and their families prepare for a wide array of natural and …

Preparing Your Pet for Evacuation

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June is National Pet Preparedness Month. Is your pet prepared for evacuation?             Preparing Your Pet for Evacuation – If you have to evacuate to a public shelter because of a disaster, keep in mind that animals may not be allowed inside. With proper planning, you can help ensure your pet’s safety if you have …

NEMA President Testifies before Congress on Controlling the Rising Cost of Disasters

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NEMA President Testifies before Congress Washington, DC – On Thursday, May 12, 2016, Bryan Koon, Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives on behalf of the National Emergency Management Association. Before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, in a hearing titled, “Controlling the …

Hurricane Preparedness Week Begins May 15

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It Only Takes One: FEMA and NOAA Encourage Preparedness for the 2016 Hurricane Season It only takes one hurricane to change your life and your community. Hurricanes not only affect coastal communities, but also can have significant impacts hundreds of miles inland. As Hurricanes Sandy and Isaac remind us, it is not just major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher) that …

National Preparedness Month

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Don’t Wait–National Preparedness Month Kicks Off September 1, 2015–Please Join In! On behalf of the Ready Campaign, I invite you to join millions of Americans who have made a commitment to increasing the level of emergency preparedness for themselves, their family and their community. September 1 is the first day of National Preparedness Month. We are encouraging everyone to participate …

College Campus Fire Safety

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College Campus Fire Risk and How to Prevent Fire Emergencies:  It’s time to consider college campus fire safety – Summer break is almost over and many students are preparing to head back to campus for another school year.  Before you or your student enters their new college home, it’s important that both on- and off-campus students know their fire risk …

ProFiles: Sean Scott

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Meet the Pro: Sean Scott, Author and Disaster Recovery and Restoration Expert Biography: Sean Scott is a licensed general contractor in the State of California who has spent over 33 years in the construction and disaster restoration industry. Most of his experience involved assisting individuals and families with the rebuilding of their homes or businesses after fires, floods, and other …

Pet Friendly Shelter Planning

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Western Massachusetts Disaster Animal Response Team Initiative The Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council (WRHSAC) undertook a unique disaster planning / preparedness, response and recovery initiative designed to enhance the capabilities to meet the needs pet owners and pets during and following emergencies and disasters. Entitled the Western Massachusetts Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) Initiative this project had several goals and objects. …