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O.E.S. Notepad

By: Fred Mullen

Arkansas Tech University Department of Criminal Justice Instructor Chris Rambo hosted a group of Franklin County Responders this past Friday to discuss the topic of missing college age students.  325 more words


EOC Skillsets and Position Task Books Finalized

Back in April, FEMA released the drafts of EOC skillset documents and position task books for public comment.  A few days ago, the final versions of these documents were released on FEMA’s National Qualification System (NQS) website: … 387 more words

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Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert - October 3, 2018

From a Hawaii Emergency Management Agency press release

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) on October 3, 2018. 355 more words

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How to Categorize a Hurricane?

There has been a lot of discussion lately on rethinking how we categorize hurricanes.  At present, we use the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, which provides a category (numbered 1-5) based on the hurricane’s present sustained wind speed.  477 more words

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Umatilla County ready for the storm with response designation

Umatilla County is ready to handle big, bad weather.

The county on Wednesday received the StormReady designation from the National Weather Service. Mike Vescio is the meteorologist-in-charge at the agency’s office in Pendleton. 28 more words

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The Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018

It’s challenging at times to keep track of legislation relevant to any industry, especially when unrelated items are included in bills.  HR 302 is titled the… 806 more words

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