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FEMA and State Schedule Briefings On Disaster Assistance

West Trenton, NJ – New Jersey County and Municipal Emergency Management officials are invited to briefings which will explain the process of applying for Federal disaster assistance for debris removal, snow removal, emergency protective measures, and hazard mitigation in the wake of the severe winter storm and snowstorm which impacted Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, and Somerset Counties during the period of March 06-07, 2018. 241 more words

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Hurricane tips for Veterans and families

Please note that here in Hawai‘i, we need to stock water and supplies for at least 14 days.  Most government websites recommend 3 days, and that is a reasonable supply if you live on the continental United States.  73 more words

Emergency Management

Bangladesh, Rana Plaza Collapse....

Earlier Published in Magazine Issue: Vol. : 08 No.- 18 March. 20 – 2015 (chaitra 6, 2071)

Background

Last April 2014, the sandwich collapse of Rana Plaza garment factory complex in the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh marked its one year anniversary with commemoration and protest for compensation and safer working condition for the workers. 1,442 more words

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Responder Depression, PTSD, and Suicide

This week the world lost two celebrities to suicide. These losses are absolutely tragic, and even if you didn’t know them personally, it raises awareness of mental health matters. 464 more words

Emergency Management

Emergency Management Exercises: Not for the Inexperienced

Many think exercise design is easy.  I’ve seen agencies relegate it to interns and new staff with little supervision, or even performed by seasoned emergency managers with little concept of what the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) is.  752 more words

Emergency Management

Emergency Management and Homeland Security Monitor Lava Flows in Hawaii

EMHS Director David Merrick and Program Coordinator Laura Hart recently returned from Kilauea Volcano Lower East Rift Zone in Hawaii County, Hawaii. Through NSF funding and in partnership with Texas A&M University and private citizens, they were part of a five-person volunteer team from the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) to supplement existing small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) capabilities from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, as well as to provide expertise in tactical sUAS operations. 168 more words

Health

Salem lifts water advisory after tests confirm drop in toxin levels

Salem residents got the all-clear Saturday to drink the tap water, five days after the city issued an advisory and eight days after a low-level toxin was detected. 49 more words

The Oregonian