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  1. 3 Steps to Prepare for Hurricanes
    Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams & Disaster & Survival Forum

    3 Steps to Prepare for Hurricanes

    As we progress into the Hurricane Season, each of us need to take inventory of our supplies, assess our readiness, and plan for safety in a storm. According to FEMA director, Craig Fugate, his should begin with three basic steps: Know your evacuation zone.  Evacuation zones are areas that may be impacted by hurricane flooding. Many communities have designated evacuation...
  2. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams & Disaster & Survival Forum

    FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards

    Apply for FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards... That's right - awards from FEMA for doing what your should already be doing! Individual and Community Preparedness Awards highlight innovative local practices and achievements by individuals and organizations that made outstanding contributions toward making their communities safer, better prepared, and more resilient. Are you a part of the National Preparedness Community...
  3. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams, Press Releases & Disaster & Survival Forum

    National Preparedness Goal

    Yesterday, FEMA and its partners released the Second Edition of the National Preparedness Goal. The National Preparedness Goal describes a vision for preparedness nationwide and identifies the core capabilities necessary to achieve that vision across the five mission areas: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery. The goal itself is succinct and remains unchanged: “A secure and resilient nation with the...
  4. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

    With National Preparedness Month around the corner, we wanted to share one of our favorite resources with our readers. Most often, on thinks of FEMA, Ready.gov, or America's PrepareAthon when thinking "Preparedness" - but what about the CDC? The Centers for Disease Control and prevention offer a wealth of free resources on the subject of preparedness... here are a few: Types of...
  5. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams & Disaster & Survival Forum

    National Preparedness Month is coming...

    Get ready - plan ahead (that's what it is all about anyway, right?) September is National Preparedness Month. This year's theme is: "Don't Wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today." We'll be sharing a LOT more as we head toward NPM and throughout September as well! Here's last years info - also read more: What is National Preparedness Month? Sharing...
  6. Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    FEMA Safe Rooms

    Having a FEMA safe room or International Code Council 500 storm shelter in your home or small business can help provide near-absolute protection for your family or employees during extreme weather events such as tornadoes and hurricanes, but safe rooms must be built correctly to ensure occupants are protected from injury or death. In the FEMA publication, “Taking Shelter from...
  7. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams & National Preparedness Month

    FEMA 101: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

    Following a major disaster, first responders will not be able to meet the demand for services generally expected by the public. Factors such as the number of injured, communications failures and road blockages will prevent services such as fire and medical from responding to an incident at a moment’s notice. To combat this problem, FEMA formed the Community Emergency Response Team...
  8. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams, National Preparedness Month & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS)

    Emergency Alerts will keep you apprised of emergencies in your area - easy, free and a must for individuals, schools, organizations (like CERT!) and businesses... As we start planning toward National Preparedness Month (When you'll AL be ready already so you can help others get prepared, right?) start doing the little things, like signing up for the free apps and assuring...
  9. Categories: National Preparedness Month & Disaster & Survival Forum

    The 2014-2018 FEMA Strategic Plan

    You be hearing a LOT about preparedness for us as we gear up toward National Preparedness Month 2014 (and we'll announce this year's Theme as soon as it is released.) Also, you'll get daily updates on National Preparedness Month not just during September, but almost every day in August, too (after all PREparedness means before, right? And, too, our readers need...
  10. Categories: Press Releases & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Emergency Management Institute

    Emergency Management Institute Mission Emergency Management Institute Mission To support the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s goals by improving the competencies of the U.S. officials in Emergency Management at all levels of government to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the potential effects of all types of disasters and emergencies on the American people. EMI...

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