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  1. Fire Service Industry News: Harris County (TX) Social Media Exercise Helps Prepare Responders for Disaster

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    Tue, 21 Jul 2015

    HCOHSEM) is hosting a social media disaster exercise on Wednesday, July 22nd at ..... critical to our successful response to any disaster ," said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett ..... of how social media is used during a disaster , with a strong focus on hurricanes

  2. Hazmat: New Jersey Community Plans for Oil Train Disaster

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    Thu, 13 Aug 2015

    Teaneck is examining its emergency preparations for an oil train disaster such as the one that k illed nearly 50 people in Quebec in 2013 ..... at http://www.northjersey.com/news/oil-train- disaster -plan-8-000-in-teaneck-would-be-subject-to

  1. Fire Service Industry News: Indonesia Acquirers 9/11 Disaster Training Simulator

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    Sat, 13 Sep 2014

    Republic of Indonesia's commitment to disaster preparedness will take a leap forward ..... Purchased by Indonesia's National Board of Disaster Management (BNPB), analogous to the ..... space training by recreating hundreds of disaster scenarios that first responders are likely

  2. Obama Signs Emergency Disaster Declaration for WA Wildfires

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    Wed, 23 Jul 2014

    com: WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed an emergency disaster declaration Wednesday for the Washington state counties of ..... Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate all disaster relief efforts and to provide assistance for emergency measures

  3. State of CA Wins Appeal for Rim Fire Disaster Relief Funds

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    Mon, 16 Dec 2013

    approved an appeal from California Govenor Jerry Brown (D) for disaster assistance after a major fire caused more than $50 million ..... Emergency Management Agency decision last month to deny federal disaster relief funds related to the Rim Fire, which burned 257,000

  4. Fire Service Industry News: EMPACT Northwest Disaster Team 1 Returning, Team 2 On the Ground

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    Thu, 21 Nov 2013

    EMPACT NW Disaster Team 1 will arrive back in Seattle Nov 20th at 17:25 hours. The team ..... difficulty by observing great honor and dignity of those They serve. EMPACT Disaster Team 2 arrived in Manila yesterday and began turnover procedures with

  5. Appeal for Yarnell (AZ) Disaster Relief Denied

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    Sat, 14 Sep 2013

    again rejected Arizona's request for disaster assistance to cover the mounting costs ..... original denial of her request for a major disaster declaration for the deadly fire. She ..... deny Arizona's request for a federal disaster declaration would be an understatement

  6. FEMA Disaster Workshop Brings Tribal Leaders to CA Bay Area

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    Tue, 28 Aug 2012

    managers, first responders, and other disaster preparedness officials, representing ..... and recover from the next catastrophic disaster that could strike tribal communities ..... spoke at this year's second annual Disaster Preparedness Partnership meeting along

  7. FEMA: Disaster Officials Offer Tips to Speed Assistance

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    Fri, 24 Jun 2011

    and flooding, a June 15 presidential disaster declaration provides assistance to homeowners ..... Isle, Lamoille, and Orleans counties. Disaster recovery officials urge residents and ..... possibility of obtaining state and federal disaster aid: Register Now: Don’t wait . Homeowners

  8. California Governor Schwarzenegger Launches First-in-the-Nation Disaster Corps

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    Mon, 28 Jun 2010

    Arnold Schwarzenegger launched the first-in-the-nation Disaster Corps to professionalize, standardize, and coordinate highly trained disaster volunteers statewide. Disaster Corps volunteers will be registered by their local government