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2014-09-17 16:21:44

Announces Partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro today launched a $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition. He was joined by Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, in announcing that eligible states and localities can now begin applying for funds. Representatives from eligible communities will have the opportunity to attend...

2014-09-16 16:23:10

Supporting National Preparedness Month WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In observance of National Preparedness Month, the Diesel Technology Forum is sponsoring a free webinar on September 18th designed to address options for assuring continuous electrical power during and after weather events and other disasters. The types of emergency back-up power systems, technology and fuel choices, operating conditions and installation incentives to provide critical electrical power...

2014-09-15 08:23:19

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Weather Service Employees Organization, which represents the forecasters and technicians at the National Weather Service, the civilian crews of the nation's hurricane hunter aircraft, as well as the government's hurricane researchers today endorsed James Lee Witt for Congress in the 4(th) Congressional District of Arkansas. The union's members staff the NWS's 122 Weather Forecast Offices nationwide, the National...

2014-09-12 23:06:29

In recognition of National Preparedness Month, Safety Services Company is offering complimentary online emergency preparedness training to all U.S. employers. Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 In recognition of National Preparedness Month, Safety Services Company is offering complimentary online emergency preparedness training to all U.S. employers. September 2014 marks the 11th annual National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the U.S....

2014-09-12 08:29:06

Buffalo Computer Graphics' DisasterLAN Version 9.1 includes Flexible Status Boards and Powerful Social Media Tools for Today's Changing Emergency Operations Centers BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DisasterLAN (DLAN) continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of emergency responders. In the past, Emergency Manager would project one situational awareness board on a large display within their Emergency Operation Center (EOC). Today multiple screens, and even mobile...

2014-09-11 16:21:27

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing focus on community emergency preparedness and training, CSX is introducing a new mobile information system which will enhance first responders' ability to access train and cargo information in real time via their mobile devices. The new program, CSX Operation Respond, will provide firefighters, police officers and other emergency responders with easy mobile access to critical information that supports safe and...

2014-09-10 23:01:05

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety has teamed up with the International Economic Development Council to provide small businesses, local communities and business organizations with powerful emergency preparedness information and a special toolkit. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 During the next live episode of the Code Red! radio show specifically dedicated to personal security, safety and emergency preparedness issues across America and around the world, host...

2014-09-09 23:08:21

Enhanced Solution Offers Enterprise-Class Security and Integration Features to Ensure a Safer Workplace for Employees and the Survivability of the Business Herndon, Va (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Based on growing market demand and pressure on enterprises to establish more effective ways to provide employees mobile access to emergency response procedures, IBA’s In Case of Crisis today announced its expanded focus on enterprises with a new release of its emergency preparedness mobile...

2014-09-09 12:25:17

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering will host its second annual Mpact Week, a five-day event showcasing research, education, and innovations, October 16-22, 2014, on its College Park campus. This year's theme is Disaster Resilience and the role engineers play in developing innovative solutions to help prevent, mitigate, and respond to disasters. In the last decade, an increasing number of...

2014-09-08 23:10:22

In time for Emergency Preparedness Month, LuminAID light provides tips for what to include in an emergency kit. The LuminAID is an innovative solar-powered inflatable light that can be charged in the sun during the day, providing up to 16 hours of LED light at night. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Late summer brings unpredictable weather, even hurricanes and tropical storms. If you’re lucky, you may have a few days to prepare before a disaster strikes, but in most emergency...


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