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FEMA Launches Campaign To Prepare Americans For Natural Disasters
2014-04-29 07:54:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A collaborative campaign has been launched to prepare Americans for natural disasters. The campaign – called “America’s PrepareAthon!” – encourages people around the country to practice preparedness now before the next disaster or national emergency strikes. America’s PrepareAthon! is directed as part of President Obama’s Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness and is being led by the Federal Emergency...

2014-04-25 08:23:10

Lessons from Sandy Outlines New Federal Framework for Disaster Recovery CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy recommends a new federal framework for disaster recovery that will make coastal regions more resilient in the decades ahead, saving billions in the process. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140424/78258 Lessons from Sandy: Federal Policies to Build Climate-Resilient Coastal Regions, co-authored...

2014-04-11 23:02:50

Intermedix's incident management solutions receives federal certification. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have approved the use of WebEOC in the Amazon Cloud. WebEOC, the incident management software used by FEMA for the last 20 months, received the Software System Certification & Accreditation approval and authorization to operate in the Amazon Cloud, enabling a transparent exchange of critical...

2014-04-11 08:21:39

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans are affected each spring by sudden flooding caused by heavy rain or by slower, prolonged flooding as snow melts. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/66105-fema-and-noaa-floods-happen-everywhere-be-a-force-of-nature-be-prepared Be prepared, and get insured, urges The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

2014-03-29 23:04:52

The Leading Physicians of the World is now partnering with FEMA to offer disaster preparedness training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Alabama. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 Targeted for physicians in every healthcare specialty, The Leading Physicians of the World is now partnering with FEMA to offer disaster preparedness training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Alabama. This training is in its development stages and is always looking for new participants....

2014-03-29 23:04:14

Since the release of the G-SAP in 2014 businesses around the nation have began the GSA Schedule filing process and started a simplified acquisition marketing plan with US Federal Contractor Registration. Washington D.C. (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 Since the release of the G-SAP in 2014 businesses around the nation have began the GSA Schedule filing process and started a simplified acquisition marketing plan with US Federal Contractor Registration. US Federal Contractor Registration begins by...

2014-03-24 08:34:06

SEATTLE, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Torrent Technologies, Inc. (Torrent) announced today that it has named Ed Pasterick to its Board of Directors. Mr. Pasterick recently retired from FEMA after a 41-year tenure with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) where he filled a number of key leadership roles, including acting Administrator for the Program. This news comes on the heels of another NFIP veteran, Jeffrey Woodward, joining Torrent's executive management team in January...

2014-03-05 23:02:04

Integrated offering creates new cross-selling openings in the underpenetrated flood insurance market for Vertafore PL Rating customers. Bothell, WA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 Vertafore, the leading provider of software that transforms the business of insurance, today announced a strategic partnership with StoneRiver National Flood Services (NFS) creating an easier way for independent agents to quote and cross-sell flood insurance to clients when quoting and selling homeowner insurance. The...

2014-02-26 23:04:15

Jason Pirtle, P.E., senior structural engineer at TLM Associates, Inc., spoke at the 2014 National Tornado Summit in Oklahoma City, Okla. about creating safe rooms within schools’ existing hallways. The tornado shelters are retrofitted in partnership with Remagen SafeRooms, and they provide schools with a space that meets all FEMA 361 and ICC 500 requirements for loading, impact and life safety. Jackson, TN (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 During severe weather season when school tornado...

2014-02-21 16:20:42

Best Practices to be Included in Future Emergency Preparedness Plans HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today directed Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Glenn Cannon to lead a thorough After-Action Review (AAR), in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, on the state's response to recent winter storms. A storm on Feb. 4 and 5 caused nearly 849,000 power outages across the state, particularly in...


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