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Disaster Preparedness

- The Rad Resilient City Fallout Preparedness Checklist is a tool for designing and implementing a fallout preparedness program for cities and their partners. Based on the latest federal guidance and technical reports, it was developed to help public officials protect citizens from exposure in a radiological event.

FEMA Says Alert System Test Yielded Positive, Unexpected Results

- Things didn’t go exactly as planned with FEMA’s emergency alert test earlier this month, but despite its shortcomings--including some of the public not getting any alerts at all--FEMA, the FCC, and NOAA agree the test was a success.

FEMA Promotes Innovation In Emergency Management

- FEMA creates an online forum to gather ideas on improving disaster preparedness response.

Did the Emergency Alert System Fail Its First Test?

- Initial reactions to the nationwide Emergency Alert System test scheduled for Wednesday show it may still have some kinks to work out.

FEMA Releases Video About Planned Nationwide Emergency Alert Test

- Across the nation, a three minute set of beeps and tones, followed by a voice repeating, “this is a test,” will be broadcast simultaneously on all regularly scheduled television, radio, cable, and satellite programs.

Guidance for Working in Disaster Areas

- New standards are designed to help security contractors operate safely in areas with weakened rule of law.

Guidance for Working in Disaster Areas

- New standards are designed to help security contractors operate safely in areas with weakened rule of law.

Community Colleges Less Likely to Implement Layered Notification Systems

- Forget getting the message out, experts say redundancy is key.

Looking Ahead: Disaster Response

- Associate Editor Matthew Harwood interviews Lt. Gen. Guy C. Swan III, CPP.

Looking Ahead: Disaster Response

- Matthew Harwood interviews Lt. Gen. Guy C. Swan III, CPP.  

Bush Shares Disaster Recovery Lessons At ASIS Event

- Bush, who was Florida’s governor from 1999 until 2007, recounted his time as governor in 2004 and 2005, when the state faced eight hurricanes and four tropical storms in a span of 16 months.

Building an Enterprise-Wide Business Continuity Program

- The author explores widely accepted risk management principles and backs them up with real-world experience.

Virginia Earthquake a Reminder for Adequate Disaster Planning

- Disrupted cell phone service and an unexpected earthquake highlight the need for emergency planning -- even in areas not prone to certain types of disasters.
 




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