Tagged: emergency

FEMA’s Higher Education Program’s New Book: ‘Critical Issues in Disaster Science and Management’

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released a new e-book focusing on Critical Issues in Disaster Science and Management: A Dialogue Between Researchers and Practitioners. In most fields it can be said that the interaction between academics and practitioners is limited at best. Emergency Management and Disaster Science is...

FBI Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 and 2013

From 2000 to 2013, 160 ‘active shooter’ incidents have occurred in 40 of 50 states and the District of Columbia. The casualties of these shootings, both victims killed and wounded, have totaled 1,043. Nearly 40% of these active shooter incidents can be defined as a “mass killing” (“three or more”...

FEMA’s New Strategic Plan Will Develop Resiliency in the Face of Emergency

Planning for infrastructure emergencies and quarterbacking recovery efforts after natural disasters are two mainstays of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This summer, the Agency released its newest Strategic Plan for 2014-2018, which outlines the goals for the organization in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s Quadrennial Homeland Security...

September is National Preparedness Month!

As summer draws to a close and officially ends in with the equinox on September 22nd, the safety focus on outdoor recreation will shift to preparedness. What is preparedness, exactly? It is about knowing the hazards in your daily life and preparing for the scenarios that would most likely occur...

President Obama’s Supplemental Funding Request for Immigration and Wildfires Incites Congressional Action

Immigration issues are reaching a boiling point in the Texas desert. Sparked by recent events, President Obama submitted a letter to Congress on July 8th titled, “Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Request to Address the Increase in Child and Adult Migration from Central America in the Rio Grande Valley Areas of the...

NEMA Biennial Report 2014

Yesterday, the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) published their 2014 Biennial Report. Since 1996, NEMA has published the Biennial Report that contains information on various aspects of state emergency management and Homeland Security. This edition incorporates detailed information on Emergency Management and Homeland Security organizational structures and staffing, governor’s authority...

Progress Report: Rebuilding After Sandy

On June 18th, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Sandy Program Management Office issued its first report tracking progress of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force’s (“Task Force”) Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy of August, 2013. The Rebuilding Strategy includes a long-term plan that delegates spending and oversight...

As Hurricane Season Approaches, the EIA Goes Mobile

In a press release issued this Tuesday, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced that its online tools will be accessible on mobile devices just in time for the 2014 hurricane season. The EIA has made available its U.S. Energy Mapping System and Energy Disruptions tools that will allow the...

Public Feedback Following the Purdue University Shooting: Lessons-Learned and Plans for the Future

On January 21, 2014, Purdue University student Andrew Boldt was fatally shot on the school’s West Lafayette campus by fellow student and teaching assistant, Cody Cousins. In response to the shooting, Purdue officials convened an ad hoc panel to evaluate and analyze feedback received from the public following the event....

Trending Today: How Social Media Will Change the Face(book) of Disasters

The Center for National Policy’s Task Force for a Resilient America released a new report, “Connecting America: Building Resilience with Social Media” this month. The project aims to develop the most effective messages to promote resilience in the individuals and societies of America. Their toolbox is expanding from traditional media...