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August 4, 2015
When it comes to creating meaningful and impactful change, youth are some of the most important members in a community. During the FEMA Youth Preparedness Council annual summit, I sat down with
July 28, 2015
“What can I do to protect my house of worship against emergencies or disasters?”It’s a question that I’ve heard far too often and with increasing concern lately. Fortunately,
July 15, 2015
There is a lot of buzz and interest surrounding this week’s New Yorker article The Really Big One: An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.
July 13, 2015
Volunteers are some of the most important players when it comes to an emergency management team. Their importance is magnified during disasters, such as the recent flooding in Texas, where over 30

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