PBS Arizona Week Interviews Nancy Ward at 2013 Arizona Emergency Services Association Conference
FEMA Region 9 Administrator Nancy Ward
, Wendy Smith-Reeve, director of the state government's Arizona Division of Emergency Services, and Lou Miranda, president of the state Emergency Services Association and emergency management director for Pinal County were interviewed for a recent broadcast of Arizona Week to discuss individual and community preparadness.
FEMA Hosts San Francisco Think Tank Focused on Emergency Management Innovation
FEMA hosted it’s 11th Think Tank session in San Francisco, Calif., where innovative leaders in various sectors joined to discuss the constructive integration of existing, new, and forward thinking innovations that improve a product or service in unexpected ways.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has released a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) on proposed hazardous fire risk reduction projects in the San Francisco Bay Area, in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The University of California, Berkeley, the City of Oakland, and the East Bay Regional Park District have submitted a total of four grant applications to FEMA, through the California Emergency Management Agency, for federal financial assistance to implement hazardous fire risk reduction projects. View the full DEIS
On Thursday April 18, 2013 Federal Emergency Management Agency Region IX Administrator Nancy Ward presented the Red Cross Gateway to the Golden State Chapter with an award for individual and community disaster preparedness efforts.
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September is National Preparedness Month, a nationwide coordinated effort sponsored by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps that encourages families to take action now to prepare for future emergencies and disasters in their homes, businesses, and communities.
Preparing ahead of time for emergencies could mean the difference between life and death, the difference between a calamity and a tragedy.
The Rim fire became the fifth-largest in California history Thursday as it grew to 199,237 acres -- 311 square miles -- as a result of both natural spread and backfire operations by firefighters.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced on Thursday, Aug. 29 that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Karuk Tribe and ordered federal aid to supplement the Tribe’s efforts in the area affected by a wildfire during the period of July 29 to Aug. 2
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