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August 14, 2007
By Philip Mikan Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security After Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, people all over the United States wanted to rush to the aide of their...
August 14, 2007
Low-Frequency, High-Impact Hurricanes are born and bred in the tropics. Every so often, one of these storms reaches New England's corner of the world. We call them low-frequency, high-impact events...
August 10, 2007
Boston, Mass. -- Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $146,580.00 in Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) to local fire departments...
August 10, 2007
Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $918,693.00 in Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) to local fire departments and emergency...
August 10, 2007
Boston, Mass. --Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $117,368.00 in Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) to local fire departments...
August 2, 2007
Boston, Mass. - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $124,134 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to local fire departments and...
August 2, 2007
Boston, MA - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $254,957.00 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to local fire departments and...
August 2, 2007
Boston, MA - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $660,033 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to local fire departments and...
July 30, 2007
Boston, MA - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $118,702.00 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to local fire departments and...
July 30, 2007
Boston, MA - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $32,463.00 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to local fire departments and...
July 30, 2007
Boston, MA - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $555,578.00 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to local fire departments and...
July 30, 2007
BOSTON, Mass. -- In an ongoing effort to keep New England at the forefront of preparedness, the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)...
July 30, 2007
Boston, MA - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $991,499.00 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to local fire departments and...
July 18, 2007
It's a familiar scenario playing out in homes across the country; a news anchor reads a story about a major food recall, and the mad dash to the refrigerator begins to make sure their family isn't...
July 18, 2007
 Marty Bahamonde talks about the Private Sector Outreach Initiative (6.5 MB)  Transcript of Bahamonde Comments FEMA Region I hosted the first ever private sector outreach conference in Windsor, Conn...
July 18, 2007
The expectations surrounding emergency management within the United States have significantly changed over the last several years. Although all disasters are considered local disasters, the role of...
July 18, 2007
Thirty individuals have been selected for appointment to the National Advisory Council (NAC) from a geographic and substantive cross-section of officials, emergency managers and emergency response...
July 18, 2007
1. Why is TB - specifically XDR TB - such a public health threat? MDR and XDR TB are extremely difficult to treat, and therefore a person with active MDR or XDR TB disease may easily transmit it to...
April 24, 2007
BOSTON, Mass. - In less than one week, preliminary damage assessment (PDA) teams have nearly completed damage surveys in all six New England states struck by the strong winds, heavy rains and storm...
April 19, 2007
Hartford, CT - Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) teams, working in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Emergency...