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June 26, 2002
Boston, MA -- The Fourth of July commemorates the ideals of democracy and vision that created the Declaration of Independence. Fourteen New England residents participated in the historic signing of...
June 12, 2002
Boston, MA -- June 1st marked the beginning of this year's Hurricane season. "An ounce of prevention and an emergency disaster plan can make the crucial difference in saving lives and reducing...
May 22, 2002
Boston, MA -- The earliest form of organized fire protection in North America consisted of citizen bucket brigades. When a fire occurred, all able-bodied citizens would...
May 15, 2002
Boston, MA -- Hurricane hazards come in many forms: storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding. This means it is important for your family and community to have a plan that includes all of...
May 15, 2002
Boston, MA -- On Wednesday, May 29, 20O2 at 7:00 p.m., the Federal Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct a public meeting for participants in the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant Biennial Exercise that...
March 18, 2002
Boston, MA -- As the April 1, 2002 deadline approaches, FEMA and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) report more 15,000 fire departments are working on their on-line application...
February 18, 2002
The grant workshops are not prerequisite to receiving information on application procedures, and all fire departments are encouraged to check out the FEMA grant website: www.usfa....
November 20, 2001
Boston, MA -- New England families and individuals who are facing foreclosure or eviction from their homes as a direct result of financial hardship stemming from the loss of the head of household in...
November 19, 2001
Resources for Massachusetts (735KB) Resources for Connecticut Boston, MA -- New England families and individuals who are facing foreclosure or eviction from their homes as a...
October 31, 2001
Boston, MA, October 31, 2001 -- Members of the Massachusetts Urban Search and Rescue Task Force are pictured with Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics and Jason Kidd of the...
September 21, 2001
Washington, D.C. -- Dan Craig, executive director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's eastern regional office, has been appointed director of Region I for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA...
September 19, 2001
Boston, MA -- The FEMA Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Massachusetts Task Force 1 was welcomed back to its home base with a ceremony held Tuesday, September 18, at the FEMA Training Site in the...
August 31, 2001
Boston, MA - On Tuesday, September 11, 2001 at 7:30 p.m., the Federal Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct a public meeting for participants in the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant Emergency...
August 31, 2001
Boston, MA - The City of Norwich, Connecticut signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and numerous partners committing to building a disaster resistant...
June 21, 2001
Freeport, ME -- With the recent flood damage caused by tropical storm Allison, disaster officials are reminding homeowners throughout Maine that they may purchase flood insurance coverage through the...
June 15, 2001
Augusta, ME, -- When local and state financial resources are exhausted in a disaster situation, the governor of a state may seek a Presidential declaration and request federal help.That's what Maine...
June 13, 2001
Augusta, ME -- With the signing of the Federal--State agreement between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Maine by Gov. Angus S. King Jr., the federal government can...
June 12, 2001
Augusta, ME -- Less than a week remains for municipalities and other governmental units, agencies, and qualifying not--for--profit organizations in Franklin, Oxford and York Counties to file to seek...
June 8, 2001
Freeport, ME -- Federal disaster funds have been made available for Kennebec, Penobscot and Washington counties to help local governments rebuild public property damaged by the recent severe storms...