- March 20-24: National Emergency Management Agency Mid-Year Forum
- March 21-23: Big City Emergency Managers Meeting
- March 22-24: National Service-Learning Conference
- March 31: FEMA Youth Preparedness Council Applications Due
- April 6: 1pm ET – National Weather Service #SafePlaceSelfie Tweet Chat
#SafePlaceSelfie is a grass roots campaign as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Weather-Ready Nation to get individuals, businesses, and all organizations ready, responsive, and resilient to extreme weather events.
Knowing your “safe place” when extreme weather threatens is the #1 preparedness action […]
Did you or your organization make a difference to advance disaster preparedness in your community? The time is near for submitting applications for the 2017 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards.
Since 2009, these awards highlight innovative local practices and achievements by recognizing individuals and organizations […]
An active shooter incident is a situation in which people in a confined or populated area are threatened with deadly violence. Incidents can happen anywhere and at any time. The best way to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe is to prepare ahead of […]
Tornadoes develop so rapidly that little, if any, advance warning is possible. Every state has some risk of this hazard.
Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud […]
- February 4-7: National Sheriff’s Association Winter Conference
- February 12-15: 2017 National Conference of Regions
- February 14-15: National Tornado Summit
- February 23-25: EMS Today: Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) Conference and Expo
Many communities remain unprepared, as only 30% of those who live in winter storm hazard areas have participated in a disaster exercise in the past year.
Even a small amount of snow can impact your community, making it critical to have a plan in place for winter weather. […]
It’s Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, which means he predicts six more weeks of winter.
Whether it is an early spring or six more weeks of winter, it’s important to be prepared for the weather. It’s also essential to know how […]
Do you know the difference between a storm watch, warning, or advisory? It can mean all the difference in the time you have to prepare for the storm with at least three days of food, water and emergency supplies to stay at home and keep off the […]