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FEMA Bulletin – 29APR19

FEMA BULLETIN

April 29, 2019

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In this Edition:
Important Dates & Reminders

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Know your Hurricane Risk: Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins June 1

The Atlantic hurricane season officially runs from June 1 until November 30.  There are tools available to help plan and prepare for hurricanes:

•  Know what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.

 

•  Create an emergency communication plan with your family before a hurricane.

 

•  Know your local community’s evacuation plan and evacuation routes, sign up to receive local alerts and warnings, and listen to the advice of local officials before, during, and after a storm.

 

•  Check your insurance coverage, damages caused by flooding are not covered under normal homeowner’s insurance policies.

 

•  Strengthen your financial preparedness by collecting and securing personal financial, insurance, medical, and other records.

 

•  Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.

 

•  Download the FEMA mobile app for disaster resources, weather alerts, and safety tips. The app (available in English and Spanish) provides a customizable checklist of emergency supplies, maps of open shelters and recovery centers, disaster survival tips, and weather alerts from the National Weather Service. The app also enables users to receive push notifications reminding them to take important steps to prepare their homes and families for disasters.

 

To learn more on how to prepare before, during, and after a hurricane, visit: www.ready.gov/hurricanes.

 

FEMA Hosted Law Enforcement and Emergency Management Executives Roundtable

On April 24, FEMA’s Office of Law Enforcement Engagement and Integration (OLEEI) hosted a Law Enforcement and Emergency Management Executives Roundtable. The event brought together a diverse representation of Law Enforcement Executives from around the nation to discuss integration with emergency management.

 

The discussion centered on building a culture of resiliency through financial preparedness, training, exercises, and resources to support the law enforcement community. The roundtable is intended to facilitate a path forward for future collaborations with law enforcement stakeholders. For additional information, please visit the OLEEI page.

 

Saturday is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is on Saturday, May 4. Join your friends, family members, faith-based group or youth organization, and volunteer your time to improve your community’s ability to withstand and recover from a wildfire, which also may improve the safety of firefighters.

 

To assist fire departments and community residents with wildfire risks, the United States Fire Administration (USFA) has compiled a collection of resources that can be found at www.usfa.fema.gov. The Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Toolkit recommends resources that will help the fire department and communities prepare for and respond to WUI fires. The toolkit includes tools to assess community risks, codes and standards, outreach materials to increase awareness, planning, research, and training courses.

 

For more wildfire safety information, visit www.ready.gov/wildfires.

 

National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is on Saturday, May 4. Join your friends, family members, faith-based group or youth organization, and volunteer your time to improve your community’s ability to withstand and recover from a wildfire, which also may improve the safety of firefighters.

 

To assist fire departments and community residents with wildfire risks, the United States Fire Administration (USFA) has compiled a collection of resources that can be found at www.usfa.fema.gov. The Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Toolkit recommends resources that will help the fire department and communities prepare for and respond to WUI fires. The toolkit includes tools to assess community risks, codes and standards, outreach materials to increase awareness, planning, research, and training courses.

 

For more wildfire safety information, visit www.ready.gov/wildfires.

FEMA’s Office of External Affairs (OEA) provides this bulletin to highlight the agency’s recent and upcoming program and policy activities and announcements. Feedback is welcome at fema-bulletin@fema.dhs.gov. Previous editions are available at www.fema.gov/fema-bulletin. This bulletin is not intended to provide a comprehensive list of policies that are open for public comment, nor does it describe all of the instructions or requirements necessary to submit a comment. For a complete list of instructions and deadlines please click the hyperlinks included. FEMA does not endorse any non-government organizations, entities or services.

 

OEA’s mission is to engage, inform, and educate all of FEMA’s stakeholders in support of the Agency’s programs and initiatives to achieve its mission. OEA accomplishes its mission by coordinating and maintaining visibility of public and internal communications; advising FEMA program and support offices on decision-making regarding policies, plans, and actions that affect stakeholder, media, and Congressional audiences; and organizing outreach efforts targeted at principal stakeholders to include state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, the private sector, national organizations and associations, and the American public.

 

 

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