Department of Homeland Security (DHS) News

NCT CBRNe USA 2015 ends on high note with US CBRN community in attendance

NCT CBRNe USA 2015 was this year’s place to be for meeting the country’s leading decision-makers NCT CBRNe USA 2015: Setting a benchmark for high-quality CBRN events of the future Giving an alternative to old-fashioned CBRN forums where stakeholders meet the same people and colleagues over and over again each year, NCT events are renowned for their high quality when it comes to international CBRN forums and to creating an interactive, intercultural CBRN community....

Pierce Manufacturing and Fire Chief Magazine honor 2012 Career And Volunteer Fire Chiefs of the Year

2012 Career Fire Chief Kelvin J. Cochran,of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Departmentin Atlanta, GA. Fire Chief Magazine, part of Penton Media, Inc.’s Public Infrastructure Group, and Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, today announced the 2012 winners of the annual “Fire Chief of the Year” awards. Career Fire Chief Kelvin J. Cochran of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department in Atlanta, Ga. and Volunteer Fire Chief Jona Olsson of the...

National Fire Academy recognizes Bunker Hill Fire Protection and Safety Programme as FESHE school

Bunker Hill students can now receive certificates from the National Fire Academy, part of the DHS The National Fire Academy has recognised the Bunker Hill Community College Fire Protection and Safety Program as meeting all requirements for the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Curriculum. FESHE online and classroom courses are taught by professional firefighters, including deputy chiefs and chiefs of area fire departments. Students who complete the required...

FEMA and Federal partners on close safety watch in U.S. after tsunami in Japan

FEMA and other federal organisations have collaborated to develop measures against tsunami like situations Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate briefed President Obama on the Department's ongoing coordination activities with potentially affected states and territories. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners are closely monitoring the effects of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that...

U.S and New Zealand collaborate for proactive emergency management

U.S Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano emphasized on collaboration to fight against disasters The MOC between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and New Zealand's Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management establishes a framework for information sharing and emergency management cooperation. U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and New Zealand Ambassador to the United States Mike Moore today signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (M...

Cyber security application for mobile devices from G7 Security to help fire industry

G7 security systems are helpful for the fire and safety industry in real time situations due to their adaptability G7 Security App offers Cyber Security Alerts in real time from the National Cyber Alert System that contains timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits. The system also serves fire safety and security services. G7 Security App provides tools, latest News and dynamic content on Cyber Security from Global CERTS and various othe...

Fire Prevention and Safety Grants period to open soon

FP&S is a part of Assistance to Firefighter Grants program useful for firefighters involved in it   Projects supported by Fire Prevention and Safety grants often align with the types of activities performed by Fire Corps programs. The FY 2010 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant application period will open soon, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Grant Programs Directorate has released a Get Ready Guide to help departments start prepping their gran...

February 4, last day to submit Fire Prevention and Safety Grants 2011 applications

The Fire Prevention and Safety Grants are meant to enhance the safety of public and firefighters Fire Prevention & Safety grants support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and fire-related hazards. The Department of Homeland Security posted the FY2011 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants Program Guidance on the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program Web site. The application period is scheduled to begin on Jan. 3, 20...

"If You See Something, Say Something" campaign reaches Walmart stores in US

The partnership between DHS and Walmart would lead the way for people to play an active role in safety campaign More than 230 Walmart stores nationwide launched the "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Department's national "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign to hundreds of Walmart stores across the country launching a new partnership between D...

FEMA and American Red Cross collaboration for effective mass care during disaster

FEMA and American Red Cross came together to provide care during disaster FEMA and American Red Cross partnership will strengthen mass care during a disaster. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that sets the framework for the Red Cross and FEMA to jointly lead the planning and coordination of mass care services, which will strengthen and expand the resour...

FEMA Administrator declares a major disaster aid for Arizona

A major disaster for Arizona declaredby Craig Fugate Craig Fugate Administrator of DHS's FEMA announced that aid is available to the state of Arizona for local recovery in the area affected by severe storms and floods. The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Craig Fugate announced that federal aid is available to the state of Arizona to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe stor...

Social security or taxes not to be affected by FEMA state grants

Disaster relief grants for Illinois severe storms and flooding are free from taxes Grants are also not counted as income in determining eligibility for any income benefit programs funded by the U.S. government. Recipients of state and federal disaster assistance grants will not have to pay taxes on those funds. Disaster relief payments provided to survivors of the Illinois severe storms and flooding are not subject to income tax, self-employment tax, or employment taxes such...

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