Tag: Emergency Management
Virginia will receive $2.7 million in new federal Local Emergency Management Performance Grants (LEMPG) to help localities plan and respond to emergencies in their areas.
Central Shenandoah EMS Council is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Regional EMS Awards program, which consists of 12 state-level and two local awards.
The Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle County Emergency Communications Center announced that Kirby Felts the Regional Emergency Management Coordinator has been awarded the Warren E. Trent Achievement Award for Professionalism in Emergency Management.
The National Weather Service and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management have set Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2014, as Winter Preparedness Week.
Winters in Virginia often are cold, snowy and icy and bring extended power outages.
First responders will learn more about the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, at a meeting at Virginia Tech’s Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center.
State and local emergency responders on site during tonight’s attempted launch at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility quickly jumped into action to contain the fire.
Central Virginians can practice “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” the safe response to an earthquake, during the Great SouthEast ShakeOut earthquake drill set for Thursday, Oct. 16, at 10:16 a.m.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that more than $4.8 million in federal funds will be awarded to multiple local government agencies to enhance emergency preparedness throughout Virginia.
The Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro and Augusta County in partnership with Blue Ridge Community College will be offering Community Emergency Response Training (CERT).
Governor Terry McAuliffe released a report Thursday outlining improvements to Virginia’s hurricane preparedness plan, including an adjustment to the evacuation decision-making timeline.
National Preparedness Month is an awareness-raising event sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in an effort that aims to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.
The free Ready Virginia mobile application that helps people prepare for emergencies and stay informed during disasters was demonstrated to President Barack Obama May 30 in preparation for hurricane season, which extends through Nov. 30.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian J. Moran and Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne will co-chair the interagency Railroad Safety and Security Task Force.
The upcoming Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is a great time to stock up on items you may need if an emergency strikes Virginia bringing strong winds and rain, power outages, and possibly limited access to food and water.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed SB381, which transfers the responsibility for overseeing and coordinating efforts to strengthen homeland security from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security to the Secretary of Public Safety.
By Crystal Graham email@example.com (This is the final installment in a six-part series on The Valley Responds, an effort that links the Shenandoah Valley with residents of Long Beach, Miss.) Helping school children return to classes. Assisting an elderly couple in efforts to rebuild their home. Clearing land so that churches may resume services … […]
By Crystal Graham firstname.lastname@example.org (This is the third installment in a six-part series on The Valley Responds, an effort that links the Shenandoah Valley with residents of Long Beach, Miss.) Running alongside Highway 90, with breathtaking views of the Gulf Coast, is a narrow driveway leading to 629 Scenic Drive. One can imagine that this […]