DHS and FEMA Updates
Strengthening Resilience Across the Nation
With the various threats our nation faces – both man-made and natural – have you ever wondered “How prepared are we as a nation?” Be sure to read the 2012 National Preparedness Report (NPR) just released by FEMA and its partners. ). The Report identifies significant progress the nation has made in areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. Citizen Corps Councils are a critical resource in building our nation’s resilience. Learn more and take action to be prepared. And don’t forget to check out the various webinars Citizen Corps has hosted. Many highlight the preparedness issues and topics discussed in the Report.
More than 940,000 Drop, Cover and Hold On in Utah!
At 10:15 a.m. on April 17, more than 33 percent of the entire State of Utah – that’s more than 940,000 Utahns – participated in one of the most successful Shakeout exercises ever and learned to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in the event of a massive earthquake. Supported by the Utah Division of Emergency Management, a goal of the agency is to involve members of the public in its drills to increase awareness and overall resilience of Utah citizens. Continue reading