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National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. Launched in 2004, National Preparedness Month is managed and sponsored by FEMA’s Ready Campaign  “Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today,” with the aim of educating and empowering Americans to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. The Ready Campaign […]

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Olympics + Mass Communication = Rapid Notify

‘Tis the season of Olympics and all private and public organizations take clear-cut actions to protect their citizens and their own property. Send Emergency and/or Non-Emergency Alert Notifications via phone, SMS text and email with the easy-to-use, web-based Rapid Notify System. People are more likely to be receptive to your messages when they are actively […]

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IPAWS Modernization Act

A recent bill approved by the Senate Homeland Security Committee will potentially expand and update IPAWS. The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act of 2015 was introduced by Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Sen. Claire McCaskill, (D-Mo.).

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Costco Program for Disaster Purchasing

Costco now has a truckload purchasing program for pre- and post-disaster needs. Pricing is reduced compared to in-store pricing; however the minimum quantity is at least a half-truck load.

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Join the PrepareAthon!

April 30 is National PrepareAthon! Day. FEMA and Ready.gov have released a helpful digital engagement toolkit designed to help individuals and organizations use social media channels to promote the PrepareAthon! event.

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