Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Formerly an independent federal agency that became part of the Department of Homeland Security on March 1,2003.FEMA's mission statement is to “lead the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response
and recovery efforts following any national incident.”FEMA (www.fema.gov) also initiates proactive
mitigation activities,trains first responders,and manages the National Flood Insurance Program.

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The state Office of Emergency Services or OES, an agency responsible for coordinating emergency responses of fire departments and law-enforcement agencies throughout the state, sponsors training sessions across California.
CONTACT: Tom Mullins of the California Office of Emergency Services, 916-262-1843/
Commenting on the contract award, Martin Koffel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of URS, stated: "We are thrilled to be partnering with San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland and the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services.
The Office of Emergency Services has been meeting with federal, state and local agencies to plan emergency actions during the storms.
Conference Chair Ken Leep of the Governor's Office of Emergency Services is scheduled to give opening remarks, starting at 8 a.
Participating agencies include the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services.
18 /PRNewswire/ -- State emergency resources and assistance are continuing to help California counties from the Oregon state line to the Mexican border, according to the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), which coordinates all state agency emergency response.
Sponsored by the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) and The Collaborative for Disaster Mitigation (CDM), the conference brings together more than 500 emergency management professionals and 80 exhibitors to share ideas, technology and resources for the purpose of improving disaster planning, preparation, response and recovery.
The Ventura County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services urged disaster victims first to register for assistance by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agency's teleregistration hotline at (800) 621-3362, or (800) 462-7585 for the deaf or hearing-impaired.
5 briefing and demonstration are part of a week-long Winter Search and Rescue Training Course conducted by the California Office of Emergency Services.
The Governor's Office of Emergency Services on Monday announced the Sacramento-area launch of a year-long, statewide campaign designed to motivate Californians to "Be Smart, Be Responsible, Be Prepared.
The first phase of Newhall Creek excavation will cost about $360,000, with $270,000 from the state Office of Emergency Services and $90,000 from the city.

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