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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Also, the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services publishes a law enforcement adaptation of FIRESCOPE ICS.
The Office of Emergency Services is considering taking responsibility for monitoring citywide preparedness.
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'This will be the most expensive fire in California history, both in loss of property and the cost of fighting it,' said Dallas Jones, director of the state Office of Emergency Services.
Given that concern, California's Office of Emergency Services issued its most strongly worded earthquake warning to date, advising people to stay off freeways and curtail nonessential activity in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
He was climbing without protective gear on one of the most difficult parts of the Linville Gorge, according to a news release from the Burke County Office of Emergency Services. Crews had difficulty reaching Howell and used equipment to get down the side of the mountain while other climbers gave him CPR, the release said.
"It has become so complex and there are so many different state agencies involved that it needs to be coordinated and directed in an organized way, like for a disaster," said Kelly Huston, deputy director of the governor's Office of Emergency Services.
Frances Edwards-Winslow is director of Office of Emergency Services in San Jose, Calif.
The California Office of Emergency Services (OES) issued an advisory, warning counties of an increased likelihood seismic activity for three days after the quake, but the OES made no mention of the USGS hazard level or its probability estimates.
Coordinated by the city's Office of Emergency Services, and developed with the full participation of the mayor, council, and department heads, the plan includes separate protocols for handling both nonterrorist disasters, like industrial accidents, and terrorist incidents that frequently require more forensic investigation.

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