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emergency preparedness

A UK term of art, defined under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, for the development and maintenance of agreed procedures to prevent, reduce, control, mitigate and take other actions in the event of a civil (natural or man-made) emergency (disaster).
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North America is one of the largest consumers of the incident and emergency management services and technologies.
Several state, local, and private emergency management professionals cited one or more of these factors in their analysis of the adequacy or inadequacy of governmental response.
When getting involved in community emergency management, most good managers want to understand the risks involved.
The order requires Security Bank to pay a civil money penalty of $3,250, which will be remitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for deposit into the National Flood Mitigation Fund.
Two appendices offer a wealth of resources, including a list of emergency management Web sites and a glossary of acronyms.
In this age of heightened security, where terrorism is the main topic of concern and is driving the emergency management initiatives of many local, state/provincial and federal agencies, Haddow and Bullock examine all that encompasses this field.
It took the arrival of a state emergency management agency employee asking him if the school had a crisis response plan to start the response.
Attorney for the District of Colorado, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Regional Office of the U.
The Tunnel Fire pointed out the need for a common emergency management system throughout local and state government for use by all agencies with a first-responder role associated with public safety.
To help prepare cities for future disasters, local officials are invited to take part in an intensive training event, "When Disaster Strikes: The Local Official's Role in Emergency Management," June 11 and 12, 1998, at the DoubleTree Guest Suites BWI in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Jewish Home for the Aging will be one of the beneficiaries of this bill, receiving approximately 70 percent of the cost for repairing major damage in a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA.
an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation (NYSE Amex: BKR), has announced that George Riedel, CFM, formerly the Deputy Executive Director of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) and leader of the flood program for the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), has joined Baker as director of the firm's Emergency Management and Hazard Mitigation practice.

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