Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Spotlight: Washington, D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA)

What is your jurisdiction offering?

Add in a listing of exercise events for communities and we have a winner.  Not just to satisfy grant requirements but something that challenges and involves community members and organizations.

BEMA

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The Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) iPhone/iPad/Android application contains important information you can use before, during and after an emergency or disaster such as: 

· Emergency evacuation routes that lead you out of the District
· Alert DC emergency text alerts
· Current weather outlooks from the National Weather Service
· Disaster safety tips
· Help lines that provide telephone numbers to essential emergency resources and information
· A calendars informing the public about emergency preparedness training, HSEMA Community

 Outreach events as well as special events such as marathons and street festivals 

· A direct link to the local transit authority’s (METRO) main website and twitter page
· List of shelters that are opened after a disaster occurs
· A direct link to FEMA’s website,
· Maps of where District Police and Fire stations are located
· Regional preparedness links
· Steps to take to make a family emergency plan, a go kit, and much more! 



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