Wednesday, May 29, 2013

South Africa. Stenden University. Undergraduate. Disaster Management Program.

NOTE:  Now is the time for other African nations and the AU to consider the creation and development of disaster and emergency management full educational programs (elementary to college level) for their communities.                    C.D. Sharp.   CEO.  Black Emergency Managers Association (BEMA)

Herewith an exciting development at the undergraduate level in SADC. Please distribute among your networks.

Stenden South Africa in Port Alfred, a campus of Stenden University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands, will be launching a world-first 4 year Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Disaster Management in January 2014. We invite applications for admission to this prestigious fulltime programme from interested students. You can obtain more information on the programme and application forms from our website,  or you can contact the Academic Head of the School of Disaster Management, Dr Des Pyle:

phone: +27 (0)46 6042208

FEMA Text Messaging Program. Weather, Power Outages, Shelters, Recovery Center Information

FEMA Text Message Program can be used in two ways:

·         to receive regular safety tips for specific disaster types, and
·         to search for open shelters and open disaster recovery centers

Below is a list of all the disaster specific keywords you can sign up to receive bi-monthly safety tips for:

·         Hurricanes: text HURRICANE to 43362 (4FEMA)
·         Home fires: text FIRE to 43362 (4FEMA)
·         Wildfires: text WILDFIRE to 43362 (4FEMA)
·         Tornadoes: text TORNADO to 43362 (4FEMA)
·         Earthquakes: text EARTHQUAKE to 43362 (4FEMA)
·         Winter storms and extreme cold: text WINTER to 43362 (4FEMA)
·         Power outages: text BLACKOUT to 43362 (4FEMA)
·         Floods: text FLOOD to 43362 (4FEMA)
·         General monthly safety tips: text PREPARE to 43362 (4FEMA)

Please Note:

·         If subscribing to more than one list, please send a separate text for each disaster type you would like to subscribe to. There is no limit to the number of lists you can subscribe to.
·         Sending STOP will automatically unsubscribe you from all our lists.  You can re-subscribe to the list(s) of your choice one-by-one.

To search for open shelters: text SHELTER and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA)
For example, if you lived in Washington, DC you would text: SHELTER 20472

Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC)
To search for open Disaster Recovery Centers, text: DRC and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA)
For example, if you lived in Washington, DC you would text: DRC 20472

Smartphone App

You can also use the FEMA text message program to receive a link for the FEMA smartphone app for your specific mobile device. We’ll reply with a link back to your phone’s specific app store.
·         Apple devices: text APPLE to 43362 (4FEMA)
·         Android devices: text ANDROID to 43362 (4FEMA)
·         Blackberry devices: text BLACKBERRY to 43362 (4FEMA)

Other Basic Commands
·         Unsubscribe (at any time): text STOP to 43362 (4FEMA)
·         Get more information: text INFO to 43362 (4FEMA)

·         List of all keywords you can subscribe to: text LIST to 43362 (4FEMA)

..Haiti. We will not forget.

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