MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
While the Texas Division of Emergency Management has several new projects and initiatives planned for this year, I want to focus your attention on two items in particular: Fire Management Assistance Grants (FMAGs) and the 2012 Texas Emergency Management Conference.
NEW 2012 EMPG REQUIREMENTS
Is your jurisdiction planning to submit an application for FY 2012 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) funds? If so, the deadline to submit a completed FY2012 EMPG application package is January 31, 2012. Read and learn more about submitting a completed application and the new FY 2012 EMPG requirements.
A NEW YEAR = NEW TRAINING GOALS
A new training, exercising and planning model was unleashed across the state this past year. The aim was to delve deeper into jurisdictions and assist them in building and prioritizing capabilities through a series of facilitated workshops. The goal was to support regional and local creation of tailored and more impactful exercises that would ultimately lead to a more prepared community.
CREATING A WEATHER READY NATION
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has launched a comprehensive initiative to build a “weather-ready” nation to make America safer by saving more lives andprotecting livelihoods as communities across the country become increasingly vulnerable to severe weather events.