Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2012 Vol. 59 No. 1

W. Nim Kidd 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.

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New 2012 EMPG Requirements 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.


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Technology updates enhance communication 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.

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Texas legend says droughts always end in floods 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. 

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Emergency Management briefs TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BRIEFS, TIPS AND LINKS

Find more information on events and resources for the emergency management community.


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Texas Division of Emergency Management
Texas Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773
Phone: (512) 424-2138   Fax: (512) 424-2444
www.txdps.state.tx.us/DEM