Monthly Archives: August 2007

State HLS Site of the Week

Arkansas Homeland Security & Preparedness Agency http://www.adem.arkansas.gov/

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Bomb Squads Struggle to Maintain Gear

“In 2003, the FBI used a $25 million grant to give bomb squads across the nation state-of-the-art computer kits, enabling them to instantly share information about suspected explosives, including weapons of mass destruction,” reports the Washington Post. “Four years later, … Continue reading

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Water Facility Security Conference

(November 27-28; Arlington, VA) This conference will discuss pre- and post-disaster emergency preparedness and response. It will cover water protection methodologies and techniques, including ways to identify and mitigate problems. Industry experts will discuss how to respond and recover and … Continue reading

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EPA Region 4 Chemical Emergency Conference

(November 15-16; Tampa, FL) This Environmental Protection Agency conference is co-located with Clean Gulf 2007. Topics will include EPA reimbursement of local government expenditures for chemical emergency cleanups under Superfund, Homeland Security Grants and NIMS compliance, the E-Plan, strengthening response … Continue reading

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FireRescue Conference & Expo

(November 7-10; Las Vegas, NV) This conference features training for leadership and an exhibit hall with the latest apparatus, equipment, product demonstrations, and national manufacturers. New this year are advanced leadership sessions and a healthy & safety education track. [View … Continue reading

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Norfolk, VA, Stops Publishing School Bus Routes

“Norfolk Public Schools will no longer list school bus stops in newspapers or on its Web site,” reports the Virginian-Pilot. “… Reasons for the change include custody disputes between parents, terrorism concerns and possible abduction from a bus stop.… Norfolk … Continue reading

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‘Ready America’ Adds 3 Preparedness Videos

To encourage Americans to prepare themselves, their families and their communities, the Homeland Security Department, in partnership with the Advertising Council, has created three new instructional videos, in English and Spanish. They describe how to get an emergency supply kit, … Continue reading

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Terror Threat Website Sparks Alert in New York

 “The reported threat of a dirty bomb attack in New York City that led to heightened security [last] weekend came from a Jerusalem-based Web site that claims more than a million daily readers, but is criticized by intelligence experts as … Continue reading

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Katrina Recovery Progress Report

Two years after Hurricane Katrina, “the New Orleans region has recovered most of its population and economic base,” according to the Brookings Institution, which has published a second-anniversary report on recovery from the hurricane. “Yet, in the past year, progress … Continue reading

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U.S. Expands Domestic Spying Program at Borders

“U.S. spy technology is expected to help law enforcement and immigration officials keep a closer watch on U.S. borders” now that “the Department of Homeland Security [has] expanded authority to use spy satellites to monitor images on borders within the … Continue reading

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