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    Newsmakers with Craig Fugate

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate talked about the agency’s preparation for the summer’s hurricane and tornado season, as well as flooding…

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    Communicators with TJ Kennedy

    T.J. Kennedy, acting executive director of First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), talked about the various aspects of constructing a national first responder communications network.

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    FEMA Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Craig Fugate testified on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) fiscal year 2016 budget request. The request totaled $7.4 billion for disaster preparedness and…

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    National Wireless Public Safety Network

    Representatives of federal agencies and first responder groups testified at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing hearing on progress made toward establishing the First Responder Network…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to questions from reporters on U.S. preparedness to deal with the Ebola virus. Other topics included choosing a successor to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

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    Public Health Emergency Preparedness

    Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Bob Casey (D-PA) talked about U.S. public health emergency preparedness. They also discussed the Obama administration’s response to Ebola cases…

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    Homeland Defense and Civil Authority Panel

    Panelists talked about the coordination of state, local, and federal resources during domestic crises. They examined the legal and policy issues associated with the military and civil…

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    Enabling Nationwide 911 Texting Services

    Federal Communications Commission held an open meeting during which the commissioners discussed requiring all wireless companies to allow cell phone users to send texts to 9-1-1 emergency…

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    First Responder Wildfire Training

    Witnesses testified on the training and resources available to firefighters and first responders in communities threatened by wildfires. Mayor Navarre testified by remote video from…

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    Preparing for Catastrophes

    Panelists talked about preparing for catastrophes, including natural disasters such as earthquakes, accidents such as industrial chemical leaks, and terrorists attacks, including nuclear…

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    Cruise Ship Safety, Part 1

    Cruise line executives and safety and maritime experts talked about ship safety. They reviewed high-profile incidents, ship design, and fire protection. “Emergency…

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    Cruise Ship Safety, Part 2

    Cruise line executives talked about corporate oversight of ship safety at a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) forum. Following the forum on cruise ship safety NTSB Chair…

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Craig Fugate testified on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agency’s $10.38 billion fiscal year 2015 budget request. The proposal includes $7 billion for the…

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    Emergency Medical Response to Mass Shootings

    Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona discussed research and efforts to improve survival and first responder training for improvised explosive device (IED) and mass shooting…

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    Disaster Recovery and Preparedness

    Homeland Security Department and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials talked about disaster recovery and preparedness. Joplin, Missouri, resident Janet Cage described the…

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    Disasters and Public Health Preparedness

    Panelists talked about the nation’s preparedness for public health emergencies and explained how their agencies were coping with budget reductions and current emergency…

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    Preparedness and Response to Boston Marathon Bombings

    Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), Homeland Security, and local officials testified on the steps they took in preparation for the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon and their…

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    Arizona Senators Flake and McCain on Prescott Firefighters

    Arizona Senators Flake and McCain spoke about the 19 Prescott, Arizona, firefighters who lost their lives in the Yarnell Hill wildfire.

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    Arizona Firefighters Memorial Service

    A memorial service was held for the 19 firefighters of the Granite Mountain Hotshots killed on June 30, 2013, while battling the Yarnell Hill wildfire near Prescott,…

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