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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. br/ “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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    Social Media and Emergency Management

    Federal, state, and private emergency responders testified about efforts to adapt social media tools like Facebook and Twitter for response to natural and man-made disasters. Among the…

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    President Bill Clinton and Governor Chris Christie on Governing

    Former President Bill Clinton and Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) spoke about leadership and governing issues, focusing on emergency planning and preparedness. Among the topics they…

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    Emergency Management and Social Media

    Witnesses testified on the use of social media in emergencies, focusing on recent crises such as the Boston Marathon bombing and tornadoes in Oklahoma.

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency Grants

    Witnesses testified on the value of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) preparedness grants. Since September 11, 2001, governments at all levels had spent $40 billion to prepare…

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    Federal Wildland Fire Management

    Witnesses testified about federal management of wildfires, focusing on the availability of next-generation air tankers and the level of funding for fighting wildfires.

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    Pres. Obama in Oklahoma: Meets with First Responders

    President Obama met with first responders called into action following the May 20, 2013 tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.

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    State and Local Disaster Response

    Panelists talked about the community responses to the Boston Marathon bombing and Hurricane Sandy. They also spoke about how social media was used to help during the crises, and how…

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