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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Emergency Management Lessons from the Boston Bombings

    Michael Greenberger talked about what was learned about homeland security capabilities and emergency preparedness and management during and after the bombings at the Boston…

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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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    House Re-Air: Moment of Silence

    The House observed a moment of silence for victims and families of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas.

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    Lessons from Disasters

    Margareta Wahlstrom and Craig Fugate spoke at a conference on the impact and response of natural and man-made disasters, along with environmental challenges, to help develop recommendations…

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    Protecting the Infrastructure

    Suzanne Spaulding talked about strengthening and securing national critical infrastructure against hazards such as extreme weather, cyber- and human-made threats, and physical…

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    Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Transportation Systems

    Senators from New York and New Jersey testified on transportation systems damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Both Senators Schumer and Gillibrand talked about salt water damage to New…

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    President Obama at FEMA

    President Barack Obama talked about Hurricane Sandy at the National Response Coordination Center at Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters. The president spoke after…

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