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Strong Preparedness Alert

Boston, MA: Mayor Martin J. Walsh today alerted residents that September is recognized as National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) within the Department of Homeland Security, National Preparedness Month encourages Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools and communities.…
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Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Hurricanes

WASHINGTON, August 31, 2016 — The Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricanes. Be aware that flooding from heavy rain, damaging winds, and tidal flooding is possible. FSIS recommends that consumers take the following…
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Public Safety Situational Awareness Tool Launched

BOSTON - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston's Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), in partnership with the BostonOffice of Emergency Management (OEM), has launched a "situational awareness" tool to coordinate operations and increase public safety measures during emergency and large-scale special events.…
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Homeland: “A Prepared Community is a Resilient Community”

Staten Island, New York: DHS word via USSTRONG COM : Good morning Chairman Donovan and members of the subcommittee. My name is Michael Byrne and I am the Deputy Regional Administrator for FEMA Region II. I was also the Federal Coordinating Officer in New York during the Hurricane Sandy response. Thank…
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Strategic Retreats – Atlantic Strong Waves Pound Oceanfront Homes

Boston, MA: The Quincy Patriot Ledger award winning photograph shows Atlantic waves pounding oceanfront homes during a 2015 winter blizzard. Photojournalist Greg Derr received an Honorable Mention from the recently judged Boston Press Photographers Association annual contest. Social Share:  Are You Disaster Ready ?
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Historic Occurrences – SS Mont-Blanc Explodes Obliterating Halifax Killing 2000. Boston sends Mobile Hospital

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. December 6, 1917: The Halifax Explosion was a civic and maritime disaster in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on the morning of 6 December 1917. SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship laden with high explosives, collided with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo in the Narrows, a strait…
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Off-Duty Cops Want their Guns at Entertainment Sports Stadiums! Do League Rules Supercede State Laws ?

New York, NY: The New York City Police Sergeants Benevolent Association twitter feed states that Public Safety is compromised at entertainment / sports venues that do not allow off duty Police to carry fire arms. The SBA offers the following link petition Police question entertainment sports league’s rules preventing off…
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