Tag: Federal Emergency Management Agency

TACLET South hones active shooter response

TACLET South training

During LASER training, a TACLET South law enforcement detachment worked with Miami Police Department officers. The class, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, trains law enforcement officers to respond to active shooter events like the recent Colorado movie theater shooting, Columbine, Virginia Tech and Mumbai shootings.

2012 Atlantic hurricane season begins

Hurricane Season

Storm warning flags at Coast Guard Station South Padre Island are flown to warn mariners hurricane conditions are present in the area. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd class Tom Atkeson. The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season officially began last Friday, but two storm names have already been crossed off the list. Click on

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Hurricane season is almost here… Are you ready?

Crewmembers of Coast Guard Station Atlantic City board the station's windows in preparation for Hurricane Irene in August 2011. The station's crew relocated in preparation to respond to emergencies after the storm passed. U.S. Coast Guard photo. While the Atlantic hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June 1, scientists at the Climate Prediction Center are

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Disaster can strike at any time. Be prepared.

ReadyGov

Over the past several weeks, we were reminded that disaster could strike at any time. The eastern seaboard had days to prepare for Hurricane Irene but was caught unaware when an earthquake struck just one week prior. Yet, in either case, a properly prepared home or business had a better chance of avoiding tragedy. September

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2011 Atlantic hurricane season begins

  Hurricane Isabel, part of the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season, as seen from the International Space Station. Photo courtesy of NASA. The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts today and is a sober reminder to think about disaster preparedness for you and your family. When it comes to hurricane response and preparedness the Coast Guard works

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Coast Guard joins Red River flood response

Red River floods

Jesse Jahner, a sheriff with the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, carries a young girl to safety after a dike broke near her home trapping her inside. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert. With contributions from Chief Warrant Officer Lionel Bryant and Petty Officer 3rd Class Richard Brahm Coast Guard personnel,

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