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OKLAHOMA HOMELAND SECURITY DIRECTOR ISSUES ELECTION SECURITY BULLETIN TO LAW ENFORCEMENT

(Oklahoma City) State Homeland Security officials have issued a bulletin to Oklahoma law enforcement agencies, urging them to be especially vigilant during the upcoming November 2 elections. Oklahoma Homeland Security Director Kerry Pettingill stressed that no specific threat had been made against Oklahoma, saying that the call for increased vigilance was strictly a precautionary measure.  more

 

OKLAHOMA HAZMAT TEAMS TAKE HIGHEST HONOR

Teams from Midwest City and Norman participated in the New Mexico State Haz-Mat Challenge August 9th through the 13th with the Midwest City team bringing home the trophy for 1st Place Overall for the second year in a row and the Norman team winning 1st Place in the technical division during this, their first year to compete.  more

 

RED CROSS RECEIVES $6.5 MILLION GRANT FROM DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

On Oct. 16 in Washington, D.C., the American Red Cross received a $6.5 million competitive training grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) during a check presentation at their national headquarters Disaster Operations Center from Sue Mencer, Director of the Department of Homeland Security?s Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP).  more

 

FACT SHEET:  DHS Appropriations Act of 2005

President George W. Bush signed the FY 2005 Homeland Security Appropriations Act, which provides $28.9 billion in net discretionary spending for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This is $1.8 billion more than the FY 2004 enacted level ? reflecting a 6.6% increase in funding for the Department over the previous year. Including Project BioShield, mandatory and fee-funded programs, a total of $40.7 billion will be available to the Department in FY 2005.  more

 

FACT SHEET:  Ready Campaign

Ready is a national public service advertising campaign designed to educate and empower American citizens to prepare for and respond to potential terrorist attacks and other emergencies.  The goal of the campaign is to get citizens involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.  more