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NIMS COMPLIANT ICS TRAINING GUIDELINES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

The NIMS Integration Center has developed guidelines for ICS training providers that will help them ensure that the training they offer meets the requirements of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Since one of the first steps for becoming compliant with NIMS is institutionalizing the use of ICS across the response system, ICS training must be consistent with the concepts, principles and characteristics of the NIMS ICS training offered by DHS training entities along with that of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). more

 

MEMORIAL INSTITUTE HOLDS TENTH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE 

OKLAHOMA CITY ? The National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) will open its doors to Tenth Anniversary participants who want to learn about MIPT?s work preventing terrorism or mitigating it effects, Tuesday April 19 11:00 am to 5 pm, as part of the Oklahoma City National Memorial?s Week of Hope.  more

 

MEMORIAL INSTITUTE HOSTS FOURTH ANNUAL 9/11 AND APRIL 19TH EXCHANGE APRIL 17 - 20

OKLAHOMA CITY - Together the exchange members will commemorate Murrah Building bombing tenth anniversary by attending the Oklahoma City National Memorial's remembrance ceremony and other activities. Peer support for those affected by both tragedies is this year's focus. more

 

OKLAHOMA CITY NATIONAL MEMORIAL: NATIONAL WEEK OF HOPE 
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LIGHTERS NOW PROHIBITED PAST SECURITY CHECKPOINTS AT AIRPORTS
WASHINGTON, D.C. ? The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that all lighters will be prohibited from sterile areas of airports and onboard aircraft.  This action is in response to a provision in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, which was signed into law by the President on December 17, 2004, and requires that ?butane? lighters be added to TSA?s Prohibited Items List.  more  lighters

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM UP TO PROMOTE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today announced that for the third season in a row, it is joining Minor League Baseball to promote emergency preparedness. During the 2005 season, 48 teams across the nation will educate and encourage their fans to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools by featuring Ready campaign information in their ballparks, beginning April 14th, 2005.  more 

 

TOPOFF 3 CONTAINS LESSONS FOR FUTURE, DHS OFFICIALS SAY

Last week DHS completed TOPOFF 3, the most complex, comprehensive, and largest counter-terrorism exercise ever conducted in the United States, successfully culminating almost two years of exercise design and planning.  The exercise tested the ability of federal, state, local, and international governments to coordinate prevention and response to terrorist attacks. more

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ANNOUNCES OVER $141 MILLION IN GRANTS TO SECURE TRANSIT

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today announced $141,630,806 in transit security grants, illustrating the Administration's strong commitment to protecting our nation's transit systems.  more

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR RAIL HAZMAT PLACARDS 

Speaking at the National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner last night, Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recommended continuation of the placard system for hazardous materials transported by rail.  The placards are designed to ensure the safety of citizens and first responders and the decision came after the completion of a comprehensive study that included input from first responders, rail operators and other key stakeholders.  more

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY RELEASES INTERIM NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS GOAL

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced today the publication of the Interim National Preparedness Goal (?Goal?). The Goal will guide federal departments and agencies, state, territorial, local and tribal officials, the private sector, non-government organizations and the public in determining how to most effectively and efficiently strengthen preparedness for terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies.  more