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U.S. FIRE ADMINISTRATION INITIATES PARTNERSHIP TO ENHANCE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF VOLUNTEER FIRE SERVICE

This new partnership will study growing issues related to firefighter occupational health and safety in the volunteer fire service and to begin to develop initiatives, programs, and strategies to reduce on-duty firefighter fatalities among volunteers. more

 

FACT SHEET:  TOPOFF 3 Exercising National Preparedness

Top Officials 3 (TOPOFF 3) is the most comprehensive terrorism response exercise ever conducted in the United States.  The exercise is designed to strengthen the nation?s capacity to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks involving weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).  more

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ANNOUNCES APPLICATION PERIOD FOR ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS AND SAFER GRANTS

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is accepting applications for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) grant program.  The deadline for receipt of the AFG fire grant applications is 5:00 p.m. eastern standard time on April 8, 2005.  DHS also announced that the application period for the AFG Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants will begin on May 31, 2005 and continue through June 28, 2005.  Fire Prevention and Firefighter Safety grant applications will be accepted in September 2005. more

FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND OTHER EMERGENCY RESPONSE AGENCIES

The Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP) allows smaller law enforcement and emergency responder agencies to purchase equipment items that will enhance and support regional response, mutual aid, and interoperability of responder equipment. more

NIMS ALERT: FROM THE NIMS INTEGRATION CENTER (NIC), MARCH 2005

The NIMS Integration Center (NIC) encourages all emergency personnel with a direct role in emergency preparedness, incident management or response to take the NIMS course by October 1, 2005.  more

 

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY OF HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY MICHAEL CHERTOFF
CHERTOFF SWEARING IN The President:  I'm pleased to be here at the Department of Homeland Security with our new Secretary, Michael Chertoff. And I'm honored to share this moment with Meryl and their children.  more

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ANNOUNCES $91.3 MILLION AVAILABLE IN BUFFER ZONE PROTECTION PLAN GRANTS

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today announced $91.3 million in grant funding to protect and secure areas surrounding critical infrastructure and key resource sites such as chemical facilities, dams, and nuclear plants across the country. The Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP) provides targeted funding through states to local jurisdictions to purchase equipment that will extend the zone of protection beyond the gates of these critical facilities.  more 

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