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STAFFING FOR ADEQUATE FIRE AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE (SAFER) GRANTS AVAILABLE THROUGH U.S. DHS

The purpose of the SAFER grants is to award grants directly to volunteer, combination, and career fire departments to help the departments increase their cadre of firefighters. Ultimately, the goal is for SAFER grantees to enhance their ability to attain 24-hour staffing and thus assuring their communities have adequate protection from fire and fire-related hazards. The SAFER grants have two activities that will help grantees attain this goal: 1) hiring of firefighters and 2) recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters. more

 

GOVERNOR HENRY SIGNS SB 14

Senate Bill 14 affects the Oklahoma Homeland Security Regional Advisory Councils.  The bill reduces the number of required meetings from four to two a year and adds a Council of Government representative to each council.  The bill takes effect July 1, 2005.  more

 

GOVERNOR HENRY SIGNS SB 28
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GOVERNOR HENRY SIGNS SB 8
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U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION LAUNCHES NEW AWARENESS CAMPAIGN: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

"Know Before You Go" provides tips for U.S. citizens and permanent residents traveling abroad. more

OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENTS TO RECEIVE COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT DIRECT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GRANT AWARDS FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today announced the first round of awards under the new Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP). The awards provide equipment for communications interoperability, information sharing, chemical detection, sensor devices, and personal protective equipment to 214 jurisdictions throughout the nation. Equipment awarded totals $2,044,680.

In Oklahoma, the Enid Fire Department, Marlow Police Department, Owasso Fire Department and the Woodward Police Department each received CEDAP awards.  more

 

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