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State picked for research on unmanned aircraft

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security had picked Oklahoma for a research project involving unmanned aircraft used by first-responders. -more-

Governor Fallin and Top Officials Discuss Emergency Management and Homeland Security Risks

Governor Mary Fallin and members of her cabinet joined emergency management and homeland security representatives yesterday to discuss Oklahoma’s capability to plan for, prevent, respond to and recover from catastrophic events.
The event was designed specifically for state government leaders, featuring scenario-based roundtable discussions tailored to include all facets of state government. It also emphasized the state’s ability to manage hazards and the importance of continuing essential services during and after a large-scale disaster. -more-

Northwest Oklahoma Responders to Gather for Emergency Communications Exercise

Woodward - Firefighters, EMTs, police officers and emergency managers will be working hand in hand Tuesday to test their skills and equipment in a demonstration of the Oklahoma Regional Response System; a network of response units located strategically throughout the state. -more-

FEMA And Its Partners Release The National Preparedness Report

FEMA and its partners released the National Preparedness Report (NPR). The Report identifies significant progress the nation has made in areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.  Overall the Report found that the nation has increased its collective preparedness, not only from external threats, but also for natural and technological hazards that face its communities. - more -


Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security Names Recipients of 2012 Citizen Corps Grant Program

The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security has named the recipients of the 2012 Citizen Corps Grant Program. The program’s funding will help support community initiatives throughout the state in the areas of disaster preparedness, emergency response training, and local volunteerism. more


The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security (OKOHS) is now accepting applications for the 2012 Local Citizen Corps Grant Program. 
February 2, 2012

The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security (OKOHS) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for Citizen Corps grant funding for subgrantees.  These funds are being made available under a grant from the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Click here for all the details including application materials and deadlines.  


January 23, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Nine states across the central U.S. will participate in The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 10:15 a.m. CST.  This second annual central U.S. ShakeOut is a public earthquake drill organized and coordinated by the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium and its Member and Associate States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Geological Survey, and dozens of other partners.  FEMA is encouraging everyone across the central United States to participate in the event, including schools, businesses, governments and other organizations. -more-


OKOHS Calls on Oklahomans to Resolve to be Ready in 2012!

Promotes Free Neighborhood Preparedness Program
and Emergency Kit Giveaways

Oklahoma City, Okla. (January 1, 2012) — The New Year is a perfect time to Resolve to be Ready and the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security (OKOHS) is calling on Oklahomans to prepare for emergencies—beginning right where they live. -more-