Tag: 9/11

When To Call 911 And When Not To Call 911


Aug 7, 2017 3:12 pm

California’s 9-1-1 system received more than twenty-eight million calls in 2016 — more than 78,000 calls per day — and 80% of these calls were from wireless devices.  9-1-1 research shows that up to 40% of the total 911 calls in California are either unintentional or not true emergencies.  Knowing when NOT to call 911 is just as important as knowing when and how to call 911.

First things first:  Know when to call 911.  An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance. Examples include:

• A fire

• A crime, especially if in progress

• A car crash, especially if someone is injured

• A medical emergency, especially symptoms that require immediate medical attention

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Large Scale Disaster Management with Bob Fenton


Jul 18, 2017 8:30 am
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Imagine this situation — the first time you visit New York City it just happens to be on 9/11. The second time you visit is during Hurricane Sandy, and the third time, would you even go back? The man we’re going to talk to today experienced that string of disasters and suddenly found himself leading the initial emergency response to those historical events. He’s a UC Davis alum and 5th generation San Franciscan.

Robert J. Fenton, Jr. was appointed Regional Administrator for FEMA Region IX in July 2015. Since joining FEMA in 1996, Mr. Fenton has played a significant role in numerous large-scale response and recovery operations in the U.S. and has responded to more than 50 Federal disasters, including Hurricane Katrina, the four Florida Hurricanes of 2004, the Southern California Wildfires of 2003 and 2007, the Super Typhoon Pongsona in Guam, and the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attacks.

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Urban Search and Rescue

FEMA Region IX: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, & the Pacific Islands

 

 


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Riverside County Hosts Preparedness Summit


Apr 27, 2017 2:33 pm

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

The events of 9/11 and the recent United Airlines incident were two examples discussed as part of a crisis communications discussion by emergency responders from across Southern California Wednesday.  The summit workshop, called “Reach Beyond Recovery”, was hosted by the County of Riverside Emergency Management Department.

“When people are stressed or concerned, they want to know that you care before they care what you know,” said Kelly Huston, Deputy Director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Huston’s High-impact Crisis Communications message was just one of several topics covered, including cyber security strategies, disaster recovery funding and healthcare delivery.

 

More information:

procommunicator.com/workshop. 

 

County Of Riverside Emergency Management Department


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Bringing Order to Chaos for 9/11, Katrina and Sandy


Oct 4, 2016 6:13 am
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Imagine this situation — the first time you visit New York City it just happens to be on 9/11. The second time you visit is during Hurricane Sandy, and the third time, would you even go back? The man we’re going to talk to today experienced that string of disasters and suddenly found himself leading the initial emergency response to those historical events. He’s a UC Davis alum and 5th generation San Franciscan.  In this episode Bob Fenton, Regional Administrator for FEMA in Nor Cal, talks about what motivated him (and still does) to make emergency management his career, California’s tree mortality problems, how air space closures affected responders own efforts, and what it took to bring order to chaos from a leadership perspective.  Mr. Fenton also gets candid about how strong state leadership in Mississippi, and the converse of that in Louisiana, affected the success of the day to day missions after Hurricane Katrina.

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Robert J. Fenton, Jr. was appointed Regional Administrator for FEMA Region IX in July 2015. Since joining FEMA in 1996, Mr. Fenton has played a significant role in numerous large-scale response and recovery operations in the U.S. and has responded to more than 50 Federal disasters, including Hurricane Katrina, the four Florida Hurricanes of 2004, the Southern California Wildfires of 2003 and 2007, the Super Typhoon Pongsona in Guam, and the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attacks.
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Links

FEMA’s Mobile App

https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app

Urban Search and Rescue

https://www.fema.gov/urban-search-rescue


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California’s Homeland Security Advisor Releases Statement on 9/11 Anniversary


Sep 11, 2016 7:00 am

SACRAMENTO – Today marks the 15th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and on United Airlines Flight 93.  In light of this deeply significant anniversary for the United States, Mark S. Ghilarducci, director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and homeland security advisor to Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., issued the following statement:

“Today, as we remember the anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States of America, targeting the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and United Airlines Flight 93, these events still stand as salient reminders that terrorism remains a threat to our nation and even our state.

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FirstNet State Consultation Meeting


Aug 7, 2015 3:35 pm

Cal OES Assistant Director of Public Safety Communications Karen Wong welcomed over 200 attendees last week to the FirstNet State Consultation Meeting. The three-day meeting consisted of first responders, law enforcement, emergency management services, public utilities, tribal governments, as well as various city and state agencies from California, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Hawaii.

“This meeting is an opportunity to have real interaction with FirstNet, as we move to develop a dedicated public safety network which will serve California and the nation,” said Wong.

Representatives from FirstNet were in Sacramento to engage with the public safety community about our coverage needs and objectives for California’s portion of the national public safety broadband network. Speakers representing the federal, state and local level were on hand to discuss the unique challenges and needs of public safety stakeholders in California.

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California’s Homeland Security Advisor Releases Statement on 9/11 Anniversary


Sep 11, 2014 8:45 am

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SACRAMENTO – Today marks the 13th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, United Airlines Flight 93 and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. It also marks the second anniversary of the terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. In conjunction with those anniversaries, Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and homeland security advisor to California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., issued the following statement:

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Mark Ghilarducci, Director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

 

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