FFEMA announces another $173.5 million in grants to states

Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Article publication date: 1 July 2004

Citation

(2004), "FFEMA announces another $173.5 million in grants to states", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 13 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/dpm.2004.07313cab.002

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


FFEMA announces another $173.5 million in grants to states

FFEMA announces another $173.5 million in grants to states

On 18 December 2003, FEMA announced $173.5 million in grants to help state and local government better respond to all hazards. FEMA describes the Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) program as a step toward achieving comprehensive emergency management at state and local levels that is adaptable to any terrorist attack, human-caused incident, or natural disaster. The EMPG program supports improvement in all phases of hazards management-mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. For more information about the Emergency Management Performance Grants program, available at: www.fema.gov/preparedness/empg.shtm

(Extracted from the Natural Hazards Observor, March 2004)

New building science guidelines to enhance terrorism resistance now available

FEMA has released four publications in its Multi-Hazard Risk Management Series to provide guidance on designing, constructing, and engineering high occupancy buildings resistant to terrorist attack. The publications are intended to make communities aware of science and technology that can be applied to protect people and critical infrastructure. The documents now available include:

  1. 1.

    FEMA 426, Reference Manual to Mitigate Potential Terrorist Attacks Against Buildings.

  2. 2.

    FEMA 427, Primer for Design of Commercial Buildings to Mitigate Terrorist Attacks.

  3. 3.

    FEMA 428, Primer to Design Safe School Projects in Case of Terrorist Attacks.

  4. 4.

    FEMA 429, Insurance, Finance, and Regulation Primer for Risk Management in Buildings.

These guidelines are intended to be used alongside FEMA 386-7, Integrating Human-Caused Hazards into Mitigation Planning, published in September 2002.

An outreach campaign is underway to promote use of these materials by members of the emergency management and building science professional communities. In addition, each document will be promoted among key audiences with unique interest in this subject. The primary users for these publications are public policy officials at all levels, emergency managers, facility owners and managers, architects, and building construction professionals.

FEMA 428 is particularly aimed at school administrators; FEMA 429 at finance, lending, insurance, and due diligence professionals. In addition to current practitioners in these fields, FEMA is strongly encouraging use of these publications among colleges, universities, and professional organizations that educate and train future professionals.

All Multi-Hazard Risk Management Series publications are free and can be downloaded from: http://www.fema.gov/fima/rmsp.shtm

(Extracted from the Natural Hazards Observor, March 2004)