Dealing with Dual Hazards

Recovery Diva

Researchers say individuals should respond to the hazard most pressing at the time and prepare to move locations if necessary From the WashPost: A tornado and flood are coming your way: Take cover or move higher?

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Increase in Hazard Mitigation Funds

Recovery Diva

From the CRS: Recent Funding Increases for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance. billion in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding will be made available to states, territories, and tribes (STTs) with major disaster declarations for the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced that $3.46

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CRS Report on Hazard Mitigation

Recovery Diva

/From the Congressional Research Service this updated 32 page report: FEMA Hazard Mitigation: A First Step Toward Climate Adaptation

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CRS Report on Hazard Mitigation

Recovery Diva

From the Congressional Research Service, this 32 page report: FEMA Hazard Mitigation: A First Step Toward Climate Adaptation

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What is Hazardous Material?

National Fire Protection Association

Which code or standard applies to hazardous materials? How much of a particular hazardous material can be stored or used? What floor of the building can that hazardous material be stored or used on? These are all questions some are faced with daily.

FEMA and Hazard Mitigation

Recovery Diva

An in-depth article by the WashPost. The ring in the ashes.Why FEMA’s billion-dollar program to prevent disasters failed to save Mount Olive Road. Be sure to see the segment titled : What’s the Wait

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New GAO Report on Flood Hazards

Recovery Diva

FEMA Flood Maps: Better Planning and Analysis Needed to Address Current and Future Flood Hazards. GAO-22-104079

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Adding Mass Shootings to Your Hazards List

Disaster Zone

They are common enough that mass shootings should be listed

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Hazardous Materials Identification

National Fire Protection Association

The risks, or hazards, associated with these materials are even more varied and must be assessed for a particular material in the state and manner in. [[ This is a content summary only.

How Converging Climate Hazards in Asia Could Create $1.43 Billion in Losses for the Region

DRI Drive

In Asia and the Pacific, natural and biological hazards are converging, creating cascading risks on populations and infrastructures, according to a new report from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The post How Converging Climate Hazards in Asia Could Create $1.43

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Battery Energy Storage Hazards and Failure Modes

National Fire Protection Association

There are a lot of benefits that energy storage systems (ESS) can provide, but along with those benefits come some hazards that need to be considered. Around the globe energy storage systems are being installed at an unprecedented rate, and for good reasons.

Hazardous Conditions: Mitigation Planning and Pandemics

National Center for Disaster Prepardness

state develops a hazard mitigation plan, which identifies top local risks and provides a framework for long term strategies to reduce risk and protect citizens and property from damage. You can check the status of your state or local hazard mitigation plan here.

Hazardous Materials and the Applicability of NFPA 400

National Fire Protection Association

As I discussed in a previous blog, organizations, and even different documents produced by the same organization, define hazardous material differently.

FEMA Launches Full National Risk Index for Emergency Assessment and Planning

DRI Drive

News FEMA Hazard Risk Metrics resilience Risk Assessment U.S. After a preliminary rollout, FEMA has unveiled its fully operational tool to help organizations and communities analyze their biggest risks to help them better prepare. FEMA’s U.S. National Risk Index was initially introduced in Nov. 2020 on a limited basis. Now it has launched the full application for users. It’s an online mapping resource that […].

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Another New Variant to Add to the List

Disaster Zone

Omicron is the latest new pandemic hazard

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The Many Hazards of Winter Weather to Businesses

Alert Media

The post The Many Hazards of Winter Weather to Businesses appeared first on AlertMedia. Safety and Security Winter Safety

RFP now open for FPRF Project: Landscape of ESS Hazards and Mitigation Strategies due October 5

National Fire Protection Association

Battery Energy Storage Systems (ESS) are a critical part of today's dramatic push for sustainable and renewable electrical energy. As a result, these systems are proliferating at an exponential pace.

A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: My Encounter with Electric Shock Hazards

National Fire Protection Association

How many times have you escaped death? That may seem like a weird question but if you are involved with the installation, repair or maintenance of electrical equipment the answer is most likely not zero.

Raising Awareness of Electrical Hazards and Job Site Safety on Construction Projects

National Fire Protection Association

Construction Safety Week, May 2- 6, is an annual campaign that brings together a diverse group of organizations and industry professionals from across the globe dedicated to workplace safety.

FREE NFPA virtual conference for global practitioners will cover fire protection, industrial hazards, regulatory concerns, healthcare facility issues, and more

National Fire Protection Association

“Different nations experience similar life safety threats and challenges, but they come at different moments in time, based on where countries are in their development.

Be Prepared for Anything: The All-Hazards Approach to Emergency Management

Alert Media

The post Be Prepared for Anything: The All-Hazards Approach to Emergency Management appeared first on AlertMedia. Emergency Management Emergency Preparedness

[Webinar Recap] Winter Weather Hazards: How to Prepare and Protect Your Business

Alert Media

The post [Webinar Recap] Winter Weather Hazards: How to Prepare and Protect Your Business appeared first on AlertMedia. Emergency Management Severe Weather Winter Safety

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The hazards of managing spontaneous volunteers during emergencies 

Crisis Response Journal

Asfandeyar Niazi says that although Pakistan now has rescue teams and a respectable, and expanding, emergency medical service, there is still the need for a unified incident command system. By Asfandeyar Niazi

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A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Using OSHA Top 10 Violations to Identify Known Electrical Hazards

National Fire Protection Association

We are all creatures of habits. We do something over and over because it works for us. However, we tend to ignore a need for change even when what we do occasionally doesn’t work.

CRS Report on Mitigation and Climate Adaptation

Recovery Diva

New CRS Report (31pp): FEMA Hazard Mitigation: A First Step Towards Climate Adaptation

As populations grow and new hazards emerge, an understanding of global trends and research can help us chart the course

National Fire Protection Association

More people living on the planet creates pressure, on so many levels, in society. Fire and life safety is one of those pressures.

Source of New Book Info

Recovery Diva

Thanks to Lori Peek, Director of the Hazards Center at the University of CO/Boulder, for providing this link to a source of information about new books in the field of emergency management. She noted the New Reads series for a quick download on new publications. And she noted that they always welcome new submissions: [link

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When Buildings Collapse

DisasterDoc

Building collapse is a common phenomenon associated with multiple disasters, including those caused by so-called “natural hazards” such as earthquakes and tsunamis and landslides, as well as “technological hazards” such.

Mainstreaming DRR in the Rohingya camps 

Crisis Response Journal

August 2021: In the second part of this CRJ blog series, Hasibul Mannan explains the need for disaster risk reduction to focus on multiple hazards and outlines what measures are being – and could be – put in place to do so

September is Preparedness Month 

Crisis Response Journal

August 2021: Monika Al-Mufti describes the campaign that involves an all-hazard themed daily programme, collaborated on and shared by a wide range of stakeholders and officials, NGOs and advocates

New Report: Streamlining Emergency Management

Recovery Diva

Constructs include the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program, the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF), and threat and hazard identification and risk assessments (THIRAs) A new report (44 pages) from RAND Corp for FEMA: Streamlining Emergency Management. “The U.S. emergency management system has met a number of increasingly difficult challenges in recent years, such as extended wildfire seasons, more intense storms, and of course an ongoing global pandemic.

Environmental Racism: How Historic Redlining Continues to Affect Communities

The Rand Blog

Starting in the 1930s, neighborhoods across America were redlined—marked on government maps as too hazardous, as in, too Black or too immigrant, for federal home loans.

The Bill Anderson Fund

Recovery Diva

The Dash is a fantastic opportunity to participate in a virtual 5k walk/run, with the proceeds going to support the Bill Anderson Fund’s (BAF) mission to expand the number of historically underrepresented minority professionals in the fields of hazards and disaster research, policy, and practice. This is an unusual but important posting. The Diva was a friend of the late Bill Anderson, who was an important pioneer in the emergency management research field.

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Don’t let combustible dust wreak havoc on your facility and operations – take advantage of new NFPA training and other relevant resources

National Fire Protection Association

NFPA has released a new three-part NFPA 652 Combustible Dust (2019) Online Training Series to help different professionals understand, access, and address potential industrial hazards onsite at their facilities.

Responding to incidents involving oxidizers takes awareness and planning

National Fire Protection Association

That especially applies to responding to hazardous materials incidents. So, if you are not on a hazardous materials response team how often do you review and refresh your knowledge on the classes of. [[ This is a content summary only.

Clean Agent System Basics

National Fire Protection Association

Often times sprinkler systems are the required, go-to solution for protecting people and property against fire hazards.

New GAO Report on Earthquakes

Recovery Diva

The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program helps U.S. Earthquakes: Opportunities Exist to Further Assess Risk, Build Resilience, and Communicate Research. link]. communities strengthen their earthquake resilience. For example, the program educates the public on earthquake risks and helps communities update building codes and improve design and construction practices. The program has started assessing progress, for example, by tracking building code adoption in 22,000 jurisdictions.

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Symposium to Focus on the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem and How Professionals Can Apply its Principles to Help Solve Today’s Fire Safety Challenges

National Fire Protection Association

Over the last few years, they’ve asked poignant questions and examined ways they could work more closely together to help minimize risk and prevent loss, injuries, and death from hazards associated with fire, electrical, and other dangers in their communities.

Know the Risks and Signs of Electric Shock Drowning and Ways to Stay Safe This Summer

National Fire Protection Association

Most people have never heard about nor are they aware of ESD and the electrical dangers posed in water environments, and each year people are injured or killed from these hazards.

A Resilience Charter

Emergency Planning

Safety’ refers to protection against major hazards such as storms, floods and industrial explosions. It is the responsibility of all citizens to consider, as far as they are able, their relationship with hazards and threats. Preamble 1.1