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2015 VEMA Awards

Member Neal Turner, March 23

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2015 AWARD WINNERS:

The Warren E. Trent, Individual Achievement Award - Kirby Felts, EM Charlottesville/Albermarle County

Outstanding New Emergency Services Professional - Mark Nugent, EM Middlesex County

Volunteer Award - Graham Grosvenor, Arlington Office of Emergency Management

Corporate Award - LiveSafe Mobile Safety Solutions

Innovation Award for Technology - Steven ... (Full Story)


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Virginia, National Institute of Corrections Lead Efforts to Improve Public Safety Outcomes

Individual Member Bo Keeney, March 12

Following the remarkable achievements of the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County to improve public safety through the application of proven research in criminal justice decisions, Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) has selected Virginia to participate in Phase V of its Evidence-Based Decision Making (EBDM) Initiative.

“Virginia’s law ... (Full Story)


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Sign up now for March 17 Statewide Tornado Drill

Individual Member Bo Keeney, March 03

Sign up now for March 17 Statewide Tornado Drill

More than 392,500 have registered for annual safety exercise

RICHMOND, Va. – Although winter is still upon us, tornadoes can happen any time of year, making preparedness for these potentially deadly storms even more important. To be better prepared, businesses and organizations, schools and colleges, and families and individuals can practice taking ... (Full Story)


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EMPG Funding in real jeopardy

Individual Member Mark Penn, February 27

Emergency managers:

We need many more responses in order for the survey results to be helpful with Congress. We need your help.

Please encourage those who started the survey and did not finish to return to the computer on which they started and complete the survey. Click "yes" to go through the survey questions.


The date for responses has been extended to 8 pm EST on March 7 because of the ... (Full Story)


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Urgent request from IAEM

Individual Member Mark Penn, February 27

With the possibility of DHS funding cut off are there any Virginia localities that might have to lay off employees that are funded by EMPG funds? Please respond to Mark Penn at mark.penn@alexandriava.gov ASAP.... (Full Story)


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