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Security officials drill in preparation of cycling's world championships

Individual Member Bo Keeney, August 17

Law enforcement agencies, first responders and federal officials gathered in the basement of the Richmond Public Library’s main location Friday to test out their plans for the UCI Road World Championships being held here next month.

“It’s a herculean undertaking,” said John A. Vithoulkas, manager of Henrico County. “These folks are practicing scenarios that hopefully are just practice. But ultimately, ... (Full Story)

Navy, first responders hold mass casualty training in preparation for 2015 Oceana Air Show

Individual Member Bo Keeney, August 05

Virginia Beach, Va. – A training exercise was held at Naval Air Station Oceana on Tuesday in preparation for the 2015 NAS Oceana Air Show in September.

The exercise allows the Navy, first responders with the City of Virginia Beach, and medical facilities to react to a simulated mass casualty during an air show.

More than 300 volunteers fill the tarmac at Naval Air Station Oceana to participate in ... (Full Story)

Henrico officials discuss safety, access for bike race

Individual Member Bo Keeney, July 30

The region’s governments and public safety officials are ready to work together during the upcoming UCI Road World Championships, the Henrico County Board of Supervisors heard Tuesday evening.

“This is a huge undertaking,” said County Manager John A. Vithoulkas.

The county is building on lessons from years of hosting NASCAR races as it prepares, said Timothy A. Foster, Henrico’s deputy manager ... (Full Story)

final allocations FY 2015 FEMA Prep. Grants--including competitive programs

Individual Member Bo Keeney, July 28

On July 28, DHS/FEMA announced the final allocations of the FY 2015 Preparedness Grants.

The final allocation announcement includes the previously announced allocations for the State Homeland Security Program, Urban Area Security Initiative, Emergency Management Performance Grants, and Intercity Passenger Rail Program-Amtrak.

What is different from what you saw on April 2 --- It adds the allocations ... (Full Story)

First FAA-Approved Drone Delivery Takes Medicine to Rural Virginia

Individual Member Bo Keeney, July 22

July 21--Days after the first Federal Aviation Administration-approved drone delivery successfully dropped off medicine at a Virginia health fair, researchers behind the mission are already looking ahead to future uses of this technology -- in humanitarian crises.

The delivery Friday took 24 packages of medicine and other medical supplies to an annual health fair in Wise County, Va., in the middle ... (Full Story)


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