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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Reallocation of Hurricanes Katrina Emergency Appropriations: Defense and Other Issues

Reallocation of Hurricanes Katrina Emergency Appropriations: Defense and Other Issues

Date: December 15, 2005
Creator: Belasco, Amy
Description: None
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Organization and Mission of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate: Issues During the 109th Congress

Organization and Mission of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate: Issues During the 109th Congress

Date: January 11, 2005
Creator: Bea, Keith
Description: None
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Tsunami Detection and Warnings for the United States

Tsunami Detection and Warnings for the United States

Date: May 28, 2008
Creator: Morrissey, Wayne A.
Description: This report discusses topics in respect to tsunami disaster warnings for the United States, discussions ensued between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and NOAA about developing a multi-hazard warning and response system
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The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA): A Summary

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA): A Summary

Date: March 4, 2009
Creator: Schierow, Linda-Jo
Description: This report summarizes the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and the major regulatory programs that mandate reporting by industrial facilities of releases of hazardous chemicals to the environment, as well as local planning to respond in the event of significant, accidental releases.
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FEMA's Public Assistance Grant Program: Background and Considerations for Congress

FEMA's Public Assistance Grant Program: Background and Considerations for Congress

Date: April 16, 2015
Creator: Brown, Jared T. & Richardson, Daniel J.
Description: This report provides background on key elements of the FEMA's Public Assistance Program, such as the eligibility of applicants, the types of assistance available, and the methods FEMA uses for awarding grant assistance. The PA Program provides financial grant assistance to states, tribes, and local communities both in the response to and recovery from significant disasters.
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United States Fire Administration: An Overview

United States Fire Administration: An Overview

Date: March 11, 2015
Creator: Kruger, Lennard G.
Description: This report discusses the United States Fire Administration (USFA), which aims to significantly reduce the nation's loss of life from fire, while also achieving a reduction in property loss and non-fatal injury due to fire.
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United States Fire Administration: An Overview

United States Fire Administration: An Overview

Date: June 26, 2008
Creator: Kruger, Lennard G.
Description: The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) - which includes the National Fire Academy (NFA) - is currently an entity within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The objective of the USFA is to significantly reduce the nation's loss of life from fire, while also achieving a reduction in property loss and non-fatal injury due to fire. This report describes and analyzes the Administration's FY2009 budget proposal, as well as related information and legislation.
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United States Fire Administration: An Overview

United States Fire Administration: An Overview

Date: October 10, 2008
Creator: Kruger, Lennard G.
Description: The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) - which includes the National Fire Academy (NFA) - is currently an entity within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The objective of the USFA is to significantly reduce the nation's loss of life from fire, while also achieving a reduction in property loss and non-fatal injury due to fire. This report describes and analyzes the Administration's FY2009 budget proposal, as well as related information and legislation.
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Hurricane Katrina-Related Immigration Issues and Legislation

Hurricane Katrina-Related Immigration Issues and Legislation

Date: October 18, 2005
Creator: Wasem, Ruth Ellen
Description: This report focuses on four immigration policy implications of Hurricane Katrina
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An Emergency Communications Safety Net: Integrating 911 and Other Services

An Emergency Communications Safety Net: Integrating 911 and Other Services

Date: August 25, 2008
Creator: Moore, Linda K.
Description: This report deals primarily with 911 and its recent history. It discusses the existing situation of 911's capacity to respond in emergencies, some proposals to improve the system, and recent legislative activity. Proposals include better connections between 911 call centers and emergency responders, building a more robust capacity, incorporating Internet protocols, developing the capacity for back-up call centers after disasters have occurred, and coordinating 911 with other types of call centers, such as the 211 centers that provide municipal services.
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