“If You See Something, Say Something!”

From the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

It Takes a Community to Protect a Community

“If You See Something, Say Something™” is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.

Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to strengthening hometown security by creating partnerships with state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments and the private sector, as well as the communities they serve. These partners help us reach the public across the nation by displaying the campaign’s messages and distributing outreach materials, including Public Service Announcements (PSAs).

We can all help keep our communities safe by paying attention to our surroundings and reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

Fire Prevention Week: October 7 – 13, 2018 ~ Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire Can Happen Anywhere.

This year’s Fire Prevention Week’s campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate people about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire––and how to escape safely in the event of one.

For more information about Fire Prevention visit this website: Fire Prevention Week

National Cyber Security Awareness Month ~ Week 2~ Millions of Rewarding Jobs: Educating for a Career in Cyber Security

Week 2 of National Cybersecurity Awareness

A key risk to our economy and security continues to be the shortage of cybersecurity professionals to safeguard our ever-expanding cyber ecosystem. Raising the next generation of interested and capable cybersecurity professionals is a starting point to building stronger defenses. There are limitless opportunities to educate students of all ages – from high school into higher education and beyond – on the field of cybersecurity as they consider their options. In addition, veterans and individuals who are looking for a new career or re-entering the workforce, should explore the multitude of well-paying and rewarding jobs available. Week 2 will address ways to motivate parents, teachers and counselors to learn more about the field and how to best inspire students and others to seek highly fulfilling cybersecurity careers.

Learn more about Guiding kids into careers in cybersecurity

“If You See Something, Say Something!”

From the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

It Takes a Community to Protect a Community

“If You See Something, Say Something™” is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.

Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to strengthening hometown security by creating partnerships with state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments and the private sector, as well as the communities they serve. These partners help us reach the public across the nation by displaying the campaign’s messages and distributing outreach materials, including Public Service Announcements (PSAs).

We can all help keep our communities safe by paying attention to our surroundings and reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

Happening Today – Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System @ 1:18 P.M. CST

Today at 1:18 p.m. CST, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA).  The WEA test message will be sent to cell phones that are connected to wireless providers participating in WEA.  The EAS is a national public warning system that provides the President with the communications capability to address the nation during a national emergency.

For more information about this test visit the FEMA website here

National Cyber Security Awareness Month ~ Week 1~ How to Make Your Home a Haven for Online Safety

How to Make Your Home a Haven for Online Safety

Week 1 of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Every day, parents and caregivers teach kids basic safety practices ‒ like looking both ways before crossing the street and holding an adult’s hand in a crowded place. Easy-to-learn life lessons for online safety and privacy begin with parents leading the way. Learning good cybersecurity practices can also help set a strong foundation for a career in the industry. With family members using the internet to engage in social media, adjust the home thermostat or shop for the latest connected toy, it is vital to make certain that the entire household ‒ including children – learn to use the internet safely and responsibly and that networks and mobile devices are secure.

Learn more about having the “Tech Talk” with you Teen here

Reminder ~ Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System ~ October 3, 2018 at 1:18 P.M. CST

Reminder ~ Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System ~ October 3, 2018 at 1:18 P.M. CST

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) one week from today on October 3, 2018 at 1:18 p.m. CST.  The WEA test message will be sent to cell phones that are connected to wireless providers participating in WEA.  The EAS is a national public warning system that provides the President with the communications capability to address the nation during a national emergency.

For more information about this test visit the FEMA website here

National Preparedness Month ~Week 4~ Are You Financially Prepared for Emergencies?

Are You Financially Prepared for Emergencies? #PrepareNow

The Elmore County Emergency Management Agency would like to remind our citizens that September is National Preparedness Month.  The website Ready.gov has vital information on how we can prepare our families, homes, schools, and places of work for times of emergency.  It offers tips on making an emergency plan, ways to educate our children on safety, and reminders to check our home safety devices (NOAA Weather Radios, Smoke Detectors, and Carbon Monoxide Detectors).

This week we would like for citizens to “Save for an Emergency”.  Visit here to discover ways to be financially prepared before disasters strike.

Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System ~ October 3, 2018 at 1:18 P.M. CST

Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System to Take Place on October 3, 2018 at 1:18 P.M. CST

 

 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 at 1:18 p.m. CST due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence.

The WEA test message will be sent to cell phones that are connected to wireless providers participating in WEA.  The EAS is a national public warning system that provides the President with the communications capability to address the nation during a national emergency.

For more information about this test visit the FEMA website here