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EMergent News​

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A bimonthly newsletter featuring content for those in the emergency management world. 

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New and Recent Issues of EMergent News


The November-December EMergent News (PDF) features information about:

  • Updated Radiological Directive D2019-5
  • NFIP Award – Bloomsburg, Columbia County
  • Winter Weather Preparedness
  • Radiation Specialist Course Announcement, Meridian, MS
  • Keystone Emergency Management Agency (KEMA)
  • PA VOAD News
  • 2019 Great ShakeOut Results
  • PEMA Grants Update
  • FEMA Update
  • Save the Date – 2020 Governor’s Emergency Preparedness Summit
  • PA Disaster History – Braznell Mine Explosion, Monongahela, PA, 1905
  • PEMA Training Update

The July-August EMergent News (PDF) features information about: Floodplain management; National Flood Insurance Program Mitigation Minute; Excessive Rainfall Outlooks from the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center; National Night Out 2019; PEMA Grants Update; FEMA Update; 2019 Lehigh Valley Shelter Simulation; PA Disaster in History: Austin Dam Flood Disaster; September is National Preparedness Month: 30 Days/30 Ways; PEMA Training Update; Emergency Manager Tool of the Month: Elected Officials Fact Sheet

May-June EMergent News (PDF): Boots on the Ground: PA State Animal Response Team; Senior Leadership Toolkit; Mitigation Minute; Restore PA Initiative; National Night Out; PEMA Grants Update; New Regional III Hurricane Program Manager; IA Declarations; PA Disaster in History -- Orwigsburg/Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, June 1959; ReadyPA Lightning Preparedness and Safety; CERT News; PEMA Training Update; Emergency Manager Tool of the Month:  PA Emergency Preparedness Guide

January-February (PDF): Boots on the Ground: Activate the Plan; CERT Update; Pennsylvania Lions Disaster Relief Team; Pennsylvania Traffic Incident Management E-Learning Course; 2018 Weather Review; PA Disaster History, Royalton, PA – January 12, 1929; PA Silver Jackets – Ice Jam Training; PEMA Grants Update; PSATS Training; PEMA Training Update; Featured Emergency Manager Tool: PA Floodplain Management and Flood Insurance Information available on PEMA web page.



  • November-December (PDF): Boots on the Ground: Opioids: An Emergency Management Problem; FEMA Updates; Lions, Lifeguards, and Compassion: Fatigue in the Opioid Epidemic; Pennsylvania Snow Squall Impact Study; Where in the World is PEMA; Legislative Update; PA Disaster History; Grants Update; Training Update
  • July-August (PDF): Boots on the Ground: Slip Sliding Away, PEMA Director Update, PA Landslides, Hurricane Mapping, 2018 Hurricane Season, Legislative Update, Engaging Faith Based Organizations, Grants Update, SPR/THIRA, PA Fireworks Law, PA Disaster History, Training Update, Emergency Manager Tool Of The Month
  • May-June (PDF): Boots on the Ground: Wild Fire, Fire Weather, Spotlight: Training Solutions, Available Training, Private Sector in Chester County, Grants Update, CERT and SART, State News, From the Feds, It's a Circus Out There and Other Disaster History
  • March-April (PDF): Boots on the Ground: Lycoming County, Opioiod Update, Spotlight: Jefferson County EMA, Happy 50th Birthday 9-1-1, Flash Flooding Case Study, FEMA PrepTalk, PA Disaster History, PA VOAD, Upcoming Training
  • January-February (PDF): Boots on the Ground: Erie County, Spotlight: Saville EMA, NFIP Update, PEMA Hosted the FEMA Advanced Academy, Winter Fire Safety, PA Response to the Opioid Crisis, Title 35 Update, Predicting Ice Jams, PASART, Upcoming Training