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DSHS | Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA)


  • ASIS - (American Society for Industrial Security) Information Sharing with members.

  • Civil Air Patrol - Assist with Damage Assessment following a disaster.

  • Communications - Member of Associated Public-Safety Communications Officials, Inc. (APCO). Group coordinates public safety communication issues with Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and other federal, state and local entities.

  • Crisis Response - Collaborative effort with Criminal Justice Council and Delaware Health and Social Services for statewide assessment of crisis response capabilities.

  • Delaware Geological Survey - DGS conducts seismic hazard vulnerability and risk studies.

  • Housing - $1.2 million grant for use by low/moderate income families for unmet needs following a disaster.

  • Insurance - Partnership with insurance commission and agencies to facilitate information sharing following a disaster.

  • Regional Interagency Steering Committee - Federal, state and local governments and private agencies meet biannually to review interagency and intergovernmental issues relating to the Federal Response Plan.
  • School Safety Working Group - Committee of emergency responders, emergency-based social service agencies, educational associations, school administrators and state agencies to improve safety and emergency planning in schools.

  • Social Services - Partnership to coordinate human needs such as planning evacuation accommodations for persons with special medical needs.

  • Technology - Member of Safety and Homeland Security and Department of Technology and Information (DTI) technology groups.

  • Volunteers - Assist with administrative work for special projects. Engineers assist in damage assessment and review of potential sites for temporary storage of debris from large-scale events such as a hurricane.

  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Working Group - Representatives from police, emergency management, military, fire and other public agencies developing an effective response to the threat of an unlawful use of weapons of mass destruction.

Last Updated: Thursday, 22-Mar-2007 11:53:10 EDT
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