BISMARCK, N.D. – Representatives from more than 50 local, state and federal agencies today concluded a 3-day disaster response exercise sponsored by the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) at the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) on Fraine Barracks in Bismarck. The exercise scenario, which included a hazardous chemical spill, was designed to test participants’ ability to collaborate with their counterparts in a multi-jurisdictional environment.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) this week received notification, after coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), that approximately $18 million in North Dakota hazard mitigation projects were selected for further review under the federal agency’s Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) programs for fiscal year 2018. Through the nationally competitive programs, communities can receive a 75 percent federal cost share to implement projects that will prevent damages from natural hazards.
In North Dakota, Mitigation Matters
Welcome to the Aprill issue of Mitigation Matters, a monthly newsletter for North Dakota's mitigation partners.
We are thankful to our mitigation partners who ensure the State of North Dakota is a national leader in mitigation and in emergency management. Your commitment to risk reduction is resulting in safer, more resilient communities.
Through this newsletter, we plan on sharing updates on our progress to achieve North Dakota’s mitigation strategy. We plan on keeping you apprised of available funding for mitigation projects; the impacts of natural and technological hazards and adversarial threats; and successful projects for your planning team to consider.
Darin Hanson, Critical Infrastructure Program and security manager for the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES), recently was accepted to the master’s degree program in Security Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS).