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The Beacon is published by NEMA to share news about the agency and emergency management activities throughout the state. Story ideas can be forwarded to: Jodie Fawl, Public Information Officer, NEMA, 2433 N.W. 24th Street, Lincoln, NE 68524-1801; (402) 471-7428.

 

2017

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May 2017
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April 2017
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March 2017
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February 2017
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January 2017
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2016

August-September 2016
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  • Administration - Assistant Director’s Letter
  • Resource Unit Leader Course
  • Social Media During Disasters Course Held in Region 44
  • Nebraska Receives Annual Grant Notifications
  • Civil Air Patrol Helps Detect Fires Early
  • Hazard Mitigation Assistance Stakeholder Workshop
  • Nazy Chiniforoushan Joins Technical Hazards Section
  • REP Core Concepts Course Scheduled at NEMA
  • Nebraska Team Competes in National HAZMAT Contest
  • Pilger Clerk Wins National Award
  • Director Updates
  • Nebraska Preparedness Conference
Jon Schwarz Special Edition

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Cindy Newsham Special Edition

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June 2016
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  • Administration - Assistant Director’s Letter
  • Academy Teaches Emergency Management Basics
  • Cooper Nuclear Station Exercise
  • Joplin Tornado Summit, LEOP Workshop
  • Debris Removal Team
  • Volunteer Organizations Help Communities Recover
  • Are You Ready? Preparedness Tips
  • ROTC Tour; Indoor Sheltering During Disasters
Spring 2016
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  • Administration - Assistant Director’s Letter
  • Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest
  • Operations - TERREX16, Air Show
  • Preparedness - Investment Justification Workshop
  • Recovery - Safe Room Project, High Water Project
  • Technical Hazards - Radiological Emergency Preparedness
  • Local EM Updates
  • New Staff
January-February 2016
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  • Assistant Director’s Letter
  • Employee of the Year and Longevity Awards
  • Operations
  • Preparedness
  • Recovery
  • Technical Hazards
  • Local EM Updates
  • New Staff, Calendar

2015

December 2015
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  • Assistant Director’s Letter
  • Employee of the Year and Longevity Awards
  • Leadership Resources Award; Gen. Dahlman Awards
  • Food-related Incident Tabletop; Hazmat Safety Officer Course
  • Hostile-Action-Based Exercise Honors; National Conference
  • Annual Planning and Training and Exercise Workshops
  • Lancaster County THIRA
  • Staff Meeting Updates; Cooper Drill
  • Special Days, Weeks and Months in 2016 Calendar
  • Weather-Ready Nation
Summer 2015
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  • Assistant Director’s Letter
  • Disaster DR-4225 Overview
  • Lone Tree Fire, Dawes County
  • Avian Flu Response, Dixon, Knox Counties
  • Be Prepared Awards
  • National Preparedness Day, Sept. 30; Risk Communication Seminar
  • Adjutant General Honors Three from NEMA; VTTX Exercise
  • Basic Academy
  • Homeland Security Training; Bomb Training; UNL Presentation
  • Continuity of Operations Exercise
  • Preparedness Information
  • Nebraska Infrastructure Protective Conference
May 2015
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  • Assistant Director’s Letter, NEMA Hosts Governor's Tabletop Exercise
  • Nebraska Earns Reaccreditation, Avian Flu Response
  • Severe Storms Strike Southeast Nebraska
  • Poster Contest
  • Australian Emergency Manager Visits NEMA
  • NAEM Conference
  • Book Fair Benefits Wisner Pilger, Spotter Training, National Tornado Summit
  • NWFA ‘15
  • Regional Outreach at Ft. Robinson
  • FirstNet, Hazmat I.D. , LEOP Workshop
  • Threat & Risk Assessment, Evacuation & Planning
  • Homeland Security, ESF, Virtual Tabletop
  • Lt. Gov. Updated on Nuclear Power Plant Programs
  • Tabletop Drought Exercise
  • EM Updates
January/February 2015
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  • Assistant Director’s Letter, EM 101
  • Legislative Watch, NEMA Staff Update
  • Local Emergency Managers Update
  • MERRTT Course Held at NEMA
  • Eight Nebraskans attend National State Administrative Agency Symposium
  • Ice Matters
  • Oath of Office, Hostile Action Based Tabletop, River Coordination Meeting
  • NEMA Hosts CARDEX 2015
  • Creighton Basketball Star Returns to Nebraska for Sports Management Course; Woodmen of the World, KLIN Replaces Pilger Flags
  • A Message from the State Emergency Response Commission Coordinator; Nebraska Plans Statewide Exercise Along Crude Oil Route
  • FEMA Encourages Young People to Join Youth Preparedness Council; Serve with CERT; Citizen Corps
  • Amy Stroh’s Legacy: Committment, Dedication to NEMA
  • Calendar of Events; America’s PrepareAthon!; Weather-Ready Actions of the Month

 

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