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Tennessee Focused on Interoperability

March 23, 2011 | 1:51 pm

Franklin, Tenn. — More than 300 first responders from state agencies and local government have come together as part of a two-day training conference on Interoperability. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, interoperability of communications has been Tennessee’s highest priority for public safety agencies. The lessons learned from that experience taught our state and local governments that [...]

Great Central Shakeout tops 1 million participants

March 14, 2011 | 4:42 pm

More than one million people are now expected to participate in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut to be held at 10:15 a.m. on April 28, 2011 — a regional earthquake drill where participants will simultaneously practice the recommended action during an earthquake, Drop, Cover and Hold-On: • DROP to the ground • Take COVER by getting under a sturdy [...]

Japan earthquake reminds Tennesseans earthquakes can happen anytime, anywhere

March 11, 2011 | 9:55 am

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), a devastating magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck near the east coast of Honshu, Japan on Friday, March 11, 2011. The resulting tsunami is expected to cause damage to ports and docks as far away as the West Coast of the United States. News reports state that this [...]