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Dawson PrimesHomeland Security Director

Vicki TravisHomeland Security Deputy Director

Office Phone:  985-748-3211

Fax: 985-748-7050

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Tangipahoa Emergency Management


Are you ready for an emergency?   Click below to find out.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. 

http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/.

 

 


 

 

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This is only a preliminary application and does not constitute a guarantee that funding will be provided or that a grant will be approved.

Tangipahoa Parish President, Robby Miller, would like to encourage flood victims interested in elevating their residence to fill out a preliminary application.
The parish would like to have these applications on file should we receive Hazard Mitigation Funds from FEMA in the future.  These grants typically require a cost share from the homeowner.  The time required to get these projects funded can be lengthy; however, collecting this information is vital towards the recovery process during a disaster.
If you have any questions, you can contact the Tangipahoa Parish Permit Office. 985-542-2117.

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Looking for a place to serve your community? 

We invite you to become a part of an exciting team of volunteers right here in your own community. 

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is made up of volunteers just like you.  

The training is FREE! 

Training includes Introduction to CERT, Disaster Physiology, Terrorism Awareness, Basic Fire Suppression, Light Search and Rescue, Medical Trige and First Aid - CPR. 

Think about it, what better way to give back to your community, just by giving up a few hours to serve in such a great organization by becoming a CERT member.  

Please share this exciting information with your friends, co-workers, and congregations...   

Classes for 2015 are still undetermined at this time. Check back for more updates.

To register CLICK HERE or call Vicki Travis (Tangipahoa OEP Office) @ 985-748-3211 / email: vtravis@tangipahoa.org

 

Tangipahoa Parish 9-1-1 officially launch the parish's new Smart911.

Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens to create a Safety Profile for their household that can include any information they may want 9-1-1 call takers and first responders to have in the event of an emergency.  

Once enrolled, residents who use the Smart911 program when they call 9-1-1 will have their Safety Profile automatically display on the call taker’s screen, saving critical seconds and even minutes in response to the emergency.

This free service is now available to all citizens in Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parishes on line at www.smart911.com.

 

Download the Alert FM app for FREE

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Functions like a weather radio, but with unique local alerts from emergency officials.  These alerts and messages could include NWS severe weather warnings, homeland security notices, hurricane evacuation instructions, Amber Alerts, or school closings. The emergency information is sent out by federal, state, or local government agencies or by companies wishing to distribute information.

Bring T-Gator to your school

The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LOHSEP) has developed a program called “Get a Game Plan” to reach Louisiana citizens, businesses, and even our children, to help us be prepared in the event of an emergency.

GOHSEP has reached out to each parish with an active Citizen Corps program, and Tangipahoa Parish is included.  The Tangipahoa Parish Citizen Corps is presenting a children’s version of the “Get a Game Plan” program to schools in the parish, with T-Gator as the mascot.  Any school may request the program, which has been a big hit so far.  The organization has made presentations at Independence Head Start, Holy Ghost Catholic School, and the Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation luncheon.

 For more information or to request the program at your school, please contact Vickie Travis at (985) 748-3211.