National Preparedness Report: Protecting Communities from Potential Threats

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Protecting Communities from Potential Threats

  • Examples of partnerships or programs within your community that help identify potential threats and raise awareness about community member roles in that process.


National Preparedness Report: Protecting Communities from Potential Threats

FEMA and Cert trained candidates higher level of armed security

I think in a case of a natural disaster or man made disaster it would be helpful if FEMA and CERT trained individuals that have already been screen and licensed to carry firearms be trained and utilized for higher level situations where armed security would be beneficial to communities and individuals


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