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Learn More About the Updated National Emergency Communications Plan with One of these CISA Webinars

Last week, CISA released an update to the National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP), the Nation’s strategic plan to strengthen and enhance emergency communications capabilities. The NECP provides guidance to those that plan for, coordinate, maintain, invest in, and use operable and interoperable communications to support public safety operations.

CISA and Washington Redskins Team Up to Exercise Emergency Response Plans

Release Date: July 18, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Washington Redskins held a joint tabletop exercise yesterday with local law enforcement and first responders to review and test plans to respond to a public safety emergency FedExField.  Exercise participants discussed security measures in place at the stadium, employee training, evacuation and traffic management plans, and public messaging during and after a potential incident.  Today’s exercise was not in a response to any specific threat, but was part of an ongoing collaborative relationship between CISA and the Redskins to keep fans in and around the stadium safe.

Last Published Date: July 18, 2019

Resources EPA CISA

This fact sheet explains the chemical data available to law enforcement, first responders, and other stakeholders to help with planning, incident preparedness, and response efforts to chemical incidents in their communities.

CFATS Detect Delay

This printer-friendly fact sheet covers two overarching security objectives—detection and delay—which include the first seven Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Risk-Based Performance Standards (RBPS), and address a facility’s ability to deter, detect, and delay an attack.

Emergency Services Sector

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as the Emergency Services Sector-Specific Agency (ES SSA), has compiled this data to present a picture of the Emergency Services Sector (ESS) as a whole and open an avenue to greater federal and sector partner coordination regarding emergency services discipline definitions; national census and data collection methods; and community awareness of capabilities, dependencies, and interdependencies.