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Campus Emergency Preparedness by Maureen Connolly

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Chapter 4

Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of EducationGuidelines

Colleges and universities have been the sites of previous and very likely will be future targets for both natural and man-made hazardous events. As we continue to develop as a nation, we continue to put in place laws as a result of actions that have taken place among our citizens.

On March 30, 2011, President Barack Obama issued Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8): National Preparedness, which directed the establishment of the National Preparedness System (NPS) to support the National Preparedness Goal (NPG), which is that we become “a secure and resilient nation with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, ...

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