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Test of Emergency System
Monday, October, 01, 2018

This is a Test – EAS + WEA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system on October 3, 2018. Sending the WEA test message will begin at 2:18 p.m. The EAS message will be sent at 2:20 p.m. The […]

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MHMP Public Workshop
Thursday, August, 02, 2018

Providence Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update – Public Workshop and Survey

Residents of Providence joined Providence Emergency Management Agency staff on July 25, 2018, for the first public workshop for the 2018 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. As part of the workshop, residents of the community discussed areas of the city vulnerable to flooding during heavy rainstorms and marked areas of concern on maps. Community participation and […]

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CERT Training
Wednesday, August, 01, 2018

Join the Providence Community Emergency Response Team – Class Starting Soon!

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class is a free 20-hour course that teaches basic disaster preparedness and response skills including how to use a fire extinguisher, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, extrication, cribbing, disaster psychology, incident command system, and responding to terrorism. The Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) holds CERT classes 2-3 […]

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Providence RI Seal
Tuesday, March, 20, 2018

Providence Public Schools & Recreation Centers Closed Wednesday, March 21

Trash and recycling collection to begin at 4:30AM as City prepares for winter storm PROVIDENCE, RI – Due to winter storm conditions, Providence Public Schools and Recreation Centers will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Garbage and recycling pickup will begin at 4:30AM, earlier than regularly scheduled. The Department of Public Works is preparing […]

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Providence RI Seal
Monday, October, 30, 2017

Providence Public Schools Open Tomorrow (10/31) Except George J. West Elementary School, Vartan Gregorian Elementary School and Pleasant View Elementary School

PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence Public Schools will be open tomorrow (10/31) except George J. West Elementary School, Vartan Gregorian Elementary School and Pleasant View Elementary School, which remain without power due to Sunday night’s storm. The City of Providence will be opening both Neutaconkanut Recreation Center (675 Plainfield Street) and West End Recreation Center (109 Bucklin […]

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Friday, September, 30, 2016

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) – Training

  Providence Emergency Management Agency will be hosting a Free CERT course starting April 3, 2018 and running through the end of April. This 21 hour course is split into 7 classes and covers general preparedness, fire extinguishing, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, terrorism, and more. At the completion of the […]

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