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Monday, January, 27, 2020

CERT training – I saw a man that needed help

On January 6th, Michael Markovic helped an elderly man who collapsed off a motor cart while shopping at a grocery store in Warwick, Rhode Island. While walking through the aisles, Michael noticed a man on the floor and immediately knew he needed to act. Michael says he knew what to do because of the Community Emergency […]

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Tuesday, April, 16, 2019

PEMA to conduct temporary shelter exercise at PCTA

Providence, RI: The Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) will hold a one-day, multi-agency shelter exercise at the Providence Career and Technical Academy (PCTA) on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Functional Shelter Exercise designated “Operation Fallout Shelter” will test the prepared emergency response to an unplanned disaster that causes the […]

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Friday, March, 22, 2019

Public Comment Requested on City Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

The City of Providence is currently finalizing the 2019 update to the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan that will help the City plan for future hazards that may impact the Providence community. The Local Hazard Mitigation Committee is seeking public comments on the draft plan in order to incorporate the insights and suggestions of the Providence community. […]

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MHMP Public Workshop
Monday, March, 11, 2019

Join us for an Emergency Management – Multi-Hazard Mitigation Public Workshop

Come learn what mitigation measures are being considered for inclusion in the 2019 update and provide your input. Your input is important on the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Time: 6:00 PM—8:00 PM Location: Providence Emergency Management Agency 591 Charles Street—Conference Room Providence, RI 02904 2019 Providence Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update (draft)  […]

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Monday, March, 04, 2019

Citywide Parking Ban in Effect Until 2:00PM on March 4, 2019

PROVIDENCE, RI – A citywide parking ban will remain in effect until 2:00 PM on March 4, 2019, at which time it will be lifted.  To report a non-emergency issue, download the PVD311 application on the Apple Store or Google Play or call the Mayor’s Center for City Services at 3-1-1 to report any snow-related concerns. […]

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Saturday, March, 02, 2019

Citywide Parking Ban in Effect Until 3:00PM on March 2, 2019

PROVIDENCE, RI – A citywide parking ban will remain in effect until 3:00 PM on March 2, 2019, at which time it will be lifted. The Mayor’s Center for City Services (MCCS) will be open for extended hours, with constituent representatives tending to city service related calls from 2:00pm-8:00 PM. To report a non-emergency issue, […]

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Friday, March, 01, 2019

Providence Emergency Management Agency Staff to Participate in Brown University’s “Hack for Humanity”

PEMA staff to provide mentorship to students exploring issues related to hurricane mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery Friday, March 1, 2019 Providence, RI – Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Kevin Kugel and Deputy Director Clara Decerbo will serve as mentors to teams of Rhode Island college students during Brown University’s second annual “Hack for […]

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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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