237 schools will receive digitalized maps to prepare for school emergencies.

State to create digital school maps to aid first responders

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The state will spend just under $1 million to help first responders navigate schools more quickly when emergencies occur. As part of its Comprehensive School Safety Program, the Delaware Emergency Management Agency will use the money to create accurate and uniform maps of the state’s public and charter schools.  The maps will enable law enforcement to react swiftly in unfamiliar …

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Family fun day to focus on emergency planning

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

By the time disaster strikes, it’s too late to prepare. That’s why the Delaware Emergency Management Agency plans to bring the community together to learn how to be ready for the unknown.  However grim the premise, DEMA promises a fun-filled and adventure-packed day for the entire family.  On Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m., the agency will …

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DEMA gets $85.6 million from FEMA for COVID testing, reporting

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines, Health

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency announced Thursday that $85.6 million in federal funds have been made available for reimbursement of COVID-19 testing and reporting costs. The funds, issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will reimburse the state agency for emergency protective measure costs incurred between Oct. 12, 2020 and Sept. 12, 2021. According to DEMA, approximately $3.08 million of …