Florida Emergency Preparedness Association

FEPA 2014 Dues Renewal

According to FEPA policies all FEPA memberships are tied to the calendar year so all FEPA 2013 memberships expire on December 31, 2013. FEPA regular membership dues for 2014 are $100. There are no changes to the FEPA Corporate, Institutional or Student membership dues levels. Please use the attached forms to renew your membership for 2014. Membership Application forms for 2014 dues are also attached.

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FEPA Conducts 2014 Intermediate Academy

The FEPA 2014 Intermediate Academy was conducted February 23 - March 1, 2014 at the Manatee County EOC in Bradenton, Florida.  Twenty-three Academy "cadets" took part in an intensive week of training, exercises and field activities under the unique FEPA Academy format.  The week of activities culminated with a Graduation ceremony on Saturday, March 1, 2014 where students were presented with their training certificates for 3 FEMA Advanced Professional Seriers Courses as well as an overall Certificate of Achievement. 

At the Intemediate Academy, students train, exercise, bunk, eat and learn from each other in a format that mimics an emergency deployment to a county Emergency Operations Center.  Working in teams, the students refresh their knowledge and skills of the Incident Command System and get to apply them through presentations, briefings and exericse simulations.  A cadre of 16 subject matter experts, working with able FEPA Academy Program Manager, Billy Abernathy, served as Academy trainers, presenters and facilitators throughout the week and shared not only their knowledge of emergency management but also their practical experiences with emergency events and deployments. 

FEPA thanks Manatee County Emergency Management for hosting the 2014 Intermediate Academy, all the Academy instructors and facilitators and Billy Abernathy for his unreplaceable ability to organize and deliver the Academy in a way that makes it both professional and fun!   Please read the attached testimonies from the Intermediate Academy Class of 2014 that describe their experiences.


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Palm Beach and Contiguous Counties SBA Declaration

Please see the attached release regarding the SBA declaration for Palm Beach and contiguous counties for the recent flood event.

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Florida First Net Workshops/Listening Sessions

Please see the attached information on workshops and listening sessions for Florida First Responder Network Authority (First Net) Program. 




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Florida Disaster Declaration for North Florida Flooding

President Declares Disaster for Florida

Release date:

August 2, 2013
Release Number:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Florida to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of July 2-7, 2013.

The President's action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe storms and flooding in Holmes, Walton, and Washington counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Terry L. Quarles has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Quarles said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

On August 22, 2013 Bay County was added to the Public Assistance Disaster Declaration. Please see the attached announcement regarding Bay County's addition.

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