PEMA http://wesa.fm en September Marks National Preparedness Month http://wesa.fm/post/september-marks-national-preparedness-month <p>September is “National Preparedness Month” in Pennsylvania – but how prepared are you?</p><p>Glenn Cannon, director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), said there are many potential emergencies the commonwealth faces: flooding, winter storms, tornadoes and the threat of issues with one of the nine nuclear reactors.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Jessica Nath 16115 at http://wesa.fm Corbett Signs Bill to Save 911 Centers http://wesa.fm/post/corbett-signs-bill-save-911-centers <p>Gov. Tom Corbett recently signed a bill that gives 911 systems across the state a one-year warning that they will no longer be able to turn to the state for all the funding they want.&nbsp;</p><p>House Bill 583, sponsored by Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester), provides for a one-year transition period to a system that will base disbursements on funds that have actually been collected through the 911 surcharge rather than simply fully funding all requests.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:02:25 +0000 Michael Lynch 11726 at http://wesa.fm