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Wednesday
Jan212015

DNC - Steve King reminding his 2016 visitors what they’re in for this weekend 

Hours before the President’s State of the Union Address, Steve King reminded everyone how he feels about immigrants in America, by calling a young DREAMer “deportable.”

 

 

Link: https://twitter.com/SteveKingIA/status/557673638066135045

 

These Romney-style “self deport” type comments are what we’ve come to expect from Steve King but the important question is: do each and every potential 2016 GOP nominee who is attending his Freedom Summit this weekend in Iowa agree with King’s “deportable” comment?

 

Here is a list of a few Republicans flying to Des Moines to kiss Steve King’s ring on Saturday. 

 

View this post on our Factivst site here: LINK.

Thursday
Jan152015

US Rep Frank Guinta (CD-1) - STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF DHS APPROPIATIONS BILL 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta released the following statement after passage of H.R. 240 which reverses the President’s unilateral, executive orders on amnesty, enhances border security, provides for stringent oversight, increases transparency within the Department of Homeland Security and bolsters immigration customs enforcement:

 

“In the Granite State, we believe deeply in the rule of law and the system of checks and balances.  Unfortunately, the President’s unlawful executive orders run counter to this.  I made a promise to Granite Staters to uphold our Constitution and work diligently to strengthen and reform our broken immigration system.  The passage of H.R. 240 is a common-sense first step in modernizing our system to reward those who enter our borders the lawfully while holding those whom break our laws accountable.”

 

Today, Congressman Guinta delivered a floor speech on the issue of illegal immigration.  Click here to view his remarks.

Thursday
Jan012015

NH DHS - Harper Appointment 

Department of Safety

Division of Homeland Security and

Emergency Management

HARPER NAMED ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

CONCORD, NH – New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) Director Perry E. Plummer has announced the appointment of Jennifer L. Harper to the position of assistant director for HSEM.

“Jenn brings more than two decades of experience, an invaluable level of understanding and knowledge, and an unparalleled work ethic to the position,” Plummer said. “She has proven her leadership ability time and time again and is clearly the correct choice to serve as the Assistant Director.”

Ms. Harper has 30 years of experience in State government with 23 of those in emergency management. Most recently, Ms. Harper served as the HSEM Operations Chief responsible for coordinating the State’s response to emergencies and as the State’s Liaison with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  Ms. Harper is also an Adjunct Professor with Plymouth State University’s Criminal Justice Department.

“This is an honor and privilege,” Harper said. “I am excited to continue working with Director Plummer and the HSEM team in furthering HSEM’s mission and commitment to the safety and security of New Hampshire’s citizens and visitors. The role of HSEM in assisting individuals, communities and businesses to be more resilient and to quickly recover from disasters is essential to the State’s economic vitality.”

Harper holds a master’s degree in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

Wednesday
Dec102014

NH DOS - KEEP SAFETY IN MIND WHEN RESPONDING TO THE STORMS

Department of Safety

Division of Homeland Security and

Emergency Management

CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management activated the State Emergency Operations Center at 4 PM today as it monitors the impact of the winter storm moving through the State and coordinates response efforts between utility companies and state and local entities.

 

“We’re closely monitoring this storm as a drop of just a few degrees can quickly make matters much worse,” State Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Perry Plummer said. “The most important thing for everyone to remember is that proper preparations and good decision making can prevent a tragedy.”

 

Plummer said the following simple safety precautions can keep people safe during the storm:

 

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Portable generators are convenient to have when winter storms hit, Plummer said. However, improper usage can lead to fires, carbon monoxide poisoning and electrocution, he said. For your own safety and the safety of the line crews attempting to restore power, please follow these guidelines:

 

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The ­New Hampshire Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating the State’s response to major disasters. This includes natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods and severe winter storms, and human-caused disasters, such as nuclear power plant accidents or chemical spills. In our Homeland Security function, the Division also works on planning and training to prepare for terrorist attacks. For additional information about NH HSEM, go to http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/hsem/index.html. Follow NH HSEM updates on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NH_HSEM and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NH.HSEM. Also, sign up for NH Alerts to receive emergency information via your mobile and landline phones, including severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service and emergency information from NH HSEM. To learn more about NH Alerts and other preparedness tools, visit: www.readynh.gov.

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Wednesday
Oct082014

NH HSEM - 2014 Great Northeast Shakeout.

NH HSEM Encourages Everyone to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” During the 2014 Shakeout

 

CONCORD - On October 16th at 10:16 a.m. millions of people across the world will practice “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” while participating in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill.

 

The New Hampshire Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) encourages everyone to participate in the 2014 Great Northeast ShakeOut.

 

“ShakeOut is a great opportunity to prepare for a major earthquake by holding an earthquake drill, but it’s also an opportunity for families, schools and businesses to consider preparedness for all natural and man-made disasters,” Perry Plummer, director of New Hampshire Department of Safety’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management, said. “The time to prepare is now. Make sure your emergency kits, family emergency plans and communication plans are completed and up-to-date, and go to ReadyNH.gov to sign up for NH Alerts.”

                         

Earthquakes do happen in New Hampshire. In fact, the U.S. Geological Survey forecasts larger and more damaging earthquakes along the East Coast than previously thought. New Hampshire is currently at medium risk of earthquakes and residents should know how to be safe when an earthquake occurs.

 

In 2013, about 25 million people participated worldwide. Currently, more than 350,000 participants have registered in the Northeast along with more than 23 million worldwide.

Participation is voluntary and can be as simple as a 60-second drill.

 

Learn more about The Great ShakeOut and event registration at: http://www.shakeout.org/northeast/.  

New Hampshire Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating the State’s response to major disasters. This includes natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods and severe winter storms, and human-caused disasters, such as nuclear power plant accidents or chemical spills. In our Homeland Security function, the Division also works on planning and training to prepare for terrorist attacks. For additional information about NH HSEM, go to http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/hsem/index.html. Follow NH HSEM updates on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NH_HSEM and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NH.HSEM. Also, sign up for NH Alerts to receive emergency information via your mobile and landline phones, including severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service and emergency information from NH HSEM. To learn more about NH Alerts and other preparedness tools, visit: www.readynh.gov.