DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency

DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) is responsible for ensuring the District of Columbia is prepared for all threats and hazards.

We are part of DC Government and proudly serve the 700,000+ residents in DC.

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Food in your disaster kit won’t do you any good if it’s expired. Check the expiration dates and use/replace items before...
09/09/2021

Food in your disaster kit won’t do you any good if it’s expired. Check the expiration dates and use/replace items before they expire. Store food in a cool, dry place and place boxed food in tightly sealed containers. Learn more: ready.dc.gov/kit #ReadyDC

Food in your disaster kit won’t do you any good if it’s expired. Check the expiration dates and use/replace items before they expire. Store food in a cool, dry place and place boxed food in tightly sealed containers. Learn more: ready.dc.gov/kit #ReadyDC

Prior to 2020, a significant number of first responder and emergency management trainings were conducted in-person. The ...
09/09/2021

Prior to 2020, a significant number of first responder and emergency management trainings were conducted in-person. The pandemic impacted training delivery which required HSEMA to reexamine its approach. Last week at the 2021 National Homeland Security Conference, HSEMA Training and Exercise Program Manager and State Training Officer Travis Cryan, CEM presented on what the District did to keep training in front our partners and staff during the pandemic. Reach out to Travis to learn more about his presentation, “Using 2020 to change the Training Dynamic.” Congrats Travis!

Prior to 2020, a significant number of first responder and emergency management trainings were conducted in-person. The pandemic impacted training delivery which required HSEMA to reexamine its approach. Last week at the 2021 National Homeland Security Conference, HSEMA Training and Exercise Program Manager and State Training Officer Travis Cryan, CEM presented on what the District did to keep training in front our partners and staff during the pandemic. Reach out to Travis to learn more about his presentation, “Using 2020 to change the Training Dynamic.” Congrats Travis!

Last week at the 2021 National Homeland Security Conference, HSEMA Emergency Management Specialist Madison Mattingly was...
09/09/2021

Last week at the 2021 National Homeland Security Conference, HSEMA Emergency Management Specialist Madison Mattingly was selected to present, “Connecting the Dots...Improving the AAR-IP Process.” She shared how HSEMA has focused on the after action report to make it more concise, actionable, and consumable. Congrats Madison!

Last week at the 2021 National Homeland Security Conference, HSEMA Emergency Management Specialist Madison Mattingly was selected to present, “Connecting the Dots...Improving the AAR-IP Process.” She shared how HSEMA has focused on the after action report to make it more concise, actionable, and consumable. Congrats Madison!

Keep yourself and fellow residents safe. Be sure to report any suspicious activity to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emer...
09/09/2021

Keep yourself and fellow residents safe. Be sure to report any suspicious activity to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911!

Keep yourself and fellow residents safe. Be sure to report any suspicious activity to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911!

Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update...
09/08/2021

Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to COVID-19. #ReadyDC

Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to COVID-19. #ReadyDC

Did you know 40% of businesses fail to reopen after a disaster? We’re asking DC small businesses to prepare before an em...
09/07/2021

Did you know 40% of businesses fail to reopen after a disaster? We’re asking DC small businesses to prepare before an emergency strikes. Learn more on how we can help you: hsema.dc.gov/dcbemoc

Did you know 40% of businesses fail to reopen after a disaster? We’re asking DC small businesses to prepare before an emergency strikes. Learn more on how we can help you: hsema.dc.gov/dcbemoc

Make sure you stay informed with AlertDC! Sign up for real-time alerts on all things weather, traffic and more. Visit al...
09/07/2021

Make sure you stay informed with AlertDC! Sign up for real-time alerts on all things weather, traffic and more. Visit alertdc.dc.gov to sign up.

Make sure you stay informed with AlertDC! Sign up for real-time alerts on all things weather, traffic and more. Visit alertdc.dc.gov to sign up.

Today we salute our frontline workers and heroes that are working around-the-clock to keep our community safe and strong...
09/06/2021

Today we salute our frontline workers and heroes that are working around-the-clock to keep our community safe and strong. Happy Labor Day!

Today we salute our frontline workers and heroes that are working around-the-clock to keep our community safe and strong. Happy Labor Day!

Keep yourself and fellow residents safe. Be sure to report any suspicious activity to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emer...
09/04/2021

Keep yourself and fellow residents safe. Be sure to report any suspicious activity to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911!

Keep yourself and fellow residents safe. Be sure to report any suspicious activity to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911!

Stay alert with the latest on traffic and more. Sign up for AlertDC to receive free text or email alerts. Visit alertdc....
09/04/2021

Stay alert with the latest on traffic and more. Sign up for AlertDC to receive free text or email alerts. Visit alertdc.dc.gov today to get started!

Stay alert with the latest on traffic and more. Sign up for AlertDC to receive free text or email alerts. Visit alertdc.dc.gov today to get started!

HSEMA's community outreach team is ready to talk preparedness with your group or table at your event! We share important...
09/03/2021

HSEMA's community outreach team is ready to talk preparedness with your group or table at your event! We share important information on #ReadyDC and what you can do before an emergency strikes. Request our team: bit.ly/ReadyDCOutreach

HSEMA's community outreach team is ready to talk preparedness with your group or table at your event! We share important information on #ReadyDC and what you can do before an emergency strikes. Request our team: bit.ly/ReadyDCOutreach

Director Rodriguez recently spoke with students at Inter American Defense College that are earning their masters in defe...
09/03/2021

Director Rodriguez recently spoke with students at Inter American Defense College that are earning their masters in defense and security. He discussed DC’s concurrent activations in 2020 and 2021, including COVID-19 and planning for the 59th Presidential Inauguration. The afternoon ended with a great Q&A!

Last night, members of HSEMA's leadership team attended the film premiere of DC Fire And EMS documentary about their res...
09/03/2021
Jan. 6, 2021: Events at the U.S. Capitol, as told by DC FEMS

Last night, members of HSEMA's leadership team attended the film premiere of DC Fire And EMS documentary about their response on January 6. Please find time to watch and learn about the bravery shown that day by FEMS, Washington Metropolitan Police Dept., and the US Capitol Police.

This documentary carries viewers through a timeline of events on January 6, 2021, as DC Fire & EMS personnel treated and transported hundreds of patients in the midst of hostile crowds. The documentary focuses on treatment of the five people who passed away due to injuries from the event.

Watch now: youtu.be/vw5pfgUxARw

This film carries viewers through a timeline of events on January 6, 2021, as DC Fire & EMS personnel treated and transported hundreds of patients in the mid...

Stay alert with the latest on traffic and more. Sign up for AlertDC to receive free text or email alerts. Visit alertdc....
09/03/2021

Stay alert with the latest on traffic and more. Sign up for AlertDC to receive free text or email alerts. Visit alertdc.dc.gov today to get started!

Stay alert with the latest on traffic and more. Sign up for AlertDC to receive free text or email alerts. Visit alertdc.dc.gov today to get started!

Today, the District’s Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center are activated by Mayor Bowser to coordina...
09/01/2021

Today, the District’s Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center are activated by Mayor Bowser to coordinate response to Tropical Depression Ida. District agencies, along with regional and federal partners, are monitoring the system and anticipating community needs.

Thanks to the following partners: Department of Human Services, D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Washington Metropolitan Police Dept., DC Fire And EMS, DC Water, District Department of Transportation, Department of Energy & Environment, Office of Unified Communications, DC Department of General Services (@DCDGS), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, and FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency.

When severe weather impacts the District and you see downed trees - the best number to call is 311!
09/01/2021

When severe weather impacts the District and you see downed trees - the best number to call is 311!

When severe weather impacts the District and you see downed trees - the best number to call is 311!

In anticipation of Ida’s impact, Mayor Bowser has activated DC’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Wednesday, Septemb...
09/01/2021

In anticipation of Ida’s impact, Mayor Bowser has activated DC’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Wednesday, September 1 from 12 pm to 12 am to ensure city services are well-coordinated between DC, regional, and federal partners.

For preparedness tips: bit.ly/3t3P6N1

In anticipation of Ida’s impact, Mayor Bowser has activated DC’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Wednesday, September 1 from 12 pm to 12 am to ensure city services are well-coordinated between DC, regional, and federal partners.

For preparedness tips: bit.ly/3t3P6N1

Don’t forget to listen to our “Off The Record” podcast with episodes covering a range of emergency management topics. Tu...
08/31/2021

Don’t forget to listen to our “Off The Record” podcast with episodes covering a range of emergency management topics.

Tune In:
Web: bit.ly/HSEMAOFFTheRecord
Apple: bit.ly/HSEMAApple
Google: bit.ly/HSEMAGoogle

Don’t forget to listen to our “Off The Record” podcast with episodes covering a range of emergency management topics.

Tune In:
Web: bit.ly/HSEMAOFFTheRecord
Apple: bit.ly/HSEMAApple
Google: bit.ly/HSEMAGoogle

Protect yourself and other DC residents – if you see something, say something: iwatchdc.org or calling 911.
08/30/2021

Protect yourself and other DC residents – if you see something, say something: iwatchdc.org or calling 911.

Protect yourself and other DC residents – if you see something, say something: iwatchdc.org or calling 911.

(8/29 at 9:57PM) DC Water reports that together with District Department of Transportation, they have completed the rest...
08/30/2021
Restoration complete: 3rd Street Tunnel reopened in entirety | DCWater.com

(8/29 at 9:57PM) DC Water reports that together with District Department of Transportation, they have completed the restoration of the SB 3rd Street Tunnel and all lanes reopen at approximately 11 pm tonight.

https://dcwater.com/whats-going-on/news/restoration-complete-3rd-street-tunnel-reopened-entirety

Tonight, DC Water and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) plan to reopen the 3rd Street Tunnel and I-395 roadway at 11 pm on Sunday, August 29, well ahead of the Monday morning rush hour. The announcement comes after the pair of agencies completed seven days of investigation, repair and...

Download the HSEMA app today to stay updated on all things emergency management in the District. Visit ready.dc.gov to l...
08/29/2021

Download the HSEMA app today to stay updated on all things emergency management in the District. Visit ready.dc.gov to learn more!

Download the HSEMA app today to stay updated on all things emergency management in the District. Visit ready.dc.gov to learn more!

Make sure you have the latest emergency preparedness practices and tips. Sign up for the #ReadyDC bulletin by visiting r...
08/28/2021

Make sure you have the latest emergency preparedness practices and tips. Sign up for the #ReadyDC bulletin by visiting ready.dc.gov/bulletin.

Make sure you have the latest emergency preparedness practices and tips. Sign up for the #ReadyDC bulletin by visiting ready.dc.gov/bulletin.

(8/28-8/30) The District’s Heat Emergency Plan activates today through Monday, August 30. Please visit bit.ly/DistrictCo...
08/28/2021

(8/28-8/30) The District’s Heat Emergency Plan activates today through Monday, August 30. Please visit bit.ly/DistrictCoolingCenters to find a cooling center near you. See someone needing transportation to a shelter? Call the shelter hotline (202-399-7093) or 911 if an emergency.

Do you know the signs of heat exhaustion? Visit heat.dc.gov to learn more!
08/27/2021

Do you know the signs of heat exhaustion? Visit heat.dc.gov to learn more!

Do you know the signs of heat exhaustion? Visit heat.dc.gov to learn more!

(8/26 at 4:08PM) Severe thunderstorms impacting the District, US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington issues a ...
08/26/2021

(8/26 at 4:08PM) Severe thunderstorms impacting the District, US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington issues a flash flood warning for DC until 6:45PM.
❌Never drive through standing water.
📱Charge your devices.
⚡Don’t move downed power lines, trees, or other fallen objects.

(8/26 at 4:08PM) Severe thunderstorms impacting the District, US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington issues a flash flood warning for DC until 6:45PM.
❌Never drive through standing water.
📱Charge your devices.
⚡Don’t move downed power lines, trees, or other fallen objects.

08/26/2021

US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington reports a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Thurs., Aug. 26. Air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for children, people suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases & the elderly. Avoid strenuous activity and exercising outdoors.

Want to #BeatTheHeat? Make sure to follow these tips to ensure you are safe in the summer heat. Visit ready.dc.gov to le...
08/26/2021

Want to #BeatTheHeat? Make sure to follow these tips to ensure you are safe in the summer heat. Visit ready.dc.gov to learn more.

Thanks to Washington Metropolitan Police Dept. for inviting us to today’s #BeatTheStreets event at The Wharf. It was a g...
08/25/2021

Thanks to Washington Metropolitan Police Dept. for inviting us to today’s #BeatTheStreets event at The Wharf. It was a great day by the river sharing personal preparedness tips with Ward 6 residents. Learn more: ready.dc.gov

Thanks to Washington Metropolitan Police Dept. for inviting us to today’s #BeatTheStreets event at The Wharf. It was a great day by the river sharing personal preparedness tips with Ward 6 residents. Learn more: ready.dc.gov

Having a family communication plan in case of an emergency is crucial. Gather your family and begin your to-do list! Lea...
08/25/2021

Having a family communication plan in case of an emergency is crucial. Gather your family and begin your to-do list! Learn more: ready.dc.gov/homeandfamily

Having a family communication plan in case of an emergency is crucial. Gather your family and begin your to-do list! Learn more: ready.dc.gov/homeandfamily

Another great back to school event is in the books! Yesterday, HSEMA’s team met students and their families at the Colum...
08/25/2021

Another great back to school event is in the books! Yesterday, HSEMA’s team met students and their families at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus and shared tips on preparing before an emergency strikes. Get #ReadyDC and learn more at ready.dc.gov!

08/25/2021

U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) reports a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Wed., August 25. Air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for children, people suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases & the elderly. Avoid strenuous activity and exercising outdoors.

08/24/2021

Help keep you and fellow DC residents safe. Be sure to report any suspicious activity to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911!

Remember to stay hydrated and take breaks in the shade! Visit heat.dc.gov for more tips on how to #StayCoolDC.
08/24/2021

Remember to stay hydrated and take breaks in the shade! Visit heat.dc.gov for more tips on how to #StayCoolDC.

Remember to stay hydrated and take breaks in the shade! Visit heat.dc.gov for more tips on how to #StayCoolDC.

(8/24 at 8:47AM) The District’s Heat Emergency Plan will activate today through Friday, August 27. Please visit bit.ly/D...
08/24/2021

(8/24 at 8:47AM) The District’s Heat Emergency Plan will activate today through Friday, August 27. Please visit bit.ly/DistrictCoolingCenters to find a cooling center near you. See someone needing transportation to a shelter? Call the shelter hotline (202-399-7093) or 911 if an emergency.

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On July 4, 2021 An Innocent Little Girl, Secoriea Turner, Was Senselessly Slain When It Is A Day Freedom Is Celebrated! She Had A Right To Be Free From Mistreatment Of A Delusional, Arbitrary Autonomous Zone! Children Matter!😮
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On The Night Of April 14–15, 2014, 276 Mostly Christian Female Students Were Kidnapped From The Secondary School By The Islamic Terrorist Group Boko Haram. In The Town Of Chibok In Borno State, Nigeria, Africa. Such Should Have Sent The World A Signal Message That Islam Is Not A Religion To Be Accepted. Girls Are Special! Girls Matter!
Please file The Name Jehovah and the Watchtower and Bible Tract Society and affiliates including Joseph E. Cruz are a defaulted and incriminated group. The United States with military and judges are a defaulted, impeached, and incriminated group especially as pertains to military entrance and Lukis Cruz. Balance: ongoing
CRIME WATCH New Mexicotrue= procedural high crimes. While the victim can't make it to court or make a competent report, New Mexico makes them a defendant who is at that point in cruel and unusual procedure on purpose. And the U.S. falls from heaven to "get some" in the r**e. (See case Lukis Cruz)
This was posted on Facebook. I am afraid what transpired this past Wednesday at the Capitol could happen again, so I am bringing this to your attention.
CRIME REPORT vs. Judge Kenneth Gonzalez The United States Audrey Morey The duo and army have been found in tandem in the murder and or cover up of the murder of Khaleb Cruz. There was also a series of crimes which occurred around and part of the murder of Khaleb Cruz. I Lukis Cruz had absolutely no knowledge nor involvement with the crimes although Audrey Cruz aka Audrey Morey is known to have arranged a specific event which was very disrespectful to Lukis Cruz and hurtful to his life by making him part and portion to an abortion without his permission or understanding. Yes she manipulated it intentionally and decisively. (Since then I am not the decision maker over my life because criminals like the U.S. have been manipulating instead of allowing my own will and minding their business, control freaks afraid to get caught). The response to a memo sent back from a judge in the United States Court is as follows on the numbered points but not limited to these. This report is valid for armaments and evidence WITH ME for future proceedings in other cases even if not my own lead. 1: This case contains numerous hate crimes on various levels against one man/ hate discrimination 2: this case contains numerous discriminations against one child (as opposed to another) and one man who WAS NOT in violation or somehow deviant and the playing it as such is for the purpose of cover-up of these other crimes he suffered alive for years now and a child suffered in heinous short instant of time. 3: Kenneth Gonzalez obviously has no value for for fair hearings never having been a victim of crime himself, why is he judging the customer, the prescription is hereby entered for this policy and crime report, remove all fair hearings from Kenneth's future plate please. 4: during the ongoing war the U.S. and New Mexico waged upon one man who survives for his sons and the best interest of the human race the following subset crimes speak louder than words and are not limited to these but the U.S. or criminals within and Morey reap benefit a. Criminal government over a person who ONLY MAKES MONEY and the theft from him b. The facts around the death of Khaleb are such that a definite monetary award or compensation can and must be given to Lukis Cruz by overwhelming evidence of all likelihood these people did as he says since we know for sure someone or someones did what he says by the worthless on purpose handling and fall short style ONLY at junctures which would bear fruit to an investigation c. police reform bill agrees d. An extreme amount of unwarranted heinous treatment of Lukis Cruz agrees e. It is believed they Barak Obama (and thus U.S.) and a criminal as lawyer stole the identity of fleece which had much value and was in all likelihood used for the criminals calling themselves United States. 5: default judgement has not been returned when the court would have obliterated anyone else. Incidentally those shielded from default judgement or who's response is conveniently not forwarded are known crime ties to the criminal U.S. (the U.S. being caught off sides and unable to recover it's legal and lawful place which sits vacant due to awol nation running scams with its criminal buddies.) 6: the U.S. being forwarded a letter from Lukis Cruz fr request of money with specific directives was married with and made poisonous thus unusable for quality purposes. (I have since turned off the funds but the U.S. is continually observed in deviant behavior making quality impossible. Their behavior and criminals as government speak for themselves when they owed the money anyways) 7: did I say that the character of these people speaks for itself. They are always on the wrong side and for the purpose of slander, a byproduct behavior stemming from already being devoted to crime cover-up and only that as a possibility.......... Balance: punitive monetary compensation ________________________ Lukis Cruz P.O.Box 22282 Santa Fe NM 87502 [email protected] [email protected] 505-469-8720
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