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

Mission: The District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) supports and coordinates homeland security and emergency management efforts, ensuring that the District of Columbia’s all-hazards emergency operations are prepared to protect against, plan for, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made hazards. HSEMA is the sponsoring agency for the District's personal preparedness campaign, ReadyDC. To learn more, visit ready.dc.gov.

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Over the past several months, we’ve been challenged, and it’s not been easy. If you need help managing anxiety and stres...
11/02/2020

Over the past several months, we’ve been challenged, and it’s not been easy. If you need help managing anxiety and stress, please talk to a mental health clinician. Call 1-888-793-4357. We are here for you.

Together, we can stop the spread of COVID-19. By opting-in to the DC COVID Alert Notice – our free exposure notification...
11/01/2020

Together, we can stop the spread of COVID-19. By opting-in to the DC COVID Alert Notice – our free exposure notification system – you can learn if you’ve been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. To learn more, visit coronavirus.dc.gov/dccan.

Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Social distance. Do your part, DC.
11/01/2020

Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Social distance. Do your part, DC.

It’s simple: when you leave home, you must wear a mask. Learn more: coronavirus.dc.gov
10/31/2020

It’s simple: when you leave home, you must wear a mask. Learn more: coronavirus.dc.gov

When around people outside of your household, you should wear a mask and social distance. Small gatherings do not mean l...
10/30/2020

When around people outside of your household, you should wear a mask and social distance. Small gatherings do not mean less risk of spreading or getting COVID-19!

Join us in congratulating Carrie Speranza, who has been selected as HSEMA's new Deputy Director. Carrie served as HSEMA'...
10/30/2020

Join us in congratulating Carrie Speranza, who has been selected as HSEMA's new Deputy Director. Carrie served as HSEMA's Chief of Staff for the last three years and has brought expertise, professionalism and leadership to our agency. She is a remarkable emergency manager and we're excited to see her take on this new and important role on our team. Throughout her time at HSEMA, Carrie has been instrumental in helping to organize and streamline many of our processes and has a played a central role in steering HSEMA through an unprecedented year in 2020. Carrie brings nearly two decades of experience to this position and we're excited for her to serve as yet another strong female in the leadership ranks of the emergency management world. #WomenInEmergencyManagement #WeAreHSEMA

You are the District’s first line of defense! If you see something or someone suspicious, say something! Report suspicio...
10/30/2020

You are the District’s first line of defense! If you see something or someone suspicious, say something! Report suspicious activity to 911. #SaferStrongerDC

AlertDC provides real-time updates for weather, traffic, public safety and more. Visit alertdc.dc.gov to sign up and #St...
10/30/2020

AlertDC provides real-time updates for weather, traffic, public safety and more. Visit alertdc.dc.gov to sign up and #StayInformed.

Subscribe to the monthly ReadyDC Preparedness Bulletin to stay on top of the latest emergency preparedness tips, events,...
10/29/2020

Subscribe to the monthly ReadyDC Preparedness Bulletin to stay on top of the latest emergency preparedness tips, events, and important issues. Visit bit.ly/readydcbulletin to subscribe!

The @NWS has issued a Flood Watch for the District until 11PM tonight. Residents are asked to remain alert. Sign up for ...
10/29/2020

The @NWS has issued a Flood Watch for the District until 11PM tonight. Residents are asked to remain alert. Sign up for AlertDC to receive weather and traffic alerts from the District: alertdc.dc.gov.

Remember: NEVER drive through flooded roadways. It puts your life and first responders at risk.

Public affairs intern, Kirstin Johnson, has the #WhyHSEMAWednesday spotlight this week! Kirstin is currently a senior at...
10/28/2020

Public affairs intern, Kirstin Johnson, has the #WhyHSEMAWednesday spotlight this week! Kirstin is currently a senior at UTSA - The University of Texas at San Antonio studying communication with a public relations concentration. Her favorite part of the internship is working out of the nation’s capital and gaining experience in crisis communication, government relations, and media communications. She is looking forward to applying these skills while supporting public affairs efforts in the District during the 59th Presidential Inauguration.

Kirstin’s dream job is to work in Public Affairs for H-E-B She is inspired by the quote, “Success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” Her mentor is Debbie Marino because Debbie is a strong female leader who has encouraged her to be a fearless, young female professional and to always say yes to the next opportunity. We’re so happy Kirstin joined the HSEMA family this fall!

What a great memory to pop up! One year ago, we celebrated an all-female crew staffing the District’s mobile command bus...
10/27/2020

What a great memory to pop up! One year ago, we celebrated an all-female crew staffing the District’s mobile command bus during an activation for the World Series. A rare but exciting sight to see in the emergency management world!

When you look around mobile command and realize it’s a female crew! Shout out to these leaders from HSEMA, Executive Office of Mayor Bowser, DC Department of Public Works, District Department of Transportation, DC Fire And EMS working behind the scenes to ensure #WorldSeries fans in the #SportsCapital have a safe and enjoyable experience. 💪⚾️

#WomenInEmergencyManagement #WeAreDC

You play a key role in protecting your neighborhood. If you see something suspicious, say something! Report suspicious a...
10/27/2020

You play a key role in protecting your neighborhood. If you see something suspicious, say something! Report suspicious activity to 911. #SaferStrongerDC

For more tips on staying safe online visit ready.dc.gov/cyber. Do your part. #BeCyberSmart
10/26/2020

For more tips on staying safe online visit ready.dc.gov/cyber. Do your part. #BeCyberSmart

Participating in lower risk activities helps decrease the risk of spreading COVID-19 while still getting in the holiday ...
10/24/2020

Participating in lower risk activities helps decrease the risk of spreading COVID-19 while still getting in the holiday spirit! For more tips on how to safely celebrate Halloween this year, visit bit.ly/DCSafeHalloween #ReadyDC

Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Social distance. Do your part, DC.
10/23/2020

Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Social distance. Do your part, DC.

Do your part to #BeCyberSmart. Set strong passwords, change them regularly, and don’t share them with anyone else! For m...
10/23/2020

Do your part to #BeCyberSmart. Set strong passwords, change them regularly, and don’t share them with anyone else! For more information on how to protect yourself online visit ready.dc.gov/cyber.

Be vigilant and protect your neighborhood. If you see something or someone suspicious, say something! Call 911 to report...
10/22/2020

Be vigilant and protect your neighborhood. If you see something or someone suspicious, say something! Call 911 to report suspicious behavior.

Sign up for AlertDC and get real-time updates on weather, traffic, public safety and more sent straight to your phone. S...
10/22/2020

Sign up for AlertDC and get real-time updates on weather, traffic, public safety and more sent straight to your phone. Sign up at alertdc.dc.gov.

Are you homebound because of COVID-19? We’re here to help. To request food and other essentials:☎️ Call: 1-888-349-8323💻...
10/22/2020

Are you homebound because of COVID-19? We’re here to help. To request food and other essentials:
☎️ Call: 1-888-349-8323
💻 Online: coronavirus.dc.gov/gethelp

We all have a shared responsibility to protect DC. Wear a mask. Save lives. Stop the spread. Learn more: coronavirus.dc....
10/21/2020

We all have a shared responsibility to protect DC. Wear a mask. Save lives. Stop the spread. Learn more: coronavirus.dc.gov

Learn more about available District resources to keep you in your home 🏘by visiting coronavirus.dc.gov/rent.
10/21/2020

Learn more about available District resources to keep you in your home 🏘by visiting coronavirus.dc.gov/rent.

The DC Contact Trace Force is part of the team working to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. When they r...
10/20/2020

The DC Contact Trace Force is part of the team working to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. When they ring, answer the call!

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. #BeCyberSmart by using privacy settings and limiting the amount of personal i...
10/20/2020

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. #BeCyberSmart by using privacy settings and limiting the amount of personal information you post online. For more tips, visit ready.dc.gov/cyber

If you see something that is out of the ordinary, say something! Report suspicious activity and behavior by calling 911....
10/19/2020

If you see something that is out of the ordinary, say something! Report suspicious activity and behavior by calling 911. #SaferStrongerDC #ReadyDC

Feel sick or believe you were exposed to COVID-19? Call a doctor or health care provider. Unable to get tested through y...
10/19/2020

Feel sick or believe you were exposed to COVID-19? Call a doctor or health care provider. Unable to get tested through your doctor or at a clinic? Go to a public testing site:
coronavirus.dc.gov/testing

Students and families can receive fresh fruits, vegetables, and non-perishable groceries at several grocery sites across...
10/19/2020

Students and families can receive fresh fruits, vegetables, and non-perishable groceries at several grocery sites across the District. Learn more: coronavirus.dc.gov/food

Over the past several months, we’ve been challenged, and it’s not been easy. If you need help managing anxiety and stres...
10/18/2020

Over the past several months, we’ve been challenged, and it’s not been easy. If you need help managing anxiety and stress, please talk to a mental health clinician. Call 1-888-793-4357. We are here for you.

Feeling sick? Call your doctor, get a COVID-19 test, and stay home while you wait for your results.
10/18/2020

Feeling sick? Call your doctor, get a COVID-19 test, and stay home while you wait for your results.

It’s simple: when you leave home, you must wear a mask. Learn more: coronavirus.dc.gov
10/17/2020

It’s simple: when you leave home, you must wear a mask. Learn more: coronavirus.dc.gov

When around people outside of your household, you should wear a mask and social distance. Small gatherings do not mean l...
10/17/2020

When around people outside of your household, you should wear a mask and social distance. Small gatherings do not mean less risk of spreading or getting COVID-19!

Happy #BossesDay to all of the leaders and managers here at HSEMA! A big shout out also goes to the District's fearless ...
10/16/2020

Happy #BossesDay to all of the leaders and managers here at HSEMA! A big shout out also goes to the District's fearless leader, Mayor Bowser.

The countdown is on! We’re 10 minutes away from the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. Remember – DROP, COVER, AND HOLD O...
10/15/2020

The countdown is on! We’re 10 minutes away from the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. Remember – DROP, COVER, AND HOLD ON! #ReadyDC #GreatShakeOut

The region’s largest earthquake drill starts in just 30 minutes! At 10:15a.m., remember to DROP, COVER, AND HOLD ON. #Re...
10/15/2020

The region’s largest earthquake drill starts in just 30 minutes! At 10:15a.m., remember to DROP, COVER, AND HOLD ON. #ReadyDC #GreatShakeOut

It’s almost time to #ShakeOut! At 10:15a.m., remember to DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON! For more tips on how to prepare, visi...
10/15/2020

It’s almost time to #ShakeOut! At 10:15a.m., remember to DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON! For more tips on how to prepare, visit ready.dc.gov/earthquakes.

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PARTICIPANTS NEEDED A Doctoral Candidate in Criminal Justice is Looking for Volunteers to Participate in a Research Study. Title of the Study: Exploring the Impacts of Workplace Loneliness on Criminal Justice Senior Leaders WHAT: Workplace Loneliness WHO: Senior Leaders in Criminal Justice Organizations WHERE: District of Columbia, Maryland, & Virginia HOW: Telephone Conference, Video Chat, or Email Senior Leader Criteria: • An individual with a mid-level management title or higher within the criminal justice organization. • Have at least 5 years of management experience within the U.S. criminal justice system. • Must be leading a team and be supervising junior staffs’ performance and productivity. If you are interested, please contact directly at 202-271-2919 and/or email [email protected] using a private email address.
I am APPALLED that the mayor refuses to acknowledge the vital role that grocery workers are playing during the pandemic. These fine individuals are bravely facing sacrifices and risks to ensure that seniors, like I, can safely continue to obtain the food we need to survive. DESIGNATE THESE PEOPLE AS ESSENTIAL WORKERS!!! (I am also more than a little annoyed that the mayor sets herself apart from the voters by not allowing for easier access through email or by a phone number that no one answers!)
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