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Federation's Public Safey Programming
Fairfax County Roundup – A Whole Community Collaboration for Disaster Resiliency
The Federation invites you to join us at the upcoming Fairfax County Roundup. This important event will be held on Thursday, October 25th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Community Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA. The Roundup’s purpose is to bring various community, faith, and non-profit organizations and businesses together to discuss the community’s role before, during and after disasters. The Federation is pleased to partner with Volunteer Fairfax, Fairfax County departments of Emergency Management and Neighborhood and Community Services, and Northern Virginia Community College on this event.
The Roundup’s purpose is to bring various community, faith, and non-profit organizations and businesses together to discuss the community’s role before, during and after disasters. The Event flyer and agenda are vailable for your convenience. Please register online. We thank you for sharing this important event with your friends and neighbors.
Keynote Address by James Lee Witt
Founder and Chairman of Witt Associates and Former FEMA Director
- Volunteer and Donations Management
- Frames for Coordination
- Faith Communities in Crisis
- and more!
Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN)
In today's global environment, it is important to stay alert in the event of an emergency. Fairfax County's Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN) delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates during a major crisis or emergency, in addition to day-to-day notices about weather and traffic. Messages will be delivered to all devices you register: email account, cell phone, text pager, satellite phone, wireless device. Please sign up for the CEAN on the county's website to stay alert in the case of an emergency available at CEAN .
The Federation's Public Safety Committee is undergoing its legislative review for the 2011-2012 Legislative Program this fall. Currently, the following legislative items are contained in our programming. All residents of Fairfax County are invited to provide input on public safety initiatives for the Federation's consideration. Please send ideas and suggestions to As'ad Hess-Linckost, the Federation's Public Safety Chairman via email to FedPublicSafetyChr2013 @ fairfaxfederation.org.
PUBLIC SAFETY LEGISTLATIVE ITEMS
a. ASSAULT WEAPONS: Enable local jurisdictions to regulate the sale of assault weapons. (continued; revised 2006)
b. DANGEROUS WEAPONS: Enable Fairfax County to regulate possession of dangerous weapons in public parks and County-owned or leased facilities or properties. (continued from 2000; revised 2006)
c. FIREARMS: Support increased penalties for illegal gun sales and for gun sales to minors. Also, support background checks for all gun sales, including private sales at gun shows. (continued; 2004; revised 2010)
d. EFFECTS OF SYNTHETIC DRUGS: Support a study of the health and safety effects and potential regulation of synthetic substances, such as synthetic marijuana, that have not yet been specifically defined as controlled substances by federal authorities. (2011)
Rationale: Some synthetic drugs are not illegal under federal or state law. Those synthetic drugs that mimic the effects of illegal drugs may cause the same health and safety concerns as the illegal drugs that they mimic.
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