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Alaska Communications Systems Inc
600 Telephone Avenue
Alaska Communications Systems Holdings, Inc. (ACS Holdings) is a facilities-based telecommunications services provider and a local exchange carrier in Alaska. It provides telecommunications services to customers under a single brand name, Alaska Communica
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City of Tullahoma, TN - Contact City Hall
John Riley Emergency Management Director firstname.lastname@example.org
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John W. Riley was appointed by the Board of Mayor and Alderman as the Director of Emergency Management on November 15, 2001.
Mr. Riley's education is in the medical and emergency services field.
He has over 45 years experience in all aspects of emergency response operations and holds many certifications from the Air Force and Navy.
Riley is a Cerified Emergency Manager through the International Association of Emergency Managers.
Riley is a graduate of the Air Force On-Scene Commanders course, Safety Systems Hazardous Materials Command and Control School response operations.
Prior to retirement from AEDC, he was Director of Emergency Management for ACS and the Primary On-Scene Commander, responsible to the Center Commander for all emergency response Operations.
Riley was appointed the only contractor On-Scene commander with complete authority to direct Air Force disaster response efforts.
He also is chairperson for the Tennessee/Kentucky/Georgia Military Emergency Management Working Group.
As Tullahoma's Emergency Management Director Riley reports directly to the City Administrator, promoting adequate channels of communications and mutual aid to help prevent loss of life, human suffering and extensive property damage.
coordinates all plans and procedures to identify key elements and determine requirements, concepts and alternatives in mutual aid.
He works closely with the Coffee County EMA Director and TEMA as well as other organizations supporting disaster/emergency response.
During major emergencies Riley
oversees operation of the city EOC and coordinates the actions of other organizations.
John Riley, city emergency ...
John Riley, city emergency management director, said the city's share would be $6,075 of the total with the federal government paying $18,225.
The grant is part of FEMA's
hazardous mitigation program, and the money will be used for hazardous materials prevention and other disaster-related efforts, Riley
said the city's contribution can be through in-kind labor, and he
intends to draft hazardous mitigation plans, saving the $6,075 requirement.
The federal program provides grants to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration.
said the purpose of the program is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster.
said the equipment will be used to chart and label potentially hazardous areas, identify flood-prone areas and other places where chemical spills could occur.
said such preventive measures are paramount, considering the country have been a victim to terrorism and remains in a defensive state.
said Tullahoma has a regional airport and railroad usage as a major tranportation thoroughfare.
said the circumstances make disaster planning a high priority.
referred to Yucca Mountain, Nev.
said Tullahoma needs to be proactive in disaster planning.
"The railroad line running through here is the main line between north and south," he
"The Office of Emergency Management is continuing to update our emergency response plans so we can meet our needs."
said Tullahoma has always taken a proactive approch to emergency management issues.
"I don't think people realize how fortunate we are in Tullahoma," he