Pledge to Prepare???
i got this email from FEMA...
below is an excerpt....
basicaly it is asking for volunteers...
i just dont like the fine print...
Interested in preparedness throughout the year?
If so, continue here to Pledge to Prepare.
By Pledging you will become part of the National Preparedness Coalition.
There is no cost or obligation in doing so.
As a Coalition Member, you will have access to exclusive resources and
be able to collaborate with thousands of fellow members across the country on ways
to participate and get your community involved.
Basic User Details ......
I affirm to do one or more of the following
Learn the emergency I am at risk of and their appropriate responses
Create an emergency supply kit (or update existing kit)
Create an emergency plan (or update existing plan)
Volunteer, attend preparedness training or host a preparedness event in my community.
I am going to help others prepare by coordinating A drill
An awareness campaign
I'm not sure yet
Please select the number of people who will participate in your national preparedness month activity
Last Name (Max. 255 characters)
Select the group you belong to (You may choose more than one)
I affirm that the above information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
I understand that this information is covered by
DHS/ALL-002 - Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Mailing and Other Lists System (Mailing List SORN),
73 Fed. Reg. 7165
Terms & Conditions
You must tick this box to say that you have read and accept the site's Terms & Conditions.
i like how it says there is no cost or obligation
and then it says "click here" to confirm that
"you have read and accept
the site's Terms & Conditions" and
that U"understand that this information is covered by DHS/ALL-002 - Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Mailing and Other Lists System (Mailing
List SORN), 73 Fed. Reg. 7165"
anyway, i got to wondering about DHS/ALL-002
and found this.... www.dhs.gov...
FEMA Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),
a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS),
manages a process for Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR).
This process, assigned to FEMA’s Office of the Chief Security Officer (OCSO),
is designed to collect, investigate, analyze, and report suspicious activities to
the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF),
Federal Protective Service (FPS), and/or other federal, state, or local law enforcement
authorities required to investigate and respond to terrorist threats or hazards to homeland security.
FEMA is conducting this privacy impact assessment (PIA) because this SAR
process collects, maintains, and uses personally identifiable information (PII).
yet another layer of info collection...
but what got me was this little extra...
not only are they collecting info on criminals, but also people reporting crime.... why?
any ideas on what else all this is about???
More specifically, FEMA OCSO will collect, maintain, use, and retrieve
records on individuals who report suspicious activities,
individuals reported as being involved in suspicious activities, and individuals charged with the investigation, analysis, and appropriate handling
of suspicious activity reports.