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November 28, 2009
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Nevada emergency and security operations all under one roof

The governor's decision to unify homeland security and emergency management functions has already fixed many of the problems officials say have plagued the state's efforts in those areas since Sept. 11, 2001.

Frank Siracusa, longtime director of emergency management, said Nevada - like many other states - realized that it made no sense to have one operation to deal with potential terrorism threats and another to deal with natural disasters and every other type of emergency.

"Whether it's a terrorist attack on a building or a gas line leak that blows a building up, it's now all under one roof," …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Nov 28, 2009 12:31AM Published Nov 28, 2009 12:29AM Copyright 2009 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.