Federal Emergency Management Agency Annual Report 1983: A Report to the President on Emergency Management in the United States [open pdf - 5MB]
This document is the 1983 annual report of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was established to develop and maintain a national emergency management program. FEMA's specific mission is to coordinate federal programs for the management of national security emergencies, administer a wide range of national hazard-specific mitigation and preparedness programs, and coordinate the federal response to major domestic disasters. FEMA provides state and local governments with guidelines and technical and financial support to assist them in the enhancement of their emergency management capabilities. In 1983, FEMA began to implement the Integrated Emergency Management System (IEMS) as the operational standard upon which all emergency programs, plans, and coordination procedures will be based. IEMS recognizes that basic emergency capabilities are required as a foundation for response to any emergency. Therefore, emergency management can best be achieved by applying common practices to all hazards with enhanced or special capabilities for certain types of emergencies. IEMS functions through the consolidation of personnel and material and financial resources to eliminate overlapping of efforts and provide an efficient, cost-effective method of resolving emergency management issues. As a result, this all-hazards approach to emergency management is cementing a strong partnership between federal, state, and local governments and the consortium of private and volunteer organizations engaged in emergency management activities. The year 1983 was a productive one for FEMA. Our accomplishments reflect the Administration's goal of providing programs that truly serve the American people, while reducing the cost of government and encouraging a solid partnership between governments and the private sector."
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