Making an Impact with Disaster Education - FEMA Community & Family Preparedness Conference [open pdf - 116KB]
"Every year FEMA brings together emergency managers, American Red Cross volunteers, representatives from other government agencies and voluntary organizations, and leaders from business and the academic community to exchange information, form partnerships, and tackle the great challenges in disaster education. The event has been a catalyst in the development of a body of knowledge on how to conduct a successful community disaster education program. The American Red Cross -- FEMA's long-standing partner -- plays a major role in organizing and sponsoring the event. FEMA's 8th annual disaster education conference brought 80 disaster educators together at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in Emmitsburg, Maryland on June 9-12, 1998. Through group discussions, presentations, a public education fair, and various network building exercises, participants shared ideas and information around the theme, making an Impact with Disaster Education."
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