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FEMA’s Community Resilience Exercise Resource Guide

With communities around the U.S. experiencing negative impacts of climate change, such as extreme heat waves, increased wildfires, and severe floods, resilience planning is more important now than ever.  FEMA has released an updated Long-Term Community Resilience Exercise Resource Guide that all agencies and communities can use to develop exercises...

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FEMA Strategic Plan: 2022-2026

The field of emergency management has seen tremendous change in the last decade. Ten years ago, FEMA managed an average of 108 disaster emergencies a year, compared to 311 today- including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While FEMA’s mission of helping people has not changed, the agency finds it necessary to...

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FEMA Releases COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance

As the 2021 Atlantic and Pacific hurricane seasons as well as the peak Western wildfire season are fast approaching, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released new guidance for state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) officials as they prepare for another year of response and recovery operations amidst the COVID-19...

FEMA Community Vaccination Centers Playbook Update

As of February 2021, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has claimed over 500,000 American lives.  While mitigation efforts such as social distancing and masks are effective preventative tools, the widespread administration of COVID-19 vaccines remains critical in the battle against this pandemic. FEMA  recently released their updated  Vaccination Centers Playbook with...

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FEMA Releases COVID-19 Initial Assessment Report

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to grip the nation, FEMA has released Pandemic Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Initial Assessment Report. This assessment focuses solely on FEMA’s response to COVID-19, describing the agency’s roles and responsibilities over the period of January through September 2020. The report provides...

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2020 National Preparedness Report

FEMA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have released the 2020 National Preparedness Report, based on data through December 31, 2019.  The National Preparedness Report (NPR) “summarizes the progress made, and challenges that remain, in building and sustaining the capabilities needed to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to,...

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FEMA Issues Guidance for 2020 Hurricane Season

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released COVID-19 Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact all levels of government, this document aims to provide actionable guidance to state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) authorities to prepare for the hurricane season. Specifically, the guidance...

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FEMA Issues a Guide on Disaster Financial Management

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the “Disaster Financial Management Guide” to support state, local, tribal and territorial jurisdictions in obtaining necessary resources to establish efficient disaster financial management practices. The Guide identifies foundational Skills and Capabilities that are essential in successful response to emergency situations. Furthermore, the document...

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2019 National Preparedness Report Released

FEMA has released its 2019 National Preparedness Report for calendar year 2018, which “summarizes the progress made and challenges that remain in building and sustaining the capabilities needed to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats, hazards and incidents that pose the greatest risk to the...

HSDL: Focusing on Pressing Issues and Beyond

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) hosted the 12th Annual Homeland Defense & Security Education Summit in Monterey, California on October 30th to November 1st. The theme for this year’s event was “Public Interest Security: Leveraging Education to Connect Policy and Operations with American...