Tagged: FEMA

The Future of Disaster Response

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released the report Crisis Response and Disaster Resilience 2030: Forging Strategic Action in an Age of Uncertainty. FEMA recognizes the emergency management community will face challenges in the future that a far different from what the community is confronted with today. To meet...

FEMA Takes a Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes that a government-centric approach to emergency management is not enough to meet the challenges posed by a catastrophic incident. FEMA’s new report A Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management: Principles, Themes, and Pathways for Action focuses on the fact that FEMA is only...

FEMA Launches New Think Tank

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently launched a new forum to facilitate discussion in the field of emergency management called the FEMA Think Tank. “FEMA recognizes that the best solutions to the challenges we face are generated by the people and the communities who are closest to these challenges....

First Ever Test of Nationwide Emergency Alert System to Be Conducted

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on November 9, 2011. Although local and state tests are a weekly or monthly occurrence, this will be the...