FEMA Blog: 10 Items you’ll Need for your Pets Hurricane Emergency Kit

The Atlantic and Pacific hurricane seasons began this month.  While building your own preparedness kit, read the FEMA blog entry on what items you need for the furriest member of your family. One essential item to include in your pets preparedness kit is a picture of you and your pet together. If you become separated this will help you document ownership and allow others to assist you. … Continue reading FEMA Blog: 10 Items you’ll Need for your Pets Hurricane Emergency Kit

June 21 Deadline for NIMS Training Program Refresh Feedback

The revised "National Incident Management System" introduces training focus areas based on incident personnel’s position and responsibility. The focus areas include the Incident Command System, Joint Information System, Emergency Operation Center, and the Multiagency Coordination Group.  FEMA is hosting a series of 60-minute engagement webinars to highlight proposed changes to NIMS and answer participant questions about … Continue reading June 21 Deadline for NIMS Training Program Refresh Feedback

FEMA Seeks Public Comment for New Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

FEMA is seeking comments on the development and implementation of Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) Section 1234: National Public Infrastructure Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.  Comments will be accepted until July 15, on FEMA IdealScale or by email at  BUILDBRIC@fema.dhs.gov.  This month, FEMA will host a webinar series to provide an overview of the different topic areas that are important for the … Continue reading FEMA Seeks Public Comment for New Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

FEMA Seeks Feedback on the National Response Framework

The "National Response Framework" and "Emergency Support Function (ESF) #14 – Cross-Sector Business and Infrastructure Annex" draft documents are now available for public comment. Feedback and recommendations will help ensure the final versions of the documents are effective resources for emergency managers across the nation. For more information on the updates and to download the drafts, … Continue reading FEMA Seeks Feedback on the National Response Framework

FEMA Holds Webinar for Recipients of Disaster Assistance Grants

he FEMA "New Recipients of Disaster Grants Guide" outlines the critical statutory, policy, and procedural requirements for Recipients of FEMA disaster assistance grants. The scope of the guide includes pre-disaster preparations and post-disaster actions and is tailored to an audience of current (or prospective) recipients of federal disaster grant funding. The information is meant to … Continue reading FEMA Holds Webinar for Recipients of Disaster Assistance Grants

FEMA Hosts Webinars Highlighting Course Changes

FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) will host a webinar series highlighting the changes in three courses on the Incident Command System All-Hazards Position Specific Curriculum.  The webinars will provide instructor requirements and future course releases. All times are Eastern and each webinar has the same content: •  Tuesday, June 25 - 11 a.m. •  Tuesday, June 25 … Continue reading FEMA Hosts Webinars Highlighting Course Changes

FEMA Releases PrepTalk: “Visual + Effective Communication for Emergency Information”

FEMA and its emergency management partners released Claudine Jaenichen’s “Visual + Effective Communication for Emergency Information” today. In her PrepTalk, Jaenichen explores the cognitive biases that impede our ability to make the right decision when confronted with an emergency and shares her evacuation maps that will help more people recall safe routes during an evacuation. … Continue reading FEMA Releases PrepTalk: “Visual + Effective Communication for Emergency Information”

FEMA Hosts 2019 Hurricane and Wildfire Season Video Teleconference

On June 17, Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor hosted the annual hurricane and wildfire video teleconference for new state, tribal and territorial emergency managers. The video teleconference is an annual opportunity to test communications capabilities used in real-world disaster events with emergency management partners around the country. Participants discussed the National Hurricane Center 2019 hurricane season outlook and National Interagency … Continue reading FEMA Hosts 2019 Hurricane and Wildfire Season Video Teleconference