FEMA Podcast Episode 41: National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Listen in on this discussion with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) President Greg Forrester and FEMA’s Voluntary Agency Coordination Branch Chief Liz Gibson on how the NVOAD fosters a more effective delivery of services to communities affected by disaster and their coordination with FEMA to help people before, during and after disasters. The FEMA podcast is an … Continue reading FEMA Podcast Episode 41: National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

FEMA Releases PrepTalk: “Storytelling to Promote Action”

Today, FEMA released "Storytelling to Promote Action”. In their PrepTalk, The Big One Podcast team shares why they developed “The Big One: Your Survival Guide” podcast, which features stories about people in Southern California preparing for the possibility of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that could occur within the next 30 years.  The Big One Podcast Team is comprised … Continue reading FEMA Releases PrepTalk: “Storytelling to Promote Action”

Join FEMA Partnership Day

On Thursday, July 25, FEMA and the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) will host Partnership Day.  This event recognizes and builds awareness of valuable services and support provided by voluntary, faith-based, and community partners to disaster survivors before, during, and after disasters. Open to the public, this event will take place at FEMA headquarters.  … Continue reading Join FEMA Partnership Day

EMA Seeks Feedback on NFIP Revisions to Payment Methodology

On July 8, FEMA published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register (Notice) entitled “Revisions to Methodology for Payments to Write Your Own (WYO) Companies.” In the notice, FEMA outlines the current Write Your Own payment methodology, which provides historical documentation of actual payment amounts. Additionally, this notice porposes methodologies consistent with the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform … Continue reading EMA Seeks Feedback on NFIP Revisions to Payment Methodology

National Flood Insurance Program Claims Made Easier

National Flood Insurance Program Claims Made Easier In August, FEMA released a new, easy to use National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Claims Manual. The newly redesigned manual aims to make flood insurance claims and NFIP processes more understandable so policyholders experience consistency and reliability of service. FEMA scheduled three webinars to explain the changes and … Continue reading National Flood Insurance Program Claims Made Easier

FEMA and National Association of Realtors Partner to Improve Disaster Preparedness

FEMA and National Association of Realtors Partner to Improve Disaster Preparedness On Nov. 2, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) announced an agreement to work together to educate consumers and homebuyers about disaster preparedness. NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall and FEMA Administrator Brock Long signed the memorandum of agreement at … Continue reading FEMA and National Association of Realtors Partner to Improve Disaster Preparedness

FEMA – Form Immediate Release – Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2018 Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency On November 16, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018. This landmark legislation elevates the mission of the former National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) within DHS and establishes the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). … Continue reading FEMA – Form Immediate Release – Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

FEMA FEMA to Host National Response Framework Update Webinars

As part of FEMA’s renewed effort to build a national culture of preparedness, the agency is updating the National Response Framework (NRF) to incorporate lessons learned from the 2017 hurricane and wildfire season. The updated NRF will be scalable, flexible and adaptable, using core capabilities identified in the National Preparedness Goal and will continue to … Continue reading FEMA FEMA to Host National Response Framework Update Webinars

FEMA Bulletin – October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. October 22-26 focuses on awareness about protecting the Nation’s critical infrastructure. There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors that are important for the safety and security of the United States. These sectors rely on the Internet, and we all play a role in keeping the sectors safe. This week of … Continue reading FEMA Bulletin – October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

FEMA Bulletin – FEMA Seeks Public Feedback on Senior Leader Toolkit

FEMA released a draft Senior Leader Toolkit, which provides easy-to-edit tools to help emergency managers prepare senior leaders and policy-makers to fulfill their incident responsibilities. These documents will be available for public comment until November 16 at 5 p.m. Eastern. Senior leaders and policy-makers play critical roles in incident management, consistent with local laws and authorities. … Continue reading FEMA Bulletin – FEMA Seeks Public Feedback on Senior Leader Toolkit