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FEMA’s New Strategic Plan: What This Means for Federal Emergency Response

By Giles Hoback, III, faculty member, Emergency and Disaster Management & Fire Science Management at American Public University

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) just released its 2014-2018 Strategic Plan, including updates to its mission priorities, key outcomes, and stakeholder communication. The new plan was developed in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s Quadrennial Homeland Security Review and takes its foundation from the same review.

FEMA’s Craig Fugate Shares Numbers About Response and Recovery to Sandy, One Year Later

By Leischen Stelter

I couldn’t find many news articles about yesterday’s Senate subcommittee hearing on emergency management regarding the ongoing recovery from superstorm Sandy.

The only news article I found highlighted newly elected New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, who doesn’t even have an official name placard yet, but wasted no time during his first congressional hearing criticizing administrative officials about Sandy recovery efforts and the skyrocketing flood insurance rates for residents, as reported the Asbury Park Press.

For National Preparedness Month, I Actually Got Prepared

By Leischen Stelter As many of you probably know, FEMA has designated September as National Preparedness Month. It’s the time when the government asks citizens to prepare themselves for an emergency. I often run scenarios through my head about what I would do if I had to evacuate right now. What would I take with me? I’ve run the list through my mind, but one night last week it occurred to me that I would likely not have time (or a clear mind) to actually put together what I would need if I had to evacuate. So, I did it, I put together an emergency bag. Read more about what it took to get me to actually do it.

FEMA’s Fugate says Social Media is Valuable, but ‘No Tweet Stops the Bleeding’

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate doesn’t pretend to be the biggest proponent of social media or even technology in general. “I don’t care about the technology, what I care about is what people use to communicate, the information they share and things they are doing that can help me make a better decision faster–not necessarily more accurate, but faster—to change outcomes,” he said during a February 3 presentation the Tech@State conference.