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FEMA Appoints New EMI Superintendent
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region VI Administrator Tony Russell has taken over as the Superintendent of FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI). As Region VI Administrator, Russell has been responsible for the oversight of FEMA operations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. He previously served as the Acting Director of FEMA’s Louisiana Recovery Office and as a Federal Coordinating Officer for FEMA Region VIII.
“I’m confident that Tony is the right person to take on this important role,” said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. “The emergency management training that takes place at EMI is critical to the FEMA mission and with Tony’s leadership, I’m confident that we will continue to educate and train the country’s finest emergency managers.”
For more information on this appointment, go to http://www.firehouse.com/press_release/10706889/fema-names-emi-superintendent.
FEMA Releases National Preparedness Report
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its partners released the 2012 National Preparedness Report (NPR) identifying significant progress the nation has made in areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. Overall, the report found that the nation has increased its collective preparedness, not only from external threats, but also for natural and technological hazards.
“This report illustrates areas of national strength to include planning, operational coordination, intelligence and information sharing and other response related capabilities,” said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. “As we continually assess and aim to meet the full vision of the National Preparedness Goal, we must continue to build on the significant progress to date and address identified opportunities for improvement.”
The NPR reflects how the nation has made significant progress addressing opportunities for improvement identified after events such as 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. If you want to download this report, go to http://www.firehouse.com/press_release/10709879/fema-releases-national-preparedness-report.