Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Formerly an independent federal agency that became part of the Department of Homeland Security on March 1,2003.FEMA's mission statement is to “lead the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response
and recovery efforts following any national incident.”FEMA (www.fema.gov) also initiates proactive
mitigation activities,trains first responders,and manages the National Flood Insurance Program.

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FEMA director Michael Brown filled this role as a political patronage appointee who did not know what he was doing, but did consistently try to fight the good fight even when that required compromising his career.
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