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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The order requires Security Bank to pay a civil money penalty of $3,250, which will be remitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for deposit into the National Flood Mitigation Fund.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourages people to live in harm's way.
Federal Emergency Management Agency funds will be provided for the state and affected local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations to pay 75 percent of the eligible costs for repairing or replacing damaged facilities in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura.
The order requires the Central State Bank to pay a civil money penalty of $2,000, which will be remitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for deposit into the National Flood Mitigation Fund.
The center operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, will be open from 8 a.
Emergency Medical Services Corporation (NYSE: EMS) announced today that its subsidiary, American Medical Response (AMR), has been awarded a contract by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and General Services Administration (GSA) to provide emergency medical transportation and paratransit evacuation services for the city of New Orleans and 12 coastal Louisiana parishes for any disaster that requires federal evacuation assistance.
Federal Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Cindy Taylor said the agency does not yet know when it will tell President George W.
IRVING, Texas -- Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) today announced that its Government Group had been awarded a new two-year contract by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
A White House spokesman said Bush is waiting to hear from the Federal Emergency Management Agency whether California deserves federal funding, though one might think the video shot of a mountainside letting loose from terra firma and burying part of a community might have been enough evidence.
Einstein Wireless has partnered with Houston-based CellCast Communications, in cooperation with a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) pilot program covering a group of states, to demonstrate cell broadcast as a viable component of an emergency alert system.
Training and technology are being upgraded at tremendous cost, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which responded so well 10 years ago, has become part of the new U.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is currently drawing criticism from the victims of recent natural disasters who are citing slow reaction time, disorganization and mismanagement as causes for a seeming inability to provide adequate support in their time of acute need.

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