FEMA Not First Responders, Says Paulison

May 2006
Fire Chief;May2006, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p12
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The article reports that the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is preparing a renewed sense of commitment, improvement and urgency because of indications of another active hurricane season in 2006. According to FEMA acting director R. David Paulison, effective emergency management requires a team approach, and that FEMA is not a first responder. The goal of the agency is to strengthen the federal-state partnership to expedite response and hasten recovery.


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