9/13 FEMA Conference Call: Engaging the Next Generation in Public Service & Emergency Management
Please forward this to your Chapter’s youth coordinators or other appropriate person. We hope to hear you on the call tomorrow!
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEMA’S NEXT THINK TANK CONFERENCE CALL
TOPIC: ENGAGING THE NEXT GENERATION IN PUBLIC SERVICE AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Please join Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator of FEMA, for the next FEMA Think Tank conference call TOMORROW September 13, 2012, from Vicksburg, Mississippi.
WHAT: FEMA Think Tank
WHO: Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator of FEMA
WHEN: Thursday, September 13, 2012
1:30pm – 3:30pm (Central) (2:30pm-4:30pm EST)
WHERE: Vicksburg, Mississippi
Call In: 800-857-9818
Passcode: Think Tank
Captioning: Individuals who would like to access the captioning for this event may do so by following this link:
The FEMA Think Tank is a forum to engage the whole community, connect resources and share best practices, and develop solutions to the challenges we face in emergency management. Featured topics have included new technologies in emergency management; disability integration; integrating healthcare, public health and emergency management; public-private partnerships; and faith-based and community organizations in advancing the whole community approach to emergency management.
This month’s call is about engaging our next generation in public service and emergency management. The discussion will focus on the importance of getting our future leaders interested in substantive leadership and service opportunities.
The two programs that Deputy Administrator Serino will highlight are FEMA Corps and FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council. FEMA Corps is an innovative partnership between FEMA and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) that is intended to strengthen the nation’s ability to respond to and recover from disasters while promoting service opportunities to young adults. FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council encourages youth voicing their opinions, ideas and solutions on strengthening the nation’s resiliency. For more information on these programs, please visit http://blog.fema.gov/2012/08/
If you have any further questions please feel free to contact FEMA’s Congressional Affairs Division at (202) 646-4500.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards