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These videos are designed to be resources for state, local, and federal officials looking to learn more about FEMA services. Specific topics include the individual assistance process and how to apply for public assistance.
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September 20, 2013
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  • An overview of FEMA Individual Assistance and the Privacy Act.

    FEMA Individual Assistance and the Privacy Act

    Video by jameelah.haynes@fema.gov
    An overview of FEMA Individual Assistance and the Privacy Act.
  • When disaster strikes, the first responsibility of emergency managers and local officials is to protect lives and public health.  Communities should also take emergency protective measures to reduce the immediate threat of significant damage to improved public or private property through cost effective measures.

    Public Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessment

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    When disaster strikes, the first responsibility of emergency managers and local officials is to protect lives and public health. Communities should also take emergency protective measures to reduce the immediate threat of significant damage to improved public or private property through cost effective measures.
  • Routine Use “H (1)” allows FEMA to release applicant information to Federal and state government agencies that have the authority to provide disaster assistance.

    Routine Use H(1) for Federal or State Agencies

    Video by jameelah.haynes@fema.gov
    Routine Use “H (1)” allows FEMA to release applicant information to Federal and state government agencies that have the authority to provide disaster assistance.
  • For use by a local government or voluntary organization to request applicant information from FEMA, for the purpose of providing additional, tangible disaster assistance.

    Routine Use H(2) Avoiding Duplication of Benefit for Local & Voluntary Agencies

    Video by jameelah.haynes@fema.gov
    For use by a local government or voluntary organization to request applicant information from FEMA, for the purpose of providing additional, tangible disaster assistance.
  • For use by voluntary organizations that either have a membership with National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) or are participating in the Long Term Recovery Committee for a specific disaster.

    Routine Use H(3) Reducing Duplication of Efforts for Local & Voluntary Agencies

    Video by jameelah.haynes@fema.gov
    For use by voluntary organizations that either have a membership with National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) or are participating in the Long Term Recovery Committee for a specific disaster.
  • For use by FEMA to share information with state and local government agencies, as well as voluntary organizations, to prevent a duplication of benefit.

    Routine Use (I) Avoiding Duplication of Benefits for FEMA

    Video by jameelah.haynes@fema.gov
    For use by FEMA to share information with state and local government agencies, as well as voluntary organizations, to prevent a duplication of benefit.
  • This Routine Use allows information sharing to Federal, State, or local agencies that are charged with the implementation of hazard mitigation measures.

    Routine Use (J)

    Video by jameelah.haynes@fema.gov
    This Routine Use allows information sharing to Federal, State, or local agencies that are charged with the implementation of hazard mitigation measures.
  • For use by all FEMA employees and partners to ensure that Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is safeguarded.

    Secured Means for Information Handling

    Video by jameelah.haynes@fema.gov
    For use by all FEMA employees and partners to ensure that Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is safeguarded.
  • A testimonial featuring Jaimie Porter of the California Department of Social Services.

    State Use of Routine Use H(1)

    Video by jameelah.haynes@fema.gov
    A testimonial featuring Jaimie Porter of the California Department of Social Services.
  • A testimonial featuring Charles Cook of FEMA Region IV.

    State Use of Routine Use H(1)

    Video by jameelah.haynes@fema.gov
    A testimonial featuring Charles Cook of FEMA Region IV.
  • A testimonial featuring Jono Anzalone of FEMA Region VII.

    Voluntary Organization Use of Routine Use H(3)

    Video by jameelah.haynes@fema.gov
    A testimonial featuring Jono Anzalone of FEMA Region VII.
  • A testimonial featuring Tanya Stevenson of FEMA Headquarters.

    Federal Use of Routine Use H(2)

    Video by jameelah.haynes@fema.gov
    A testimonial featuring Tanya Stevenson of FEMA Headquarters.
  • Testimonial featuring Robin Clegg of the Community Recovery Team, Inc.

    Voluntary Organization Use of H(3)

    Video by jameelah.haynes@fema.gov
    Testimonial featuring Robin Clegg of the Community Recovery Team, Inc.
  • In this video, we’ll discuss what you can do to facilitate the EHP review of your community’s projects. Each project is unique and may be subject to different local, state, and federal environmental and historic preservation laws

    Environmental and Historic Preservation

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    In this video, we’ll discuss what you can do to facilitate the EHP review of your community’s projects. Each project is unique and may be subject to different local, state, and federal environmental and historic preservation laws
  • FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama provides one-of-a-kind training for first responders from around the nation.  Here is a quick look at Technical Emergency Response Training for CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) incidents.

    Center for Domestic Preparedness - Technical Emergency Response Training

    Video by Shannon Arledge
    FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama provides one-of-a-kind training for first responders from around the nation. Here is a quick look at Technical Emergency Response Training for CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) incidents.
  • Ten hospitals from Tennessee recently participated in training for a mass casualty incident at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama. For more information on training opportunities, visit www.cdp.dhs.gov.

    Center for Domestic Preparedness - Mass Casualty Training

    Video by Shannon Arledge
    Ten hospitals from Tennessee recently participated in training for a mass casualty incident at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama. For more information on training opportunities, visit www.cdp.dhs.gov.
  • As the Federal government’s lead for disaster assistance, FEMA coordinates with various federal agencies, state and local governments, non-profit organizations and private sector partners to provide a full range of disaster assistance.  Much of this work is coordinated and managed at FEMA’s three National Processing Service Centers.

    An Overview of the National Processing Service Centers (NPSC)

    Video by jameelah.haynes@fema.gov
    As the Federal government’s lead for disaster assistance, FEMA coordinates with various federal agencies, state and local governments, non-profit organizations and private sector partners to provide a full range of disaster assistance. Much of this work is coordinated and managed at FEMA’s three National Processing Service Centers.
  • Individual Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessments:  
An Overview for Government Officials.

As the Federal government’s lead for disaster assistance, FEMA coordinates with various federal agencies, and state and local governments to provide a full range of disaster assistance. This video will focus on the types of assessments for losses that directly impact individuals and households, known as an Individual Assistance PDA, and the role it plays in the disaster declaration process. It is designed to promote a standardized Individual Assistance PDA process while defining the roles of those involved with the PDA team, and describing how the information is gathered and used.

    Individual Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessments: An Overview for Government Officials - Part I: Key Players in the IA PDA

    Video by jameelah.haynes@fema.gov
    Individual Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessments: An Overview for Government Officials. As the Federal government’s lead for disaster assistance, FEMA coordinates with various federal agencies, and state and local governments to provide a full range of disaster assistance. This video will focus on the types of assessments for losses that directly impact individuals and households, known as an Individual Assistance PDA, and the role it plays in the disaster declaration process. It is designed to promote a standardized Individual Assistance PDA process while defining the roles of those involved with the PDA team, and describing how the information is gathered and used.
  • Individual Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessments:  
An Overview for Government Officials.


As the Federal government’s lead for disaster assistance, FEMA coordinates with various federal agencies, and state and local governments to provide a full range of disaster assistance. This video will focus on the types of assessments for losses that directly impact individuals and households, known as an Individual Assistance PDA, and the role it plays in the disaster declaration process. It is designed to promote a standardized Individual Assistance PDA process while defining the roles of those involved with the PDA team, and describing how the information is gathered and used.

    Individual Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessments: An Overview for Government Officials - Part II: The IA PDA Process

    Video by jameelah.haynes@fema.gov
    Individual Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessments: An Overview for Government Officials. As the Federal government’s lead for disaster assistance, FEMA coordinates with various federal agencies, and state and local governments to provide a full range of disaster assistance. This video will focus on the types of assessments for losses that directly impact individuals and households, known as an Individual Assistance PDA, and the role it plays in the disaster declaration process. It is designed to promote a standardized Individual Assistance PDA process while defining the roles of those involved with the PDA team, and describing how the information is gathered and used.
  • As the Federal government’s lead for disaster assistance, FEMA coordinates with various federal agencies, state and local governments, non-profit organizations and private sector partners to provide a full range of disaster assistance. Much of this work is coordinated and managed at FEMA’s three National Processing Service Centers.

    The Capabilities of FEMA's National Processing Service Centers

    Video by jameelah.haynes@fema.gov
    As the Federal government’s lead for disaster assistance, FEMA coordinates with various federal agencies, state and local governments, non-profit organizations and private sector partners to provide a full range of disaster assistance. Much of this work is coordinated and managed at FEMA’s three National Processing Service Centers.

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