Hi, everyone and thanks for following us as we learn about FEMA! It didn’t take long before we were able to have our first adventure. We recently went to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with Administrator Fugate as he visited FEMA’s regional office there.
We saw Independence Hall…
The Liberty Bell…
And then we went to the FEMA Region 3 office!
We found out that there are 10 regional offices across the country. Regional offices help states get ready for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Region 3 helps Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia. Can you find which region you are in from the map below?
We helped them open a new part of their building, too!
This section of the office is where the region helps a state respond to a disaster, called the regional response center. During and after a disaster, other agencies and groups work alongside FEMA and state workers in the regional response center.
We were so busy at the office that we didn’t even get to have a philly cheesesteak sandwich! We had so much fun visiting and learning about FEMA that we can’t wait to take another trip to other regions and states.