2012 National Preparedness Symposium

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This week, FEMA hosted the 2012 National Preparedness Symposium in Arlington, Va.  Representatives across federal, state, local, tribal, territorial governments, the private sector, and faith based and community organizations gathered to discuss how to increase emergency preparedness in a way that builds community resiliency. 

The symposium served as a collaborative forum that allowed participants to build and maintain stakeholder relationships, enhance community resilience, share unique and innovative solutions, and highlight lessons learned through implementing a whole community approach across all sector of emergency management.

Administrator Craig Fugate gave the keynote address and discussed the need to clearly define what emergency preparedness is, who should be involved, and define the end goal of our preparedness efforts. 

"Reporting on preparedness is more than saying 'This is what we spent, this is what we bought.  If you can't quantify an outcome that you are changing with your preparedness efforts, you're just adding stuff," Fugate said.

For more information on what happened during the conference, visit our blog.

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate gives the keynote speech at the National Preparedness Symposium. The symposium serves as a forum to build and maintain stakeholder relationships, enhance community resilience, share unique and innovative solutions, and highlight lessons learned through implementing a whole community approach before, during and after a catastrophic event.

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate gives the keynote speech at the National Preparedness Symposium. The symposium serves as a forum to build and maintain stakeholder relationships, enhance community resilience, share unique and innovative solutions, and highlight lessons learned through implementing a whole community approach before, during and after a catastrophic event.

Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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