Washington, D.C., Aug. 7, 2012 -- FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate takes a group photo with members of the National Youth Preparedness Council. The Council met with Administrator Fugate to discuss steps to strengthen the nation's overall resiliency.
This week members of the FEMA Youth Preparedness Council attended their inaugural meeting in Washington, D.C. to discuss steps to strengthen the nation’s resiliency against all types of disasters.
Council members had the opportunity to share their ideas, experiences, solutions and questions on youth disaster preparedness with FEMA leadership including Administrator Craig Fugate and Deputy Administrator Tim Manning, other federal agencies and national organizations.
Youth Council members were recently selected through a nomination process for their work engaging communities in local preparedness. The council consists of 13 members, ranging in age from 13 to 17, and a chairperson.
The council will continue their charge of contributing to the national agenda for how young people play a role in emergency management through their regional work and the development of an annual work plan to address youth preparedness during national disasters.
To learn more about FEMA’s youth preparedness efforts please visit: http://www.citizencorps.gov/getstarted/youth/youthindex.shtm.
To learn more about each council member visit: http://www.citizencorps.gov/getstarted/youth/youthpreparednesscouncil.shtm.