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The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has released a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) on proposed hazardous fire risk reduction projects in the San Francisco Bay Area, in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The University of California, Berkeley, the City of Oakland, and the East Bay Regional Park District have submitted a total of four grant applications to FEMA, through the California Emergency Management Agency, for federal financial assistance to implement hazardous fire risk reduction projects. View the full DEIS
On Thursday April 18, 2013 Federal Emergency Management Agency Region IX Administrator Nancy Ward presented the Red Cross Gateway to the Golden State Chapter with an award for individual and community disaster preparedness efforts.
Sovereign Navajo Nation Marks Historic Disaster Aid Agreement with FEMA
FEMA Region IX Administrator Nancy Ward and Federal Coordinating Officer Mark Neveau visited with Navajo Nation leaders after signing a precedent setting formal agreement to implement federal disaster assistance directly with the Sovereign Navajo Nation to assist with their recovery from severe freeze that occurred December 15, 2012 to January 21, 2013.
This is the first FEMA-Tribal agreement implemented west of the Mississippi since the amendment of the Stafford Act that provides federally recognized tribal governments to make a request directly to the President for a major disaster declaration without going through a state government.
Sacramento Americorps campus trains young adults for Disaster Response
Participants of an incoming FEMA Corps class prepare for an induction ceremony in Sacramento, Calif. FEMA Corps is a partnership between FEMA and the Corporation for National and Community Service that dedicates a unit of service corps members specifically to disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
8th Grader Garners Federal Attention for Local San Francisco Food Bank
FEMA Region 9 Administrator Nancy Ward speaks to an 8th grade class at Live Oak School in San Francisco about FEMA programs
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Ready campaign featured its latest series of public service advertisements at the 2012 National Preparedness Month Bay Area Preparedness Fair during the season home opener of the San Francisco 49ers. The fair provided tools and resources to help to build individual and community preparedness for frequent hazards in California such as earthquakes, wildfires and floods. The PSAs direct audiences to Ready.gov/today, where they will find a downloadable family emergency plan, emergency kit checklists and guidelines on how to better prepare.
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Members of the Media: Schedule an Interview!
FEMA's emergency response experts are available for interviews to discuss important issues that impact local communities. The FEMA Region IX External Affairs Officer in Oakland, California facilitates media requests for reporters in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Pacific Southwest tribes and territories.
If you're a member of the media interested in scheduling an interview with a FEMA expert, please email or call Mary Simms at 510-627-7006.
External Affairs Contacts
John Hamill, Director of External Affairs
Telephone: (510) 627-7054
Casey De Shong, Congressional Affairs and Intergovernmental Affairs
Telephone: (510) 627-7785
Mary Simms, External Affairs Officer (Media Queries)
Telephone: (510) 627-7006
Michael Cummings, Private Sector Liaison
Telephone: (510) 627-7220
Kelly Hudson, External Affairs/Speakers' Bureau Coordinator
Telephone: (510) 627-7079
Veronica Verde, External Affairs Specialist
Telephone: (626) 431-3843
Olivia Humilde, Mitigation Outreach Specialist