FEMA Region IX: Media & Outreach

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This section of the site contains information on FEMA Region 9 public outreach activities, media contacts, links to social media accounts and other agency information.  

Be Smart. Take Part. Prepare. America's PrepareAthon! Join the MovementAmerica's PrepareAthon Fall 2014!

Get ready for a disaster today! Register for the 2014 fall PrepareAthon and participate in drills, discussion, and exercises tailored to fit the disaster hazards of the west. Identify your local hazards and connect with others in your community here: http://goo.gl/2yg02K. Follow @PrepareAthon on Twitter for tips and more information and take action today!


FPrep Rally with Kristi Yamaguchi and Jeryy RiceEMA’s National Preparedness Community portal

The portal is an excellent online community preparedness resource, where you can not only search for events by zip code, you can add and participate virtually in events via webinars. 



Mitigation Meeting In ArizonaFEMA, Arizona host 3rd Annual Public-Private Sector Leadership Conference in Phoenix, Arizona

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in concert with the Arizona Division of Emergency Management hosted the third annual FEMA Region 9 Public-Private Sector Leadership Conference on Feb. 19, 2014 in Phoenix, Ariz. The theme of this year’s symposium was “Perception vs. Reality.”   The Public-Private Sector Leadership Conference affords representatives of the public, private and nonprofit sectors the opportunity to network, share best practices, and generally benefit from the emergency management experiences of the “Whole Community.”  To view the recorded conference, please click on the links below.

2014 Public/Private Leadership Conference - Part 1 – 57 Minutes

2014 Public/Private Leadership Conference - Part 2 – 1 Hour 39 Minutes

2014 Public/Private Leadership Conference - Part 3 – 32 Minutes

2014 Public/Private Leadership Conference - Part 4 – 58 Minutes

2014 Public/Private Leadership Conference - Part 5 – 51 Minutes


PPBS Arizona Week Interviews Nancy Ward at 2013 Arizona Emergency Services Association ConferenceBS Arizona Week Interviews Nancy Ward at 2013 Arizona Emergency Services Association Conference

FEMA Region 9 Administrator Nancy Ward, Wendy Smith-Reeve, director of the state government's Arizona Division of Emergency Services, and Lou Miranda, president of the state Emergency Services Association and emergency management director for Pinal County were interviewed for a recent broadcast of Arizona Week to discuss individual and community preparadness. 

San Francisco, Calif., July 18, 2013 -- Attendees and participants of the 11th FEMA Think Tank listen and contribute to the discussion facilitated by Deputy Administrator Rich Serino at the San Francisco Tech Shop.
FEMA Hosts San Francisco Think Tank Focused on Emergency Management Innovation
FEMA hosted it’s 11th Think Tank session in San Francisco, Calif., where innovative leaders in various sectors joined to discuss the constructive integration of existing, new, and forward thinking innovations that improve a product or service in unexpected ways.

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


Members of the Media:  Schedule an Interview!

Subscribe to FEMA Region IX for news releases and alertsFEMA'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 contact External Affairs at 510-627-7006.
Request a FEMA Region 9 Speaker at your next Event - FEMA

External Affairs Contacts

John Hamill, Director of External Affairs
E-Mail: john.hamill2@fema.dhs.gov
Telephone: (510) 627-7054

Casey De Shong, Congressional Affairs and Intergovernmental Affairs
E-Mail: casey.deshong@fema.dhs.gov
Telephone: (510) 627-7785

Mary Simms, External Affairs Officer (Region 9 Media Queries)
E-mail:  mary.simms@fema.dhs.gov  
Telephone: (510) 627-7006

Michael Cummings, Private Sector Liaison
E-Mail: Michael.Cummings@fema.dhs.gov
Telephone: (510) 627-7220

Kelly Hudson, External Affairs/Speakers' Bureau Coordinator
E-Mail: Kelly.Hudson@fema.dhs.gov
Telephone: (510) 627-7079

Veronica Verde, External Affairs Specialist
E-Mail: Veronica.Verde@fema.dhs.gov
Telephone: (626) 431-3843

Olivia Humilde, Mitigation Outreach Specialist
E-Mail:  Olivia.Humilde@fema.dhs.gov
Telephone:  (510) 627-7068

JoAnn Scordino, Regional Disability Integration Specialist
Telephone:  (510) 627- 7225

Last Updated: 
11/12/2014 - 13:52
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