On January 28, 2013, the Guam Office of Civil Defense, FEMA HQ Individual and Community Preparedness Office and FEMA Region IX held a Youth Preparedness Workshop. The workshop walked attendees through the development and implementation of Youth Preparedness Programs. Attendees included local and territorial representatives from the Guam Homeland Security Office, faith-based organizations, community based organizations, AmeriCorps, Department of Defense, Guam Department of Education, Law Enforcement and the Guam Memorial Hospital. The welcoming speech was made by the Guam Homeland Security Advisor, Pedro Leon Guerrero.
The Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA and other entities in the Pacific area, explored, researched, developed and delivered an executive level education program known as the Pacific Executive Leaders Program Pilot (Pacific ELP Pilot) for officials in the Pacific area.
2012 Pacific Preparedness Partnership Meeting
The Pacific Preparedness Partnership meeting is an annual event where FEMA, the State of Hawaii, Territory of Guam, Territory of American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands share capabilities, concerns and address common issues in the Pacific. The Pacific Preparedness Partnership meeting was held at Hawaii State Civil Defense in August 2012.
National Preparedness Month 2012
Tom Ridgeway of the FEMA Region IX, Pacific Area Office participated in Preparedness Month activities at the Honolulu Federal Building in September 2012 along with the City & County of Honolulu's Department of Emergency Management.
The Pacific Area Office participated in the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) rollouts in the Territory of American Samoa, Territory of Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the State of Hawaii. The purpose of the rollouts was to to engage the whole community in a discussion about the core elements of the NDRF and how the framework will impact future recovery efforts. Participants learned about the NDRF through presentations and dialogue with FEMA leadership and various federal, state, and local officials.