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September 20, 2013
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  • FEMA Corps arrived in Baton Rouge to begin their work to assist disaster survivors after Hurricane Isaac.

Nine teams will be working at five locations throughout the state of Louisiana to support FEMA operations.

    FEMA Corps Arrival

    Video by Emily Ream
    FEMA Corps arrived in Baton Rouge to begin their work to assist disaster survivors after Hurricane Isaac. Nine teams will be working at five locations throughout the state of Louisiana to support FEMA operations.
  • FEMA Corps began their work in the field with Community Relations Teams visiting communities affected by Hurricane Isaac.

    FEMA Corps Community Relations Team

    Video by Emily Ream
    FEMA Corps began their work in the field with Community Relations Teams visiting communities affected by Hurricane Isaac.
  • Manitou Springs, Colo., September 21, 2013 -- Grace Simoneau,  FEMA Corps member listens to a Crystal Lake fire fighter talk about the damage done by flood waters to the town of Manitou Springs. The area was badly damaged because of recent flooding in the area. FEMA is working with local, state and other federal agencies to provide assistance to residents and business affected by recent foods. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

    FEMA Responds to Recent Flooding

    Photo by Patsy Lynch
    Manitou Springs, Colo., September 21, 2013 -- Grace Simoneau, FEMA Corps member listens to a Crystal Lake fire fighter talk about the damage done by flood waters to the town of Manitou Springs. The area was badly damaged because of recent flooding in the area. FEMA is working with local, state and other federal agencies to provide assistance to residents and business affected by recent foods. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA
  • Boulder,CO, October 2, 2013--A FEMA Corp Disaster Survivor Assistance Team (DSAT) listens to instructions from a helicopter pilot before going up in a helicopter and flying into Jamestown, CO. The DSAT team is reaching out to residents who were affected by recent flooding. FEMA is working with local, state, volunteer and other federal agencies to provide assistance to residents affected by the recent flooding in Colorado.  Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

    FEMA Corps Listen to Instructions Before Being Transported in a Helicopter

    Photo by Patsy Lynch
    Boulder,CO, October 2, 2013--A FEMA Corp Disaster Survivor Assistance Team (DSAT) listens to instructions from a helicopter pilot before going up in a helicopter and flying into Jamestown, CO. The DSAT team is reaching out to residents who were affected by recent flooding. FEMA is working with local, state, volunteer and other federal agencies to provide assistance to residents affected by the recent flooding in Colorado. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA
  • Chelsey Smith details her experience as a survivor of a tornado and explains how preparedness can save lives. Having grown up in Alabama, Chelsey established a response plan at a young age under direction of her parents. When a tornado passed through her neighborhood, her family remained safe and unharmed. Music: Tomie's Bubbles by Candlegravity is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Candlegravity/Junpei/07_Tomies_Bubbles

    Chelsey Smith On Preparedness

    Video by Dominick Biocchi
    Chelsey Smith details her experience as a survivor of a tornado and explains how preparedness can save lives. Having grown up in Alabama, Chelsey established a response plan at a young age under direction of her parents. When a tornado passed through her neighborhood, her family remained safe and unharmed. Music: Tomie's Bubbles by Candlegravity is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Candlegravity/Junpei/07_Tomies_Bubbles
  • Denver, Colo., March 6, 2014 -- FEMA Region VIII Acting Regional Administrator Tony Russell speaks at the FEMA Corps Induction Ceremony at Colorado Heights University in Denver on Thursday, March 6, 2014.

    FEMA Region VIII Acting Regional Administrator Tony Russell at Denver FEMA Corps Induction

    Photo by Cynthia Hunter
    Denver, Colo., March 6, 2014 -- FEMA Region VIII Acting Regional Administrator Tony Russell speaks at the FEMA Corps Induction Ceremony at Colorado Heights University in Denver on Thursday, March 6, 2014.
  • Denver, Colo., March 6, 2014 -- FEMA Inductees pledge their service during the FEMA Corps Induction Ceremony at Colorado Heights University in Denver on March 6, 2014. FEMA Region VIII Acting Regional Administrator Tony Russell (third from left) sits in the front row after addressing the audience.

    FEMA Corps Induction Ceremony at Denver Campus with FEMA Region VIII Acting Regional Administrator Tony Russell

    Photo by Cynthia Hunter
    Denver, Colo., March 6, 2014 -- FEMA Inductees pledge their service during the FEMA Corps Induction Ceremony at Colorado Heights University in Denver on March 6, 2014. FEMA Region VIII Acting Regional Administrator Tony Russell (third from left) sits in the front row after addressing the audience.
  • Denver, Colo., March 6, 2014 -- FEMA Region VIII Acting Regional Administrator Tony Russell speaks with Spruce Five FEMA Corps team members in Denver on March 6, 2014. Spruce Five has been deployed to the Colorado floods DR-4145 since January.

    FEMA Region VIII Acting RA Tony Russell Addresses FEMA Corps Team Members

    Photo by Cynthia Hunter
    Denver, Colo., March 6, 2014 -- FEMA Region VIII Acting Regional Administrator Tony Russell speaks with Spruce Five FEMA Corps team members in Denver on March 6, 2014. Spruce Five has been deployed to the Colorado floods DR-4145 since January.
  • Find out how you can make a difference and help people recover from disaster by joining FEMA Corps. Learn professionals skills, travel, work on team, and make a difference in the lives of those affected by disaster. FEMA Corps members serve full-time for a 10-month term and are assigned to projects across the country. FEMA Corps is a partnership between The Corporation for National and Community Service's AmeriCorps program and FEMA.

    FEMA Corps Making a Difference When it Matters Most

    Video by FEMA News Photo
    Find out how you can make a difference and help people recover from disaster by joining FEMA Corps. Learn professionals skills, travel, work on team, and make a difference in the lives of those affected by disaster. FEMA Corps members serve full-time for a 10-month term and are assigned to projects across the country. FEMA Corps is a partnership between The Corporation for National and Community Service's AmeriCorps program and FEMA.
  • Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 2014 -- On May 6th the Department of Labor organized a PrepareAthon for the Curtis Center with FEMA Region III and OSHA. 25 agencies were invited to come and talk with staff about taking actions, participate in a preparedness game and learn about flood mitigation from 10am-2pm.

    FEMA Corps Participates in PrepareAthon

    Photo by Peter Herrick, Jr.
    Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 2014 -- On May 6th the Department of Labor organized a PrepareAthon for the Curtis Center with FEMA Region III and OSHA. 25 agencies were invited to come and talk with staff about taking actions, participate in a preparedness game and learn about flood mitigation from 10am-2pm.
  • Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 2014 -- On May 6th the Department of Labor organized a PrepareAthon for the Curtis Center with FEMA Region III and OSHA. 25 agencies were invited to come and talk with staff about taking actions, participate in a preparedness game and learn about flood mitigation from 10am-2pm.

    FEMA Corps Supports PrepareAthon

    Photo by Peter Herrick, Jr.
    Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 2014 -- On May 6th the Department of Labor organized a PrepareAthon for the Curtis Center with FEMA Region III and OSHA. 25 agencies were invited to come and talk with staff about taking actions, participate in a preparedness game and learn about flood mitigation from 10am-2pm.
  • Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 2014 -- On May 6th the Department of Labor organized a PrepareAthon for the Curtis Center with FEMA Region III and OSHA. 25 agencies were invited to come and talk with staff about taking actions, participate in a preparedness game and learn about flood mitigation from 10am-2pm.

    FEMA Corps Supports PrepareAthon

    Photo by Peter Herrick, Jr.
    Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 2014 -- On May 6th the Department of Labor organized a PrepareAthon for the Curtis Center with FEMA Region III and OSHA. 25 agencies were invited to come and talk with staff about taking actions, participate in a preparedness game and learn about flood mitigation from 10am-2pm.
  • Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 2014 -- On May 6th the Department of Labor organized a PrepareAthon for the Curtis Center with FEMA Region III and OSHA. 25 agencies were invited to come and talk with staff about taking actions, participate in a preparedness game and learn about flood mitigation from 10am-2pm.

    FEMA Corps Supports PrepareAthon

    Photo by Peter Herrick, Jr.
    Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 2014 -- On May 6th the Department of Labor organized a PrepareAthon for the Curtis Center with FEMA Region III and OSHA. 25 agencies were invited to come and talk with staff about taking actions, participate in a preparedness game and learn about flood mitigation from 10am-2pm.
  • <p>Portland, Ore., July 19, 2014 -- People from all over Portland learned about their Earthquake risk at the FEMA booth at the Portland Disaster Relief Trials. The map depicted the shaking intensity for the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a fault that is overdue for a major earthquake. People marked where they were from on the map to find out how much shaking they would have.</p>

    Earthquake Risk Map Teaches People about Shaking Intensity at FEMA Booth for the Disaster Relief Trials

    Photo by Mary Beth O'leary

    Portland, Ore., July 19, 2014 -- People from all over Portland learned about their Earthquake risk at the FEMA booth at the Portland Disaster Relief Trials. The map depicted the shaking intensity for the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a fault that is overdue for a major earthquake. People marked where they were from on the map to find out how much shaking they would have.

  • <p>Portland, Ore., July 19, 2014 &ndash; This &ldquo;Replenish&rdquo; class team fill out a mini emergency communication sticker with FEMA Corps Blue 5 member Danielle Frazier at the FEMA checkpoint. The &ldquo;Replenish&rdquo; class riders must have one non-rider and kept all the disaster supplies collected along the route.</p>

    Biking Team pass through FEMA Checkpoint at the Disaster Relief Trials

    Photo by Mary Beth O'leary

    Portland, Ore., July 19, 2014 – This “Replenish” class team fill out a mini emergency communication sticker with FEMA Corps Blue 5 member Danielle Frazier at the FEMA checkpoint. The “Replenish” class riders must have one non-rider and kept all the disaster supplies collected along the route.

  • <p>Portland, Ore., July 19, 2014 -- FEMA Corps team Blue 5 created simple mini emergency communication plans for all participants to complete as one of their challenges. Having an emergency communications plan handy is one of the staples of disaster preparedness.<br />
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    FEMA Mini Emergency Communication Plan Activity Helps Riders Get Prepared for Disasters

    Photo by Mary Beth O'leary

    Portland, Ore., July 19, 2014 -- FEMA Corps team Blue 5 created simple mini emergency communication plans for all participants to complete as one of their challenges. Having an emergency communications plan handy is one of the staples of disaster preparedness.

     

  • <p>Portland, Ore., July 19, 2014 &ndash; FEMA Corps Blue 5 team member Kaylyn Beck helped a rider in the Portland Disaster Relief Trials complete a mini emergency communication plan.</p>

    FEMA Corps Blue 5 Run Checkpoint at Portland Disaster Relief Trials

    Photo by Mary Beth O'leary

    Portland, Ore., July 19, 2014 – FEMA Corps Blue 5 team member Kaylyn Beck helped a rider in the Portland Disaster Relief Trials complete a mini emergency communication plan.

  • <p>Portland, Ore., July 19, 2014 &ndash; After collecting his &ldquo;unwieldy&rdquo; pieces of lumber from the FEMA checkpoint, this rider departs for his next checkpoint. Participants in the Portland Disaster Relief Trials must navigate Portland to pick up and transport more than 100lbs of supplies and gear safely.</p>

    Portland DRT Rider Collects Lumber from FEMA Checkpoint

    Photo by Mary Beth O'leary

    Portland, Ore., July 19, 2014 – After collecting his “unwieldy” pieces of lumber from the FEMA checkpoint, this rider departs for his next checkpoint. Participants in the Portland Disaster Relief Trials must navigate Portland to pick up and transport more than 100lbs of supplies and gear safely.

  • <p>Portland, Ore., July 19, 2014 &ndash; These participants navigate their route to the next one. Smart phones or mapping devices are not allowed in the Portland Disaster Relief Trials, so riders are given the addresses of the checkpoints and a map.</p>

    Without Technology, Maps Are Crucial in Emergency Situations

    Photo by Mary Beth O'leary

    Portland, Ore., July 19, 2014 – These participants navigate their route to the next one. Smart phones or mapping devices are not allowed in the Portland Disaster Relief Trials, so riders are given the addresses of the checkpoints and a map.

  • <p>Portland, Ore., July 19, 2014 &ndash; Corey Poole, a participant in the Disaster Relief Trials, created a small trailer to attach to his skateboard, his primary mode of transportation. This event required participants to navigate a 30+ mile route and transport more than 100lbs of supplies.</p>

    Disaster Relief Trial Rider Skates through the FEMA Checkpoint with Style

    Photo by Mary Beth O'leary

    Portland, Ore., July 19, 2014 – Corey Poole, a participant in the Disaster Relief Trials, created a small trailer to attach to his skateboard, his primary mode of transportation. This event required participants to navigate a 30+ mile route and transport more than 100lbs of supplies.

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