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The FEMA National Preparedness Symposium, held August 7-8 in the Washington D.C. area. The symposium includes stakeholders across all areas and levels of emergency management, discussing how to increase emergency preparedness in a way that builds community resiliency.
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September 20, 2013
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  • Administrator Craig Fugate kicks off the FEMA National Preparedness Symposium, held August 7-8. The symposium includes stakeholders across all areas and levels of emergency management, discussing how to increase emergency preparedness in a way that builds community resiliency.

    Kicking off FEMA National Preparedness Symposium

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    Administrator Craig Fugate kicks off the FEMA National Preparedness Symposium, held August 7-8. The symposium includes stakeholders across all areas and levels of emergency management, discussing how to increase emergency preparedness in a way that builds community resiliency.
  • Crystal City, Va., Aug. 7, 2012 -- FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate gives the keynote speech at the National Preparedness Symposium. The symposium serves as a forum to build and maintain stakeholder relationships, enhance community resilience, share unique and innovative solutions, and highlight lessons learned through implementing a whole community approach before, during and after a catastrophic event.

    Administrator Fugate at National Preparedness Symposium

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    Crystal City, Va., Aug. 7, 2012 -- FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate gives the keynote speech at the National Preparedness Symposium. The symposium serves as a forum to build and maintain stakeholder relationships, enhance community resilience, share unique and innovative solutions, and highlight lessons learned through implementing a whole community approach before, during and after a catastrophic event.
  • Crystal City, Va., Aug. 7, 2012 -- FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate gives the keynote speech at the National Preparedness Symposium. The symposium serves as a forum to build and maintain stakeholder relationships, enhance community resilience, share unique and innovative solutions, and highlight lessons learned through implementing a whole community approach before, during and after a catastrophic event.

    Administrator Fugate at National Preparedness Symposium

    Photo by Brittany Trotter
    Crystal City, Va., Aug. 7, 2012 -- FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate gives the keynote speech at the National Preparedness Symposium. The symposium serves as a forum to build and maintain stakeholder relationships, enhance community resilience, share unique and innovative solutions, and highlight lessons learned through implementing a whole community approach before, during and after a catastrophic event.
  • Crystal City, Va., Aug. 7, 2012 -- Richard Reed, Vice President for Preparedness and Resilience Strategy, American Red Cross discussed the importance of national preparedness during the National Preparedness Symposium. The symposium serves as a forum to build and maintain stakeholder relationships, enhance community resilience, share unique and innovative solutions, and highlight lessons learned through implementing a whole community approach before, during and after a catastrophic event.

    National Preparedness Symposium

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    Crystal City, Va., Aug. 7, 2012 -- Richard Reed, Vice President for Preparedness and Resilience Strategy, American Red Cross discussed the importance of national preparedness during the National Preparedness Symposium. The symposium serves as a forum to build and maintain stakeholder relationships, enhance community resilience, share unique and innovative solutions, and highlight lessons learned through implementing a whole community approach before, during and after a catastrophic event.
  • Crystal City, Va., Aug. 7, 2012 -- John Madden, Director, Alaska Division of Homeland Security (L) and Richard Reed, Vice President, Preparedness and Resilience Strategy, American Red Cross (R),participate on a discussion panel about national preparedness.

    Panel Discussion at National Preparedness Symposium

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    Crystal City, Va., Aug. 7, 2012 -- John Madden, Director, Alaska Division of Homeland Security (L) and Richard Reed, Vice President, Preparedness and Resilience Strategy, American Red Cross (R),participate on a discussion panel about national preparedness.
  • Crystal City, Va., Aug. 7, 2012 -- The Congressional Panel takes a question from participants at the National Preparedness Symposium. The symposium serves as a forum to build and maintain stakeholder relationships, enhance community resilience, share unique and innovative solutions, and highlight lessons learned through implementing a whole community approach before, during and after a catastrophic event.

    National Preparedness Symposium Breakout Sessions

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    Crystal City, Va., Aug. 7, 2012 -- The Congressional Panel takes a question from participants at the National Preparedness Symposium. The symposium serves as a forum to build and maintain stakeholder relationships, enhance community resilience, share unique and innovative solutions, and highlight lessons learned through implementing a whole community approach before, during and after a catastrophic event.
  • Crystal City, Va., Aug. 7, 2012 -- Participants ask questions during the breakout session on the National Disaster Recovery Framework. The symposium serves as a forum to build and maintain stakeholder relationships, enhance community resilience, share unique and innovative solutions, and highlight lessons learned through implementing a whole community approach before, during and after a catastrophic event.

    National Preparedness Symposium Breakout Sessions

    Photo by Brittany Trotter
    Crystal City, Va., Aug. 7, 2012 -- Participants ask questions during the breakout session on the National Disaster Recovery Framework. The symposium serves as a forum to build and maintain stakeholder relationships, enhance community resilience, share unique and innovative solutions, and highlight lessons learned through implementing a whole community approach before, during and after a catastrophic event.
  • Crystal City, Va., Aug. 7, 2012 -- Heather King, FEMA/PPD-8 Program Executive Officer leads the discussion on Presidential Policy Directive-8 and Preparedness Assessment. The symposium serves as a forum to build and maintain stakeholder relationships, enhance community resilience, share unique and innovative solutions, and highlight lessons learned through implementing a whole community approach before, during and after a catastrophic event.

    National Preparedness Symposium Breakout Sessions

    Photo by Brittany Trotter
    Crystal City, Va., Aug. 7, 2012 -- Heather King, FEMA/PPD-8 Program Executive Officer leads the discussion on Presidential Policy Directive-8 and Preparedness Assessment. The symposium serves as a forum to build and maintain stakeholder relationships, enhance community resilience, share unique and innovative solutions, and highlight lessons learned through implementing a whole community approach before, during and after a catastrophic event.
  • Crystal City, Va., Aug. 7, 2012 -- Paulette Aniskoff, Director, Individual and Community Preparedness Division, discusses how to improve and sustain community preparedness at the National Preparedness Symposium. The symposium serves as a forum to build and maintain stakeholder relationships, enhance community resilience, share unique and innovative solutions, and highlight lessons learned through implementing a whole community approach before, during and after a catastrophic event.

    National Preparedness Symposium Breakout Session

    Photo by Brittany Trotter
    Crystal City, Va., Aug. 7, 2012 -- Paulette Aniskoff, Director, Individual and Community Preparedness Division, discusses how to improve and sustain community preparedness at the National Preparedness Symposium. The symposium serves as a forum to build and maintain stakeholder relationships, enhance community resilience, share unique and innovative solutions, and highlight lessons learned through implementing a whole community approach before, during and after a catastrophic event.
  • Crystal City, Va., Aug. 7, 2012 -- Participants listen as Administrator Fugate gives the keynote remarks at the National Preparedness Symposium. The symposium serves as a forum to build and maintain stakeholder relationships, enhance community resilience, share unique and innovative solutions, and highlight lessons learned through implementing a whole community approach before, during and after a catastrophic event.

    National Preparedness Symposium

    Photo by Brittany Trotter
    Crystal City, Va., Aug. 7, 2012 -- Participants listen as Administrator Fugate gives the keynote remarks at the National Preparedness Symposium. The symposium serves as a forum to build and maintain stakeholder relationships, enhance community resilience, share unique and innovative solutions, and highlight lessons learned through implementing a whole community approach before, during and after a catastrophic event.
  • Arlington, Va., Aug. 7, 2012 -- June Kailes, Associate Director for the Center of Disability and Health Policy, Western University of Health, discusses the need for providing accessible services for those staying in shelters after disaster strikes.

    Sheltering Panel at FEMA National Preparedness

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    Arlington, Va., Aug. 7, 2012 -- June Kailes, Associate Director for the Center of Disability and Health Policy, Western University of Health, discusses the need for providing accessible services for those staying in shelters after disaster strikes.
  • Arlington, Va., Aug. 8, 2012 -- Jon Carson, Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, speaks about the Obama Administration's priorities related to emergency preparedness. His remarks focused on the importance of local communities connecting and building strong relationships.

    Jon Carson Speaks at National Preparedness Symposium

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    Arlington, Va., Aug. 8, 2012 -- Jon Carson, Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, speaks about the Obama Administration's priorities related to emergency preparedness. His remarks focused on the importance of local communities connecting and building strong relationships.
  • Arlington, Va., Aug. 8, 2012 -- Elizabeth Harman, Assistant Administrator, FEMA Grants Program Directorate, addresses the FEMA National Preparedness Symposium. Her remarks emphasized the importance of face-to-face meetings between partners and stakeholders in emergency management.

    Elizabeth Harman Speaks at National Preparedness Symposium

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    Arlington, Va., Aug. 8, 2012 -- Elizabeth Harman, Assistant Administrator, FEMA Grants Program Directorate, addresses the FEMA National Preparedness Symposium. Her remarks emphasized the importance of face-to-face meetings between partners and stakeholders in emergency management.
  • Arlington, Va., Aug. 9, 2012 -- Richard Flores, FEMA's Special Adviser for National Tribal Affairs, provides an overview of emergency management practices in Indian Country as part of the FEMA National Preparednes Symposium.

    Reaching out to Indian Country

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    Arlington, Va., Aug. 9, 2012 -- Richard Flores, FEMA's Special Adviser for National Tribal Affairs, provides an overview of emergency management practices in Indian Country as part of the FEMA National Preparednes Symposium.
  • Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2012 -- Tim Manning, Deputy Administrator for National Preparedness listens as council members discuss their experiences with dealing with disasters. The council also met with Administrator Fugate and discussed steps to strengthen the nation's overall resiliency.

    National Youth Preparedness Council

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    Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2012 -- Tim Manning, Deputy Administrator for National Preparedness listens as council members discuss their experiences with dealing with disasters. The council also met with Administrator Fugate and discussed steps to strengthen the nation's overall resiliency.
  • Washington, D.C., Aug. 7, 2012 -- Members of the National Youth Preparedness Council listen as FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate discusses the importance of being prepared for disasters. The council met to discuss steps towards strengthening the nation's overall resiliency.

    National Youth Preparedness Council

    Photo by Danielle Duff
    Washington, D.C., Aug. 7, 2012 -- Members of the National Youth Preparedness Council listen as FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate discusses the importance of being prepared for disasters. The council met to discuss steps towards strengthening the nation's overall resiliency.
  • Washington, D.C., Aug. 7, 2012 -- Members of the National Youth Preparedness Council discuss their experiences with dealing with disasters and how they helped their families, friends, and communities become better prepared. The council met with Administrator Fugate to discuss steps towards strengthening the nation's overall resiliency.

    National Youth Preparedness Council

    Photo by Danielle Duff
    Washington, D.C., Aug. 7, 2012 -- Members of the National Youth Preparedness Council discuss their experiences with dealing with disasters and how they helped their families, friends, and communities become better prepared. The council met with Administrator Fugate to discuss steps towards strengthening the nation's overall resiliency.
  • June Kailes, Associate Director for the Center for Disability and Health Policy at Western University of Health, provides an overview of Funcational Assistance Service Teams. These teams use locally available assistive technologies to reach out to those affected by disasters.

    Functional Access Services Team

    Video by Jason Lindesmith
    June Kailes, Associate Director for the Center for Disability and Health Policy at Western University of Health, provides an overview of Funcational Assistance Service Teams. These teams use locally available assistive technologies to reach out to those affected by disasters.
  • Lesleyanne Ezelle, FEMA Disability Integration Specialist, demonstrates several of the technologies used in Disaster Recovery Centers to assist people with access and functional needs.

    Assistive Technologies at Disaster Recovery Centers

    Video by Jason Lindesmith
    Lesleyanne Ezelle, FEMA Disability Integration Specialist, demonstrates several of the technologies used in Disaster Recovery Centers to assist people with access and functional needs.
  • Major General Darryll Wong, Hawaii Homeland Security Adviser, talks about the successes of planning for and responding to emergencies in geographically separated communities.

    Planning for borderless communities

    Video by Jason Lindesmith
    Major General Darryll Wong, Hawaii Homeland Security Adviser, talks about the successes of planning for and responding to emergencies in geographically separated communities.

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