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FEMA Hosts Live Twitter Chat on Emergency Preparedness for Colleges and Universities

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September 16, 2013
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PHILADELPHIA – September is National Preparedness Month and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is hosting a live Twitter chat on campus readiness to discuss how colleges and universities throughout the nation can prepare for disasters, alert students and faculty during emergencies and share best practices. 

FEMA, in partnership with DePaul University, Boston College, Virginia Tech and Florida State University will pose questions and provide answers that highlight innovative ways that campuses can prepare for disasters and respond during emergencies, encouraging a nationwide conversation. 

Experts from these schools will answer questions regarding their emergency preparedness methods, best practices and lessons learned. Colleges, universities, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the online chat. Everyone can follow the conversation and contribute using the #EDUprepChat hashtag on Twitter.

What: Live Twitter Chat on Emergency Preparedness for Colleges and Universities
Date: Wednesday, September 18th
Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm EDT
FEMA Twitter Handle: @FEMAlive
Conversation Hashtag: #EDUprepChat

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. FEMA Region III’s jurisdiction includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.  Stay informed of FEMA’s activities online: videos and podcasts are available at and Follow us on Twitter at

Media Inquiries: or 215-931-5949

Last Updated: 
September 16, 2013 - 16:40