The mission of the Office of Federal Disaster Coordination (OFDC) is to lead, train, equip, and manage FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officers (FCO) to ensure their availability for rapid deployment in response to any disaster; deliver training to develop and sustain FCO professional competencies; and coordinate FCO assignments to meet the on-scene needs of FEMA and its emergency management partners.
Provide the highest quality leadership for field operations on behalf of FEMA, the Nation's preeminent emergency management and preparedness agency.
Apply the right Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) with the right capabilities to the right contingency, every time — ensuring the success of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) field operations.
We embrace the FCO Core Values
- Compassionate Service
- Full Accountability
- Irreproachable Leadership
- Professional Esteem
OFDC Strategic Goals
- Goal 1 – Develop the right leader – Purposive recruiting and hiring, strong diversity, exemplary training and credentialing, properly equipped and readily available.
- Goal 2 – Provide exemplary national leadership at disasters and emergencies–facilitating effective, compassionate, fair, and consistent response, while ensuring the prudent use of resources – recognized leaders across all FEMA.
- Goal 3 – Strengthen FEMA’s operational readiness – participate in key exercises, partner strategically with key organizations, develop and sustain all-hazards capability, identify and leverage collateral specialties.
DHS FEMA Headquarters
Office of Federal Disaster Coordination
500 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20472