FEMA established a Private Sector Division within the Office of External Affairs in October 2007. The division's overarching goals include improving information sharing and coordination between FEMA and the private sector during disaster planning, response and recovery efforts. The FEMA Private Sector Division cultivates public-private collaboration and networking in support of the various roles the private sector plays in emergency management, including: impacted organization, response resource, partner in preparedness, and component of the economy. The division also fosters internal collaboration and communication among FEMA programs that have an interest in private sector engagement.
Private Sector Division Purpose Statement
Communicate, cultivate and advocate for collaboration between the U.S. private sector and FEMA, to support FEMA’s capabilities and to enhance national preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation of all hazards.
Private Sector Division Vision Statement:
Establish and maintain a national reputation for effective support to our private sector stakeholders through credible, reliable and meaningful two-way communication.