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Headquartered in Oakland, CA, FEMA Region 9’s area of responsibility includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, & the Pacific Islands.

Keep updated on FEMA Region 9's latest news, photos, and events! This is where you can find the latest scoop in  our efforts in supporting the community in emergency preparedness or responding to disasters.

Torrance, Calif., Oct. 16, 2012 -- Karen Armes, FEMA Region IX Deputy Regional Administrator, presents at the Family and Pet Emergency Preparedness Expo at Walmart hosted by the California Emergency Management Agency and Walmart.
FEMA Region 9 is headed by Acting Regional Adminstrator Karen Armes and Acting Deputy Regional Administrator Farley Howell.

Private Sector
The private sector is a vital part of the emergency management team. We see the nation's vast network of business, industry, academia, trade associations, and other non-governmental organizations as equal - and equally responsible - partners in every phase from preparedness to response and recovery to mitigation

National Preparedness
FEMA Region 9's national preparedness division aims to help the region prepare for all disasters.

Preparedness and Analysis
The prepardness and analysis branch works with individual and community preparedness, tribal programs, continuity of operations programs, and the presidential preparedness directive.

The Region 9 Response Division coordinates and provides the core Federal disaster response capability needed to save lives, reduce suffering, and protect property in communities.

The Recovery Division oversees several program areas including Individual Assistance, Public Assistance, the National Disaster Recovery Framework, and Environmental & Historical Preservation. These programs are intended to assist individuals and communities affected by presidentially declared disasters to rebuild, recover, and protect against future hazards.

Mitigation creates safer communities by reducing losses of life and property; enables individuals and communities to recover more rapidly from disasters; and lessens the financial impact of disasters on the Federal Treasury, States, Tribes, and communities.

 The FEMA earthquake program’s mission is to develop, disseminate, and promote knowledge, tools, and practices for earthquake risk reduction.

The Grants Management Division is responsible for providing grant guidance to state, local and tribal governments, fire departments, non-governmental organizations and citizen groups.

Mission Support
The Mission Support division handles employee services such as recruiting, retention, evaluations, and hiring and to enhance workforce capability, engagement, and provide outstanding service.

The Student Volunteer Employment Program hires students to work at the FEMA as volunteers for valuable work experience directly related to their academic field of study.

Pacific Area Office
The FEMA Pacific Area Office (PAO) was established in 1993 to support mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery efforts for “all-hazards” with Emergency Management & Civil Defense.

Recent Press Releases
Check out the latest news releases for the region! This may include efforts in emergency preparedness, or responses and recoveries to local disasters!

International Delegations
The FEMA Region IX Office periodically provides briefings to international dignitaries and delegations. 

Contact Us
Contact the FEMA Region 9 office for questions or media queries involving our mission in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia.



Last Updated: 
02/25/2015 - 11:33
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