Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, great food and quality time with loved ones. As you gather with your loved ones, it’s crucial to remember that safety should be on the menu as well. Read the following tips to help you make this Thanksgiving as safe as it will be delicious.
This Veterans Day, FEMA is taking the time to honor our veterans. These brave men and women sacrificed everything to strengthen our nation. Read more about the veterans that continue their service to our country through their work at FEMA.
FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination Director, Sherman Gillums, is one of the many veterans at FEMA. He served in the United States Marine Corps for 12 years before suffering a career-ending injury. He continues to embody the values he learned in the Marine Corps in his work at FEMA. In honor of Veterans Day, Gillums shared some thoughts about his military experience and how it influences his work at FEMA.
When Hurricane Ian hit the southwest coast of Florida last September, it brought with it 150 mile-an-hour winds and 12-feet of storm surge. Of the 120 people who tragically died in the storm, two-thirds were 60 or older.
Each year, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) increases awareness and celebrates the many contributions of the nation's employees with disabilities. FEMA embraces the 2023 theme, "Advancing Equity and Access," which underscores the essential role of individuals with disabilities in fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Over the last few years, there have been major earthquakes in many parts of the world. Whether you’re at home, work, school or traveling in an earthquake-prone region, you should know how to protect yourself during an earthquake.
Oct. 8 kicked off Fire Prevention Week. This week calls our attention to the dangers of fire and the importance of fire safety and awareness. This is the 101st Fire Prevention Week and President Biden marked it with a proclamation honoring the courage, heroism and service of our nation’s firefighters.
Less than a month after President Biden approved an emergency declaration for Vermont, FEMA opened a disaster recovery center and staff knocked on doors across the state to help register people for disaster assistance. While these efforts were effective, FEMA staff knew a deeper need to reach people remained.
October is National Community Planning Month. This year, FEMA is highlighting the importance of hazard mitigation planning in Tribal communities. Hazard mitigation planning is an important step to building a safer tomorrow.
As the leaves begin to change colors and the air becomes crisp, it’s time to begin preparing for fall. While the transition from summer into autumn may seem relatively mild compared to the shifting into other seasons, it presents unique challenges and risks.