"Before, During & After" is a podcast for emergency managers. Join us for insights into where emergency management is headed, conversation about preparing for the threats of tomorrow and how everyone has a role in keeping communities safe from disaster.
Future podcast episodes will cover FEMA’s work in implementing its strategic plan as well as recent disaster recovery efforts and resources available to better prepare for future risks.
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Episode 92: Heat Awareness Day and the Many Ways FEMA is Making Climate Resilience a Priority
On this episode, with National Heat Awareness Day upon us, we talk with three experts from FEMA about the challenges of extreme heat and why FEMA has made Climate Resilience one of our top strategic goals.
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Climate change represents a profound crisis for our nation. On today’s episode, with National Heat Awareness Day upon us, we talk with three experts from FEMA about the challenges of extreme heat and why FEMA has made Climate Resilience one of our top strategic goals.
On this episode, we sat down with two State Public Information Officers to discuss the importance of getting lifesaving information to the public during disasters. Greg Robinson, from the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, and Malary White, from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, highlight the challenges and successes they have seen during their careers as PIOs in the emergency management field.
As hurricane season approaches, we sat down with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell and National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham at the National Hurricane Conference to discuss how the agencies collaborate to share vital weather and preparedness information during a storm.
On this episode, we take a deep dive into FEMA's Strategic Goal #1: Instilling equity as a foundation of emergency management. We’ll talk with Associate Administrator Anne Bink about how FEMA is continually and deliberately choosing to use an equity lens in everything that we do.
In celebration of FEMA's 43rd Anniversary, we are relaunching the FEMA podcast by sitting down with Administrator Deanne Criswell to discuss her background, as well as agency priorities in the midst of expanding demands on the emergency management community.
On this episode, we talk with Eric and Candice Page, Christmas tree farmers and residents of Marion County, Oregon, who are helping fellow Oregonians recover from the historic wildfires that burned throughout the state.
2020 was an unprecedented year filled with immense challenges for the nation. As an agency, FEMA responded to floods, severe storms, wildfires and a historic hurricane season – all while fighting the ubiquitous COVID-19 pandemic. In this week’s episode, we talk with FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor about the work FEMA has done, innovations and improvements we’ve made and the challenges we met head-on this year.
On this episode, we’ll talk to Stacy Lamb from Convoy of Hope & FEMA’s donations management lead Don Bonchack about what you should know to most effectively volunteer your time after a disaster or how to ensure your donation makes the greatest impact for those who need it the most.
FEMA's "Before, During, After" podcast is available on Apple iTunes and Google Play to stream or download. Approximately 20 to 30 minutes in length, new episodes are posted bi-weekly and include transcripts.
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