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Before, During & After

Before During & After

"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 100: "Partner Voices" from the Resilient Nation Partnership Network

Investing in partnerships is critical to increasing the nation's resiliency. The 'Resilient Nation Partnership Network' released the Building Alliances for Equitable Resilience Resource in April, the result of a significant collaboration by 26 partners across the fields of equity and resilience. On today's episode, we're going to highlight an audio series is called 'Partner Voices', where we hear from four diverse leaders focusing on equity and resilience

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Episode 100: "Partner Voices" from the Resilient Nation Partnership Network

Investing in partnerships is critical to increasing the nation's resiliency. The 'Resilient Nation Partnership Network' released the Building Alliances for Equitable Resilience Resource in April, the result of a significant collaboration by 26 partners across the fields of equity and resilience. On today's episode, we're going to highlight an audio series is called 'Partner Voices', where we hear from four diverse leaders focusing on equity and resilience.

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Episode 99: FEMA’s New Mobile App

As we kick off National Preparedness Month, we're discussing the new and improved FEMA mobile app and discussing how it can provide crucial information to keep communities informed before, during, and after disasters.

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Episode 98: Building Resiliency Using Strong Building Codes

The launch of the National Initiative to Advance Building Codes and implementation of the FEMA Building Codes Strategy have created an opportunity to discuss building codes and their importance for creating a more resilient nation. In this episode, we will discuss “resilience” through the lens of building codes and the potential impact of the National Initiative and the FEMA Building Codes Strategy.

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Episode 97: Colorado’s Marshall Fire Donations and Resource Center

On this episode, we’re highlighting the State of Colorado and their successful partnership with voluntary organizations to set up a donations management and resource center following the Marshall Fire that burned over 6,000 acres and destroyed more than 1,000 homes in Boulder County in late December 2021. The partnership is a shining example of how the public sector and voluntary organizations can come together to maximize assistance to those in need.

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Episode 96: 10 Year Anniversary of Wireless Emergency Alerts

In 2012, FEMA created Wireless Emergency Alerts to send alert and warning messages through the agency’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System. On today’s episode, we’ll talk about the countless ways Wireless Emergency Alerts have saved lives with Antwane Johnson, who has led the program since the beginning.

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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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Join the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and our nation's fire and emergency medical services (EMS) experts as we learn to reduce fire and life safety risks to our communities and emergency responders.

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