Publication One (Pub 1) is our capstone doctrine. It helps us as Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) employees understand our role in the emergency management community and provides direction for how we conduct ourselves and make decisions each day. The intent of our Pub 1 is to promote innovation, flexibility, and performance in achieving our mission. It promotes unity of purpose, guides professional judgment, and enables each of us to fulfill our responsibilities. It explains:
Who We Are: An understanding of our identity and foundational beliefs
Why We Are Here: A story of pivotal moments in history that have built and shaped our Agency
What We Face: How we manage unpredictable and ever-evolving threats and hazards
What We Do: An explanation of how we help people before, during, and after disasters
How We Do It: An understanding of the principles that guide the work we do
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Our Core Values are highlighted in Pub 1. These values form the foundation of who we are, what we believe, and who we want to be. We are committed to these core values, which apply to our interactions with everyone – survivors, colleagues, partners – every single day.
Compassion is the expression of our care for others. We are understanding, empathetic, and inclusive as we support fellow employees, partner organizations, individuals, and communities.
Fairness is treating everyone impartially, offering unbiased and consistent assistance, and ensuring equal access to resources and tools.
Integrity encompasses our responsibility as stewards of Federal resources, services, and programs, and our conduct as trusted professionals. We earn trust by being accountable, present, honest, and dependable.is the practice of acknowledging the value of the people we work with and serve. We are committed to active listening and welcoming diversity of thought, opinion, and background.
Respect is the practice of acknowledging the value of the people we work with and serve. We are committed to active listening and welcoming diversity of thought, opinion, and background.
FEMA first published Pub 1 in 2010 and updated it in 2016. The intent of this new 2019 version is to reinvigorate FEMA employees by reaffirming who we are as federal leaders in emergency management, instill a renewed sense of pride in the Agency, and explain what we do to help people before, during, and after disasters.