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FEMA Region III Documents (9)

This collection includes documents produced by FEMA Region III, and may include but is not limited to: newsletters, policy documents, standard operating procedures, bulletins, toolkits, and flyers. Please direct any questions to the FEMA Region III News Desk at
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January 31, 2018
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  • Regional Business Emergency Operations Center Membership Agreement

    The Regional Business Emergency Operations Center (RBEOC) has been designed by Region III of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to sychnronize information sharing, collaboration, and communication between public and private sector stakeholders regarding emergency management matters. The RBEOC supports Emergency Support Function (ESF) #15, of the National Response Framework (NRF). FEMA is committed to a discrimination-free public and private sector disaster coordination process and expects private stakeholders to comply with federal laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability by recipients of federal funds. 

    This membership agreement includes the terms and conditions for participation in the RBEOC. Any questions should be directed to Melissa Wiehenstroer at

  • 2018 FEMA Region III Sustainability Toolkit

    We know it’s important to be prepared for emergencies through the first 72-hours, but what about the post 72-hour timeframe? With the growing frequency and severity of emergencies, coupled with the interdependence of all of us living on the “grid,” it is more important than ever before to communally foster a culture of preparedness and self-reliance. This toolkit will give stakeholders vital information on cost-effective and environmentally friendly ways to generate power for their home as well as alternate ways to accomplish tasks without power. Additionally, this toolkit will advise stakeholders of what to look for in a shelter location as well as a few wilderness sheltering methods.

    For additional information, please contact Amanda Hancher, FEMA Region III's Community Preparedness Officer, at

  • Forward Recovery Newsletter

    The FEMA Region III Forward Recovery Newsletter contains stories, lessons learned, and informative articles on recovery-centric topics in Region III, submitted by FEMA Region III staff, other federal agency partners, our state and local partners, and non-profit organizations. Released quarterly, each features an update from FEMA Region III's Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator (FDRC) and Community Planning and Capacity Building (CPCB) Coordinator, as well as resources for our partners.

  • 2018 FEMA Region III Flood Safety Awareness Toolkit

    Flooding is a nationwide threat to the United States and its territories throughout the year. It’s important to for everyone to understand their risk, take action to prepare, and be an example. FEMA Region III has developed this toolkit to provide resources, information, graphics, social media content, and safety information to our stakeholders to share and promote flood safety messaging and encourage a culture of preparedness. Flooding can be dangerous and happen at any time, with little to no notice. This toolkit provides a starting point for being informed about the risks of flooding and safety steps to take to reduce our risk.

    Please direct any questions regarding this document to FEMA Region III's Community Preparedness Officer Amanda Hancher.

  • FEMA Region III Overview Materials

    These documents serve as an introduction to FEMA Region III, including our organization, our leadership, programs and policies, and Regional characteristics. Please direct any questions about this document to the FEMA Region III News Desk at

  • Protect Your Home from Flooding: Low-Cost Projects You Can Do Yourself

    This brochure, titled 'Protect Your Home from Flooding: Low-Cost Projects You Can Do Yourself' focuses on identifying your flood risk and taking steps to prepare for potential flooding. It includes potential mitigation actions for both outside and inside your home, and additional web resources. Developed by the FEMA Region III Risk MAP team, this document provides an overview of mitigation actions which can potentially save lives and reduce the risk to property.

  • FEMA Region III - Public Assistance Program Delivery Manager Hiring Flyer

    Now Hiring! The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III is looking for recent college graduates to fill several entry-level disaster field positions with its Public Assistance Branch. While the position will be based out of Region III in Philadelphia, you will likely spend most of the time traveling around our region doing the following:
    •Using your customer service skills to facilitate public assistance to applicants.
    •Meeting with applicants throughout all phases of the application process.
    •Conducting site inspections of applicants’ sites, summarizing their damages, communicating requirements for assistance, and managing applicant expectations.
    •Using FEMA’s delivery model to track applicants’ projects.
    •Occasionally be a key player in informational meetings and gatherings to the general public, where you’ll communicate program eligibility requirements to larger audiences.
    •Travel. A lot. And to places that have just gone through a disaster. This is a position out in the field, so be prepared to get your boots dirty.

    This is an incredible opportunity to get your “foot in the door” with FEMA.  It is a perfect position for someone interested in emergency management and disaster recovery.  The ideal candidate has strong communication and organization skills, is flexible and able to work with a diverse and fast-paced team, and doesn’t mind working in austere conditions.  (Note: official duty stations for successful applicants include Philadelphia (PA), Harrisburg (PA), or Charleston (WV)).
    Help FEMA achieve our mission of Helping People Before, During, and After Disasters and apply today!

    Learn more about FEMA’s Public Assistance program by visiting:

    To apply: email your cover letter, resume, and transcripts to Use the subject line “Region 3: Public Assistance Project Delivery Manager." Deadline to apply is August 10th.

  • FEMA Region III Report: Understanding Flood Dangers in Central West Virginia

    The floods of June 23 and 24, 2016, devastated communities in West Virginia. Repeated rounds of torrential thunderstorms dumped more than 9 inches of rain in the hardest hit areas, and media reports referred to the storm as a “1 in 1,000-year event.” Many residents felt that the flooding was as bad as it could get. However, research by the United States Geological Survey and the Federal Emergency Management Agency shows otherwise. In fact, this type of event could happen more frequently than previously thought. It is critical to understand the June 2016 event so that West Virginia communities can  take action to be safer in the future.

    This document includes findings from studies of flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs), as well as insurance, flood risk, and opportunities for government and other partners to mitigate and reduce future risk.

  • Draft Environmental Assessment: New Kanawha Elementary School – Clendenin

    The School Building Authority (SBA), in conjunction with the Kanawha County Board of Education (KCBOE), has applied through the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (WVDHSEM) to the FEMA Public Assistance (PA) grant program for funding assistance, under the Presidentially Declared Disaster FEMA-DR-4273-WV, for the reconstruction of Clendenin Elementary School.  In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed construction of a new elementary school to replace the damaged Clendenin Elementary School, outside of the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA).

    FEMA works to ensure that information is accessible for all of our customers. If you are having issues obtaining any of the graphical information presented in the appendices, please contact us by email at, so we may provide it in an accessible format.