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FEMA Hosts Live Twitter Chat on Emergency Preparedness for Colleges and Universities

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September 17, 2013
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CHICAGO – September is National Preparedness Month and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is hosting a live Twitter chat on campus readiness to discuss how colleges and universities throughout the nation can prepare for disasters, alert students and faculty during emergencies and share best practices. 

FEMA, in partnership with DePaul University in Chicago, Boston College, Virginia Tech and Florida State University will pose questions and provide answers that highlight innovative ways that campuses can prepare for disasters and respond during emergencies, encouraging a nationwide conversation. 

Emergency management and communication staff from each school will take questions from Twitter users regarding their school’s emergency management program and procedures. Colleges, universities, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the online chat. Participants and observers can follow the conversation and contribute using the #EDUprepChat hashtag on Twitter.

What: Live Twitter Chat on Emergency Preparedness for Colleges and Universities

Date: Wednesday, September 18th

Time: 1-2pm EDT

FEMA Twitter Handle: @FEMAlive

Conversation Hashtag: #EDUprepChat

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. 

Follow FEMA online at,, and  Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate's activities at  The social media links provided are for reference only.  FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.


Last Updated: 
September 17, 2013 - 14:16
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