WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency released the following statement today, attributed to William Booher, FEMA Spokesman.
“After a Senate confirmation vote of 95-4 earlier this week, Brock Long was officially sworn in as FEMA administrator, by Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, in a ceremony this morning.
“Administrator Long comes to FEMA with almost two decades of emergency management experience, in both the public and private sectors. As director of Alabama’s Emergency Management Agency, he served as the state coordinating officer for 14 disasters. Additionally, Administrator Long's most recent experience in the private sector adds a unique perspective, as we continue to engage the whole community in our mission.
“Administrator Long will lead an agency of 16,000 employees across the country, supporting state, local, tribal, and territorial officials as they prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate against natural and man-made disasters.
“We would also like to take this time to thank Robert J. Fenton, Jr. for his work as acting administrator of FEMA. Mr. Fenton will resume his duties as regional administrator for FEMA Region 9.”
Administrator Long’s biography can be viewed here.
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