FEMA is a federal agency within the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The FEMA administrator reports directly to the DHS Secretary. The administrator also has a direct line of access to the U.S. President during periods of disaster response.
FEMA is comprised of:
- Headquarters in Washington, D.C. where the Office of the Administrator and various program offices are located.
- Ten regional offices that work directly with states, territories and tribes.
- Field offices that manage disaster response and recovery in disaster locations.
- Various warehouses and staging areas throughout the country.