Statement From FEMA Administrator
FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate outlines priorities with the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)-USA members at the IAEM-USA 2009 Mid-Year Meeting, June 5, 2009. The following statement was recorded and published by the IAEM; Mr. Fugate stated the following at the meeting for IAEM-USA members:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate today addressed members of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) attending their 2009 Mid-Year Meeting at FEMA's Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland. "As emergency managers we must continue to make sure that preparedness, and especially the preparedness of the public, is a top priority," Fugate said. "What we do now to increase the preparedness of the public, who are a vital member of the emergency response team, will go a long way in increasing our success in responding to and recovering from the next disaster."