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Change FEMA

Here's novel idea....Change the perception of what FEMA is supposed to be. Start putting the word out that FEMA is NOT there to provide people with emergency supplies before a disaster. Put the word out that FEMA is NOT responsible for their safety during and after a disaster. All of that is supposed to occur at the LOCAL level, and that includes homeowners taking responsibility for themselves. FEMA should also be there for short to perhaps medium term assistance and relief to individuals and businesses and perhaps to provide more substantial assistance to municipalities to rebuild infrastructure. FEMA is not responsible for the rebuilding of entire communities. Citizens as well as local and state governments are now expecting FEMA to take almost 100% care of them after a disaster. That is nonsense. .

Submitted by in Dec 2012

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  1. "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."
    http://www.fema.gov/about-fema
    in Dec 2012
  2. Communities, tribes, States, the Federal Government, NGOs, and the private sector should each understand their respective roles and responsibilities, and complement each other in achieving shared goals. Each governmental level plays a prominent role in developing capabilities needed to respond to incidents. This includes developing plans, conducting assessments and exercises, providing and directing resources and capabilities, and gathering lessons learned. These activities require that involved organizations understand their roles and responsibilities, and how they fit within and are supported by the Framework. National preparedness is the shared responsibility of our whole community. Every member contributes, including individuals, communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and Federal, State, and local governments.
    in Dec 2012
  3. SECOND THE MOTION OF MidnightTrain; Why reinvent the wheel?
    in Dec 2012
  4. People have expectations from FEMA like they have expectations from Red Cross or even the employment department.....ever notice many call it the "unemployment department"? People think all these agencies are there just to take care of them.
    in Dec 2012
  5. Now where did they ever get such expectations ?
    in Dec 2012
  6. Really Fema support to those critical infastructure base on the background evaluation if the subject changes in due without propêrly notification to Fema i beleive the homeowner will contact their insurance company for those effect Preparedness and seek for unemployement skill if applicable
    Call for urgent need is also consider by Fema depend on the investigation analysic and interpretation to determind the scene of action scenerio eviro if
    in Feb 2013
  7. National preparedness is the shared responsibility of our whole community. Every member contributes, including individuals, communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and Federal, State, and local governments.
    in Mar 2013
  8. Response to knowledge base community lessom sharing
    Fema.gov impower the National preparedness
    in Mar 2013

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