How about the agency just roll the DSA program and into the IA cadre program and provide in-depth training... more »
It takes a great deal of time to get through to Spanish speaking interpreters, plus there is the cost. Why not establish an interpreter center in Puerto Rico and put Puerto Ricans to work - for FEMA - as Spanish translators at a lower cost? This would supply jobs and save money overall. It would give FEMA a leadership role in innovative overtures.
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Why does everyone have to have there own car when deployed? Speaking as someone who works in a DRC, once teams are put together and situated, why not turn in half the cars and start carpooling? A few pros and cons:
Saves a lot of money
More cars available during big disasters
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