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U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

FEMA Disaster Response Program

January 20, 2011


January 20, 2011; Washington, DC.
Contact: Andrew Strike, FPC Military Liaison Officer
Telephone: 202-504-6356; email: strikeap2@state.gov

The Washington Foreign Press Center took a group of ten foreign media to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Headquarters for a half-day program on disaster response.  Media interviewed Administrator Craig Fugate and attended a series of bakcground briefings on all aspects of disaster response, recovery, preparedness, and mitigation.  Media also learned how to pre-clear themselves to embed with FEMA for future hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and other disasters.