Fema And The Federal Emergency Management Agency

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“On April 1, 1979, President Jimmy Carter signed the executive order that created the Federal Emergency Management Agency.”1.Year in and out, a disaster can strike at any moment and put millions of people in danger and wreck billions of dollars’ worth of property. But, this is where the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) steps in and up to the plate. FEMA works “as part of a team helping communities reduce their risk, helping emergency officials prepare for all hazards, and helping people get back on their feet after their lives are disrupted by a disaster.”2 FEMA’s primary focus is to coordinate federal and logistical operations “to save and sustain lives, minimize suffering, and protect property in a timely and effective manner in communities that become devastated by disasters.”3
Background
For 35 years, FEMA 's mission remains: to lead America to prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from disasters with a vision of "A Nation Prepared.” FEMA can trace its origins to the Congressional Act of 1803. FEMA coordinates the federal government 's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror."4 “President Carter 's 1979 executive order 12127 merged many of the separate disaster-related responsibilities into the Federal Emergency Management Agency.”51 From this executive order, FEMA absorbed The Federal Insurance Administration, The
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