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Published:February 15th, 2007 03:14 EST
FEMA Seeks Applicants For The National Advisory Council

FEMA Seeks Applicants For The National Advisory Council

By SOP newswire

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking applicants who wish to be considered by the FEMA Administrator to sit on the National Advisory Council.

The Council is being created as an advisory role to the FEMA Administrator to help ensure effective and ongoing coordination of the federal preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters. Specifically, the Council will focus attention on the development and revision of the national preparedness goal, the national preparedness system, the National Incident Management System, the National Response Plan, and other related plans and strategies.

Individuals seeking to be considered for an appointment on the Council should submit a resume detailing their experience in the arena of emergency management and related fields. Resumes must be received by FEMA by March 9, 2007, and could be sent via e-mail to:

Or via Mail to:
Attention: John Sharetts-Sullivan
500 C Street, SW
Room 316
Washington, DC 20472

The development of the National Advisory Council was set into motion by the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006. The Federal Register notice posted on February 7, 2007, establishes the Council and requests applications for membership.

FEMA manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates mitigation activities, works with state and local emergency managers, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program. FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 1, 2003.