Telling the story of what FEMA does and how we do it, and providing a call to action for the nation to prepare for potential disasters.
Episode 87: A Message from Acting Administrator Bob Fenton
We sit down with Acting Administrator Bob Fenton to discuss going through leadership transition within the agency and how it impacts FEMA’s mission.
Episode 86: Oregon Wildfires - Benefit Brews
On this episode we talk to two Oregon based breweries, one owned by a wildland firefighter and another family operated, about how they are helping wildfire recovery through their craft.
Episode 85: Oregon Wildfires - Candy Christmas Tree
On this episode, we talk with Eric and Candice Page, Christmas tree farmers and residents of Marion County, Oregon, who are helping fellow Oregonians recover from the historic wildfires that burned throughout the state.
Episode 84: 2020 In Review, With Administrator Pete Gaynor
2020 was an unprecedented year filled with immense challenges for the nation. As an agency, FEMA responded to floods, severe storms, wildfires and a historic hurricane season – all while fighting the ubiquitous COVID-19 pandemic. In this week’s episode, we talk with FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor about the work FEMA has done, innovations and improvements we’ve made and the challenges we met head-on this year.
Episode 83: After the Disaster- How to Donate & Volunteer Responsibly
On this episode, we’ll talk to Stacy Lamb from Convoy of Hope & FEMA’s donations management lead Don Bonchack about what you should know to most effectively volunteer your time after a disaster or how to ensure your donation makes the greatest impact for those who need it the most.
Episode 82: Meeting Unmet Needs Through Disaster Case Management
For individuals affected by disasters, recovery can often be a daunting task. What people may not realize though is many times there are individuals who can walk you through that process, help you understand what your options might be and assist in finding resources to help you return to a new normally of life. On this episode, we'll talk to experts about disaster case management or recovery navigators who partner with survivors and provide much needed support to sort through the many facets of disaster recovery.
FEMA Pub1 Episode
I really enjoyed the FEMA Pub1 episode. Hearing the discussion regarding having a purpose and established values is critical in addition to getting people involved with the mission.
The EM field is continually developing and it’s purpose especially on the local/town level can be very ambiguous. Therefore, knowing what your organization is and it’s mission is important. If the people in your own organization are unclear that imagine what everyone else thinks. FEMA set a good example with this document for other organizations to follow.
Well produced, but clueless content.
I have listened to the podcast for quite sometime and the content doesn’t include current events. For example, as our President has focused efforts to address the corona virus, the podcast focused on search and rescue. It is nice to know the government has all kinds of gee whiz software tools to tract disasters to the finest detail, but that isn’t helpful to the general population in my opinion. Unsubscribed.
FEMA Brief History
A quick look at the outstanding work FEMA has done in 40 years.