How FEMA Prepares For And Trains For A Crisis

What can government and corporate executives who want to prepare for a crisis learn from how the Federal Emergency Management Agency does its job?
The people at FEMA may have more experience responding to various crises than others in the government and private sectors. The list of disasters they’ve dealt with includes floods, landslides, winter storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes.
Aaron Levy is the director of FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division. In this episode, Levy shares his insights on how the agency trains, prepares for, and responds to a crisis and the lessons you can learn from its experience.
The National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) provide a standardize communication and collaboration during emergencies. – Aaron
“Former administrator was very fond of saying the best disasters are federally supported, state managed and locally led.” – Aaron
Featured Guest in this episode
Aaron Levy
Division Director, Individual and Community Preparedness
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00:00 Introduction
01:13 FEMA’s preparedness on disaster situation
04:06 FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue Capabilities in Action
07:43 FEMA’s National Exercise Program: Continuous Improvement
10:49 National Incident Management System
12:36 Empowering Local Communities for Disaster Preparation.
14:41 Practical steps for private sectors for disaster preparation
19:24 “Key takeaways for disaster preparedness”
21:43 Links and Resources
22:23 Outro
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