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Have A Preparedness Question For New FEMA Boss Fugate? Send Me An E-Mail And I’ll Try To Ask Him.

June 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments

On Tuesday, the day after Hurricane Season officially starts, recently confirmed Federal Emergency Management Administration head Craig Fugate will be holding a ‘blogger roundtable’ — a telephone press conference for bloggers like myself. The purpose of the roundtable is to draw attention to the need for personal and government preparedness, especially as it relates to hurricanes.

I have some questions I would like to ask Administrator Fugate, but I thought I would open it up and see if readers had some queries of their own. If you have a question, please e-mail me at I will try to ask one of them on the call. If I don’t get a chance to do so I will try to get an answer from other FEMA officials afterwards.


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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 admin // Jun 2, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Hi John

    Here’s my question(s) for Administrator Fugate ,

    I feel that the Citizen Corps has greatly enhanced the preparedness of our country through all of it’s programs.

    Citizen involvement in preparedness has been evident in the Community Emergency Response Teams, the Fire Corps and the Medical Reserve Corps.

    What is your opinion of the value of the C.E.R.T. program and when will the C.E.R.T. training materials be updated?

    Thanks for all you are doing.

    Ralph W. Dutcher,

    C.E.R.T., instructor @ Monroe County Community College, Homeland Security Management Institute, Rochester, NY

    Health Project Coordinator
    Center for Community Health, University of Rochester

    Monroe County Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator

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