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Federal Emergency Management Agency


Contact Information

500 C Street SW
Washington, DC 20472

1-800-621-3362 (Voice - Toll-free)
202-566-1600 (Voice)
1-800-827-8112 (FAX)
1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

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Abstract

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) works to reduce risk, strengthen support systems and help people and their communities prepare for and cope with disasters regardless of the cause. FEMA is an independent federal agency with more than 2,600 full time employees. FEMA also has nearly 4,000 standby disaster assistance employees who are available to help out after disasters. Often FEMA works in partnership with other organizations that are part of the nation's emergency management system. These partners include state and local emergency management agencies, 27 federal agencies and the American Red Cross. FEMA's role include advising on building codes and flood plain management; teaching people how to get through a disaster; helping to equip local and state emergency preparedness; coordinating the federal response to a disaster; making disaster assistance available to states, communities, businesses and individuals; training emergency managers; supporting the nation's fire service; and administering the national flood and crime insurance programs.

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Audit

Date Entered: 11/1/1997
Date Edited: 3/11/2013
Date Revised: 11/7/2007 12:51:06 PM
Health Referral Number: HR2623
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