Check out this piece on FEMA Director Craig Fugate.
Since taking the position in 2009, he has implemented a number of changes that reflect the realities in which the agency operates. A tenured emergency manager prior to his time at FEMA, Fugate made news when he began implementing no-notice exercises - which he calls "thunderbolts" - for his staff.
Preppers often criticize FEMA, and let's be honest - who doesn't like saying the term "FEMA Camp" every now and then? But let's give credit where it's due. Fugate's efforts at FEMA have made a dramatic improvement at the agency, including the enhancement of programs to help citizens get better prepared.
The challenge FEMA has at the moment is the fact so few Americans are working on their own preparedness. We need to be mindful that government agencies can only do so much. Those of us in the preparedness movement need to be doing our part to help set a good example and to be change agents in our own communities.
While we're at it, what can we learn from what FEMA is doing these days in their own operations? For example:
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