FEMA Seeking Community Engagement Input

Our partners at the Federal Emergency Management Agency are asking for input on one of their working papers regarding ideas for strengthening public participation in emergency management and homeland security.  With the goal of learning what works well in local communities before an incident occurs and connect those lessons learned to other interested communities, FEMA has develop a working paper, titled "Policy Challenges in Supporting Community Resilience".

Specifically, FEMA is looking for input on whether the themes and concepts in the paper resonate with you and are there additional themes to consider?  FEMA is also seeking your opinion on whether you have seen greater resilience in places where communities have engaged in emergency management activities and, if applicable, examples of such successes.

To access the paper, you can go to http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=4563 and submit reactions to FEMA-Community-Engagement@dhs.gov by Monday, Feb 11, 2011.