FEMA Think Tank in San Francisco

Last Friday the FEMA Think Tank (a forum to engage FEMA’s partners, promote innovation, and facilitate discussions in the field of emergency management) held its monthly conference call discussion from our City Hall.

FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino, San Francisco City and County officials, private sector, non-profits and faith based organization participate in FEMA’s Think Tank conference to discuss how to improve communications during emergencies and disasters.

FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino, center, and to his left, DEM Executive Director Anne Kronenberg, were joined by representatives from the public sector, private sector, non-profits and faith based organizations during the FEMA Think Tank conference call.

Conducted by FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino, the topics of discussion focused on how to improve communications during an emergency with specific emphasis on amateur radio operations and mobile apps.

Many participated in the call via Twitter. We encourage you to search the Twitter hashtag #femathinktank for a recap of the call’s key discussion points.

Meanwhile, Deputy Administrator Serino shared his thoughts about the Whole Community approach to emergency management and to how San Francisco is on the forefront of recovery planning and bringing the whole community together to promote a resilient San Francisco.

Thanks to the Neighborhood Empowerment Network for capturing Deputy Administrator Serino’s comments: http://vimeo.com/3720456

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About sfdemkristin

A strong believer that we are more prepared than we think, Kristin advocates it is not a looming disaster that inspires us to prepare, but rather the peace of mind that comes from having taken a few simple steps in advance of an emergency to take care of our loved ones. Kristin can be found on Twitter @kristinlhogan.

Posted on February 24, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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