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Definition of the noun fema

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noun

  1. an independent agency of the United States government that provides a single point of accountability for all federal emergency preparedness and mitigation and response activities

Explanation

  1. FEMA a.k.a. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, initially created by Presidential Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978 and implemented by two Executive Orders on April 1, 1979. The agency's primary purpose is to coordinate the response to a disaster that has occurred in the United States and that overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities. The governor of the state in which the disaster occurs must declare a state of emergency and formally request from the president that FEMA and the federal government respond to the disaster. FEMA also provides these services for territories of the United States, such as Puerto Rico. The only exception to the state's gubernatorial declaration requirement occurs when an emergency and/or disaster takes place on federal property or to a federal asset, for example; the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, or the Space Shuttle Columbia in the 2003 return-flight disaster.
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Google previewHurricane Katrina : the roles of U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency leadership : hearing

FEMA is the primary agency for the following ESF roles: ESFii 3: Public Works and Engineering ESF# 5: Emergency...

15: Emergency Public Information and Extend Communications FEMA is an ESF supporting agency in the following roles: 0 ...

Google previewBioterrorism (2003)

Federal Research and Preparedness Activities, Coordination and Preparedness, and Public Health Preparedness Programs by Janet Heinrich

Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA is the lead federal agency for consequence management preparedness and response to terrorist incidents involving WMDs, and it is helping to build a bioterrorist response system that is part of ...

Google previewINTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (2010)

TEXT AND CASES by FRANCIS CHERUNILAM

FEMA is a much smaller enactment—only 49 sections as against 81 sections of FERA. 3. In the process of simplification, many of the 'laid downs' of the erstwhile FERA have been withdrawn. 4. Many provisions of FERA like the ones relating to ...

Google previewFirearms controls federal agencies have firearms controls, but could strengthen controls in key areas.

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Google previewCongressional Record

FEMA is an issue that is bipartisan in nature. Those Storms don't just hit Republicans; they don't just hit DemoCrats; they don't just hit Independent S; they hit us all. That is why we have to react to help people in America beCauSe they have ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environment and Society (2007)

FIVE-VOLUME SET by Paul Robbins

PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER created FEMA in Reorganization Plan Three of 1979, with the intent to make FEMA the single federal response agency for disasters, thus reducing any confusing, overlapping, and duplicative efforts from other ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Crisis Management (2013)

by K. Bradley Penuel, Matt Statler, Ryan Hagen

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an agency of the US government responsible for disaster mitigation, preparedness, relief, and recovery. FEMA describes its role as consisting of a variety of different components: ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Public Choice (2008)

by Charles Rowley, Friedrich Schneider

FEMA and congress for disaster relief after a disaster has been declared by the president. FEMA was created by an executive order of President Carter in 1979 that essentially merged many separate disaster relief agencies that had already ...

Google previewThe War on Terror Encyclopedia: From the Rise of Al-Qaeda to 9/11 and Beyond (2014)

From the Rise of Al-Qaeda to 9/11 and Beyond by Jan Goldman Ph.D.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has had a mixed record in dealing with the aftermath of September 11, 2001. The legislative mandate for FEMA was to provide direct assistance to those who had been impacted by a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Disaster Relief (2010)

by K. Bradley Penuel, Matt Statler

FEMA is responsible for coordinating disaster response from federal agencies; helping tribal, state, and local level governments respond to disasters; and providing aid directly to affected individuals. The agency also works with disaster ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives (2016)

by Paul Joseph

Federal Emergency Management Agency Evolution The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) evolution during the 1960s and 1970s from a small part of many federal agencies responsible for emergency and disaster ...

Google previewA Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives, 7th Edition (2009)

Descriptions in Plain English of More Than 12,000 Ingredients Both Harmful and Desirable Found in Foods by Ruth Winter

FEMA (see) has declared it GRAS. EAF 3- HEXENYL BENZOATE • Synthetic flavor with a sweet fruity odor and a taste of grapes. ASP (E)-2-HEXENYL BUTYRATE • Flavoring with an intense fruity green leafy odor. Declared GRAS by FEMA ...

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Small photo of Missouri City, TX - September 9, 2017: Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery centers staffed with recovery specialists from FEMA, US Small Business Administration, State and other agencies open in TexasSmall photo of WASHINGTON, DC - OCT. 20, 2017: Vertical, FEMA sign, Headquarters Building. Federal Emergency Management Agency sign with Department of Homeland Security logo, which FEMA has been a part of since 2003Small photo of Missouri City, TX - September 9, 2017: Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery centers staffed with recovery specialists from FEMA, US Small Business Administration, State and other agencies open in TexasSmall photo of Missouri City, TX - September 9, 2017: Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery centers staffed with recovery specialists from FEMA, US Small Business Administration, State and other agencies open in TexasSmall photo of WASHINGTON, DC - OCT. 20, 2017: FEMA sign, Headquarters Building. Federal Emergency Management Agency sign with Department of Homeland Security logo, which FEMA has been a part of since 2003Small photo of FEMA US Homeland Security Citizen and Immigration Services Flyer CloseupSmall photo of FEMA US Homeland Security Citizen and Immigration Services Flyer Closeup More...

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Part of the redesign of FEMA is that they have so many people on standby, whether it is a retired nurse or a doctor who will take time off to go exactly where they are needed. (Ginny B. Waite)
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Scrabble value of F4E1M3A1

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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