The Challenges of Working in an Urban Joint SAR Environment

IDGA: What is your role for FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force? MM: I am the Program Manager for one of FEMA’s 28 Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces. These task forces are partnerships between the Federal Government and local governments to provide on-call trained responders to FEMA during times of disaster and emergency. FEMA, through the FEMA US&R Program Office, specifies the organization (personnel and equipment) and standards (training, operational procedures, etc.)...
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