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Amateur Radio in FEMA Think Tank Call

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FEMA's Think Tank Conference Call Related to Disability: Amateur Radio will be included in the discussion.

Please join FEMA’s Deputy Administrator Richard Serino as he hosts the next FEMA Think Tank conference call on March 22nd, 2012 from Atlanta, Georgia.

* Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012
* Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern
* Call-In Number: 800-593-0692
* Pass Code: Think Tank March

Individuals who would like to access the captioning for this event may do so by clicking the following link at the start of the event:

http//www.fedrcc.us//Enter.aspx?EventID=1920179&CustomerID=321

The focus of this month’s conference call will be on:

Strategies and Approaches for Incorporating and Integrating Disability Related Access and Functional Needs Issues and Concerns into Emergency Management Actions/Activities.

Please check the Think Tank website for more information on the specific ideas to be discussed.

During February’s FEMA Think Tank conference call, over 500 individuals participated in a discussion on technology in emergency management with featured topics on smart phone apps and amateur radio. Participants on the call ranged from State, Local, Tribal, and Federal emergency managers, first responders, and others concerned about helping our communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. It was a productive and informative discussion of ideas, which reinforced the importance of bringing the whole community together to develop ideas and best practices.

Deputy Administrator Serino is looking forward to hosting these calls each month at different locations around the country in an effort to meet with those who are serving on the front lines when disasters occur.

Before our next call we encourage you to visit the online forum at http://www.fema.gov/thinktank to comment on the ideas we will be discussing this month or submit your own ideas and comment on others.

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination at FEMA-DISABILITY-INTEGRATION-COORDINATION@fema.dhs.gov

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards

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