FEMA employees are briefed at a staging area in preparation of door to door canvasing in the New Orleans East area Feb. 12, 2017, where an EF3 Tornado struck February 7. (Photo by Sharon Karr/FEMA)

FEMA Seeks Applicants for National Advisory Council

FEMA is seeking applicants to join its National Advisory Council, the committee that advises the FEMA administrator on emergency management.

The National Advisory Council was established to ensure that state, local, tribal and territorial governments, and the private sector, all have input into federal plans for hazards. It provides consensus recommendations to the administrator, and gives FEMA access to information, expertise and advice.

The NAC consists of up to 35 members, including a diverse cross-section of officials, emergency managers, and emergency responders from governments, non-governmental organizations, and private industry. Recent recommendations from the committee include building and enhancing technology-related capabilities and community preparedness with regard to nuclear power plant decommissioning and the provision of medical countermeasures following a biological attack.

In 2017, there were 170 applications to fill 13 open positions on the National Advisory Council.

FEMA is inviting applications for positions in a number of fields, which include Elected Government and Elected State Officials, Emergency Management Field and Emergency Response Providers. In total there are 10 appointments; full details can be seen here.

All appointments start from September 2018 and run for three year terms; applications must be in by March 18.

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