Announcing the Creation of FEMA Corps

(FEMA)   Along with our partners at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), we announced the creation of FEMA Corps, which sets the foundation for a new generation of emergency managers.  FEMA Corps leverages a newly-created unit of 1,600 service corps members from AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps who are solely devoted to FEMA disaster response and recovery.

The full-time residential service program is for individuals ages 18-24, and members will serve a one-year term including a minimum of 1,700 hours, providing support working directly with disaster survivors. The first members will begin serving in this August and the program will reach its full capacity within 18 months.

The program will enhance the federal government’s disaster capabilities, increase the reliability and diversity of the disaster workforce, promote an ethos of service, and expand education and economic opportunity for young people.

At today’s event, Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, remarked:

…[FEMA Corps], helps communities recover, it trains young people, helps them pay for college, and it doesn’t cost taxpayers an additional dime. Whether you’re a young person looking for work, a member of the community that’s been hit by a flood or a tornado or just a citizen who wants your tax dollars to be spent as wisely as possible, this is a program you can be proud of. This is really government at its best.

And it’s part of the president’s larger vision for an America built to last. Today, so many of our young people have shown that they’re willing to do their part to work hard, act responsibly and contribute to their communities. But in tough economic times, it’s up to all of us to make sure that their hard work and responsibility still pays off.

We have to preserve what President Obama has called the basic promise of America, that no matter who you are, where you come from, you can make it if you try, if you fulfill your responsibilities and you make a contribution.

During the event, Secretary Napolitano described the program:

First and most important, it will help communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters by supporting disaster recovery centers, assisting in logistics, community relations and outreach, and performing other critical functions.

We know from experience that quick deployment of trained personnel is critical during a crisis. The FEMA Corps will provide a pool of trained personnel, and it will also pay long-term dividends by adding depth to our reserves — individuals trained in every aspect of disaster response who augment our full-time FEMA staff.

Second, the Corps will help us make the best use of taxpayer funds as we bring in FEMA Corps members at a significantly lower cost.

Third, FEMA Corps will provide participants with critical job skills and training. Emergency management is a growing field, much larger than FEMA alone. The recent high school and college graduates entering this program will emerge with the training and the on-the-ground experience that provides a clear pathway into this critical profession.

And finally, this Corps — it encourages and supports the ethic of public service tapping the energy and dedication to helping their communities that we see among so many young adults today. Many here today, myself included, know that a career in public service presents opportunities and rewards far beyond paychecks.

The new initiative will promote an ethos of national service and civic engagement by mobilizing corps members and community volunteers to provide critical disaster services. Once trained by FEMA and CNCS, members will provide support in areas ranging from working directly with disaster survivors, to supporting disaster recovering centers, and sharing valuable disaster information with the public.

Robert Velasco, Acting CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, spoke about this new chapter in national service:

By opening up new pathways in emergency management, this partnership will give thousands of young people the opportunity to serve their country and gain the skills and training they need to fill the jobs of today and tomorrow.  This is a historic new chapter in the history of national service that will enhance our nation’s disaster capabilities and promote an ethic of national service while achieving significant cost savings for the taxpayer.

Deputy Administrator Serino discussed the importance of FEMA Corps:

People have asked, why is this important? Looking into the eyes of survivors, looking at communities that are devastated, having young people that can step up and help out in the time of a disaster who are trained will make a difference in people’s lives. That’s why we’re doing this.

As we continue to move forward and we look for opportunities to be more efficient, to look for opportunities to get young people involved in government, to get young people involved in service to their country, [we] will make a difference. We’ve had the opportunity to work with CNCS in AmeriCorps in the past, and this is broadening that — expanding it, so we have the opportunity to bring this talented, young, will-be-trained workforce to help our staff.

They are augmenting our reservists, augmenting our full-time employees. This will be an opportunity for us to strengthen our nation’s disaster response capabilities, create pathways for young people and really help the ethos of national service.

Mayor Walter Maddox, Tuscaloosa, Ala. also attended today’s announcement, and from the perspective a mayor of a town still recovering from a major disaster last year, the mayor expressed his excitement about the new agreement:

This new partnership between FEMA and the Corporation for National and Community Service will be crucial in supporting cities, counties and states in their time of need.  I commend FEMA and CNCS for understanding that to effectively respond during a crisis, we have to extend beyond political, geographical and even bureaucratic boundaries to ensure all resources are made available to the citizens we serve.

To recap, the purpose of the program is:

  • Strengthening the Nation’s Disaster Response Capacity: The partnership will provide a trained and reliable resource dedicated to support disaster operations, while enhancing the entire emergency management workforce.
  • Creating Pathways to Work for Young People:  By providing training, experience, and educational opportunity, the partnership will prepare thousands of young people for careers in emergency management and related fields.
  • Promoting an Ethos of National Service:  The partnership will strengthen our nation’s culture of service and civic engagement by mobilizing corps members and community volunteers to provide critical disaster services.
  • Modernizing Government Operations to Improve Performance:  By working together, CNCS and FEMA will advance the President’s management goals of working across government, managing across sectors, and promoting efficiency.

To learn more about the new program, visit the AmeriCorps website or our FEMA Corps page.

10 Responses to Announcing the Creation of FEMA Corps

  • ummmmm yeah HITLER did the same thing as i recall… the nazi gestapo hitler youth corps!

    this is a perfect way to indoctrinate amerikas wayward unemployed youth into the UN IMF NWO.CFR GLOBAL GOVERNMENT CARBON CRED DEBT SLAVE PROJECT! AGENDA 21 anyone…

    just perfect!

    I’m thinking I need to buy a bigger gun and more ammo…

  • Terrific! More government bureaucrats, more pay, more perks & more pensions!

  • Wonderful! Now I have to worry about my 17yo son being drafted and forced to go work for FEMA.

  • Wait and see this is also going to be a backdoor program to offer amnesty for the thousands of so call "dreamers" to gain citizenship and be loyal demoncrat voters!

  • Well, what do we have here? Smells like the Fourth Reich is alive and rising in what was once a free nation…the USA.

    Haven’t many of the former members of a similar corps from the ‘old country’ area been on trial recently?

  • Okay… why do they need 450 million reounds of 40 cal ammo? It’s for our good. I guess it’s for rats and gophers 😉

  • You had enough, or do you want some more?

  • Better vote in Nov. I’ve raised 5 children without help from Big Daddy Gov. We don’t go out for dinner, my kids wear hand me downs, we don’t have cell phones, gps or gadgets. I’ll be damn if all my hard work is going to be taken away from my kids. I’m ready to fight. Hope their ready for us!!

  • If you follow German History, In 1924 to 1933 the German People had tried to recover from a Zionist Boycott of all German Product’s. The Zionist’s controlled all banking and commerce. They then cause the German Currency to fail. This caused Millions to sell everything they owned and tens of thousands died of starvation.

    The same thing today is being done to America by these Zionist’s Bankers who get countless Billions in near 0% interest loans and charge the Americans from 12% to 29% only a few in the 1% have better rates. They Destroyed the Housing, No Indictment’s, They Laundered $350 Billion for the Drug Cartel’s, No Indictments.

    Then like the Reichstag fire in Germany it took 2 days to create their "Patriot Act" here it took 6 days after 9/11. Which if you watch the New Reels it was from countless WHITE VAN’S loaded with Explosives driven by Israeli’s. They would come after 3 AM when the Janitors left. This went on for 3 Weeks. Oh, In case you don’t know this, The Owner of Building #7 when he said to PULL IT he was not talking to a Fire Department because they don’t carry Thermite Explosives in their bags. But like the White Van on the George Washington Bridge… The Israeli said, WE are your Friends, We have the same Enemies. Since then, Americans have been spilling blood in the sand while the Israeli’s just watch. Now Netenyahu said he wants America to GO IT ALONE in IRAN so that THEY don’t get the brunt of the Defense of Iran.

    This entire Country MIRROR’S that of Germany from 1924 to 1933. By 1938 Our TSA would now MIRROR the Gestapo with Road Blocks and School Children being searched. Then at all HUBS of transportation. Yes, History is always repeated by those that never learn.


    ***THIS IS THE REAL TRUTH AND NEEDS TO BE HEARD! SEEN BY EVERYONE! NOT HIDDEN!!! So it is Re-posted! And will be re-posted at many different websites across the web!!!***

    *** CIA/ U.S. Pentagon / U.S. Military – Assassinated Murdered NFL PRO Football Player – Corporal Patrick Daniel “Pat” Tillman[Born: November 6, 1976 – Murdered: April 22, 2004]. To STOP him from coming Home and Exposing the Truth of the FAKE Afghan War on Terror and uncover to All the atrocities happening there to innocent Civilians! Assassinated Murdered Killed to cover up the Fact it was all a BIG FAT FED False-Flag War Propaganda LIE!

    The Assassinated Murdered (6 Six) Seal Team Six 6 members on Monday May 2, 2011 during the Fake (Wag-The-Dog) False-Flag Raid on the Osama Bin Laden Compound! ( Osama Bin Laden “Died” of Kidney Failure in December 2001 ) their Stealth Helicopter was Intentionally Blown Up by the CIA/ Pentagon! Killing all inside! Then on Saturday August 6th, 2011 (Twenty 20) Members of Seal Team Six were killed when their Troop Transport Helicopter was Intentionally Blown Up by the CIA/ Pentagon! All Assassinated Murdered Killed to cover up the Fact it was all a BIG FAT FED False-Flag War Propaganda LIE!

    Then there is the CIA/ Pentagon FED False-Flag Pvt. Jessica Lynches Assassinated Murdered (Four 4) Fire Team Members who witnessed her cower on March 23, 2003 as they fought died and bled to protect her skinny cowardly ass in a Fire Fight! She was captured by Iraq Troops… taken to a Iraqi Hospital… then Rescued on April 1, 2003 by U.S. Special Operations Forces, Those Assassinated to Cover Up the CIA/ Pentagon False-Flag Propaganda Operation: July 7, 2003 Josh Speer,, August 23, 2003 David M. Tapper,, October 3, 2003 Kyle Williams,, October 22, 2003 Sok Khak Ung! Assassinated Murdered Killed to cover up the Fact it was all a BIG FAT FED False-Flag War Propaganda LIE!

    All Assassinated Murdered SACRIFICED by YOUR Precious CIA/ PENTAGON OFFICERS CORPS!

    MURDERED INTENTIONALLY to cover up U.S. FASCIST Federal Government / U.S. Pentagon / CIA Propaganda LIES!

    HONOR is a WORD! The Zionist Fascist run Federal Gov, U.S. Pentagon and U.S. Military Branches have NO Understanding of!

    Just ask Murdered U.S. Army Corporal Pat Tillman’s Mother, Wife, Father and the other Family Members of those Murdered by their Own Gestapo Fascist Government to cover up Government Propaganda LIES!

    Phuck the NWO!


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