Posts Tagged ‘FEMA’

Citizen Preparedness: The Path to a National Culture of Preparedness

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Author: Christian Montz, Director of Disaster Recovery, IEM

Disasters have cost taxpayers over $104 billion in nine years. That is, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the amount that the Disaster Relief Fund has paid out from fiscal years 2005 to 2014 for disaster response, recovery, and mitigation.[1] Just in the last eight years, there have been over 900 Presidentially declared disasters, 137 of them occurring in 2017. (more…)

IEM and FEMA: Working Together to Save Lives in the Caribbean

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

At IEM, saving lives is the most important thing we help our customers do. Over the past several weeks, IEM Air™ (IEM’s air division) has been on the ground in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Reliable air operations are a vital part of any major disaster response operation. When disaster strikes, governments and survivors must be able to rely on the availability of air bridges to ensure that at-risk residents can be evacuated to safety, and vital supplies and commodities can be brought in to sustain survivors. Air operations like these are particularly important throughout the Caribbean, where disparate islands surrounded by vast bodies of ocean create many miles of distance between major supply hubs and people who may need help. (more…)