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  • National Announcements
    This forum is used by FEMA and it's contractors to share national relevant information with all members. Members may not post, however members are welcome to reply. To reply to a discussion, click on the discussion of interest and then choose "Reply."
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    This forum is used by FEMA and it's contractors to share latest news with all members. Members may not post, however members are welcome to reply. To reply to a discussion, click on the discussion of interest and then choose "Reply."
  • Member Discussions
    Use this discussion forum to discuss preparedness related topics of your choice. To add a discussion, scroll to the bottom of this page and click "Start a new discussion." To reply to a discussion, click on the discussion of interest and then choose "Reply."
  • Introduce Yourself
    Use this discussion forum to introduce yourself. We recommend sharing what motivated you to join the community, what you hope to learn and accomplish, what projects you might be working on, what help you think you might need, and if you wish, what skills and experiences you are willing to share with other community members. To add a discussion, scroll to the bottom of this page and click "Start a new discussion." To reply to a discussion, click on the discussion of interest and then choose "Reply."
  • CERT Forum
    The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Online Forum provides an opportunity for CERT members, trainers, program managers, and local agencies interested in starting a CERT program to connect with each other and share their experiences and ideas with one another across the nation. Click on one of the below topics in the "Subject" column to join a discussion. Note that all questions to FEMA's National CERT Program Office should continue to be sent to CERT@dhs.gov.
  • Building and Sustaining Preparedness: A National Campaign : Browse Recent Ideas
    We want to increase outreach efforts and encourage everyone to take actionable steps to be prepared. In June, FEMA and the American Red Cross will host a workshop with experts in communication and behavior change to discuss preparedness messaging. We want to hear about your experiences in preparing for emergencies to help inform discussions during this workshop. Your posts on this topic will help us begin to develop a national campaign encouraging people to take actions in their everyday lives to prepare for disasters. This effort is a major part of Presidential Policy Directive 8 / PPD-8: National Preparedness - and it is one of the most visible ways the whole community will be involved in keeping our nation safe and resilient. Read and comment on others' ideas between now and June 18, 2012. We look forward to hearing from you now and as more topics are posted.
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