Posted by: Craig Fugate, Administrator
As many of you know, FEMA is a sub-agency of the Department of Homeland Security, and today is the eight-year anniversary of the department. We’re proud to work alongside all our DHS colleagues every day to do our part to protect our citizens and communities and strengthen our nation’s resiliency against all hazards. As Secretary Napolitano notes in a blog post today, “homeland security begins with hometown security” – nowhere is this more true than in the world of emergency management.
So as we mark DHS’s eighth birthday, we’d like to take an opportunity to thank all of our state and local partners, emergency managers, tribal governments, the private sector, the non-profit and voluntary organizations, first responders, and countless others who are critical members of our emergency management and homeland security team. Thank you for your hard work, service and contributions that help make our streets, neighborhoods and communities safer and healthier places to live.
Check out Secretary Napolitano’s blog post on the eighth anniversary here: http://blog.dhs.gov/2011/03/dhs-celebrates-8th-anniversary.html.
And learn more about eight years of the Department of Homeland Security here: http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/history/8th-anniversary-celebration.shtm.