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Federal Emergency Management Agency

Miquel Porta

Edited by John M. Last

in A Dictionary of Public Health

Second edition


Published online May 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191844386

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The US government agency, now part of the Department of Homeland Security, that organizes and administers plans to cope with natural and manmade disasters involving loss of life, loss of habitat, and destruction of essential infrastructure. FEMA coordinates with local agencies, including security, law enforcement, local and regional administrative services, hospital and public health services, the media, transport, and communications. Most nations have comparable systems. Concern about terrorism in the early ...

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