FEMA opens nominations to recognize youth for their work in Emergency Preparedness

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be opening up nominations nationwide for youth from grades 8 to 11 to join the National Youth Preparedness Council. Nominations will be opened for six week starting in late January, early February. If you know of youth involved in emergency preparedness work, who are part of Teen CERT, Medical Response Corps, or volunteer locally to help people with local emergencies, please let them know about this upcoming opportunity.

New England’s current youth council representative is from Connecticut and currently is serving her second term on this national council.

For more information about the National Youth Preparedness Council visit this website: https://www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness-council

For additional information please contact Sara Varela, Regional Preparedness Liaison, FEMA Region 1 (703) 713-8819 sara.varela@icf.com