Listen Live as FEMA Administrator Talks Service with Fire Corps Members

Monday, 22 June 2009

As part of today’s kick-off for the United We Serve initiative, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate will participate in a roundtable in Denver, CO, with firefighters and volunteers from Fire Corps and CERT programs to discuss the importance of service. Listen to the event live via a streaming webcast today at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time (1 p.m. Eastern Time) at www.dhson.tv.

United We Serve is a summer initiative that spans from June 22 until the National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11. President Obama has called on all Americans – young and old, from every background, all across the country – to participate in our nation’s recovery and renewal by serving our communities. View President Obama’s full video message at www.serve.gov.

Throughout the summer, officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FEMA will participate in several events, starting with today’s launch. In addition to the roundtable, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano is in Orlando, FL, today working with the Orlando Citizen Corps Council and volunteers to assemble CERT kits in preparation for hurricane season.

“Volunteerism strengthens a community’s capacity to meet challenges,” said Napolitano. “President Obama’s call for service – today and everyday – plays a critical role in our efforts to prepare and protect the nation.”

United We Serve events will occur across the nation this summer. Find opportunities to participate in your community and register your summer service projects at www.serve.gov.

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