Federal Emergency Management Agency OfficesTH-1500.2000
Offices of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the central agency within the federal government that is responsible for federal efforts to reduce the loss of life through a comprehensive, all-hazards emergency management program of emergency planning, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. Working closely with state and local governments, FEMA funds emergency programs, offers technical guidance and training and deploys federal resources in times of disaster. FEMA's programs include response to and recovery from major natural disasters and human-caused emergencies, emergency management planning, flood-plain management, hazardous materials planning, dam safety and multihazard response planning. Other activities include off-site planning for emergencies at commercial nuclear power plants and the army's chemical stockpile sites, plans to ensure the continuity of the federal government during national security emergencies and federal response to the consequences of major terrorist incidents.