So now we're in the life protection and life-sustaining mode, making sure we have the tarps down there for the homes, we have water, food, cots, blankets, all those types of things we're going to needFEMA helps with Gustav, preps for Hanna Sep 03, 2008
This was one of the most successful and most well-coordinated evacuations that I've seenEvacuation of 1.9M called a success Sep 02, 2008
There is no national standard for formaldehyde levels in American homes; not conventional stick-built homes, not manufactured homesFEMA announces new formaldehyde rules Apr 11, 2008
We are ready for a hurricane, regardless of where it's going to hit, whether it's the Gulf (Coast) region or the Atlantic or the west coast of Florida where (Ernesto) seems to be heading right nowDirector says FEMA is ready for Ernesto Aug 27, 2006
We've gone through those (evacuation plans), we've rehearsed them, we're very comfortable that those are going to workFEMA chief: Ready for hurricane season Jun 01, 2006
Robert David Paulison (born 1947) is a former fire chief who served as the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Paulison was appointed by President George W. Bush on September 12, 2005 to replace the embattled Michael D. Brown, who resigned amid controversy over his handling of disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Prior to his appointment, Paulison was perhaps best known nationally for his 2003 advisory regarding household items (including duct tape and plastic sheeting) to have on hand in case of terrorist attack. At the 2009 National Hurricane Conference, he announced he would resign January 21, 2009.
Paulison was born in 1947 in Miami, Florida. He attended North Miami Senior High School and earned his bachelor's degree from Florida Atlantic University, and later completed a program at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University for government service executives. After beginning his career as a firefighter, Paulison rose through the ranks, and became fire chief of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue in 1992. He was subsequently named fire chief of the year for Florida in 1993, and has thirty years of experience as a firefighter. In addition, he was also president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.