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Disaster Preparedness Program Participates in International Association of Emergency Managers Annual Conference
Group of people posing for a photo.
NOAA staff from Public Affairs, NMFS, NOS and NWS at IAEM.

OCTOBER 26, 2018 — Members of the Disaster Preparedness Program (DPP) participated in the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Annual Conference this week in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

While NOAA representation at this conference is traditionally covered by the National Weather Service (NWS), this year NOAA staff from NOS, National Marine Fisheries Service, Public Affairs, and the Homeland Security Program Office also participated. The conference allowed staff to gain valuable insight into the broad field of emergency management, make connections across NOAA and with local emergency managers, and hear lessons learned from officials in hurricane-stricken areas including Texas and U.S. Virgin Islands. Katie Krushinski, Mike Bilder (on detail from NWS) and Kate Wheelock attended for the DPP.

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