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CARIBBEAN TRUST-Caribbean Mitigation
Permission is requested to use information from FEMA
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is a former independent
agency that became part of the new Department of Homeland Security in
March 2003is tasked with responding to, planning for, recovering from
and mitigating against disasters. FEMA can trace its beginnings to the
Congressional Act of 1803. This act, generally considered the first piece
of disaster legislation, provided assistance to a New Hampshire town following
an extensive fire. In the century that followed, ad hoc legislation was
passed more than 100 times in response to hurricanes, earthquakes, floods
and other natural disasters.
Community-based Pre-Disaster Mitigation Curriculum is designed to
involve emergency management and community and faith-based organizations
(CBOs/FBOs) in pre-disaster mitigation activities at the local level.
The goals of the curricula are to enable participants to discover the
role that CBOs/FBOs can play in mitigation activities, determine possible
mitigation projects in which they might engage, and better understand
ways that CBOs/FBOs and emergency managers can work together.
Setting Up for Success in Community-Based Mitigation
Learn how to establish a foundation and organization for
a community-based mitigation program.
Checking out the Local Mitigation Scene
1. Brainstorm local mitigation activities
• Determine if any volunteer mitigation efforts
have occurred in the past or are presently underway.
• If community-based mitigation has been undertaken, learn about
the activities, groups involved, and perceived successes and challenges.
2. Identifying local mitigation opportunities for volunteers Community-based
Pre-Disaster Mitigation for CBOs/FBOs
Effectively Identifying and Recruiting Individual