The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that sets the framework for the Red Cross and FEMA to jointly lead the planning and coordination of mass care services in the event of a disaster.
“FEMA is only part of our nation’s emergency management
team,” said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. “By partnering with the American Red Cross - another key
member of this team -we will be able to coordinate mass care services more
effectively and efficiently.
Today’s signing was an important step forward not just for FEMA and the
Red Cross, but for the many Americans who may need shelter, food, first aid and
other types of mass care when a disaster strikes.”