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FEMA Releases Guide to Continuity of Government

On July 13, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released a new Guide to Continuity of Government for State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal Governments (fema.gov). 

The guide identifies the major roles of government and how continuity of operations is critical to constitutional government. It also describes core services that state, local, tribal, and territorial governments must provide during disasters and other major incidents. The guidance discusses the need to develop emergency action steps to help governments perform core functions during major disasters. It also helps jurisdictions identify emergency resources that will be critical to carrying out these functions.  

Fire chiefs and emergency managers are encouraged to review this 15-page document. 


Ken LaSala is the IAFC’s Director of Government Relations & Policy. 

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