FEMA seeks NAC applicants

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced on Tuesday that it is requesting individuals interested in serving on the National Advisory Council to apply for appointment.

The NAC is an advisory council that ensures ongoing and effective coordination of federal preparedness, mitigation, protection, response and recovery for acts of terrorism, natural disasters and man-made disasters. The NAC provides FEMA with guidance on all aspects of emergency management while incorporating input through the entire community through its appointed council members.

The council is made up of as many as 35 members, all of whom are leaders and experts in their fields. NAC members, who are appointed by the FEMA administrator, include private sector, local, tribal, state, federal and non-profit leaders.

The council has one position open for nominations and applicants in disciplines including disabilities, standards settings and accrediting, infrastructure protection, communications, health scientist, non-elected tribal government officials, elected tribal government officials, non-elected local government officials, emergency response and emergency management.

Appointments to the NAC are for a three-year term. Individuals interested in applying may submit an application to the office of the NAC by March 14.

FEMA, which is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, supports first responders and citizens to ensure the U.S. is able to work together to build, sustain and improve its capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.