Nominate someone or apply to FEMA's National Youth Preparedness Council

Blog Post created by cathyprudhomme Employee on Mar 26, 2013


Do you know someone between the ages of 12 and 17 that’s made an impact in reducing their community’s wildfire risk? 

If so, now’s the time to nominate, or encourage them to apply on their own behalf, to serve on FEMA’s National Youth Preparedness Council.  This is a unique opportunity for youth to serve on a highly distinguished national council and share their opinions, experiences, ideas and solutions to help strengthen our nation’s resiliency for all types of disasters. Council members are selected from applicants throughout the U.S. and represent the youth perspective on emergency preparedness. 

Nominations must be received by midnight (EDT) on Friday, April 19.  Click here to access the application and find additional information.

I have the personal privilege of knowing the 2012 Council Chair Rebekka McCaleb from Sterling, CO; and with youth like Rebekka working to make a difference, our nation’s future generations will have a better understanding about the importance of mitigation and preparedness.  Read bios on the current council’s amazing fourteen members.