Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) is eager to announce Ricky Adams, Director of Field Operations and Craig Bolling Operations Section Chief, have completed the National Emergency Management Advanced Academy (NEMAA).
The National Emergency Management Advanced Academy reinforces the qualities needed to lead emergency management programs and provides relevant management theories and concepts. Advanced Academy participants work within a collaborative environment on projects and establish a network of peers. Emergency management professionals from Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee also completed the academy.
“In addition to being a platform to learn needed skills the National Emergency Management Advanced Academy is the perfect opportunity for Emergency Management Professionals to build relationships with their counterparts across the nation.” said AEMA Director Brian Hastings.
“Responding to disasters is a whole community effort and during a disaster is not the time to learn the capabilities and habits of your neighbors whether it’s on a local, state or national level. The response would be much better if the relationship is already intact.”
The Academy is conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is designed for Emergency Management mid-level managers with a minimum of three years-experience in an Emergency Management position. The Advanced Academy program series consists of four resident courses, each five days in duration and completed during the current Federal fiscal year. Attendance at each course is required and must be attended in sequential order.
About the Alabama Emergency Management Agency: Our mission is to support our citizens, strengthen our communities, and build a culture of preparedness through a comprehensive Emergency Management (EM) program. Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/AlabamaEMA, https://twitter.com/@AlabamaEMA or http://www.ema.alabama.gov.