FEMA is not the only group of emergency managers that spend long hours trying to help fellow citizens plan for catastrophic events, and recover from them when they happen.As an emergency manager, a majority of the people I encounter aren't interested in planning for these events, but are the first to complain when government assistance isn't there quickly enough. They ignore evacuation orders, then expect emergency personnel to put their lives on the line to rescue them from situations of their own making. Some use emergencies as an excuse to loot and pillage other people's belongings. And they build homes in flood-prone areas, then whine and bitch at local officials when the water rises to destroy their homes and cars. I work closely with FEMA on a daily basis, and I can't deny that FEMA is a disaster in its own right, providing more obstacles than assistance in many cases. Local emergency management personnel try to help their fellow citizens in spite of their attitudes and FEMA's incompetance. Very often they do this as volunteers.
For all of the FEMA criticism, one has to keep in mind that they can do no more than what they are authorized to do by our federal government. There is so much red tape involved in getting the correct amount of help to those in need and the funds still have to be approved by congress. I am sure that the actual FEMA workers have a sincere desire to help those affected by disaster but there is always someone higher up that is calling the shots. If the assistance backfires, it is the actual workers that get the blame, but if it is successful it is the higher ups that take all of the credit.
Unsung hero's, and now I can comment on an article written yesterday by some dumb ace Liberal dumbass that was bashing Romney for wanting to cut the FEMA budget, GREAT, dumbasses don't know how to spend money. Remember Katrina, or have you forgotten when it was discovered that FEMA had stockpiled dozens and dozens of trailers, NEVER issued to those in need, rotting and molding from the moisture. This is your common stupid liberal democrat, wasteful and stupid stupid stupid.
and its a part time job paying over 100K actually .. the Feds pay these guys huge sums ,,, i worked for them and if you have a business/job you can get off from its a great job ... also the guy admitted to 36 hr days .. lol thats what you get paid but its 5 to 6 hours, but travel, sleep, being away all are charged and you get time and a half hours ... 36 if youre and you charge from being notified ... uo to an including walking back into your front door. That said the Red Cross (all connected) guys make 4 to 500K a year
I read about the emergency management specialists and services in this country. I am so in awe that it exists.I think America is doing the utmost to run this country well and so many give and give and give, like the emergency specialists. They give so much to keep us all so safe. I have the greates respect for all these emergency workers and I am grateful I live in this country and so grateful for so many other things. I continue to be in awe over everyhone who is doing somuch to go forward here. I am just a very small grain of sand, but a grateful grain of sand to all of the good folks in this country that work so hard....Millie Fisser.
Look up "FEMA Camps" and then tell me what you think about this federal government group!!!!America Wake Up Now!!!!
Hey AMerica, remind these idiots that might have the stupidity to praise FEMA when you think about the many many trailers they stock piled after FEMA, NEVER USED, rotting and molding, WASTE, WASTE, WASTE, that's all they know.
Look up "FEMA Camps" and then let me know what you think about this federal government branch!!!!America Wake Up Now!!!!
**** fema thats dat new world ****
They are doing thiers Jobs ....not hero's
and probably doing it as poorly as they've ever done. Let's keep an eye on their actons and see if they stock pile and outrageous number of trailers that will NEVER be issued to those in need and they'll sit out in some vacant field and rot. Either that or they'll do something else stupid to waste money. EVER see the aerial photo of the hundreds of Border Patrol vehicles stock piled. These idiots do not have the common sense to make the purchase of a bag of M&M's, much less handle our money.
I wouldn't want these guys saving my rear end.
Look up "FEMA Camps", don't think that I would want them helping me either!!!!America Wake Up Now!!!!