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FEMA Region 10 Youth Preparedness Camp Announced

FEMA Region 10 just announced that they will be hosting a Youth Preparedness Camp in Alaska this summer, July 26-31, 2020. Youth ages 14-17 from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington are eligible to apply. 

The six-day, five-night camp, hosted and staffed by camp and emergency management professionals, will teach students how to safely assist in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Subject matter experts and local emergency responders will provide leadership and team-building opportunities and introduce campers to a variety of emergency response professions. As part of the program, campers will identify and develop a concept for a longer-term project aimed at utilizing their new skills and improving preparedness in their communities.

Here’s what some campers had to say about the first FEMA Region 10 Youth Preparedness Camp, held last August in Stanwood, Washington:

Students wishing to be considered for the July 26-31 camp can find application information at: www.fema.gov/YouthPrep [1]. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. PST Jan. 19, 2020.

For further information regarding the camp, please contact Ilyssa Plumer or Sam Robinson, FEMA Region 10 Individual and Community Preparedness staff, at fema-r10-youthprepcamp@fema.dhs.gov [2] or 425-487-4943.

Kent Petty, KL5T
DEC, Anchorage ARES