FEMA Integration Team (FIT)
Utah is one of 19 states to have FEMA staff assigned to its emergency management agency. Utah was the first state in Region VIII to embed a team in our emergency management agency. The FEMA Integration Team (FIT) provides technical and training assistance on FEMA’s programs and continuous on-site support to the state.
Co-locating staff is a new initiative for FEMA. FEMA and its partners are working to increase capabilities and build resilience to fulfill their mission to help people before, during, and after disasters. The FIT Team also represents FEMA’s commitment to reducing the complexity of FEMA programs through direct staff engagement on emergency management with the state.
Better integrating FEMA operations with emergency management partners yields best practices and lessons-learned. It will also help build shared capabilities and capacity, resulting in more effective disaster response and recovery operations and a more prepared and resilient Nation.
To contact the FEMA Integration Team please work with your DEM Community Support Liaison.
The Utah Division of Emergency Management welcomes the following team members to our Taylorsville office.
Joel Palmer – Team Lead
Jennifer Laack – Exercise
Brandon Webb – Mitigation
Amal Centers Jr. – Recovery
Logan Sisam – Logistics
The FEMA Integration Team presented an “I Wonder” webinar on April 1, 2021.