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FAVRM Winter Forum a Success!

The FAVRM Winter Forum in Pensacola on February 21-23 was a huge success! We had record setting participation with 81 individuals from throughout Florida who benefited from the breadth of information, new insights and knowledge gained through their participation. Presentations and panel discussions covered all phases of Emergency Management as well as health emergencies and engagement opportunities in the work of regional domestic security task forces. Day One began with presentations on opportunities for volunteers and voluntary organizations to partner in the work of Emergency Management and included engagement opportunities with Voluntary...Read more...

Member Spotlight

To say Greg Strader is waiting for a disaster to happen is true. In fact, he’s been waiting and preparing his community for more than ten years as the founder and CEO of BRACE, the Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies located in Escambia County in NW Florida. BRACE’s vision is to make their community the most disaster resilient community in America. 

Prior to Greg’s role with BRACE, he served as CEO of the American Red Cross of Northwest Florida and the Coordinator for the Escambia Long Term Recovery following hurricanes Ivan and Dennis.  The relationships he developed during those times has helped him develop strong partnerships which are the cornerstone of success at BRACE.

Recovery following a disaster is a messy and complicated process. Greg has demonstrated the ability to navigate the mess, document lessons learned and build successful partnerships. BRACE has been recognized at the... Read more...

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