FEMA: “For the Children”Wednesday, August 5, 2009
More stimulus jobs for FEMA bureaucrats.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — While testifying before the Senate Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery today, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate announced the creation of a “Children’s Working Group.”
…”It is time for special needs populations, whether children or any other segment of our communities who have traditionally been underserved, to be more fully and consistently integrated into preparedness and planning efforts at every level of government,” Administer Fugate said. “Children are a part of every community. We must understand and address their needs from the outset, recognizing that they are not simply small adults. That means not putting the considerations specific to children in a separate box, but incorporating them into our planning on the front end.”
Note that the focus of the Children’s Working Group will include such things as:
Enhanced preparedness for child care centers and schools as well as for children in child welfare and juvenile justice systems; Enhanced national planning, including incorporation of children into national planning scenarios and exercises; Consideration as to how the federal family can help ensure child care centers are able rebuild and restore services more quickly following a disaster; Increased public awareness efforts to educate families and protect children during disasters.
NOTE: This post is not satire.