An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, July 27, 2011
The city of Reedsburg, Wisconsin, recently received $1.4 million for hazard mitigation projects. The guiding principle in emergency preparedness is virtually identical to one of the Golden Rules of good health: Prevention is much better, and almost always lower in cost, than recovery and rehabilitation. This 2011 grant article provides a snapshot of the grants that were available along with how to find FEMA grants that are currently being offered, like the HMGP grant provided to Reedsburg.
Narrated by Randy Vivian
Anthony S. Mangeri
Assistant Vice President, Mitigation and Resilience, The Olson Group Ltd. Anthony S. Mangeri, MPA, CPM, CEM, has been an active practitioner in emergency management for over 35 years. Currently, he serves as assistant vice president for mitigation and resilience at The Olson Group Ltd. and president of Region 2 of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). Prior to his current position, he served as a town manager where he facilitated the community response to the COVID-19 pandemic, was responsible for local emergency preparedness and disaster recovery operations, and oversaw the establishment of a municipal police department. For more than 10 years, he served as New Jersey’s State Hazard Mitigation Officer, building systems to identify hazards, prioritize risk, and mitigate threats. During the 9/11 attacks, he served as operations chief at the New Jersey Emergency Operations Center coordinating the state’s response to the World Trade Center attacks. He has been a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician for more than 30 years. He earned a Master of Public Administration from Rutgers’s University. He also completed a fellowship in Public Health Leadership in Emergency Response, is a Certified Professional Coach, and served on professional committees, including the ASIS Fire and Life Safety Council and executive committee of the IAEM-USA Board.