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Federal Emergency Management Agency

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, initially created under President Jimmy Carter by Presidential Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978 and implemented by two Executive Orders on April 1, 1979. The agency's primary purpose is to coordinate the response to a disaster that has occurred in the United States and that overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities.

Community Emergency Response Team

Ready In The Middle

Mississippi Youth Preparedness Initiative

Youth preparedness program that teaches students how to respond before, during, and after a disaster. Students have the opportunity to learn first hand basic rescue and safety skills from outside agencies such as local emergency management, emt,  fire and police department. 

Jackson MEPS

Military Entrance Processing Center, Jackson, MS