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ARRL CEO, Emergency Preparedness Manager Visit FEMA


ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, and Emergency Preparedness Manager Mike Corey, KI1U, recently visited Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to further explore areas of cooperation and partnership, in line with the Memorandum of Agreement that ARRL and FEMA signed in 2014.

During the June 29 visit, Gallagher and Corey met with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, KK4INZ. FEMA Chief Technology Officer Ted Okada, K4HNL, also attended the meeting.

Afterward, Gallagher said, “Administrator Fugate’s detailed knowledge of Amateur Radio is impressive, and his support for the Amateur community is very encouraging.” Gallagher went on to say that he was most impressed by Fugate’s observation that “any mode of RF that will connect across the continent is valuable; we don’t have enough backups to the public switched network.” 



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