FEma announces usps affiliation

USPS joins Citizen Corps

On 21 Feb., the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced a new affiliation with USPS in support of Citizen Corps, FEMA’s grassroots effort to strengthen community preparedness through civic participation.

“The alliance between Citizen Corps and U.S. Power Squadrons makes for a natural homeland security team as the U.S. Power Squadrons are playing an increasingly critical role in maritime safety and security via the America’s Waterway Watch and Waterway Awareness programs,” said Corey Gruber, acting deputy administrator of FEMA’s National Preparedness Directorate.

With more than 2,300 local Citizen Corps councils nationwide, Citizen Corps involves community and government leaders, community members and organizations in all-hazards emergency preparedness, planning, mitigation, response and recovery. USPS is the 27th Citizen Corps Affiliate.