U.S. and Australia sign emergency management agreement.

Today the United States and Australia signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen emergency management cooperation between the two countries.

Here are the principle points of the agreement. The two governments will:

  • Share information on each government’s emergency management frameworks and lessons learned from recent natural disasters;
  • Exchange public awareness mechanisms on preparedness for natural disasters;
  • Coordinate professional development activities for emergency managers;
  • Build partnerships between the emergency management agencies of the two countries, including through the exchange of technical experts and specialists; and
  • Streamline processes for emergency management authorities in both countries in order to establish arrangements for the exchange of personnel in response to emergencies.

The news release from the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.

via @fdnntv

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+