By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information and Education Officer.
On August 30, 2018, Fire District 7 Fire Commissioner Randy Fay graduated from FEMA’s National Emergency Management Advanced Academy (NEMAA) at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
He completed the full curriculum that provides the strategic level training and education and the essential skills needed for emergency management professionals to manage dynamic and resilient emergency management programs.
Commissioner Fay completed the four, one week resident courses in the Advanced Academy including:
- A Survey of Advanced Concepts in Emergency Management,
- Assessment and Application of Professional Style in Emergency Management,
- Advanced Concepts and Issues in the Emergency Management Organization,
- and Advanced Concepts and Issues in the Emergency Management Community and Profession.
FEMA’s National Emergency Management Advanced Academy reinforces the qualities needed to manage emergency management programs, provides relevant management theories and concepts, and utilizes appropriate case studies. Students apply the key learning concepts from the Advanced Academy curriculum relative to their own skill-sets and abilities within their organizations, and their own performance environments.
Fire District 7 is fortunate to have Commissioner Fay on the Board of Fire Commissioners. His extensive emergency management experience brings expertise to our organization and helps the agency continue to be innovative in preparing for emergency situations.