WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announces Diane E. Delano, captain of the Poland Fire Rescue, has completed training at its National Emergency Training Center.

Homeland Security trains thousands of Americans at the facility each year to enhance the ability of communities to manage significant emergencies and disasters, manmade and natural.

“Homeland Security trains thousands of firefighters, emergency service personnel, government officials and private citizens every year. This training helps better secure the homeland – saving lives, protecting property and enhancing disaster planning, response and recovery across the country,” said Michael D. Brown, under secretary of homeland security for emergency preparedness and response.

Delano completed the National Fire Academy’s Management of Emergency Medical Services Course in Emmitsburg, Md., on April 15. The course focused on current and newly emerging management practices as they relate to emergency medical services in the fire service. The interactive and fast-moving course enabled participants to deal more effective with day-to-day management issues that supervisory-level managers are likely to encounter.

On March 1, 2003, FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. FEMA’s continuing mission within the new department is to lead the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recover efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders and manages Citizen Corps, the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration.

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