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Emergency Situations


Date: 09/2009 Description: An EMERCOM helicopter participates in an Emergency Response Exercise in September 2009, Noginsk, Russia. © FEMA photo Date: 01/13/2010 Description: Elizabeth Kreitler, with the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue team deployed by USAID, looks down at Racker, a FEMA certified live human search dog, before boarding a plane for their rescue mission to Haiti, in Sterling, Va. on Wednesday Jan. 13, 2010. © AP Image Date: 04/2010 Description: FEMA Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS) vehicles respond to April 2010 Tornados.   © FEMA photo



Working Group Chairpersons

Date: 12/2009 Description: Administrator Fugate welcomes Russian Deputy Minister Tsalikov (to his left) to FEMA and the National Response Coordination Center.   © FEMA photo
Administrator Fugate welcomes Russian Deputy Minister Tsalikov (to his left) to FEMA and the National Response Coordination Center.


U.S. Chairperson: Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate

Russia Chairperson: Russian Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov


Working Group Coordinators


U.S. Coordinator: Director of International Affairs, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Carole Cameron

Russia Coordinator: Head of the International Cooperation, North America Section, EMERCOM of Russia, Alexey Avdeev


Working Group Web Links


Federal Emergency Management

USG Disaster Preparedness
USG Disaster Response
Russian Ministry of Civil Defense, Emergencies and Natural Disasters (government)


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