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PEMA Director Graduates from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute

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Oct. 18, 2013


PEMA Director Graduates from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute


Harrisburg – Pennsylvania Emergency Management Director Glenn Cannon recently completed an executive leadership program in emergency management, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


“No matter how long those of us in emergency management have been doing our jobs, it’s important to continue to educate yourself on new challenges and solutions. You can never stop learning in this profession, and I was honored to be a part of this group,” Cannon said.


Cannon, who was among the first class to graduate from the program, completed 136 hours of training in emergency management, policies and decision making.


According to FEMA, the National Emergency Management Executive Academy is designed for current and future emergency management leaders in all levels of government agencies as well as non-profit voluntary organizations and the private sector. 


“This is the first class in the nation to graduate the National Emergency Management Executive Academy,” said Mary Hughes, Federal Emergency Management Agency.  “It’s important for our senior leaders in states to take part in this training, not only because they learn so much, but because they have an opportunity to collaborate and share with other senior leaders.”


FEMA developed the Executive Academy to instill a deeper understanding of contemporary and emerging emergency management issues and insights, theories, tools and resources that enable decision-makers to think and act more strategically.


Media contact: Cory Angell, 717-651-2009




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