Our mission is helping people before, during and after disasters. Our core values and guiding principles help us achieve it.
At FEMA, we employ more than 20,000 people nationwide. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., we have 10 regional offices located across the country. We leverage a tremendous capacity to coordinate within the federal
government to make sure America is equipped to prepare for and respond to disasters.
FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during and after disasters, and our guiding principles help us achieve it.
We’ve developed our 2018-2022 Strategic Plan to achieve three overarching
- Build a Culture of Preparedness
- Ready the Nation for Catastrophic Disasters
- Reduce the Complexity of FEMA
WE ARE FEMA
The core values that guide our agency can be found in our capstone doctrine, “We Are FEMA.”
Publication One (Pub 1) helps us understand our role in the emergency management community and gives our agency direction in how we conduct
ourselves each day.
FEMA is comprised of Program Offices and Regional Offices located throughout the United States.
Our workforce can swell to over 50,000 active members during major disasters.
Learn more about joining FEMA in Careers.