The Center for Domestic Preparedness recently provided critical support to FEMA’s Personnel Mobilization Center, which was activated to support Hurricane Florence response and recovery efforts.

The CDP provided facilities, transportation, food service, lodging, and other services necessary to sustain the PMC, in addition to deploying several of its personnel to help staff the center.  

During the height of the operation, CDP Superintendent Tony Russell noted that while the CDP was continuing with its traditional state, local, tribal, and territorial first responder training both ‘on campus and throughout the United States,’ “The CDP is committed to supporting our agency’s Personnel Mobilization Center here in Anniston.”

“The staff at the CDP are dedicated to help whenever and wherever the nation needs us,” he said. 

By late September, the PMC had moved more than 1,600 FEMA reservists through its Reception, Staging, Onboarding and Integration process.

FEMA currently has more than 6,000 personnel deployed supporting 38 Disaster Declarations and 10 Joint Field Offices across the continental United States, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.