Upstate Emergency Management Team Graduates from FEMA Program

Christopher Dunham, director of Upstate Medical University’s emergency management department (right), and Brad Marmon, graduated from FEMA’s National Emergency Management Basic Academy — a series of training courses offering education in the principles of emergency management and planning, disaster, exercise and evaluations, and public information.

In total, the academy includes 112 hours of training designed to offer federal-level education to local municipalities and organizations in support of overall community resiliency.

The academy, the first to take place in New York state, is sponsored by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services in partnership with the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Upstate’s emergency management department coordinates the institution’s preparedness and response for disasters of all types.

Photo: Brad Marmon (left) and Christopher Dunham recently graduated from FEMA’s National emergency Management Basic Academy.