Shoreline Emergency Manager graduates from FEMA’s Emergency Management Advanced Academy

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Michael O’Hare, FEMA Region X Administrator,
congratulates Jason McMillan as he graduates.
Photo courtesy FEMA

Shoreline Emergency Manager Jason McMillan graduated from FEMA’s National Emergency Management Advanced Academy (formerly the Leaders Academy) after he completed the full curriculum that provides the strategic level training and education in the essential skills and tools for emergency management professionals to lead dynamic and resilient programs.

FEMA’s National Emergency Management Advanced Academy (NEMAA) reinforces the qualities needed to lead emergency management programs, provides relevant management theories and concepts, and utilizes appropriate case studies.

Advanced Academy participants work within a collaborative environment on projects and establish a network of their peers. The Academy is designed for emerging leaders wanting to advance their skillset. Students learn skills critical to performing leadership responsibilities such as program management and oversight, effective communication at all levels, integrated collaboration, and strategic thinking.

The training was delivered in Lynnwood, WA. Students attended four one-week classes over a six-month period. This was the first time that the course was delivered in the State of Washington as it is normally delivered at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, MD.

Thirty-two students from FEMA Region X attended the course. FEMA Region X consists of Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska.

McMillan completed his training on August 30, 2019 and joined his class for a graduation ceremony at the Hooper Center at the FEMA Federal Regional Center in Bothell, WA where he was chosen by his classmates to deliver the class graduation speech.

Continuing education training is essential to building and maintaining a robust emergency management program. McMillan says that he will use the lessons learned from his training to grow the Shoreline Emergency Management program.

The Mission of the Shoreline Office of Emergency Management is to lessen the loss of life and reduce injuries and property damage during natural or man-made incidents through mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.


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