ICYMI – FEMA Sign MOU to Strengthen Cooperation with Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency

FEMA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. This MOU formalizes our countries’ mutual commitment to advancing global resilience and sharing emergency management strategies. FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell joined the Director General of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency Charlotte Petri Gornitzka and Sweden’s Minister of Civil Defence Carl-Oskar Bohlin at the Swedish embassy.

“2024 is FEMA’s Year of Resilience, an opportunity to highlight the important work we do to help communities mitigate risk, so they can respond faster and recover more effectively,” said Administrator Criswell. “The emergency management field is becoming more complex and our disaster tempo continues to increase and we know that we cannot solve these problems alone. With this partnership, Sweden and the U.S. can share best practices on how we incentivize individuals and communities to mitigate their risks.”

The MOU recognizes that the United States and Sweden face growing national security threats and natural disaster risks. The memorandum builds upon our existing cooperation and Sweden’s recent ascension to NATO, to foster greater collaboration on plans and priorities. It also helps us encourage readiness, civil protection and disaster risk reduction within our respective territories.

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