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Coral Springs continues to prepare

Emergency Manager Graduates from FEMA’s Advanced Academy

Post Date:09/12/2018 5:31 PM

FalconeA.jpg-webThe City of Coral Springs is proud to announce that our Emergency Manager, Alexander Falcone, graduated from FEMA’s National Emergency Management Advanced Academy (NEMAA) at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, MD, after he completed the full curriculum that provides the strategic level training and education and the essential skills needed for emergency management professionals to manage dynamic and resilient emergency management programs on August 30, 2018. 

Falcone completed the four, one-week courses in the Advanced Academy including: A Survey of Advanced Concepts in Emergency Management, Assessment and Application of Professional Style in Emergency Management, Advanced Concepts and Issues in the Emergency Management Organization and Advanced Concepts and Issues in the Emergency Management Community and Profession.

Of the training, Falcone said, “Completing the course nationally provided me the opportunity to work with professionals from around the country. Through their experiences, I have brought back strategies to improve our preparedness here in Coral Springs. The capstone of the training was a research paper, where I chose to examine the essential elements needed for effective emergency management at the municipal level.” The research Falcone completed at the Advanced Academy will be presented at the International Association of Emergency Managers Conference in October, held in Grand Rapids Michigan.  

City Manager Mike Goodrum congratulated Alexander Falcone on his graduation from the Advanced Academy, saying, “Before, during and after Hurricane Irma, Alexander proved what an asset he is to our City and its residents. I recognize how important continued education and sharing best practices is for employees. This knowledge allows them to provide the best possible service to our residents.” Goodrum added, “The greatest responsibility of City government is the safety of its community. The training and collaboration received from FEMA is an important component to fulfilling that obligation in the event of an emergency.”

The training provided by FEMA reinforces the qualities needed to manage 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.

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.


Lynne Martzall, Writer/Media Relations Coordinator Lynne Martzall, Writer/Media Relations Coordinator

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In 2014, Lynne joined the Coral Springs Police Department serving as the social media coordinator. Read more >>>