Provide a 5 pages analysis while answering the following question: United States Federal Agency under the Control of the Department of Homeland Security. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. For FEMA to intervene, the governor of the state under consideration must issue a state of emergency, and thereafter make a formal request to the President of United States, asking for the intervention and help of FEMA. Hollis (540) denotes that FEMA is also responsible for the provision of these services to territories that are owned and controlled by the United States, such as the territory of Puerto Rico. Lowe (1135) goes on to explain that there is an exception to the intervention of FEMA in the various disasters occurring in the United States. This exception occurs when the disaster or the emergency under consideration takes place on a federal property or asset.
An example includes the bombing of the Alfred Murrah building in 1995, in the city of Oklahoma where FEMA intervened without the intervention of the state’s governor because the building under consideration was a Federal building. Hollis (540) denotes that one of the major parts of the charter of FEMA is its provision of the on-ground support during the process of disaster recovery. Langabeer, James, Jami and Diaa (327) believe that FEMA is responsible for providing local and state governments with experts and professionals in various specialized fields for purposes of mitigating, controlling and responding to a disaster. Lowe (1134) further explain that FEMA is also responsible for funding various relief programs and rebuilding efforts for purposes of improving the lives of people, and this is mainly through the Small Business Administration programs. Furthermore, Hollis (541) observes that FEMA is responsible for the provision of funds for purposes of training personnel who are able to respond to the various disasters that might occur in the United States, and all its territories. This is part and parcel of the preparedness programs initiated by FEMA.