Wednesday, September 07, 2005

FEMA is a Disgrace

This article from the Salt Lake Tribune pretty much sums up the problems with FEMA. Volunteer firefighters from around the country got to Atlanta on Sunday to join in the relief effort. When they got there "they have learned they are going to be community-relations officers for FEMA, shuffled throughout the Gulf Coast region to disseminate fliers and a phone number."

Instead of using trained firefighters for rescuing people, they were more concerned with PR. Luckily some of the men were put into action "as specific orders began arriving to the firefighters in Atlanta, a team of 50 Monday morning quickly was ushered onto a flight headed for Louisiana. The crew's first assignment: to stand beside President Bush as he tours devastated areas."