|The National Mutual Aid
Resource Management Initiative
Gil H. Jamieson
Director, Program Coordination Division
Preparedness Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
March 3, 2004
Slides: 1, 2, 3
Related Websites and Documents:
FEMA Initiative Web Page
Glossary of Terms and Definitions
Draft Brochure, February 2004
Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC)
National Model Intrastate Mutual Aid Legislation
National Incident Management System (See Appendix B)
Mr. Jamieson has served twenty-five years of his professional career in emergency management and related fields. Mr. Jamieson has held national level positions with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) since 1979. During this time he has managed Disaster Assistance Programs, served the Agency Director on program analysis and evaluation issues and also held key management positions in the Office of Chief Financial Officer, the Inspector General and the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration.
Following a major reorganization within the Agency in 1999, which created the Mitigation Directorate, Mr. Jamieson was designated Chief of Risk Assessment. His responsibilities in this capacity included directing risk assessment and hazard vulnerability analysis for all natural and technological hazards including: flood, earthquake, hurricane and dam safety. Mr. Jamieson was a principal architect and directed the development of a nationally applicable loss estimation methodology. The results of the assessments produced through this methodology continue to serve as the basis for Federal, Sate and local mitigation strategies and initiatives.
In 1998, at the request of the Associate Director for Mitigation, Mr. Jamieson was assigned to design and establish a Planning Branch within the Directorate. Primary responsibilities included implementing new legislation through the development and oversight of new programs and through the formulation of national planning strategies and policies for use by State and local governments. These programs were designed to address both pre and post disaster periods and address long term economic recovery efforts.
Currently Mr. Jamieson is the Director of the Program Coordination Division in the Department of Homeland Security's Preparedness Directorate. In this role he is responsible for establishing an organization and directing a team of experts that will coordinate Federal programs to ensure State and local governments are better prepared to handle the consequences of any disaster event, natural or man made. He is a principal advisor to the Director on all national preparedness issues.