FEMA chief visits Denver to push volunteerism
DENVER, Colorado – The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is in Denver to help kick off President Barack Obama’s campaign to promote public service.
FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate met with firefighters and other emergency workers at a Denver fire station Monday. He told them he’s a former volunteer firefighter who always tried to do more to help his community.
He says the emergency responders he spoke with on Monday are inspiring because “you forget a lot of them are coaching Little League” and helping in other ways.
He says Obama’s campaign, called United We Serve, goes back to the president’s early days of community service, when he took action and didn’t assume someone else would.