BRACE was pleased to host a three day Disaster Training seminar in partnership with FAVRM


The FAVRM Winter Forum focused on all phases and functions of Emergency Management. Presenters, trainers and program managers from community-based organizations as well as local, state and national emergency management agencies conducted the training sessions that allowed participants to learn how their organization can become more
resilient to disasters and more effectively utilize volunteers after a disaster.

BRACE Encourages Support of Disaster Survivors

BRACE continues to encourage support of voluntary organizations assisting hurricane survivors.  In Florida alone, over 2.6 million families have requested assistance from FEMA to assist with their recovery from Hurricane Irma.  Many of those families were assisted during the response to Irma.  Many more families will be assisted by member organizations of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster throughout recovery.  Please consider assisting those organizations that are assisting survivors by clicking on the "Donate" button above.
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To reduce loss of life, injury, property damage, environmental impact and economic loss due to disaster, through fostering communication, cooperation, collaboration and coordination among community, faith-based, non-profit, private and public organizations active in one or more phases of emergency management.

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Read our 2017 Annual Report below!

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News from the BRACE Team

In September 2017, FEMA notified BRACE that it was receiving the Awareness to Action Award through the Individual and Community Preparedness awards program.  BRACE was also being recognized as a Honorable Mention for the John D. Solomon "Whole Community" Preparedness Award. 

In 2012 BRACE received the Second Annual John D. Solomon Preparedness Award previously for the collaborative work as a team of nearly 500 disaster preparedness and response organizations, engaging in efforts that reach the business community, children and youth, under-served populations, faith-based organizations, first responders, and individuals with access and functional needs. In 2011 BRACE received the Promising Partnerships award through the program.  Since the Individual and Community Preparedness Awards Program was established in 2009, BRACE has received a total of 13 awards and honorable mentions, the most of any community based organization in the country.  
Upcoming Events
BRACE Annual Meeting Planning session - scheduled for March 2, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the WEAR TV3 studio, 4990 Mobile Hwy, Pensacola, Florida.  Participants will brainstorm ideas for the keynote speaker for the Annual Meeting as well as considering the interests of the audience.  The meeting is open to the public.

BRACE Board Meeting - scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. at Baskerville Donovan, 449 W. Main Street, Pensacola, Florida, in the Board Room.  The meetings are intended for the Governance of BRACE to plan strategy, set policy and hear reports.  The meeting is open to the public.