From its inception, Powered for Patients has worked closely with FEMA leaders and officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) responsible for the management and deployment of the federal fleet of temporary generators to meet the needs of critical infrastructure facilities whose generators fail during disasters.
A part of this work has been Powered for Patients’ active promotion of the FEMA/USACE online Emergency Power Facility Assessment Tool (EPFAT). A facility’s registration of its emergency power system through the online EPFAT system enables FEMA and USACE to accelerate deployment of temporary generators during a disaster.
As part of this ongoing collaboration, FEMA is helping to spread the word about the work of Powered for Patients. FEMA’s new online Emergency Management Institute (EMI) course on the ABC’s of Temporary Power (IS-815), highlights the work of Powered for Patients. Information about the new FEMA course is available at https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-815