Vicksburg, Mississippi About 210 young adults are arriving in Mississippi on Monday to begin training for disaster preparation, response and recovery. The FEMA Corps members are coming from across the U.S., and they'll be sent to work where needed nationwide.
The group is a new unit within the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps.
FEMA Corps members will be in Vicksburg to receive training and some certifications from the Federal Emergency Management Administration. When they're finished, they'll be sent around the U.S. to support FEMA operations. They could work directly with disaster survivors, coordinate supplies, assess damage of public facilities or share information with the public.
The FEMA Corps members are between 18 and 24 years old, and they're making a 10-month service commitment.