Advanced Academy Graduation
On July 20, Eric Baumgardner, the City of Burbank’s Emergency Management Coordinator graduated with the 2017/2018 West Coast Cohort of the FEMA National Emergency Management Advanced Academy. Eric graduated with additional recognition and honors from the California Office of Emergency Services for Dedication and Leadership. The multi-week academy began in November 2017 with an emphasis on critical thinking, executive level policy decision making as well as strategic and tactical influence on multi-agency and whole community emergency management concepts. Only 52 applicants were accepted into the academy and 45 successfully completed the program. This knowledge will enhance the City’s preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery abilities.