The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently named Los Altos resident Nico Bremeau to its Youth Preparedness Council.
Bremeau, a sophomore at Mountain View High School, holds an amateur radio license and volunteers with the Los Altos Amateur Emergency Radio Service. He is a Life Scout in Boy Scout Troop 33, working on an Eagle Scout project sponsored by the Los Altos PREPARES program to establish a packet radio amateur radio station in his neighborhood and encourage youth participation with amateur radio.
Created in 2012, the FEMA Youth Preparedness Council engages young leaders in supporting disaster preparedness, advising FEMA, encouraging emergency preparedness in their communities and completing national- and local-level disaster preparedness projects.
Council members are selected through a competitive application process and serve for a two-year term. The 13 council members meet with FEMA staff to advise them on youth preparedness efforts and initiatives, and to provide youth input on FEMA strategies and projects. Members of the council attend an annual summit held in Washington, D.C., and work with FEMA and its partners to share their insights and opinions on youth preparedness efforts and initiatives.
For more information about the opportunity, visit ready.gov/kids/youth-preparedness-council.