Broward County Emergency Management Division Assistant Director Graduates from FEMA's National Emergency Management Academy
  
  

Miguel Ascarrunz, right, upon graduating from FEMA's National Emergency Management Academy with Timothy Manning, FEMA deputy administrator.

Miguel Ascarrunz, right, upon graduating from FEMA's National Emergency Management Academy with Timothy Manning, FEMA deputy administrator.

DATE: October 2, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Miguel Ascarrunz, Assistant Director
Broward County Emergency Management Division
PHONE: 954-831-3908
EMAIL:
mascarrunz@broward.org 
 
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - Miguel Ascarrunz, assistant director of Broward County's Emergency Management Division, recently graduated from the National Emergency Management Executive Academy sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Emmitsburg, Md. 

Ascarrunz completed 136 hours of an Academy training curriculum that supports the advancement of the emergency management profession at strategic policy and executive leadership levels, including courses in Emergency Management — A Leadership Challenge; Integrating Science into Emergency Management Policies and Decisions; Emergency Management in the 21st Century; and Exercising Emergency Management Executive Policy and Decision-making. 

The National Emergency Management Leaders Executive Academy instills current and future emergency management leaders with a deeper understanding of contemporary and emerging emergency management issues, debates and public policy. It provides insights, theories, tools and resources that enable decision-makers to think and act more strategically and to build capacity to protect against, prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate all types of disasters.  The Academy provides the opportunity to work collaboratively, share smart practices, and participate in exercises with other senior leaders facing similar challenges.

Ascarrunz was named assistant director of the Emergency Management Division in 2011 and has more than 20 years of experience as an emergency manager in local government and nonprofit sectors. He earned his bachelor's degree in business and finance from Mount Saint Mary's College, Emmitsburg, Md., and his master's degree in public administration from San Diego State University.

 
 
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