FEMA Disaster Coordination Room

Emergency Preparedness Working Group

The Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board facilitates an Emergency Preparedness Working Group, which meeets on a quarterly basis.


The HPFEB sponsors an Emergency Preparedness Working Group (EPWG) which meets on a quarterly basis. The group deals with issues such as: COOP Planning, Pandemic Planning, Emergency Notification, Tsunami and Catastrophic Threats and Planning, Employee Resiliency, Continuity of Government Exercises, etc.

The current Chair is Kirby Lampley, Regional Continuity Manager, FEMA Region 9, who can be reached at kirby.lampley@fema.dhs.gov. The Co-Chair position is open and the HPFEB is seeking volunteers.

All employees tasked with emergency responsibilities are encouraged to participate in the working group.  Any interested federal employee can attend the working group meetings.

On November 13, 2018, the EPWG held a table top exercise to discuss lessons learned from the close approach of potentially catastrophic major Hurricane LANE in August 2018.   You can get the FEMA prepared after-action reoprt from the exercise here:

HPFEB EPWG AAR – 11-13-18 Catastrophic Hurricane TTX

Get the 2022 Hurricane Season Outlook from the NWS:

Central Pacific Hurricane 2022 Outlook