Federal Emergency Management Agency
Dan Bass works in the Building Science Branch at FEMA headquarters. Bass is a licensed architect that practiced in the private sector for 22 years prior to joining FEMA and is a certified floodplain manager. He was recruited by FEMA following Hurricane Katrina and works extensively in the recovery efforts along the Gulf Coast as well as for numerous flood and tornado disasters. Bass specializes in disaster resistant construction, FEMA 361/320 safe rooms, flood and wind mitigation measures for buildings, is the current Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) program manager, and has led the MAT building performance assessment efforts for the 2010 Mississippi tornados, Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana, the 2015 Greater Boston/Southern New Hampshire Winter storm, and the 2016 Chimney Tops 2-Sevier County/Gatlinburg, Tennessee Wildfire.