Okay, NBC says David Paulison, Administrator of the US Fire Administration, is the new FEMA Chief.
Clearly, since they're under the gun, they're not going to pick a totally unqualified flunky. Here's what appears to be the relevant part of his bio from his government website ...
Before joining FEMA, Mr. Paulison, who has 30 years of fire/rescue services experience, was chief of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department. In that position, he oversaw 1,900 personnel with a $200 million operating budget and a $70 million capital budget. He also oversaw the Dade County Emergency Management office.
He began his career as a rescue firefighter and rose through the ranks of rescue lieutenant commander, district chief of operations, division chief, assistant chief and then deputy director for administration before becoming the Miami-Dade Fire Chief. He is a certified paramedic and, as fire chief, oversaw the Miami-Dade Urban Search and Rescue Task Force. His emergency management experience includes Hurricane Andrew and the crash of ValuJet Flight 592. He is also past president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.
Of course, he's probably a known <$NoAd$> quantity since he's from Bush-East, Miami-Dade.