Bob recounts how FEMA has once again "shot" itself in the foot, this time by suspending the Phoenix Fire Department's Urban Search and Rescue team for deploying armed police officers to protect its firefighters. Such action was, evidently, a violation of FEMA rules.
A violation of common sense is more like it. Afterall, the Phoenix FD had courageously plucked 400 N.O. residents from rooftops and raging water in the aftermath of Katrina. And this is their reward - Being booted from the scene? So much for reason and common sense.