Issues, Principles and Attitudes

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Unformatted text preview: y can do this by assessing our liabilities and capabilities in these diverse environments. 3. When this is done, emergency managers should reduce risk and susceptibility and raise resistance and resilience. In my mind, this simplifies the goals of emergency management, yet retains a very comprehensive and complex view of disasters. 1-10 Concur ~ I concur with the caveat that we can not be totally vulnerability focused anymore than we can be totally terrorism focused. Vulnerability is important, but we also need to look at recovery and restoration. Building resiliency into systems is essential. 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~I strongly concur with these comments.1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do Not Concur ~ Stop pontificating and add something new! 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ This is already the goal, though not achieved in practice often. 1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 51 Issues, Principles And Attitudes Oh My! Examining Perceptions from Select Academics, Practitioners And Consultants on the Subject of Emergency Management Carol L. Cwiak, North Dakota State University Somewhat Concur ~ 1-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-11 II Principles mean different things to different people and to different levels of government firstly there is often misunderstanding by what is meant by a principle and how it is applied. The alignment of principles from the more abstract levels (central or federal level of government) to the local or county level is often not apparent. Question is whether there are various levels of principles or whether principles apply equally to all levels of government. Question at the local or county level is how these principles relate to the practical aspects of emergency management how do the emergency managers and communities implement the principles. 1-11 Concur ~ I concur with the last item. 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~Principles should apply at all levels but there may be different actions that translate these principles into practices. 1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do Not Concur ~ 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 1-9 II A consideration of the relationship between centralised civil defence and devolved civil protection. A focus on the stakeholder and end-user (victims, the public, etc.)--see London Assembly report on 7-7 (a very interesting document with many useful observations of general relevance). By the way, we do not have counties, states or a federal government here. 1-12 Concur ~ This is federalism. 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~I agree we should be focusing on the community rather than the cause. II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 1-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do Not Concur ~ 1-11 II 52 1-4 Issues, Principles And Attitudes Oh My! Examining Perceptions from Select Academics, Practitioners And Consultants on the Subject of Emergency Management Carol L. Cwiak, North Dakota State University Q1D: Do you believe that homeland security focused programs operate under a different set of principles than emergency management? If YES, what do you believe those principles are: Programs are not orientated enough to all hazards planning; the establishment of a `real' emergency alert system; an in adequate warning / alert system; the lack of preposition joint field offices operating 24/7. 1-1 Concur ~ 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~I agree that terrorism as a generic threat should not be confused as a substitute to all hazards but the rest of these comments are confusing. 1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 1-9 II Homeland security prefers to operate on a "need to know" basis whereas emergency management operates on a free flow of information. Homeland security assumes disasters are caused by bad people whereas emergency management assumes disasters are caused by good people making bad decisions (about land use, building construction, and facility operation). 1-2 Do Not Concur ~ Define bad decisions. We have political, social, and economic constraints on our decisions. They all have weight and must be considered. I am in no position to label others' decisions as bad just because their priorities may be different than mine. 1-3 II Concur ~ The approach to dealing with conflict-based incidents will need to vary from consensus incidents. 1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ Disasters are not always caused by good people making bad decisions. 1-9 II The principles should be the same. 1-3 53 Issues, Principles And Attitudes Oh My! Examining Perceptions from Select Academics, Practitioners And Consultants on the Subject of Emergency Management Carol L. Cwiak, North Dakota State University Do Not Concur ~There may be overlap, especially in regards to some consequence management activities, but to say one set of principles will must meet both issues may be more divisive than uniting. 1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course EM EM-2212-26 taught by Professor Arlenemacgregor during the Spring '08 term at Mass Maritime.

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