Issues, Principles and Attitudes

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Unformatted text preview: Do Not Concur ~ 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ???? 1-11 II I believe the emergency management principles I proposed above are derived from the basic assumption that a community's risks are the result of social, economic, political, physical and environmental factors and decisions in which the community plays the dominant role. This then holds true for events triggered by either natural or technological causes. Emergency management then becomes more than just the response to the consequences of these events. However, the community's broader decisions and actions may be less relevant when the risks are derived from hostile human intent, such as terrorism. These security driven risks need a different set of management practices. Unfortunately many of the same community responses work for both scenarios and therefore I believe there has been misunderstanding that general management practices are also interchangeable and, more unfortunately, that a `protect us from the enemy' attitude is equally applicable to the risks we generate in our own communities. Some of this difficulty comes from the current development of the emergency management profession that allows it to be pulled in different directions by practitioners with ties to particular risks (e.g. IT for Y2K, health for pandemic, security for terrorism, engineering for earthquakes etc) rather than its future position as a stable profession, focused on its own principles, that these other sectors seek advice from, rather than influence over. 1-4 Concur ~ Terrorism and natural hazards have some common ground, but there are differences which must be recognized and dealt with. An intelligent foe is a lot different than a natural hazard. 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ One of the few responses that seems to recognize the underlying failure of current education and government systems. 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 1-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 1-11 II 54 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 Top down preparedness organizing strategies that don't work; Technological fixes at the expense of tested social approaches; Working in a vacuum ignoring the lessons of the past; Ignoring the lessons learned from natural hazards; Driven by a political agenda versus scientific knowledge and experience; Fire, police, and the armed forces = emergency management. 1-5 Somewhat Concur ~ 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~I agree with all of these (assuming the last one was meant to be not equal). 1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ Politics again. Also leadership that largely comes from the military and insists on imposing their bureaucratic structure inappropriately. 1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur 1-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-11 II This professional sees very distinct areas and partitions while also recognizing the overlap between the two still emerging disciplines. Homeland Security has distinguished itself by more openly recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of the field, FEMA, and the FEMA Higher Education project more specifically still appears to be focused on far too few issues and areas and continues to be exclusionary on a minimum of two dimensions. Emergency and disaster management has not been served well by such programs existing in so many completely different schools or departments within the academic domain.1-7 Do Not Concur ~ The strength and progress of EM education is primarily due to the diversity of the programs and the different approaches through different schools and departments. Students have the ability to select from the various approaches and areas of emphasis. This is a good thing and should not be discouraged. 1-3 II Do Not Concur ~ I believe the current flurry of programs will be a phase and programs will either fade or build niches. The end result will be stronger programs for both the (disaster) emergency management and for security professions. 1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 55 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 ~ Variety of programs leads to innovation and alternative approaches. All are not created equal however. 1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do Not Concur ~ 1-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 1-11 II Law enforcement focus rather than "all responders" focus. Focus on one hazard, terrorism, at expense of preparedness for other more likely hazards. 1-8 Concur ~ This is the reality of where we are and the nature of terrorism. 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ Also a different perspective on community's role in risk. 1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 1-11 II There is a great...
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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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