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Unformatted text preview: e the product of wider social processes that `emergency management' can only significantly influence this from within the community's broader decisionmaking systems. 2. A comprehensive approach that balances activities in mitigation (which includes prevention), preparedness (which includes planning, education, and resources), all aspects of response (not just life safety first responders) and short and long-term recovery. 3. An all-hazards all people approach that considers the interaction and interdependence of the full range of potential triggers with the dynamic set of determinants of vulnerability.
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 I believe these three points represent the core principles (i.e. "a fundamental truth, law, doctrine, or motivating force, upon which others are based") and that there are many other elements that support the application of these principles. Some of these, in no particular order, are: a research driven, evidence-based `reflective practitioner' approach to emergency management (instead of the current lessons learned through random practice); the development of an emergency management profession (in the sense of a profession from a sociology of occupations perspective) that is education based and self regulating; the development of clearer emergency management `best practices' (which should come naturally from the previous two elements) and; a greater degree of community engagement which I believe will also come once emergency management focuses on these principles. 1-4 Concur ~ 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ Integrated, comprehensive, all hazards. 1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-11 II Public education that yields household mitigation and preparedness; Mitigation; Preparedness for public warning and response (planning, exercises, training); Response (planning, exercises, training); Recovery; Reconstruction. 1-5 Concur ~ 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ This is an expanded view of the accepted 4 pillars or phases. 1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ True, if not insightful. 1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 1-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 1-11 II 43 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 Coordination of responders this requires knowledge of how organizations work (the various organizations that respond to disasters) knowing how/having skills to facilitate coordination; Mitigation focused attention on reducing vulnerability; Making sure that recovery efforts address needs for mitigation so the same problem does not persist; Planning and preparedness (including risk assessment is also a moral obligation in the profession thus a principle). 1-6 Somewhat Concur ~It is idealistic to think that recovery efforts will fully address needs for mitigation. Some mitigation measures may be addressed but resource constraints and the exigency of the situation following a disaster may dictate quick fixes to complex problems like relocating people, getting businesses up and running, repairing infrastructure, etc. 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~These are all important points for emergency managers.1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ True, if not insightful. 1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 1-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 1-11 II 4 phases; Functions as uniter of agencies, above turf battles; Revolves around risk assessment; Essential government service. 1-8 Do Not Concur ~ Revolves around risk management which is much more than risk assessment. Risk management includes risk assessment along with goal setting, risk-based decision making, risk communication, implementing measures, monitoring and measurement. 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~This focuses emergency management back on risk and integration within government which is a positive perspective.1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ More than government service.1-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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 ~ 1-11 II I always start with the basics, it always amazes me how many don't know what they are. Response, Recovery, Preparedness, and MitigationAdd Planning, Exercises, and Training. 1-9 Concur ~ 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~Emergency management can be explained simply like this but its like saying medicine is just diagnose, treat, monitor, bill. Future practitioners will need to see past this. 1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do Not Concur ~ 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ Yes, but PTE is the definition of preparedness, so redundant. 1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 1-11 II All hazards (or all function) approach It is imper...
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