Issues, Principles and Attitudes

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Unformatted text preview: er emphasis on terrorism than the All-Hazards Approach. Natural disasters seem to get lip service rather than action. 1-9 Concur ~ 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ Similar to the focus on a dominant hazard (e.g. west coast earthquakes or gulf hurricanes) the preceded the development of the all-hazards perspective. 1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ Politics again. 1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-9 II Terrorism centric focus there is a downplaying of other types of hazards. Military and law enforcement focus all other actors seem to be irrelevant. Command and control approach coordination and collaboration are neglected. 56 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 should add that some scholars may underestimate the seriousness of the terrorist threat however. This is not to say that we can avoid dealing with recurring natural disasters, but it is to suggest that we need to be able to deal with every type of eventuality. So far, we tend to bounce among civil defense, all-hazards, industrial hazards, natural hazards, and terrorism events. Are we not generally impacted by all types of hazards and disasters (with some variation based on location)? 1-10 Concur ~ Yes, we bounce about and react to the last major event. Look at Claire Rubin's Disaster Timeline or Terrorism Timeline. This is nothing new. It is the way our political system works. 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~I agree that terrorism should be a consideration in emergency management, especially the consequence management aspects.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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 1-11 II Being from NZ don't feel qualified to respond to this question although from an observer's viewpoint (and without any evidence) I would say YES. 1-11 Concur ~ 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~If this is who I think it is he's selling himself short. NZ's approach to integrating a risk management approach to emergency management would help deal with terrorism. And as a country with a terrorism history (Green Peace Warrior sinking, some domestic Maori activities etc that have been intended to instill fear) NZ should be considering the risks. 1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 1-9 II Agree with position taken in 2002 Alexander article in Disaster Prevention and Management (Volume 11, Number 3, pp. 209-213) on the relationship between civil defence and civil protection. 1-12 I didn't read the article.1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 57 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 ~Not familiar enough with this specific article but I believe Alexander was differentiating the historical split between activities in conflict incidents and `hazard' incidents. 1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Don't know article. 1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 1-11 II Q5B: Please feel free to offer any additional thoughts or comments you may have regarding the material covered in this survey. I think this is very important work at this stage in the development of the emergency management profession. I will be happy to contribute further any way I can. I also want to clarify my answer to Q3C. I self-identify myself as an emergency management professional that is currently in an academic post. I see this the same way a doctor or lawyer teaching at a university would likely identify themselves by their profession, rather than their current activity. I also see this as a current challenge for the emergency management profession as it transitions many of the people engaged in teaching at university programs do not see themselves as emergency management professionals and many teaching in other programs (like community colleges...) do not see themselves as academics. Ironically the future emergency management practitioner and the future emergency management academic are probably more similar to each other and both far different from the current cohort. I expect this will be reflected in the results of this survey different views from practice and academia. It also raises the opportunity to see this as a longitudinal study if you could continue to survey the same individuals and the same `positions' to see if there is a shift in opinion at the personal and institutional perspective. 1-4 Concur ~ 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ Good observations. 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ Look forward to seeing results.1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-11 II The questions on this survey would have been more appropriate if the field of emergency management had not been disrupted by the current administration's shift to terrorism. Those contextual changes for emergency management have had large impa...
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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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