Issues, Principles and Attitudes

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Unformatted text preview: on said, "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." That is what these participants have done for the reader they have left a trail that can now be traveled down. David Alexander Lloyd Bokman William Burke Lucien Canton Jamie Caplan William Cumming Elizabeth Davis Steve Detwiler Mike Fagel George Haddow Bob Jaffin Daniel Klenow Ed Kostiuk Michael Lindell John Lindsay Rocky Lopes Valerie Lucas David McEntire Dennis Mileti Avagene Moore Harold Narum Hal Newman Bill Nicholson Arthur Rabjohn Richard Rotanz Claire Rubin Robert Schwartz Mary Senger Greg Shaw Eric Sorchik Daryl Spiewak Kim Stenson Rick Tobin Marg Verbeek Chris Webb Sally Ziolkowski 31 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 APPENDIX B ACADEMIC GROUP Phase I responses are in black. Phase II comments to Phase I responses are in blue. Overarching Phase II Response: I agree with almost all of the comments except the response of 1-3 to Q1D that the principles of homeland security and emergency management should be the same and 1-5 that Homeland Security is more openly recognizes the interdisciplinary nature of the field. As most of the other comments indicate, most people's experience is that homeland security generally means only "cops and robbers". It also seems rather contradictory to say that emergency management is not interdisciplinary and then say it suffers from being located in different disciplinary backgrounds. I also think 1-4 exaggerates the conflict between teaching (and presumably research as well) and practice. I am in a professional school with architects, landscape architects, land developers, engineers, and planners. All of them research, teach, and practice--although the relative emphasis on each varies from one person to another. I have worked with people who are full-time emergency managers (in local, state, and federal government) who conduct training courses (i.e., teach) and collaborate research on emergency management. Employment settings shape people's activities but I don't know of any that totally determine people's activities. 1-2 II Q1A: What do you believe are the most important issues/items/topics in emergency management as they apply to the practitioner? I feel from experience in dealing with all levels of private, public and non-profit organizations that a thorough understanding in hazards analysis and vulnerability assessment. This can lead to a realization of consequences that can allow for a robust platform for planning, and preparedness, for an effective response to all hazards and threats. This construct should be done through the cooperation of all three sectors inclusive of all representatives from the response, scientific, business, and political leaders. 1-1 Concur ~ Inter - sector dialogue and cooperation is the foundation of emergency preparedness, response and recovery. There has to be earned trust and respect for this to occur and that trust and respect must be built over time and is not just the product of DHS telling the sectors and their components what to do and how to do it.1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ There is definitely a need, perhaps even more so now with the perceived terrorism threat, to be basing our emergency management activities on robust assessments and reliable information, not vague fears or unsubstantiated "threat assessments". 1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ No question that this statement is 100% correct. 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 32 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 Concur ~ This has got to be the foundation upon which the rest is built. It is a matter of basic competency and understanding of core concepts. 1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ Don't forget mitigation. 1-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-11 II Getting elected officials to support emergency management between disasters; Reducing the over-emphasis on terrorist attack and restoring the attention to natural hazards and technological accidents; Identifying and implementing methods of reducing the enormous differences in emergency management capacity between urban and rural jurisdictions. 1-2 Somewhat Concur ~ Terrorism is an ever present threat that must receive proper attention and resources. Political reality is that elected leaders need to fully consider the threat of terrorism and provide an adequate level of public awareness. 9/11 happened and we are not going back to a pre 9/11primary focus on natural hazards. 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ Ongoing support and a balance of resources need to be achieved by integrating emergency management in community decision making. The opposite approach of further segregating emergency management from communities is what we're seeing now with the emphasis on terrorism which undermines our efforts to properly place responsibility with...
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