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Unformatted text preview: cur ~ 2-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ I'm sure some politicians get into politics for reasons other than public service and they do need to be told why they are there. Collaborations between researchers and practitioners in this field are very important to more our agendas forward. 2- 11 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 2-12 II Adequate training and resources for the Emergency Management to train with including software to create a critical thinking environment. The current training from EMI for Professional Development Series is too "weak" and does not force the EM with "quick decision making skills" under extreme pressure and the ability to multi-task in their day-to-day or disaster related job. 2-6 Somewhat Concur ~ EMI training is great; however, due to the high number of volunteers and parttime positions, it would seem more relevant to bring some training to the consumer at their location working directly with their resources and technology. 2-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 2-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 2-11 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 2-12 II Local input: Guidance traditionally comes from the Federal government on down and is often reactionary to current disasters (9/11, hurricanes). 2-7 Concur ~ 2-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 2-11 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 2-12 II Leadership and building strategic alliances/ relations among and between organizations, communities, private- public sector. 2-8 Concur ~ 2-7 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 Concur ~ 2-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 2-11 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 2-12 II I don't think that anything is really lacking in the discussion. If anything we have an over abundance of topics that are under discussion. I think that if we focus on the basic elements of an emergency management program and then look to see how all our favorite topics and pressing concerns specifically fit into that overall framework, then I think that the many discussions taking place at all levels will make more sense. 2-9 Concur ~ 2-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do Not Concur ~ 2-11 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 2-12 II I believe this is the contradiction between the basic principles of homeland security and emergency management. I honestly think we had a good process set up prior to 9-11 when we referred to Crisis vs. Consequence Management. Homeland Security blurs those lines leading to the belief that the two are one in the same and clearly they are not. 2-10 Concur ~ 2-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ I agree that homeland security and emergency management are often practiced or implemented as two distinct jobs, but by definition they are the same and follow the same basic program elements. Terrorism is just another hazard under the all hazards approach and by definition, HS is securing the homeland from all hazards, though again in practice it is often not. 2-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ Yes!! Yes!! Yes!! 2-11 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do Not Concur ~ 2-12 II 1) An appreciation of the history of disasters and disaster management. 2) Perspective; short-term mentality. 3) The vulnerability of our `just in time' delivery system for all kinds of resources. 2-11 Concur ~ 2-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 2-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 2-11 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 ~ 2-12 II 1. The lack of CEO understanding of emergency management and their responsibilities regarding it. 2. The funding driven acceptance of homeland security at the expense of community preparedness. 3. The inability of elected officials to admit to their constituencies that they are responsible for their own ass, not the government. That an event can occur that will exceed the government's ability to respond and that they may have to fend for themselves. The public is being lead into a false sense of security that government can do all. 2-12 Concur ~ 2-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 2-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 2-11 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 2-12 II More focus on all-hazards. Too much lip service is paid to all-hazards while the real energies are focused on terrorism. EMPG support in the US hurting too. Funding levels are falling way short of needs. 2-13 Concur ~ 2-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 2-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 2-11 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 2-12 II 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: HS programs are too focused on terrorism threats to large population centers. While they espouse the principle of all hazards their grant language is solely focused on technology and equipment solutions and has very little guidance on establishing priorities or baseline ca...
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- Spring '08
- The American