Issues, Principles and Attitudes

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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 This report seeks to open a dialogue and to shed light on where consensus exists in the field of emergency management as it relates to what the important issues and fundamental principles are. By examining the responses of thirty-six respondents across three groups within emergency management – academics, practitioners and consultants, we gain insight into the field both as it applies to the views of the specific groups and as it applies to consensus across groups. This report is the result of the time, energy and contributions of a committed group of professionals dedicated to the advancement and evolution of emergency management. INTRODUCTION This foray into the minds of select emergency management academics, practitioners, and consultants began where so many of these journeys begin, in a dialogue seeking insight. This particular journey began when Dr. B. Wayne Blanchard, the Project Manager of FEMA’s Emergency Management Higher Education Project, actively sought out answers to what he thought was a simple query regarding the fundamental principles of emergency management. Blanchard was disappointed to learn that there was no clear agreement or anything specifically delineated and universally accepted as the fundamental principles of emergency management. This research effort as well as the initial Emergency Management Roundtable Meeting held at the Emergency Management Institute in March of 2007 (and subsequent efforts on that front), are the byproduct of Blanchard’s commitment to address the foundational matter of emergency management principles.
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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 2 In this study, participants were asked to offer their thoughts on important issues and topics facing emergency management, their view of characteristics as they apply to “stereotypical” and “new generation” emergency management professionals, demographic information and what they believed were the fundamental principles of emergency management. The data returned by the participants to the open-ended questions was expansive and is worthy of a deeper, multi- faceted discussion than cannot be undertaken in this report, but will be explored in future work as an integral piece of a more holistic dialogue that focuses on the identity of emergency management. It is apparent from reviewing the raw data that there are many issues that require the attention of those committed to professionalizing the field and supporting the emerging discipline. The intent of including the raw narrative data (Appendix B) as an attachment is to stimulate and support a broader discussion across the emergency management community and to
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