Issues, Principles and Attitudes

Planning training exercising emergency management 2

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Unformatted text preview: ency management. In the US, add regional planning and response, plus NIMS and NRP. Terrorism is still a big issue with Homeland Security and They need to understand that the all-hazards concept includes terrorism. For many jurisdictions, the emergency manager has to be the grant manager too without the additional resources necessary to do both jobs. Certification and professionalism are two more issues facing emergency managers. 2-13 Concur ~ 2-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 2-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ There is too much emphasis on Homeland Security. It was a knee-jerk reaction to 9-11, certainly. 2-11 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 2-12 II Q1B. What do you believe are the fundamental principles of emergency management? Mitigation very important to have a program to alleviate known threats; Preparedness- realistic operational structures and plans to address threats or harmful impacts; Response- trained personnel across multiple disciplines for effective assistance in events; Recovery - knowledge and programs to help jurisdictions get back to normal as rapidly as possible. 2-1 Concur ~ 2-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ I would also emphasize the prevention or elimination of the hazard up front, if possible, under mitigation. Prevention or elimination of the hazard is often overlooked. 2-9 II 67 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 ~ These can all be grouped into the four principles that were developed back in the 1980's and are still valid: preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation 2-11 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 2-12 II 1. Planning, training, exercising emergency management; 2. Integrating and synchronizing all response elements; 3. Prioritization of planning efforts go after most likely hazards first. 2-2 Concur ~ 2-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 2-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ These can all be grouped into the four principles that were developed back in the 1980's and are still valid: preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation 2-11 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 2-12 II Preparedness, Training, Exercises; Talented, operational EM leadership and staff; State/local partnerships with Federal agency officials developed during non-disaster events know who you are working with before a crisis; Political leadership at the highest state/local government(s) decision making to include business and corporate sector(s); Mitigation invest in doing the "right thing" with land use planning, building code enforcement of codes and standards, insurance; Communications before/during/after events. 2-3 Concur ~ 2-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 2-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ These can all be grouped into the four principles that were developed back in the 1980's and are still valid: preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation 2-11 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 68 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 ~ Exercises of all types are necessary, but the right tool for the right audience is also necessary. Exercises tend to be centered on response issues. But the real failure is in inadequate or lack of policy regarding community preparedness. This is the venue of the senior officials and the tabletop exercise. Most emergency managers have limited time for these exercises and get more attention from response type exercises. Plus EM personnel are from the response community so they will focus on response type scenarios. 2-12 II Planning >> Preparedness (human, supply, training & exercises, and technical capabilities) >> Response >> Recovery I do NOT believe that mitigation is a "principle" as much as it is a process by which preventive actions are taken to reduce potential consequences caused by natural hazards. 2-4 Concur ~ 2-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 2-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do Not Concur ~ 2-11 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 2-12 II Know the risks and vulnerabilities; Plan / prepare for all hazards re: the community; Train and rehearse find shortfalls and continually work to be better prepared. Involve all officials, disciplines, public and private sectors, and the public. Everyone should have survival skills / know what to do or not do when disaster strikes. 2-5 Concur ~ 2-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 2-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ These can all be grouped into the four principles that were developed back in the 1980's and are still valid: preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation 2-11 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~I agree with the concept of preparing for the "consequences" of all hazards, but planning needs to be prioritized to address the most likely hazards. 2-12 II The Emergency Manager should be an organized...
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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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