Issues, Principles and Attitudes

This also includes protection of civil liberties

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Unformatted text preview: nimum that the core emergency response community and community elected officials are aware of their emergency roles and duties, and are prepared to discharge them in an organized and coordinated manner. 5. Protect people and animals first, and then critical infrastructure needed to protect them, and finally the environment the people and animals live within. 6. Improve the capability of the emergency management cycle each day, even if just a little, for the community you serve: preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. 3-9 Concur ~ 3-6 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ Again, I agree with some points, but not the overall discussion of fundamentals. 3-10 II We will always have disasters, natural, human-induced (accidental), human-induced (intentional). The threats grow greater in number and complexity, hence education and training to emergency managers should advance accordingly. Many aspects of disaster are knowable and predictable. Far more needs to be done nationally to anticipate and prepare for hazards/disasters. 92 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 Consequently, vast requirements are needed in preparedness and capability development at all levels, all domains. Inter-organizational relations need work too. 3-10 Somewhat Concur ~ 3-6 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 3-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ Not sure what "vast requirements" means. 3-10 II Emergency Management is the organization of the civil governmental and non-governmental organization response on a national basis (federal, state, and local) to unexpected events that threaten public health and safety and property, and the civil sector preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery to and from those events. This also includes protection of civil liberties during that effort. Homeland Security is the prevention of terrorist acts, the reduction of the consequences of those incidents and events on people and property and protection of civil liberties. The effective and efficient integration of technical advice (including scientific, engineering, and legal) into providing the effective coordination and response to large scale unexpected events (or beyond the planning basis of current plans and capabilities) is also part of emergency management. 3-11 Q1C: What do you believe, if anything is lacking in the discussion of what the guiding principles of emergency management should be at the county, state and federal government level? I have often wondered why we look at emergency management [or business continuity] as the means to weather a crisis or series of crises in precisely the same shape/condition as that in which we entered the fray. Why should emergency management be a linear experience? Why can't we employ emergency management as a strategic tool? 3-1 Somewhat Concur ~ 3-6 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 3-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 3-10 II Unfortunately, we are guided frequently by money. Better to be guided by accurate risk assessments and mitigation and preparedness. 3-2 Concur ~ 3-6 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 3-9 II 93 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 ~ 3-10 II Political will to do what is important 24-7, not just the crisis du jour. 3-3 Concur ~ 3-6 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 3-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 3-10 II Federal - Recognition of the All Hazards approach required. State Funding contribution from States to support integrated EM across all responders. Local importance of the role of people in creating resilient communities. 3-4 Concur ~ 3-6 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 3-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not sure what this means or what I think about it. 3-10 II The continued shift from individual and local responsibility to national level preparedness severely erodes the ability of those with the most to lose (the individual) to develop, strengthen and maintain their ability to protect themselves. The idea that the sacrifice made in the name of prevention now will significantly reduce losses in the future. Increasing bureaucracy and in-fighting over funding at the state and local level does not ensure that locals will be prepared and only continues to split the actual ability to prepare and respond. 35 Concur ~ 3-6 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 3-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 3-10 II Two things leadership and mitigation. No one wants to acknowledge that the absence of effective leadership at all levels has played in the ongoing Katrina failure. Without unconditional support from decision makers in the both the public and private sector, we will not be able to effectively 94 Issues, Principles And Attitudes Oh My! Examining Perceptions from Select Academics, Practitioners And Consultants on the Subject...
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