Perspectives - Timelines Disasters 1978-2008 Terrorism...

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Timelines Disasters 1978-2008 Terrorism 1993-2006 Hundred years 1900-2005 Canadian disasters
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Discussion Questions Why do we need professional emergency managers? What should professional emergency managers know? What is the body of knowledge that they should have? What should be the public’s responsibility? [72-hour kits, earthquake and avalanche kits, etc.]
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Disasters and Public Policy Science – understanding hazards, risks, and potential to mitigate damage Politics – vested interests in status quo and in change, a right to safety and security? Issue salience – getting officials and the public to understand risks and the need to address them and to trust officials “Focusing events”and “windows of opportunity “ “CNN effect” – perception is everything and
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Some of the deadliest natural disasters in the past 40 years (AP, May 23, 2008) May 12, 2008: Earthquake (mag 7.9) hits Sichuan province in central China. More than 55,000 are killed
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