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Evolution of Emergency Management in the US Volunteer fire brigades Community disaster relief organizations – American Red Cross chapters, Salvation Army, churches, civic groups, radio operators Regional and national disaster relief nongovernmental organizations - ARC Civil Defense offices Emergency management agencies
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Evolution of State and Federal Emergency Management Programs State emergency management programs National Guard State police/highway patrol Civil Defense offices in 1940s, 1950s and 1960s State emergency management agencies Federal programs Army Corps of Engineers flood control programs in the 1930s and the US Army Corps of Engineers
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Creation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in 1979 Civil preparedness (Civil Defense) programs
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Unformatted text preview: from the Department of Defense National Flood Insurance Program from the Department of Housing and Urban Development National Fire Prevention and Control Administration and National Fire Academy from the Dept of Commerce Community Preparedness Program from the National Weather Service/Dept of Commerce Programs in Dam Safety, earthquake hazard FEMA Problems in 1980s and early 1990s Political cronies appointed to leadership positions none experienced in emergency management malfeasance Domination by civil defense/national security programs and officials Little interest in or support for natural disaster programs Few links to state and local agencies and NGOs...
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