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Stephanie Cook The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Response In the event of a disaster, the first responders are always the local emergency personnel, if they feel overwhelmed and not able to handle the disaster exceeding the capacity of the local government then the mayor or county executive will turn to the governor and state government for assistance. If the state government is not able to respond correctly to the disaster then the state will turn to the states emergency management agency and possibly the state National Guard and other state resources. If still the governor feels that the disaster can not be handled by the states resources then the governor will make a formal request to the president for a presidential major disaster declaration, prepared by state officials in cooperation with regional staff from FEMA. A success of an emergency management organization at any level of government requires a strong command and control system, clear lines of communication, and coordination of
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course SPEA-V 278 taught by Professor Mclean during the Fall '09 term at Indiana.

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