Evaluation of Considerations for Emergency Managers One of the major legal

Evaluation of considerations for emergency managers

This preview shows page 2 - 3 out of 4 pages.

Evaluation of Considerations for Emergency Managers One of the major legal issues that need to be considered by a local emergency manager is the mode through which the executive authority is granted to act in response to a given emergency. It is through executive orders that the government operations are effectively managed by full enforcement of the stated law and this includes the function of streamlining the functions and operations of emergency management. In a well-structured emergency response scenario, the state and local governments remain in the forefront of having a responsibility in relation to responding to an emergency. The governor has the executive authority of calling up the relevant authorities for active duty in responding to a given domestic disaster and emergency. One also has the authority of calling upon the federal government’s resources through a governor’s emergency request in handling emergencies and disasters. A good illustration is a case whereby the Louisiana governor of a state the authority of ordering a comprehensive evacuation during the Hurricane Katrina (Wilson & McCreight, 2007).
Image of page 2
Image of page 3

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read all 4 pages?

  • Spring '16
  • Management, Civil defense, Emergency evacuation, Emergency service, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Stuck? We have tutors online 24/7 who can help you get unstuck.
A+ icon
Ask Expert Tutors You can ask You can ask You can ask (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes