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Looking Back at Joplin

Community Involvement and buy-in is key to recovery. Citizens want to have a voice. After you listen, present the plan clearly and gain buy-in from every stakeholder involved as the key to moving forward.

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Submitted by jcage 1 year ago

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  1. It might be an improvement if there could be a buy-in from the whole community not only for the recovery phase but mitigation, prepardness, and response phases also.

    1 year ago
  2. The ability of a community to accelerate the recovery process begins with its efforts in pre-disaster preparedness, mitigation and recovery capacity building. The private sector plays a critical role in establishing public confidence immediately after a disaster. When the private sector is operational, the community recovers more

    quickly by retaining and providing jobs and a stable tax base.It is critical that disaster recovery officials

    recognize the importance of partnership and create coordination opportunities during pre-disaster planning with private sector leaders.

    1 year ago
  3. Of course mjcyranwd6alm is correct; but getting the general population to understand mitigation, preparedness and response is much like pulling the teeth out of my chickens, but we keep on trying.

    1 year ago
  4. kc0nyk correctly lends focus to an area we must all address.

    Connecting with those of which we interact. Going forward,

    we must answer the questions that bind those connections to our partners; 1) What's in it for me ?, 2)Why should it be done ?, How can it be done ?, 3)What can I expect once it has been done ?. As with completion of exercises, events, and incidents, that plan is subject to revision based upon a corrective action plan. Accordingly, until that revision takes place it would not be prudent to expose the existant plan especially if it has not been revised.

    1 year ago
  5. As a concept, Whole Community is a means by which residents, emergency management practitioners, organizational and community leaders, and government officials can collectively understand and assess the needs of their respective communities and determine the best ways to organize and strengthen their assets, capacities, and interests. Individual and community preparedness is fundamental to our success. By providing the necessary knowledge and skills, we seek to enable the whole community to contribute to and benefit from national preparedness. Core capabilities are essential for the execution of each of the five mission areas: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery. To this extent, individuals might take the Independent Study courses; IS-10.a, IS-100.SCa, IS-11.a, IS-111.a, IS-212, IS-279, IS-318, IS-366, IS-386, IS-393.a, IS-394.a, IS-8.a, IS-906, IS-907 to assist the general population to understand mitigation. Mitigation is an important element of emergency management and incident response. It provides a critical foundation in the effort to reduce the loss of life and property and to minimize damage to the environment from natural or manmade disasters by avoiding or lessening the impact of a disaster. Mitigation provides value to the public by creating safer communities and impeding the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. Approaching the public, the themes Should be; 1) What’s in mitigation for me? It not only reduces or eliminates the risk to you and your family but may save what the insurance company won’t cover or cannot be replaced. 2) Mitigation may be the difference of requiring shelter or being able to stay in the home and being able to operate the business. 3) Mitigation may be the difference between injury and health problems. Activities should include; Ongoing public education and outreach activities designed to reduce loss of life and destruction of property. , Identifying, utilizing, and refurbishing shelters and safe rooms to help protect people in their homes, public buildings, and schools in hurricane- and tornado-prone areas., and Supporting measures to ensure the protection and resilience of CIKR designed to ensure business continuity and the economic stability of communities. Mitigation is good business and is the responsibility of each individual. However, we fully recognize that a government-centric approach to disaster management will not be enough to meet the challenges posed by a catastrophic incident. National preparedness is the shared responsibility of our whole community. Every member contributes, including individuals, communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and Federal, state, and local governments.

    1 year ago