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ICS / NIMS Training

Whether by DHS or FEMA or the CDP, I think all involved need to re-think the limited training opportunities for ICS and NIMS training. They should begin offering more opportunities for ICS training so it may be given, and hopefully implemented, to more emergency responders in the event of a disaster. Ultimately there needs to be more people working on the same 'national-level' training system and thusly allowing better... more »

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Federal Disaster Management Externship program,

At the 2011 International Association of Emergency Managers conference it was mentioned over and over to the students whether in group settings or in one on one sessions that a large percentage of the existing Emergency Management leaders would be retiring beginning in the next 5 years. The question, we the students, no matter the level of education responded with is “How are we to gain experience in the field in the... more »

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Homeland Security Reserve

I have seen many commercials about older folks volunteering their time to help others in need. Then I started to think about a VOLUNTEER reserve unit of retired police officers available during national emergencies. As volunteers, they would not be paid but receive travel expenses and per-diem or room and board.

This unit would be an auxiliary to help during national disasters such as 9/11 or Katrina. The United... more »

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Forum Participant - Level of training ranking

After reading the postings here over several months, while it is good to see people from all sectors getting involved and posting ideas, It might be to the forums advantage to create a system where a forum member can show what their experience and level of training is. This would allow the readers to better understand the views of those who are seasoned in Emergency Management and those who are directly involved in the... more »

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Providing Equal Access to Emergency and Disaster Information

Local communities and individual residents in general lack the skills, education and know-how to properly prepare themselves for emergencies and disasters. This can be attributed to many factors but the following three major factors will be discussed here. First, people in general have failed to be prepared for emergencies and disasters because they have not been made aware of the dangers and hazards that may affect their... more »

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