Emergency Managers should present the current emergency plans for their communities for review & comment by other Emergency Managers. Ideally, exchanges of plans should be with similar, or somewhat similar communities. Thus, by moving plans around in such exchanges Emergency Managers can learn from each other.
We welcome your thoughts and ideas on the following topics to address the four strategic needs identified within the Dynamic Partnerships category:
- Actions currently under way
- Other actions that could be under way
- Challenges we face in implementing actions
- Potential solutions to address the challenges we face in implementing actions
The four strategic needs identified under this category include the following:
- Empower individuals, neighborhoods, and communities to play a greater role throughout all phases of disasters.
- Proactively engage business in all emergency management phases and solicit its contribution to policy development in light of the critical nature of private sector capabilities.
- Intensify disaster-response collaboration and planning with Canada and Mexico, recognizing scope for both national and local actions.
- Foster increased collaboration to ensure appropriate use of the military to provide specialized capabilities or to augment capacity in complex, overwhelming disaster incidents.
Please feel free to comment on or discuss any or all of these topics. We look forward to hearing from you!
Unintended consequences can be roughly grouped into three types: • A positive, unexpected benefit (usually referred to as luck, serendipity or a windfall). • A negative, unexpected detriment occurring in addition to the desired effect of the policy (e.g., while irrigation schemes provide people with water for agriculture, they can increase waterborne diseases that have devastating health effects, such as schistosomiasis). ...more »
Too often, FEMA looks at partnerships in a static sense: OK, I've got X as a partner, they're "always" going to be a partner. For EM's to secure effective partners in a Whole Community approach, two things must be recognized: • Most likely, a partner will only want to partner in certain areas (e.g., health care). • Most likely, an organization will be a partner only as long as the organization believes it is realizing ...more »
Some civilians have plans and initatives which fill preparedness and recovery gaps. Consider and support the trained civilain and then build the bridge for the success to flow between communities and local government.
We are ready to meet with any and all emergency management organizations big or small near or far to uncover, develop, and implement better methods and technologies that will carry us handsomely into the next 25 years and beyond.
We are excited for the future of emergency management at home and abroad.