Communities can come together and create COADs (Community Organizations Active in Disasters). This is a replicable program that involves no federal support. What it takes is motivation and a little work. Since character limits restrict my ability to give a thorough understanding of my meaning I would direct you to these links for examples of COADs from all over the United States. http://www.continuityinsights.com/articles/2009/06/public-private-partnerships-coads-voads-and-more ...more »
Public Private Partnerships- Building Relationships for the Future
Editor’s note: this topic will close on Wednesday, August 27.
Share your thoughts, innovative ideas, and proven practices on how emergency management can build and sustain partnerships with our private sector partners.
When a contract security officer is first hired and comes on to the Site, he or she will have or be preparing to have the minimum required corporate and or governance training But that is only the beginning, next comes site training to deal with the duties, hazards and documents specific to that site. What I want to do first is describe hazard training. This comes in three levels first is what OSHA calls awareness ...more »
One of the best things that can be done BEFORE an emergency occurs is oviously pre-positioning relationships. It's important for VOAD's reach out to other community partners that are volunteer based such as the Medical Reserve Corps, State Dept.s of Health, Local Health Depts, Local CERT Teams, etc. Most of our VOAD's are made up of faith based partners but there are many organizations that do volunteer work that should ...more »
BJA/DHS/FEMA for 12 yrs funded a program at Michigan State University to go across the nation and create/sustain PPPs at the local, county, regional levels. Though funding was terminated in 2010, there is a wealth of info on PPP's on the MSU website, which is at www.cip.msu.edu - Please feel free to use any information, as your federal dollars paid for the program, research, and how to create these valuable partnerships. ...more »
A collaborative roundtable to partner with FEMA to support our critical infrastructure: Levies, Dams, bridges, etc. The new maps provide critical data that needs to be integrated into restoration of existing levies and working groups of engineers to partner and collaborate with the army corp of engineers to secure the week levies and prevent another Katrina.