When we observe to some events of severe storms, mudslides, earthquakes, seismic sea waves, tornadoes, and other hazard agents affecting people around the world, we might conclude that natural disasters are increasing (Lindell, Prater, & Perry, 2006). From an emergency management perspective, what can we learn from event frequency?
According to the FBI, terrorism is a strategy, not a hazard agent (Lindell, Prater, & Perry, 2006). In what role emergency managers can play to address a terrorism activity? In the sense of an extreme event, how can you tell a result of terrorism activity can be categorized as hazard, emergency, or disaster?
In the early 1980s, FEMA was formed to develop a strategy and manage all phases of all types of environmental hazards. Since 2002, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) retains the all hazards responsibilities assigned to FEMA and absorbed it into DHS’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate. What are the advantage and disadvantage of this restructuring?
The news media tends to perpetuate disaster myths rather than provide accurate information (Perry & Lindell, 1990). Recently, the following image published by a news media. As an emergency manager, what kind of possible response will you take in the potential risk area? Why?
Many of the most difficult problems an emergency manager will face involve getting public officials to pay attention to hazards, unless to an imminent disaster (Lindell, Prater, & Perry, 2006). Today, the Grand Old Party (GOP) has truncated the convention due to Hurricane Gustav. As a professional in emergency management who works for McCain’s campaign team, you know that is not enough. What will you propose?