Emergency Management And Emergency Managers

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Introduction There are many roles an Emergency Managers will have to take in today’s emergency response and management field. The fact that emergency management covers such a vide field of concern means that the roles themselves will not be cookie cutter standardized throughout the world. In the United States there are Emergency Managers at the local, state, and federal level and each of these roles are similar. The fact that these Emergency Managers deal with separate issues that are not similar will cause these managers to have their own unique custom roles which will make them differ from one another. The purpose of this essay is to define and discuss the most important roles these managers fill. Local Local Emergency Managers such as county or volunteer fire chiefs will have the direct familiarity and the best understanding of the best approach to certain locally unique situations in their area that a federal or even state employed Emergency Managers would not, purely due to the fact that the outside managers do not deal daily with the small hand emergencies that the locals face. “Where there is an Emergency Managers that person is generally appointed, at the county level, by a County Council or by County Commissioners, depending on the form or structure of the county government.” (FEMA, 2014) Local Emergency Managers will understand better how to maneuver the cities’ infrastructure and local topographical hazards better than an “out-of-towner” federal, or
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