Emergency Planning : Emergency Management

1384 Words Nov 22nd, 2014 6 Pages
Emergency Management
Over the last ten years the issue of emergency management has been increasingly brought to the forefront. This is in response to a number of different events that highlighted the need for effective emergency management. As disasters ranging from the 911 terrorist attacks to Hurricane Katrina, underscore the need to have effective emergency management in place at all times. However, with the changing nature of the different threats requires that the emergency management system undergo a transformation, where it will eliminate the diverseness and rivalries of the past. This means that the various tools / tactics to change the situation should be examined and how the different silos (rivalries) can be resolved. These two factors together will provide administrators with the greatest insights as to how emergency management can adapt to the various threats in the future.
The Most perplexing problem with Emergency Management is that it’s far more reactive than proactive. What means and measures could change this situation? Reactive emergency response planning is when you are reacting to what events are occurring. Proactive emergency response planning is when you are planning ahead for a number of different situations. (Nirumpa) Since the largest problem to emergency response planning is many of different entities being more reactive to various incidents; means that a new approach must be taken. Immediately there are two tools / tactics that can be used to…
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