Now emergency management isn’t necessarily just about response and recovery anymore, it really is becoming much more complex.
Today, we are talking about a Resilient Community. According to the Webster’s Dictionary online, resilience is the capacity to recover quickly. I think that our role as emergency managers becomes even more important during recovery.
And if we’re talking about really moving emergency management into the next generation of technology, the next generation of engagement, the next generation of communication, it’s really, really smart to align and partner with generation Z
Hey welcome to EM Weekly, and this is your host Todd De Voe. And today we’re talking FEMA’s Strategic Plan with Dr. Daniel Kaniewski. He is the Deputy Administrator for the Protection and National Preparedness Program for FEMA.
I would say that Team Rubicon is a very great organization to– not just being biased, but it’s a great organization to join because it’s not always just disasters that we do, because disasters don’t happen every day, right?
Yeah, and one of the things that Randy and I had actually talked about when we were realizing the magnitude of this, and all of these were coming in that it was almost like a very localized, catastrophic earthquake.
There’s a lot of capability across our officer core. We have some officers who have a lot of science background in the pure sciences, such as Chemistry, Biology. Most have a minimum of a master’s degree, and we do have some doctorate level officers in those hard sciences fields….
What I throw out when I pose that question is, weather affects your day-to-day operations whether you realize it or not. Because even something as benign as a passing rain shower, or a thunder storm, any one of these events that you seemingly kind (inaudible) into a sense of, “Oh, we got this, we’ve seen this before, we’ve dealt with it before,”
Diversity in terms of staffing, diversity in terms of students who were doing the research, so that they, having better entries into their own communities, and a greater understanding of the needs of those communities, could be tremendously helpful in developing disciplines.
Well actually Brock Long last week, said, “CERT on steroids.” You know, on how can we get a civil defense system back like we had in the 50’s, and get people involved, and get citizens trained in the skills they would need. This is exactly what you would be doing in setting up a town-level civil defense organization as a non-profit.