PAD3391 Principles of Crisis & Emergency Management
After reading Chapter One prepare a 150 word essay for each of the following that addresses:
1. How has emergency management evolved at the community and state level and recommend the most appropriate organizations at each level to have responsibility for mitigation.
2. Pick a community and consider how you would apply the Whole Community concept to that community. Do you think we still need a FEMA or can these responsibilities be devolved to the state?
After reading Chapter Two prepare a 300 word essay that addresses the following:
1. Visit FEMA’s disaster declaration archive at http://bit.ly/2fa2BEb (Links to an external site.) . View the disaster declarations for Florida. Beginning in 1998 and moving forward to the present year, view the disaster declarations to determine which disasters affected the counties in SW Florida. If possible, determine what assistance the federal government provided in response to the disasters.
The essay assignments are designed to measure your level of critical thinking to the questions presented. In other words, do not simply formulate an answer around the assigned reading(s), rather add to your essay thought provoking ideas, interpretations, and new perspectives. Sustain your comments with outside sources. Be sure to cite and reference your sources in your essay response.