Pre-Event Preparation In Emergency Management

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Pre-Event Preparation Local and state emergency managers apply internal reviews learned from exercises and previous actions to implement improvements into their plans. The administrators must also recognize the most vulnerable parts and additional assets required to lessen the vulnerabilities. Pre-event preparation includes (but is not limited to) conducting A-Team planning, training, and exercises; preparing “Go Kits”; updating contact information on the EMAC web site and online EMAC Operations System; developing internal procedures for EMAC activation in the state to include outside agencies; and developing Mission Ready Packages (MRPs). Preparation is also [required] for executive level leaders in state government. Timely, knowledgeable…show more content…
The local emergency management director for a municipality typically conducts the assessment. The director forwards the shortfalls and requirements to the state emergency management center. The state emergency management center conducts an evaluation of the request. The center determines if the resources exist within the state and coordinates for their availability. If the assets do not exist or resources are exceeded, then the center will recommend to the Governor that an EMAC request is necessary. Communication is the key to a successful EMAC request or activation. The affected area must ensure clear requirement are being communicated to their state emergency management agency. The National Emergency Management Agency and affected states need to ensure that planning occurs early in the response process, and updates are provided in a timely…show more content…
This phase is when personnel, materials, or resources are mobilized to the requesting state. If the resources are materials, the Resource Providers should immediately arrange for deployment. If the resources are personnel, those personnel should take care of all personal business; arrange travel, transportation, and lodging, if necessary; pack adequately; and initiate the process of documenting and tracking expenses for reimbursement. Mobilizing personnel should receive a pre-deployment briefing by their respective states’ emergency management agency, and once they arrive at their location, they should notify their home state’s emergency management agency (National Emergency Management Association, 2012b). Reimbursement This is the most detailed phase. Attention must be paid to this phase across all of the previous phases. Reimbursement (or “the cost”) is one of the primary political drivers in a response. Politicians must balance the needs of the response while fully understanding and tracking all costs associated with the

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