Week 1:Discussion 1

 

Purposes of emergency planning

Purpose
Expose students to ICS, NIMS, emergency management, and efforts being made to encourage public/private partnerships.

Objective(s)
Start to develop an understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS), the emergency management system in the USA, the need for a public/private partnership for community preparedness, as well as the National Incident Management System (NIMS). 

 

2. Canton: chapter 1.
3. Michigan State University: CIP http://www1.cj.msu.edu/~outreach/CIP/CIP.pdf Review this information.

Discussion Topic #1: Whose responsibility is emergency management, the public sector, the nonprofit sector or the private sector?

In addition to the assigned readings this week, conduct independent research for this topic. Locate an article, PPT, or web site that supports your position for Discussion Topic #1. After you reference it in your post, place the article or PPT into the Doc Sharing area to facilitate future student use. When you place it into the Doc Sharing area use the following format: Week 4 – McLellan- National Integration Center sets policy (the article or PPT name).

Required Reading:

 National Incident Management System (NIMS) chapters 1 & 3  (Please see attachment)

 Emergency Management: Concepts and Strategies for Effective Programs 2007

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