General Preparedness

Have colleges with emergency management degree programs create MTTs and ERTs.

Have all colleges that have emergency management degree programs to create Mobile Training Teams and Emergency Response Teams. The MTTs and ERTs would comprise of students studying EM and related disciplines and related instructors. In the MTTs, they would actually go around in the area they are in and provide training/seminars and other activities to improve the general preparedness of communities and so forth. The ERTs would be available to augument areas of need during a disaster. Like for example, they can assist C&C elements with their efforts or be assigned to assist a specific location or need as determined by appropriate authority. The teams would not only be getting valuable experience, but networking, real value training and other benefits including helping in researching disasters and so on. Creating the teams will mean creating standards that can be applied nationally and can only help improve preparedness in general.

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