General Preparedness

Tribal Governments and the Stafford Act

Re-draft the Stafford Act to allow Tribal Governments more authority over declaring their own disasters than to be dependent upon a state disaster declaration to improve the government to government relationship that the federal government has with the 564 federally recognized Tribal Governments

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Capability and Gaps

I am currently writing a doctoral dissertation on emergency terrorism preparedness in school districts. The objective is to assess the availability, capability and gaps. Currently, research data shows the lack of community/citizen integration in what the school districts are doing. Other than local emergency responders, how should the neighbors be involved, what kinds of communications need to go out to them to avoid ...more »

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consistency is critical

I suggest you It is critical the Long Term Recovery Committees/VOAD's are in place locally on a consistent basis. It is critical that at least one paid staff is on board to continue with the planning, preparedness and engagement efforts. These organizations coordinate, plan, exercise and engage all levels of nonprofits, faith based and the public in preparedness and recovery efforts. Lack of funding for these organizations ...more »

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If we just......

After receiving a Concurrent Resolution for the help of Hurricane Katrina Evacuees I found out a lot of issues associated with relief efforts. There is no perfect world, however consistency is important! I believe that the easy part is assessing their needs. The hardest was placement and or getting the services needed. Many had bad credit and or backgrounds that prohibited them from finding adequate housing or jobs. For ...more »

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Building Resilient Communities Through Education & Grants

ICOR believes that change can be made through education. ICOR (The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience - www.theicor.org) is a non-profit (501c3) international education and credentialing organization. Our mission is to develop resilient communities through education. See our Resilient Community model http://www.theicor.org/rescomm.html which was developed based on the United Nations definition of ...more »

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Safer Emergency Candles

I suggest that you consider this innovative new concept as a tool to be used for emergency preparedness and disaster relief. Kevin’s Kandles introduces a new concept in Safer, Cost Effective, and Environmentally Friendly Emergency Candles. Montreal, Québec, September 1, 2010 – Kevin’s Kandles Inc. is proud to introduce a product that has the potential to greatly improve fire prevention and fire safety throughout the ...more »

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SSN protection by Federal Government

I suggest that the federal government take charge of identity theft technology. Identity theft is a major contributor to the economic loss of power by our citizens and businesses. As it stand right now identity theft protection can only be purchased through private vendors. The federal government gave us our identity through our SSN, they have the computer wherewithal l to monitor all of our transactions and our taxes. ...more »

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Individual/Community Preparedness

Micro Community Disaster Resilience

Please see the below information on Micro Community Disaster Resilience. Informational Paper Micro Community Disaster Resiliency A Jewish Community Preparedness and Resiliency Project By Jeffrey A. Slotnick, CSM, PSP This paper intends to present a format for micro community preparedness, response, and recovery to natural, manmade, and technological disasters. The intended definition of a micro community for purposes ...more »

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Children and Adolescents

Children and Adolescents 1. Customize disaster planning and response so that the specific needs of children and adolescents are addressed. 2. Include specific protocols for management of pediatric casualties in federal, state, and local disaster plans; and to that end, include pediatricians and other pediatric trained providers in planning at every organizational level. 3. Local disaster response teams need to include ...more »

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Children as agents of change

I suggest you use a 'children as agents of change' approach. The most effective DRR education programmes are those that involve children in decision-making, rather than using them as communicators of adult messages. They are not just "megaphones to transmit adult messages", but are actively participating in DRR. This means we have to overcome our adult-centric view, and include rather than exclude children. A model ...more »

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