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Much of CC's appeal is political but not evidence-based. Predesignated and trained volunteers are important and can be a critical asset in every phase of emergency management, but do we have realistic expectations, and are the resources allocated to CC paying off relative to other programs?
ICS doctrine has a problem with using standard ICS in EOCs, and AHIMT classes have no meaningful content on EOC integration (and the one FEMA class on ICS/EOC integration does not add much). The Planning function in and EOC may have the same purpose as that at an incident, but the practice is very different; ditto Logs and Ops (or what functions under "Ops" in an EOC: prioritizing resource allocation for field incidents). ...more »
CPB leans heavily towards planning by scenario, which has its merits but is not always the most useful process. The TCL has some useful applications, but much of the preparedness "metrics" simply focus on what can easily be measured rather than meaningful steps in preparedness (which can't always be counted).