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Support the National Public Service Academy bill and create this academy to expand options for education in emergency management, EMS, LE and other related disciplines.
Require all governmental agencies and other critical infrastructure to develop and implement EMP protection and recovery plans in the event of an EMP event, man made or natural. That can include mitigation by using purchases of replacement parts that are sensitive to EMP and placing in appropriate harden locations, mandating future purchases include EMP protection be standard and other steps.
Develop, produce and air TV preparedness specials that cover various topics. The cable/TV markets can use those to meet and exceed their required public service announcement requirements. The same thing can be done by newspapers as well. Create a special insert for preparedness every month.
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 ...more »
Require all public buildings like libraries, court houses, fire stations and etc. to post preparedness information and such to be available to the public. Give an incentive like a tax break for private buildings that do so as well.
Start up the nuclear war shelters designations again. I have not seen many of the old CD shelter signs and they can used as shelters and sources of information available. Make the signs noteworthy and include links to other sources of information and assistance.
Require that all LEOs, EMS and FD personnel undergo tactical 1st aid/medical care training. The idea being that after an active shooter scenario, there will be more qualified personnel to treat the wounded. Another benefit is that the EMS/FD will have better training and skills to deal with such scenarios or other involving active attacks and the training that all of the personnel recieves will be shared. Furthermore, ...more »
Require that all medical school students and nursing school students learn/practice disaster medicine and include them in exercises and other such events. We can also utilize the students for NDMS' DMAT teams. In disasters, they may not have all of what they are learning to use and need to have some idea of how to manage during a disaster.
Require all agencies that would respond to a disaster to include training and assistance for the families of the responders. We saw NOPD officers leave the city at the time they were needed most to take care of family and so on. Well, if the agency included training and other support to ensure the responders' families were taken care of or have the ability to handle the crisis, then the responders can focus on their job. ...more »
I would suggest that various local/count/state planners consider creating a Preparedness Cooperative. Basically what would happen is that the agency would create a coop and advertise within the community. The purpose of the coop is to provide those who join the opportunity to take steps to prepare. Like purchasing emergency supplies. The coop would find/support that action with either wholesale pricing or other leveraging ...more »